It hit me one day, while watching “The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet” on Lifetime, that the new culture is 40. Not only having a baby at the age of 40, the transition that comes with entering this age is more than a notion. With re-entering the world of journaling, I shared with my over 40 friends my thoughts and feelings, and the journey was the same – men, business, children and sex. So why not blog about it…
40: Life After Birth! Happy Blogging…
The dialog around what the outcomes are from worry, whether it’s a constant fixture in your life or one that comes like a wave and then goes – but returns; worry can be hard to shake and cause turmoil in one’s life.
I realized that before the age of 40 and a little one, I don’t remember this being something that I dealt with. Even being an entrepreneur, I would sometimes face the conflict around finances but not loosing sleep or pivoting into worrying about minor things that become major. But not putting this on parenting at all, but thyself. After getting use to worry for my child, I think worry tried to become comfortable in my house…something I didn’t realize or recognize until last week. And that was the best medicine for it, recognition. Why? I was able to acknowledge it and change my thinking. Now, I am changing my thinking – a level of reprogramming that I physically feel. NOW, for me, worry has no place here…work in progress. #40lifeafterbirth
British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as “a mind in the grip of vicious circles.”
Live simply and take life more easily. #Happiness lies in giving yourself time to think and to introspect. Be alone once in a while, and remain more in silence. – #Yogananda
The Art of Stillness is a recent book that I stumbled upon during my favorite show #SuperSoulSunday. I passed it on to someone else who struggles with stillness )thinks they must be busy physically and mentally all the time) and is in denial about the outcomes of not being present is producing in their lives. Now I know this isn’t always easy because this “thing called life” can make it hard; the hustle and bustle of the day; and demands we and others place on us. However, being present makes for a huge contributor in being happy. How? You focus on the moment and most times you can find much to be thankful for. The mind and body relax and calm and seems to elevate the spirit.
Silence can be scary for some. The time to be introspective can be a time of being critical of ones self and not loving. Something that helps when this arises is heart meditation mixed with recognizing what the heart is saying and offering it words of encouragement.
Try it! #40LifeAfterBirth just gets better.
I find myself celebrating or maybe just paying more attention to Women History Month. Why? I recognize more that the ability to be bold, stand confident and fearless, isn’t easy but required. The more you are in your head, the harder these words become, to act upon when you are on the right path. So I have to meditate more preparing myself to get up with these words in mind.
I found this video on Twitter that I know is worth sharing that talks on this…Women On Top
The more I get into being a maker or shall I say embracing a part of me that was lost or forgotten. I have experienced that lack of men in the craft, not because they don’t take part, but the gathering usually ends up being women. The view is that men don’t so or knit. Yet they dominate in crafts like woodworking and metal work. What is this about?
See this article Yahoo Maker
This is one of the best ads. What a beautiful thing when you really discover your own beauty. #HappyMonday
How can a person with a bad self image harness power? At the level of your true self you already feel complete. You are whole. The only thing the true self wants is to see you whole. Also which involve growth, expansion and evolution. Just being yourself you direct the energy of attraction where it needs to go. There is no need for massive will power. But we make the decision. Personal choices define what gets attracted to us. #DeepakChopra
Watching Lionel Richie on #OWNS #Masterclass, he talked about the coming together of this passionate song – We Are the World in 1985. No matter how long it’s been this song continues to have so much meaning and I think now even more. This is what art does it transcends time.
Very interesting read. This is why the craft can not get lost, it does more than just offer a nice sweater. Click the photo to read the full article.
Article by By Michael Livingston II | Washington Post | 4/24/2014