“One of the taglines we use in our programs is ‘Don’t grow old waiting.’ Life is too short. You are never too old to do anything. To fall in love. To start a business. To move to a new place. To change your life.” Ellen Kocher and Dominique Ben Dhaou give a preview of their new book and walk through the five gears of thriving in midlife and beyond.
In midlife, many of us are invited to revisit how we define ourselves and our lives. It’s often confusing and messy but the reward at the end is worth it all.
“We don’t know to give value to some of these epiphanies or life-changing and developmental moments because nobody else told us they had value.” — Dara Goldberg As we get older, there’s a tendency to recognize fewer and fewer personal milestones. As my guest, Dara Goldberg, pointed out, “It’s as though once we hit midlife,
Ronna Detrick dissects these stories and decodes what about them have such profound impact, how we can begin to recognize and hear how they show up in our lives today, and what we can do to begin the process of reframing and reclaiming our stories.
Sometimes, unfortunate events like getting laid off from your job aren’t “so bad.” They can be the impetus for change and the final push to move you toward what you’ve been wanting all along — to do something and be someone different!
In this episode, I talk with transitions life coach Karen Herbert to explore how parents can best manage themselves during some of the most challenging feelings of empty nesters, and most importantly, how to focus on the most important thing — the relationship they have with their young adult kids.
The good news: Help is more accessible these days and we have options. The challenge with that is we now must decide what kind of help we need. Who do we see for what kind of problem? How do we select, and what can we expect from the experience?
Unexpected life changes can certainly throw us for a loop and momentarily throw us off balance, leading us to commit missteps and errors in judgment. But if we can remember a few things, we can use these curveballs as an opportunity for a fresh start and turn it into a unique opportunity to design a new life — or at least, a new chapter.