If you've recently celebrated a landmark birthday, you may be thinking about the milestones in your life. Crossing from one personal decade into another is a significant event and takes on a life of its own. Connecting with friends who are also making this transition can help focus on what you've gained over the years – memories, perspective, wisdom – rather than on what you've lost – agility, some energy, your youth!
Even though the signpost for an event may be firmly planted and unchangeable, our reactions to it are certainly not set in stone. We have choices to make about how we want to continue on the journey. As we each write our own life stories, here are some of the options that remain open:
Choose which road to take. At any age, we often have several different opportunities available – what interest to pursue, where to live, which job to take. These diverse paths may converge on the same endpoint or they may take us in completely different directions. We may not know the outcome when we begin, but we do have the ability to change course along the way if our initial choice does not seem to be working well. Read More
Were you too busy on Super Bowl Sunday watching the commercials to notice that groundhog Punxsutawney Phil had emerged from his burrow? He saw his shadow and went back in to hibernate predicting that the blistery winter weather much of the country has been experiencing will last for another six weeks.
For many of us, winter weather does seem to drag on longer than we'd like. And being stuck at home in February and March doesn't usually lend itself to the same kind of staycation you'd take in the summer. So here are 4 tips to help you cope during the next weeks.
I had not noticed resilience in myself until I'd lived with illness for a decade. When I recognized it, I sensed this would help me create a satisfying life while living with chronic health problems.
When I became a parent, I wanted to nurture resilience in my children. I seriously believed that my daughters needed to SEE this behavior in me. This became a key motivator for me. Funny thing happened. I got better at being resilient to my health problems -- and other parts of my life -- with practice.
How you spend your time defines who you are. I try not to waste time — because I don’t want to waste myself.” Oprah Winfrey
Isn't that a great way to view one of our greatest resources? Time management could easily be called "Self Management". We all wonder where our time goes. Lose the focus or not take the time to gain clarity and you could wind up passing months or years not reaching your goals.
Finding your passion can be a scary thing. We're often told to pursue our passion when we are young and starting our careers. Often what happens is that we don't even know what it is. For some of us, we stumble into something we're good at and we're off to the races making a good income, starting a family, etc. Add a couple of decades at the daily grind and we're really wanting for "what's it all about?"
Elle Luna is a young refreshing designer, artist and storyteller. She paints and has had a successful design career working for places like IDEO, which helped Apple design the mouse. IDEO is like the Harvard for design.
In this fascinating video, which lasts for 40 minutes, she actually takes her "problem solving" ability or the design process to break down into four elements how to find your passion and pursue it. Got 40 minutes for yourself? Go ahead. It's well worth the time and then some..