Keep Growing, Interesting Ones. Rock the Wild, Wonderful Journey.

Keep Growing, Interesting Ones - Life Coaching with Teresa Young

Are you hip to this bit of wisdom from Bob Dylan?

He [and she] who is not busy being born is busy dying.

We’re living at a time when “aging gracefully” is more doable than ever. The days when young folks had all the fun are over. When they had all the freedom. Now it’s totally possible for us to have multiple phases of life that are in fact age-neutral.

Changing the game

These days, people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, even 80s and 90s live very different lives from one another. Some act out beliefs that a certain age means it’s time to be tired, unhealthy, overweight. And in many ways done with self-care.

Others still jam on dreams and goals. Exercise. Eat smart. And practice self-care strategies like mindfulness and meditation that can truly change the aging game.

A growth mindset is win-win

A continuous-growth approach allows the wisdom of our elder years maximum space and time to develop. Then we can share that wisdom in all kinds of satisfying ways.

After all, we have our own difference to continue to make in the world. Traditional societies have always known this, but modern culture forgot. These days it’s time to change the game back again.

So I say the early 21st century is an amazing time to be “maturing.”

As birthdays accumulate

And of course no amount of self-care negates everything forever, no matter how much yoga we do. :) In truth, we all need ever greater inner fortitude as our birthdays accumulate.

In light of that truth, bravo to all who are jamming on beyond all kinds of old  boundaries. As you walk your own wild, wonderful 21st century path, reach out for the expert support you deserve.

 

Life Coaching with Teresa Young Photo: John Livzey

Teresa Young wants you living your dream, for real. She coaches by phone, in person in Los Angeles, and via Skype outside the U.S.

 

 

Choose Who You’ll Be in THIS Pregnant Moment. And Again. And Again. And Again.

I am not what happened to me - Life Coaching with Teresa Young

“Pregnant moment” is a phrase I learned from a dear friend. Deeply creative, multi-lingual, equal parts architect, artist, and musician, he’s gone now. But his way with language inspires me still.

Because every moment is chock full of new possibilities. In fact, we do get to choose who we’ll be in each one. What energy, ideas, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and intentions will we bring to it?

If you aren’t sure how you feel about that kind of freedom, consider testing it  for a few minutes at a time, like a meditation. Or longer, for an hour. A day. Or a week-long experiment. Or more, an intention for your year.

Before long, with real practice under your belt, you may find it liberating. Because the past is in fact behind us, my dears, unless we keep dragging it into each brand new, as yet un-lived chance to create what we want.

And as for the future, well, the truth is, there’s this moment, then the next, then the next… How do we want this one and that one to go? Who do we want to be in them?

In fact, our way to the future is through each pregnant moment. After all, how many “moments”—a rather poetic measure—are in 24 hours? Day and night, we get constant opportunities to think, feel, and act as the “who” we consciously choose to be.

Today. In each moment. Rather than acting and reacting in old ways that may not move us toward what we want most.

What’s most important to you? What motivates and inspires you, bringing you joy and peace?

Try choosing your way today, moment by precious moment. And as you test this powerful approach to your goals, reach out for the expert support you deserve.

xo,
Teresa

 

Life Coaching with Teresa Young
Photo: John Livzey

Teresa Young wants you living your dream, for real. She coaches by phone, in person in Los Angeles, and via Skype outside the U.S.