November 3

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The advantage of age!

By Marion Nixon

November 3, 2022


My birthday was this week and I ticked off another decade...

One thing about reaching ‘an age’ is that I don’t waste time criticizing myself any more. I own my blips, make amends and move on. As my hair has become greyer, life has become simpler. There are advantages to grey hair!

Actually, there are advantages to whatever age you are,– whether that be the energy and enthusiasm of youth (I recently told a story of hitch hiking in Greece in my 20s and realized I had more spunk back then than I realized!) the ability to work smarter not harder in mid-life, or the insight and wisdom of later years.

Take time to reflect on the life advantages available to you now - the advantages of living at this time, your personal advantages, the experience, insight, life wisdom, you have gained on your life-journey. Celebrate the good stuff, forgive yourself for the mistakes, and honour your strengths and resilience in overcoming the obstacles you’ve encountered.

Life experience will always be a mixed bag. Accepting both the ups and downs as part of the journey makes it easier to navigate them. Since I started walking regularly on Table Mountain walking on flat terrain is still pleasant but has become unstimulating: there’s no challenge in it, no sense of being stretched, of achievement. And so it is in life.  A life with no ups and downs would be unstimulating, with no impetus for personal growth. I don’t wish major upheavals on anyone, but traversing a few gullies is good for your soul, so embrace the downs as well as the ups in your life!!

If you’re struggling to get out of a gully, call me. I’ve been there too, and can help you out the other side.

Be kind to yourself and ask for help when you need it. We all do at times.

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About the author

I love enabling women make their heart-dream real and supporting them as they grow in courage and confidence.

My desire to help others comes from my personal experience of breaking free from personal limiting beliefs into a new way of life. I’ve learnt how to clear the hidden inner resistance that holds you back from achieving your dreams and want to share that with you.

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  1. You ɑctually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I fіnd this matter to be really something that
    I think I wouⅼd never undeгstand. It seems too complicated
    and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the
    hang of it!

    1. Hi, A new way of doing things often takes a few tries before getting it right!
      Use the contact page to send me a message if you need more help.
      Kind regards
      Marion

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