Every scar, every line creates your individual beauty. Whether you carry them inside or outside. :: Love all of you. Inside and out. We are all part of this glorious, magnificent universe. We’re all, together beautiful and part of something extraordinary. :: :: :: :: #beyourself#selflove#selflovequotes#over50s#midlife#midlifewomen
The oldest picture on my phone is about nine years old, for #10yearschallengephoto When I look thoroughly I'm quite shocked. I think I have been looking like myself at 25 until my 45th and since then I am crumbling. 😳Btw I'm no longer able to estimate ages - I think everyone younger than 35 is looking like a teenager nowadays.. or are all teenagers looking over 30..? #midlife#menopause
I turned 50 that morning. . You were gone from the bed when I awakened. Collisions of midlife thoughts and memories paralyzed me in the thick humidity under the hum of the whirling fan spinning above my head. I lay there all alone and motionless, a face-up casualty, wrapped tightly in a cool white sheet. . I begrudgingly raised myself up and stood before the teak hotel mirror tracing the deep lines in what I remembered had been a boy’s face. Beyond my reflection I saw the patches of golden light illuminating the final random memories of a well-intended life. The bed’s sheer, veiled dressing unable to hide the sterility left behind by the absence of our intimacy, the untouched plate of bright fruit the sole sign of life. . The moist, tropical air settled upon my skin like a slippery foreboding. . In the procession and pageantry celebrating a half-century of my life, did you come to say goodbye? . The reflection of a nearly-invisible phantom met me at the tall glass as I approached the deceptively thin windows separating us. Through my darker, depthless silhouette I could clearly gaze down upon you on the other side, outside of me in the warm sunlight, alone with your broken dreams. . That night our candlelit eyes met honestly for the last time as we released celebratory flying lanterns, our smiles glowed with soft light against the dark tropical landscape. A final connection over what was, and a knowing of what was to be, once brilliant beacons extinguished by the inevitable emptiness of the night sky. . . . #areflectivelens#travel#traveller#nomad#nomadic#voyage#voyager#modernnomadic#photojournal#essay#storyteller#traveldiary#diary#journal#globetrotter#seetheworld#exploration#selfexploration#travelisgoodforthesoul#midlife#middleaged
I did a thing! Ladies, read more below, click the link above to join us. . We women pack our schedules to meet the needs of our partners, children, careers. We devote more time and energy into meeting others’ needs over our own. We may know that something needs to change but are unsure where to start. That’s what happened to me. I was so busy trying to accomplish, be perfect, and control everything (and everyone!), that I lost touch with who I was and what I wanted... I lost touch with my heart center. I felt disconnected, unhappy and alone. . One of the biggest life lessons that I’ve had to learn is that of guilt-free self-love. Every circumstance and every relationship in my life presented opportunities for me to see all the ways I wasn’t loving myself. Old stories about myself, my worth and my lovability created fear, doubt and worry that has impacted my life choices and actions. To create a Healthy Self, I’ve had to “Heal Thy Self.” I created space for quality time with ME and went deep into the work of self-inquiry, self-discovery, and self-awareness. I’ve been learning how to practice self-compassion, self-forgiveness, and self-nurturing. . Ladies, this is the work of our life. It can be challenging to do it alone, which is why I started this FREE 30-day Facebook group. This group will provide information and inspire insights through guided self-inquiry and self-reflection. This group is for women who want to: • Rediscover who they are • Learn how to *really* love and take better care of themselves • Explore what lies buried in their heart – the dreams, desires, and callings that are waiting, and the fears, stories, and doubts that are blocking us from pursuing them • Find clarity about what’s next in life • Increase presence and connection in relationships, including with themselves. . #selfnurturing#selfhealing#introspection#innerguidance#wholeness#emotionalwellbeing#selfcompassion#selfkindness#selfawareness#wellbeing
Ever have one of those really proud moments? This is my eldest daughter @zoelynnwinston . She’s been working her tail off to eat healthy and exercise all while being a mom of two young kids and working full-time. -> She’s exercising at home -> She’s planning and prepping her meals. -> She’s inspiring me daily! If she can do this, so can you!
Laugh away your stress! Laughter really is the best medicine. A good dose of laughter can cut through the deepest feelings of stress and anxiety. Enjoying funny jokes or silly moments can help you feel more relaxed and less tense. This puts less pressure on your body's systems and can even promote a healing response within your body. A healthy sense of humor acts as an emotional distraction and creates a fresh perspective on your circumstance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have a favorite comedy/movie? Share in the comments!
“Midpoints, as we’re seeing, can have a dual effect. In some cases, they dissipate our motivation; in other cases, they activate it. Sometimes they elicit an “oh, no” and we retreat; other times they trigger an “uh-oh” and we advance. Under certain conditions, they bring the slump; under others, they deliver the spark.” —Daniel Pink, When . . I took a little social media hiatus last week, and during that time I read up on midpoints in When. I love this excerpt from the book because I’m reminded that I have two choices at this stage in my life. Guess which choice I’m making? . . . #middleagedmomswhocan#midlife#danielhpink#when#midlife#choices#slumporspark#midlifewomen#middleage
Several years ago I sat under some teaching through counseling that completely changed my life. This scripture was key. Poor in spirit means we are utterly helpless. We have nothing to offer, our poverty renders us powerless. This is where we find God. In our brokenness, in our helplessness, He steps in and offers LIFE! All we have to is accept it through the provision Christ made on the cross. As I listened to this song I was reminded of this teaching. In the moment this song came forth, the people in the situation were "poor in spirit" all they could do was worship and magnify the Lord in the presence of their enemy, fear and death. We raise a Hallelujah. We magnify the great all powerful God and in that moment we find victory. Sometimes we find it in healing of body, but greater still we ALWAYS find it in His strength made perfect in our weakness! His presence, His peace, His very present help, THIS is Victory! https://youtu.be/awkO61T6i0k
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"We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing" - George Bernard Shaw⠀ 🎾⠀ I have fun and stay close with my kids even though we are far apart and I really enjoyed "playing" with my kids in this video.⠀(watch the whole video on http://bit.ly/playingforlongevity or click on the link in bio) 🎾⠀ Somewhere between childhood and adulthood we stopped playing. Work, stress, family commitments and now screen time seem to replace the enjoyment of play.⠀ 🎾⠀ As we get older we sometimes lose our capacity to imagine, be creative and problem solve, but if we play a little more, we can re-ignite some of this lost magic. Not only may this contribute to our emotional well-being, but our healthspan can benefit too.⠀ 🎾⠀ When we are having fun endorphins (happy hormones) and released and stress hormone corisol lowers. This may have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on the body and even boost the immune system.⠀ 🎾⠀ My kids are grown now and we no longer play dolls and cars, but we still have fun, laugh and play in other ways. Today I had fun making this silly family video with my son @markianb⠀ 🎾⠀ What have you played today? Comment below 👇🏼 and tag your "playmate". You may just live a little longer because of it.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #play#family#aging#longevity#parents#agedoesntmatter#ageless#ageing#ageisjustanumber#aginggracefully#olderandwiser#parenting#midlife#midlifewomen#over40blogger#over50blogger