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Considering Therapy - Who Me?

Therapy, Coaching, or any form of personal development can be very useful, if not imperative at time.

Personal growth and self-discovery are part and parcel to growing ourselves through all stages and ages of life. Sometimes we need the support even when we think we can do it alone. Other times, a good self-help book can do the job.

In this podcast I emphasize the choice to reaching out for a Coach, Therapist or Minister as a support. What I didn't emphasize is that you may feel desperate and despairing. I've been there myself many times.

It's so important to get help from people who've been there and can empower you through this challenging time. Calling 911 if you are in a situation that is unbearable can be the greatest gift you give yourself.

The national 24/7 crisis line is 1-800-273-8255. There's also a national crisis text line.

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For more blogs, books and videos, or if you are interesting in coaching or training with Dr. Rosie, check out her website: www.theparadigmshifts.com

I am So Alone or Am I?

Experiencing those moments of devastating aloneness is something that occurs for each and every one of us. It is an existential phenomena: because we exist, aloneness exists.

For me, the moments I feel most alone are the moments I begin any new project, and anytime I'm about to take a leap of faith - reaching into and perhaps beyond the edge of my comfort zone.

In these moments I come to experience that, in this moment, I am completely responsible for how I am being and how I am being with myself. I am completely responsible for the choice I've made and for taking this next step into what only can be described as the abyss.

I have people in couple's coaching experiencing this when they desire to step into deeper intimacy with their partners. I know people wanting to write their books, wanting to change careers, parents dealing with the process of empty-nesting, people aging alone.... Every one of these people feel alone, believing they are without anyone to understand and support them in this excruciating moment of being human.

Though we may have read about, talked about, thought about the moment that brings us to the edge of our comfort zone, no one knows it until they step out beyond what was the known just a second ago. And to do it over and over and over again is what it takes for self-discovery and for the fulfillment of the human spirit to occur.

It is so human to feel alone and to forget how connected we are to each other by all the ways we live inside these bodies. We are kindred spirits. When we remember this we can perhaps feel alone less often. We know that we are among brothers and sisters learning to leap into our true magnificence. 

Listen in!

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For more blogs, books and videos, or if you are interesting in coaching or training with Dr. Rosie, check out her website: www.theparadigmshifts.com

Herding Emus at 80 - Who Me?

Last week on Orcas Island, I joined three other people in their mid to late 70's to herd an Emu back to safety and support. Who would have guessed that we would have the strength, wisdom, and patience to bring this event to a very successful conclusion?! Not me!

Society as a whole writes off our elders as "useless burdens," but just because we are old doesn't mean we don't have what it takes to do, well, just about anything!

It often comes down to brain over brawn, patience over panic, and love over struggle. 

I have no doubt that us "old folks" have far more capacity for accomplishing what we set out to do than we give ourselves credit for. And the rewards are greater than we imagine!

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For more blogs, books and videos, or if you are interesting in coaching or training with Dr. Rosie, check out her website: www.theparadigmshifts.com

Divorce is a Possibility No Matter How Old We Are

Divorce among Baby Boomers is on the rise. I find that fascinating. It points to the freedom to choose to be who we are and to choose what brings us fulfillment. It points to our willingness to let go of what is no longer satisfying. The status quo of "stability and security at all costs" is no longer the only way we are willing to live life. We want a better quality of life, no matter what our age. That's a good thing!

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For more blogs, books and videos, or if you are interesting in coaching or training with Dr. Rosie, check out her website: www.theparadigmshifts.com

Grace Arrives

For many of us, we are given clues, verbally or visually, of what's to become of us in the future. This phenomenon can surprise us or confuse us. But it can also reassure us that grace is on its way.

Listen in to hear how Grace has showed up in my life.

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Radical Remission by Kelly Turner

Oneness book by Rasha

A Course in Miracles

Aging Like A Guru Facebook Group

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For more blogs, books and videos, or if you are interesting in coaching or training with Dr. Rosie, check out her website: www.theparadigmshifts.com

 

Bankruptcy - Breaking Promises and Being Okay - No Matter What!

Did you know that 1 in 7 people who file bankruptcy are over the age of 65?

I'm one of those people.

To decide to break a promise to my bank was just as hard as breaking promises when I chose to leave my marriages. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

This podcast explores some of the challenges of breaking promises you meant to keep.

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For more blogs, books and videos, or if you are interesting in coaching or training with Dr. Rosie, check out her website: www.theparadigmshifts.com

Take a Nap

Taking a nap can be a great way to restore sanity to your mind, body and spirit. For some of us, it goes against the grain. For others, it's just what the doctor ordered - who me?!

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For more blogs, books and videos, or if you are interesting in coaching or training with Dr. Rosie, check out her website: www.theparadigmshifts.com

 

What's Yours to Do?

No matter how old you are there is so much potential for having fun and enjoying life.

Really!

In this podcast I share stories of my sister Patrice and my friend Paula. They are having the time of their lives. They never saw how great it could be to age like gurus!

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For more blogs, books and videos, or if you are interesting in coaching or training with Dr. Rosie, check out her website: www.theparadigmshifts.com

Every day is the Best Day Ever!

This is somewhat of a continuation of the previous podcast, Shifting the Paradigm of Aging.

We are at choice, every moment of our lives, to see the world we wish to see and to be in the world in the way we wish to be. It's simple to say but takes dedication to making it so.

Listen in to hear how you can make this important shift for yourself!

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For more blogs, books and videos, or if you are interesting in coaching or training with Dr. Rosie, check out her website: www.theparadigmshifts.com

Shifting the Paradigm of Aging

Did you know? The way we think about aging colors and expresses itself in the way we experience aging.

For example, if I see myself as a victim to aging, I will most likely not flourish in my later years of life.

However, if I see that I am always ME inside this aging body, then I know myself to be full potentiality 100% of the time, and therefore flourishing as I age will be a constant.

What do you think? Could this be true for you, too? Listen in!

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For more blogs, books and videos, or if you are interesting in coaching or training with Dr. Rosie, check out her website: www.theparadigmshifts.com

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