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Retirement: Hope For the Future

The ages between 45-65 can be the most chaotic for you since you are experiencing many physical transitions, as well as emotional challenges.  With thoughts of your impending retirement and the economic changes that brings, you may feel increasingly out of sorts and maybe unnerved – but there is hope.  In fact, people who express the most hope for their future, do well in life and reap all kinds of benefits.

The trick is to work toward what you want instead of away from what you don’t want.  It becomes more motivating and invigorating to be forward thinking than to be worrying about doom and gloom. … CONTINUE READING

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

What are you telling yourself about why your life is the way it is?  Does it sound like some of the following:

  1. I am too old, so what can I do now to improve my life?
  2. There must be something wrong with me.  Otherwise, things would have turned out better.
  3. I always make the wrong decisions and suffer the consequences later.
  4. Everyone seems to have a happier life.  What are they doing that I’m not doing?
  5.  Why should I even bother?

Apparently, it may be comfortable for you to expect things to turn out badly, since you have that kind of track record.  … CONTINUE READING

Feeling Helpless? Your Life is Full of Choices

Choice between going right or left“Life has nothing to do with what you are doing and everything to do with what you are being.” (Neale Donald Walsch)

What that means is that you have a choice as to how you are going to be right now. Do you want to be happy, joyful, peaceful, content, secure, loving, silly, compassionate or empowered? It is your choice how you experience “Right Now.”

Even when terrible things happen, there are still choices to be made. You can focus on how to meet the challenge effectively so that you move through it faster, healthier and with the least harmful consequences.… CONTINUE READING

Make Self-Love an Example and be Fulfilled

woman reaching towards the sky“Everything you do in life, should be an act of love for yourself” Is that being selfish? Absolutely, NOT!  If you think about it, this is the most wonderful and generous thing you can do for yourself and those closest to you. Here’s why.  If you are able to show others how it looks and feels to be a fulfilled human being who is enjoying life, rather than suffering from guilt and obligations, then you are a healthy role model.  If you are able to identify elements throughout the day that are nurturing and supporting for your own personal welfare, then you are a healthy role model.… CONTINUE READING

The Journey to Life Satisfaction in Midlife

It’s been suggested that people sixty-five or older are happier than those in their forties, fifties and early sixties.  It seems that younger people are more materialistic, which seems to add to their unhappiness and dissatisfaction.  The strong need to “own” things and to want more than they already have is a source of continual aggravation and misery.IMG_2455

However, you may be saying that you’re not really worried about “things” as much as you are about securing your future retirement years, about caring for your aging parents, about keeping your current job till retirement and about maintaining your physical health. … CONTINUE READING