Finding the Balance

In a world where we are expected to be all things to all people, we need to make room for taking care of ourselves. We cannot do or be everything for every one. People might be disappointed, but if we know that going in, we can use self-care to hold the tension between what they expect and what we can do.

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Looking in the Mirror

I don't know about you, but when I look in the mirror, sometimes I see my mom. Sometimes I see an old lady I don't know. I stare at her and don't recognize her or her life or how she got there in front of me. But I need to get to know her, because we are one and the same. That's when I look in the mirror and smile at me, because I'm learning to accept myself exactly as I am.

"At times I almost dream...

I too have spent a life the sages’ way,
And tread once more familiar paths " ~Robert Browning
If the patterns in your life seem familiar they probably are. But why? If you're exhausted of life, mistakes, and things you keep doing and you can't understand just why you do them, there is hope. Self-discovery is a beautiful thing and big change is in your future.

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This time around...

Jennifer Sullivan

I'm in my late 40s, I spent twenty years in a career that I don't like anymore and I've found out that re-inventing myself is hard work, especially when there are people closest to me in my life who don't want me to re-invent.


How do you do it? How am I doing it?


That is the purpose of this site. I have to figure this out on my own and I have to get to a place, at my age, with my foibles, where I feel like I've found my soul's calling and am living a life of passion and fulfillment.


I am learning to take good care of myself. I need to eat, exercise, sleep, read and hold my own balance in life. I am also realizing I need to be gentle with myself and be completely accepting of me.


I have no kids at home to care for anymore. My husband is a grown man. It's time to take care of me. So here I go...

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The Signs
 

The Signs

There are a lot of events in our life that serve as a sign post, that moment when you stopped in your tracks and thought “Oh my!  Everything is about to change.”  These are the signs.  When I was a young girl my parents got divorced.  All of a sudden,...
Crossroads
 

Crossroads

This page is different because there are signs and events that lead us to the crossroads.  Whether forced to the crossroads by an event we did not see coming or whether we are standing at the junction because we made choices that led us here….the crossroads are universal.  We all...
The Journey
 

The Journey

I grew up thinking my life was all about the destination.  I had to do everything in my power, and then some, to get to heaven.  I spent so much time focused on making it to heaven that I didn’t pay any attention to my daily life.  I didn’t take...

The Journey

Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong

My Bucketlist

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Marriage

Marriage

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Make a bucketlist

Making a Bucketlist

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Major Decisions

Major Decisions

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