“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful, and optimistic, And we’ll change the world.”
Despite the popular image of men’s “midlife crisis,” both men and women experience profound physical, emotional, psychological, and familial changes during their fifties. Whether it’s the so-called empty nest or parents’ aging and increasing dependency, fifty-somethings often feel as if their identities have been shaken up beyond recognition. Divorce, unemployment or career change, illness, loss of friends, all call into question our expectations of what our lives would be like.
Change can be frightening, especially if we liked things the way they were. But like all life changes, the transition of midlife offers us opportunities, especially when we face them with courage and openness, rather than fear and resistance.
A life of fewer constraints, a better sense of our own values and priorities, enhanced skills and clear vision, can be hugely rewarding.
Work with me to overcome the fear that’s holding you back, and create the life you long for!