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Part IV: A Paradigm Shift —The Second Half of Life

Part IV: A Paradigm Shift —The Second Half of Life

The second half of life puts you in the captain’s seat to steer your life as you see fit. At first it may feel intimidating because there is no set path to follow, but the more you lean into the feeling of being liberated from your subconscious conditioning the more awake you will be to your surroundings.

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Part III: The Bridge of Transformation – Entry or Crossover Points

Part III: The Bridge of Transformation – Entry or Crossover Points

Entering the second half of life requires being aware and more attuned to your surroundings, your activities and your relationships. It can be spurred by encountering hardship, which then causes you to pay deeper attention to what is causing you to feel unsettled while going through the first half of life. This bout of discomfort opens an opportunity for deep contemplation and mindfulness that can ignite our emotional intelligence to spur a radical transformation within ourselves.

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The Secret of Aging With Grace and Wisdom – Part IIB

The Secret of Aging With Grace and Wisdom – Part IIB

Welcome to another week of the Secret of Aging With Grace and Wisdom Series!

Part IIB: How We Live Today – The First Half of Life will talk about the force of creativity.

You may be familiar with it. It’s that feeling of curiosity, excitement and fun that was so easily invoked when we were children. As we get older, our creative sides tend to get hushed as the will to survive and fit in with society becomes a louder force in our lives.

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The Secret of Aging With Grace and Wisdom – Part IIA

The Secret of Aging With Grace and Wisdom – Part IIA

Last week you were introduced to the two phases of life, this week we’ll talk more in depth about the first half of our life.

Part II is split up into two sections that will talk about how we live today and outline what forces inform the first half of our life.

We’ll examine Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to speak on the three (3) forces that guide us through our lives: (1) Instincts, (2) Our conditioning, and (3) Creativity.

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The Secret of Aging With Grace and Wisdom

The Secret of Aging With Grace and Wisdom

As human beings, we have to travel through two phases of life. In the first half, we learn to survive in the world based on what others expect of us, and so, most of us “sleepwalk” through life, prisoners of our subconscious conditioning or pre-programming. In the second half, we break through this conditioning, “awaken,” and learn to see the world anew with wisdom.

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Donovan’s Bookshelf Review

'Review originally posted on Recommended Reading - Donovan's Bookshelf' by D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review Calm Brain Powerful Mind: Abolish Stress to Unleash Your True Potential is a self-help program for abolishing stress using brain power. It is...

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The Stress Myth

The Stress Myth

Stress is a response to a perceived threat. It starts with the “spin” that the voice in the head puts on what we perceive, that makes us feel anxious. Lack of attention and a wandering mind then perpetuate the anxiety. Conventional wisdom says that there is no way out...

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The Loneliness Myth

Loneliness, that feeling of emptiness and longing, is not the failure to connect with others as many believe. It is the failure to connect with ourselves... with our true nature. How can we connect with ourselves when we are not even able to be with ourselves, to see...

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Living in the Present Moment

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi Our minds can drift between the past, the present, and the future. This can be represented by a pendulum and the way that it swings back and forth from the left...

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