(clockwise from top left : Angela Bassett, Yasmina Rossi, Jenna Lyons, Halle Berry, Cindy Joseph, Melissa McCarthy)
There's a famous quote by Albert Camus that has come to mean more to me with every passing year...
Every Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.
I actually shared it in the Autumn Equinox module of PSWOTY, but I wanted to share it with you here, too, in the context of today's FOUR On 40 reunion chat, because it has everything to do with the topic we're exploring here, which is...
How To Rock The Autumn Years Of Your Life...
What is the exact age that kicks off your journey into the so called Autumn Years?
I guess it depends on how many years you get to stick around on the planet, which is a number none of us knows for sure.
So- beyond that, I think it's a feeling.
It's a feeling that has you picking up on the cues of your body, mind & soul until at last...
You just KNOW.
Autumn has arrived.
So- if you feel that knowing creeping up on you now...
These journal prompts might help you ease into this next season of life with a more kickass sense of self...
★ What did you expect to have achieved or mastered by now but have not... yet?
★ What meaning will you choose to assign that discrepancy? That you need to work harder? You need to learn more? You need to exercise more patience? Or it's time to let that expectation go?
★ What have the challenging times of your life so far taught you about your own character?
★ Which friends, family members or business connections have turned out to be your greatest allies, and what can you do to nurture those relationships or create more like them going forward?
★ What has changed over the years in terms of the quality of friendships you are looking to now create?
★ What is the one physical attribute that makes your beauty truly unique?
★ What inner attribute has become your energetic signature?
★ In what ways have you grown more fully into yourself?
★ In what areas of your life do you still see so much room to grow, and what actions can you take now to foster that growth?
★ If your 80 year old self could give your current self one juicy piece of advice, what would it be?
Book Recommendations :
★ The Hormone Cure by Dr. Sarah Gottfried
★ Women's Bodies, Women's Minds by Christiane Northrup, MD
★ Healing Wise by Susun Weed
★ New Menopausal Years by Susun Weed
★ I'm Too Young For This by Suzanne Somers
★ Facing East by Jingduan Yang, MD & Norma Kamali
★ Second Spring by Dr. Maoshing Ni
★ Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD
★ The Women's Wheel Of Life by Elizabeth Davis
★ Mama Gena's School Of Womanly Arts by Regina Thomahauer
★ Succulent Wild Woman by SARK
★ Prince Charming Isn't Coming by Barbara Stanny
★ Money : A Love Story by Kate Northrup
Previous FOUR On 40 chats & videos :
★ FOUR On 40 on MONEY
★ FOUR On 40 on SEX
★ FOUR On 40 : our very first episode!
★ A Kickass Guide To Being A Late Bloomer
★ A Man Is Not A Financial Plan
★ The Sovereign Goddess As A Guide To Financial Empowerment
Links To The Women Of FOUR On 40 :
★ Lenora Henson, author of The Wicked Garden Series
★ Dawn Champine of The Goddess Diaries
★ Suzanne Michelle of Revive With Energy