The holidays can be hard on many of us, no matter our age.
As the years go by, there are a lot of reasons we can slip into being sad or lonely or depressed when the days get shorter and the temps start dipping.
It seems that I have grown to be very satisfied. There isn’t much that I need or even want beyond what I have or can procure easily at this point of my life.
The story we are telling ourselves is crucial to living our ThirdThird, ages 60-90, with grace and purpose.
Do you feel like you need a life-lift? Do you think that if a few things in your life would change you’d face each day with more hope and joy?
When my mother was the age that I am now, I had five children, ages 11 to 3. I was home schooling all of them, making food from scratch, and living my best earth-mother-type life. And, I had a neuro-muscular disease…
I was trying to unclutter my living space recently and found a folder titled “50 Things.” I’m pretty sure this was from around 2000. It was a time when my years with kids at home were waning and a new life was ahead.
In my book, Which Old Woman Will You Be?, I encourage living on purpose and being intentional so that as we age, we are the women we choose to be. The women we want to be. The women we intentionally become, instead of the ones we sort of drift into without thought or effort.
First of all, what is a mantra? According to Wikipedia, “a mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that are considered capable of ‘creating transformation’.”
I am a writer and speaker so, of course, I love words.
My daily crossword is a morning ritual I miss if an unusual schedule prevents it.