Hi Friends, What did you implement last week? This is the last week in National Women’s month and I thought it was very appropriate to talk a bit more about women in midlife. We find ourselves... * crying all the way home after dropping off a child at college * zoning out in a work meeting because we are no longer sure why we are doing this job * waking up with anxiety * caregiving for elderly parents * navigating young adult children with their own worldviews and values * and many more "symptoms" I don't like calling it symptoms because that implies that we have a diagnosis and that something went wrong. NOTHING has gone wrong. You are exactly where you need to be. I don't even like the word midlife crisis. That's why I just simply called it midlife. Things are supposed to change. Things are supposed to be questioned. Wrinkles are supposed to appear. I believe it is actually a beautiful place to be. Messy. And beautiful. Because we are grieving what was. We are even grieving who we thought we might be. (Read last week's blog). Grief isn't bad.
I have been in this for many years now. One doctor even prescribed antidepressants, but that's a story for another time. The good part is that I went through such big changes in my life and I needed to find out a better way to live, so I surrounded myself with positive influences. I met them on online summits. ' I met them in books and articles. I met them in Ted talks. I met them in podcasts. I met them in the form of coaches. I met them in the form of friends. (see picture) One on-line summit I can remember clearly was called Rising Together. As women. That’s a beautiful thing. So, now what? It wouldn't be a blog of mine without some practical tips. Watch them in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_aRFhCZ150&t=14s
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