WELCOME TO MIDLIFE MEMOS
THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #11 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
ADOPTING THE SWAMP GODDESS LIFESTYLE
Some of you are so over the whole goddess thing.
I know. So was I.
And then, remarkably and quite unexpectedly, I was transformed to Swamp Goddess. It's turned out to be a wonderful, life-altering gift.
What changes, other than the usual physical ones, are you experiencing as you journey through the double milestone® of menopause and midlife?
I'm sure, by now, you have noticed a change in your perspective.
This particular shift affects what and how we 'see'.
Specifically, we 'see' events and people (even those closest to us) through a new lens.
Let's name it the Swamp Goddess lens.
In what ways does how you now 'see' affect you and your relationships?
Double milestoners have varied reactions to what we 'see' through this lens.
Our fluctuating moods complicate, or perhaps clarify, the situation.
On any given day or (let's be honest), moment, we are:
- etc. etc. etc.
But...we are NOT MOODY!
When we assume the Swamp Goddess persona, it acknowledges this internal shift and change of perspective.
Adopting The Swamp Goddess lifestyle is the next step.
Both facilitate the journey through the double milestone and beyond.
And so, I'm going for it - Swamp Goddess for life!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Unfortunately we do not immediately assume The Swamp Goddess persona, adopt The Swamp Goddess lifestyle and have an automatic transformation.
If I had a magic wand and could make that happen, I would gladly do so.
Actually, it is a process that happens in stages. And, we have just completed the introductory stage.
When you 'see' through your Swamp Goddess double milestone lens:
- What/Who pleases you?
- What/Who annoys you?
- What/Who amuses you?
- What/Who saddens you?
- What/Who surprises you?
Although these questions are an important step on our Swamp Goddess path, take your time.
You don't have to answer them in one sitting.
Considering our fluctuating moods, expect some 'most of the time or 'right now' responses.
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC
Regrets, Regrets, Regrets
AKA: The Road Not Taken
Is your mind replaying events that happened 10, 20 or even 40 years ago...
This concludes the introductory portion of the MidlifeMemos on-line course.
We are just getting started.
New class: Transitions.
The next few postings will focus on 'pondering our regrets'. Ugh.
Yeah we have to go there.
Regrets are a major component of menopausal mayhem and aging angst. Double Ugh.
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