You & Me and Charlie Brown

Jan 01, 2022

Aging...

It means something different to everyone.

Yet there is one universal truth...

Changes are gonna come.

And while the changes may not come as a surprise to you…

The experience of aging will make you feel many emotions.

Some good…some bad.

And, at some point, your brain is going to pull a “Charlie Brown” on you…

It will attempt to define your future with a dramatic

“Oh no! It’s only downhill from here…AAUGH!”

If you haven’t had that thought, fantastic.

If you have, we’d like to suggest you re-write your comic strip.

 

In his book, Aging as a Spiritual Practice, Lewis Richmond challenges this “slippery slope” and asks…

“So if you’re headed downhill, the question is…

Are you going to slide or steer?”

Seriously…

Be honest with yourself.

Are you sliding down your mountain of life?

We get it…aging and the changes that come with it are not optional.

The irony...

If you are blessed with a long life, you are going to grow older and face loss.

This is not the time to disconnect.

Instead, it’s the ideal time to connect, to cultivate your inner life.

It's what never ages.

The thing you came in with…and what you take with you when you go.

 

What if the emotion (and all that comes with it) could be a beacon and not a barrier as you age?

Understanding your inner experience is the key to identifying what’s most important to you.

Harvard Psychologist, Susan David, says…

"When you can find the courage to tune into your emotions instead of running away from them, they provide extremely important input for managing yourself and responding effectively to others.”

 

As we enter 2022, the year of hope…

If you feel you are sliding, we invite you to find the courage to steer instead!

Unlock your inner power.

Change your game.

Write your story.

 

Happy New Steer…we mean Year!

 

P.S. We want to take this opportunity to thank our AMAZING You & Me clients who are doing just that…your courage and endurance inspire us every day! It is an honor to be a part of your caregiving story.

 

P.P.S. We want to dedicate this Tidbit to Betty White. She was a profound example of what it looks like to steer that slope to the very end!

 “You may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.” - Betty White

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