Getting Unstuck

Being stuck is that uncomfortable, sometimes painful feeling that we don’t like where we are, want things to be different, want ourselves to be different, but we don’t know what to do differently or how to go about getting unstuck. I have been stuck many times, and I can tell you that for me, it has always been caused by fear. As soon as I would have a thought about how I could get unstuck, I...
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The Seeds in Your Heart: Let’s Get Blooming!

By the time you’re my age–that is, you are a Social Security recipient–you would think that most of your blooming has already taken place. This was not the case with me, however. The seeds in my heart that had been lying dormant have now started to grow. In fact, a few of them have turned into plants and are now blooming. If you’ve ever thought you might be a late bloomer, you probably are, just...
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Meant to Be

Who were you meant to be? I’m not asking who your parents wanted you to be, or what your husband thinks you should be. I’m asking you who you were meant to be. It took me until well into my third age to discover who I am meant to be, so I’m very qualified to answer this question. I tried a variety of occupations and lifestyles. In my younger days I often half-joked that someday I would find the...
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What If My World Has Changed?

I lost my job. I quit my job. I got promoted; I got demoted. My spouse/significant other died or became disabled. I became disabled. My child left home; my child came back home. With a baby. My world has changed. Does this have the ring of truth for you? We have all experienced change. After all, we live in a changeable world. Why should we be surprised when things change? When things stay the...
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Late Bloomers’ Perks

I’m a late bloomer. Are you? Let’s define that term. A late bloomer is a person who, to mix metaphors, climbs the ladder to the top (or even half-way to the top) and realizes that the ladder was leaning against the wrong structure the whole time. Just when you think you are where you need to be, some unmistakable sign appears and you know you must head down a different path. What’s in it for me,...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom