Y’all, I celebrated my 50th birthday this past weekend!
Wow!! How did that happen? I still feel like a kid most of the time yet I love all of the experience that my years have brought to me.
A new decade begins…
So, Saturday was the start to a new decade. It was a day full of fun surprises & connection to a lot of friends & family. I got to speak with so many people & I heard Happy Birthday so many times that if felt like everyone was celebrating with me.
Obviously, turning 50 was a big shift. Before the big day, I gave myself a gift of my own yoga therapy session. It was a fabulous way to end my 40s. A lot has happened in the past decade & it was time to move forward from it. My therapy session gave me the chance to check in with my body’s wisdom. I was witnessed by a beautiful friend of mine who lovingly helped me to close out a chapter of my life.
So, how does it feel to be starting this new decade?
It feels absolutely fabulous!!! I’m super excited to see where this decade takes me. My kids are grown & heading full tilt into their own lives. I’m building a new career & rediscovering long lost parts of myself. I’m exploring, changing, growing & expanding. I really can’t wait to see where this decade takes me!
Recently, I’ve spent time reflecting over the past 10 years & revisited a lot of the choices that I made. I wouldn’t go back & change them because they made me who I am right now. But, I do accept that there were many tough choices & I did the best that I could at the time.
Does that mean that I want to continue making those same choices? No, it doesn’t. I look at my life so differently now than I did when I turned 40. Yes, there’s a lot of life wisdom that has helped with this change in my outlook on life. Even more importantly though, is my own body’s wisdom that I go back to over & over again.
I’ve learned to listen inward.
Over the past 5+ years, as I learned to listen inward more & more, I’ve found my body is there to support me as I make those tough choices. I’ve gone back to my body for advice & guidance on almost a daily basis. Sometimes my body is fairly quiet. Other times it’s very loud. Either way, I learn something new every time I listen inward.
So, on Friday as I prepared to close out my 40s, I went back to my body to help with this transition. I let my body guide me in the next step on my path forward and it shared with me the wisdom that is unique to me. I listened to it & sat with it. Then, I made a decision to support myself in a different way going forward.
How about you?
Have you had a big transition like this recently? Did you ignore it or celebrate it? I’d love to hear how it went for you!
What am I up to now?
I began my 40s still trying to figure out what I was going to be when I ‘grew up’ & after the kids left home. I ended my 40s with a clear direction forward with my life. I’m so happy with where I ended up & I can’t wait to see what’s next.
All of this comes from my experiences in & with yoga therapy. If you’d like to see where yoga therapy can take you, I have a group program starting this Sunday on March 21st. We’re going to dive into your root causes for anxiety & then uncover what you need to do to shift your state of being from anxious to relaxed. Does that sound like something that you need? 8 Weeks to Less Anxiety is a group program that I haven’t led in awhile & I’m ready to bring it back out of the vault so that you can live with more ease and less nervousness & restlessness.
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I can’t wait to see how you thrive with less anxiety!
Love & hugs,