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THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG # 6 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Those of us in the midst of aging angst are sometimes stunned, often bewildered and rarely amused by our predicament.
We question - how did we get here? Us? Our generation getting old - no way!
We are too cool to get old.
It's all about us:
With our persistent sense of self-importance, many in our generation still believe we are changing the world by redefining life's major developmental stages - currently it's midlife and menopause.
We will not quietly surrender as we enter, explore and live each new stage of life.
We want to learn about ourselves (our favorite topic of interest), especially information that will enable us to make wise choices and maintain some sense of control over what awaits us.
What we're doing:
Moreover, many of us are still working and putting off retirement.
Lots of us are physically active and fit, follow current health trends and take care of ourselves.
We love to travel and explore new destinations.
We even do our best to keep current by imploring our children and grandchildren to teach us the latest advances in technology.
And most of all,
We have an assumption that we are still relevant.
We are, you know! Are we?
Are you surprised at what your life is now?
Has your life's journey been what you expected? Yes/No? Explain.
Do you consider yourself 'relevant'? In what ways?
Describe how you fit, or don't fit, the above description of 'what we are doing'.
If you are limited by physical challenges, what are your coping strategies?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Obviously, the description 'what we are doing' is a generalization.
Sadly, we are all keenly aware that some of us are not doing well.
Thus, despite generalizations, this blog is for all of us.
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC
'OLD' THE FORBIDDEN WORD
Do these platitudes annoy you:
'60 is the new 40'
'age is just a number'
'you are only as old as you feel'
blah, blah, blah...
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