Ep 043: You'd think that in retirement we are going to be stress and anxiety free and life is just six Saturdays and a Sunday, right? But, there is always something to worry about - starting with the retirement transition period of "who am I and what do i do with the rest of my life?" to financial, medical, relationships, and life in general. One thing we've found with our clients is that just because one part of their life retires, other things in their life steps in to complete their time more, and with that, stress accompanies life. So what can we do to de-stress our lifestyles? How do we quiet our minds and heal ourselves from years of job, family, money, relational, and other life stresses? Well, meditation is a great way to clear our minds and de-stress ourselves. So we wanted to dive into meditation and how it can help today's retiree ~That's the premise of today's show!
Our next guest is a meditation teacher and energy worker specializing in meditation, women’s energetics, and sexual trauma healing. She is the author of The Art and Science of Meditation: How to Deepen and Personalize Your Practice and Chakra Empowerment for Women: Self-Guided Techniques for Healing Trauma, Owning Your Power & Finding Overall Wellness. She has trained in many energy healing modalities and is certified in both mindfulness meditation instruction and trauma sensitivity. Lisa is a member of the International Association of Meditation Instructors, the American Holistic Health Association, the Energy Medicine Practitioners Association, and The Breathe Network, a non-profit dedicated to supporting holistic healing for sexual trauma survivors. She supports individuals in goal attainment and to support physical healing, showing them how energy meditations and guided exercises can help. Please welcome Lisa Erickson to the Retirement Success in Maine Podcast!
Welcome, Lisa! [2:11]
What are the different meditation forms, and what are the benefits of each? [7:28]
How can retirees specifically, start or develop their meditation or yoga practice? [21:24]
Meditate with us! [34:20]
Can group meditation help combat social isolation? [45:16]
What is Lisa’s definition of Retirement Success? [52:53]
Ben, Abby, and Curtis wrap-up the conversation. [55:20]