Midlife is not mid death!
Cross Out The Word Crisis, Because Opportunities Are Knocking. Exiting portal, watch what happens!
No one told me Midlife had to signal a looming crisis, so I decided opportunities are the way to go. Stagnation is out!
Accepting growing old gave me a surge of enlightenment that my strengths and resources hit an all-time high of providing wisdom!
Using my example as a Happiness Practitioner hitting my eighties, this is the pledge I have given my family and significant others: 👨👩👦 👨👩👧
OK! Having said that!
That does not assume in any way we ignore unhappiness, for the following reasons:
So for me, I think the negative side of life is inevitable, and I think I don't believe so much in negativity. I think negativity is positivity in a hidden form. I think we can all learn from the struggles we have and the things we are not so good at, and so on. I believe in everything; there is growth potential.
Let's be honest! Authentic Happiness has two sides to the coin!
Negativity is a bedfellow to Happiness.
Awareness is your golden wake-up call!
So I read a quote, and I think it's so powerful; it was about depression.
It went something like, 'what if depression is not the sign of a human being that is not functioning well but a very well working human being that is just getting a lot of wake-up calls to change their life. Maybe the depression stage is nothing more than a sign, indicating that we should do something different in life. So it's not about the disease; it's a very well functioning system we're talking about here.
I believe it's critical to question the labelling they sometimes slam on you!
A far wiser plan is to embrace that depression may accurately be a wake-up call to re-evaluate our life.🙌
Awareness triggers the golden breakthrough!
We can then appreciate and welcome Barbara Fredrickson onto the stage, and she helps us press the reset button that now positivity puts the brakes on negativity.
In a heartbeat, negativity can spike your blood pressure; positivity can calm it.
Here she is!
Her Broaden and Build Theory proves that positive emotions do more than makes us feel good; they also expand our thinking, help us generate new ideas and encourage us to consider new ideas.
For those who want to age, positivity, I combine this and many other concepts of Positive Psychology into my Solution-Focused programs that help you or members of your families manage traumas effectively.
All the questions I respectfully pose to you or your family members pump out your god-given qualities—heart-throbbing aspirations. Our hopes are fueling our desires!
And, equally important gives it the sustainability power to march forward in any of your legacy of heartfelt aspirations ❤️
Erik Erikson Stages of Development heralds a discussion for young and oldsters!
This video does it beautifully!
A resounding yes, you do matter!
Launching my book: 'Fijiana' The joys of midlife; with a cherished dear friend Radike (past CEO) The Fijian Resort.