The chapters of our lives

When I am reading a book, I have been known to flick ahead
to see how long a chapter is before I begin my reading of that particular
chapter.

It gives me a sense of how much time and concentration is
involved before I venture in. If I am really desperate, I have also been known
to search for clues amongst the words on the pages ahead to hint at what will
unfold.

Feeding our wants

I shouldn’t go into stationery stores.

I love stationery, and I think a lot of us do.

There is something about the colour and the variety, that means I buy things I don’t need.

At least they are useful things; however, I don’t need them.

Ageing strong

I had an excellent session with my business coach last week.

I had lost my way a little. The truth is I had lost my way a lot and needed the guiding hand of someone who would ask the right questions and challenge me.

I needed to rethink what I was about so I could be clear on everything I did to help you, the people who I want to help.

And now I am excited and reinvigorated about my purpose.

It is my wish to inspire and educate you to see that ageing is OK.

 Ageing Is OK.

Taking love into the afternoon of our lives

Love.

It is said to make the world go around, and it can evoke our highest highs and our lowest lows.
Poets and composers have captured its essence for centuries, and if we have the privilege of feeling its unconditional presence in our lives, magic can happen.

I say ‘if’ because unconditional love is a rare beast.

As we stride into the ‘freedom years’ love is something that is on the mind of many mid-lifers. (this is unfortunately illustrated by being the biggest demographic represented in divorce statistics)

Assessing our inner circle

Having people in our lives who believe in us as much as we believe in them is vital as we enter our freedom years.
People with whom we can be real on our good days as well as our bad and know that judgement is never close and understanding resides in the space between us.
And that the beauty and the ugliness of who we are, is accepted and forgiven.

Being vibrant

There is something incredibly attractive about vibrancy. It
is one of the words I would love used when others describe me.

When people are vibrant, they exude the type of energy,
positivity and radiance that many of us envy.
When they walk into a room heads turn because their presence is significant and
real making them hard to ignore.

Holding ourselves back

Those who know
me on any level, know my love of walking.

Walking takes me back to my heart and
soothes my aching soul if that is what is required.

I find uphill easier than many. I have
been referred to as a mountain goat by those left in my wake as I stride to the
view at the top.

Putting soul into your day

I am sitting here listening to Beethoven as I write.

Certain music puts me in my heart space, the space that I write
from. The space where the magic of my words unfold and my deep self is shared.

It is music I find moving,

Music that touches me on a deep level.

Midlife myth no 4

I truly believed, somewhat naively, that when I hit
mid-life, I would always back myself.

Self-doubt would be a stranger to me and well planted in my
past.

That the tortuous and constant berating of oneself would
have taken a permanent vacation leaving me to thrive on my own.

I would step confidently into the world with nothing but
words of self-love circling my now unoccupied head.

Well, that is not the case.

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