“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” –Goethe
Moving On…To What You Want
by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.
Whether life hands you a bucket of stuff that you’re anxious to get rid of, or you find yourself sitting on life’s sidelines but longing for something more, the dilemma is the same. How do we get the push we need to move on?
It’s that old approach-avoidance thing that keeps us stuck. Our hearts say, “Go,” but our feet won’t move. Our friends say, “Move” and we dig in our heels. One foot firmly placed in what we know; the other poised to take us to what we truly desire. It all seems so simple, intellectually. We want something different, so why don’t we just move forward with all the gusto we can muster? As a psychologist and coach specializing in life transitions, I have seen two primary roadblocks to moving on: resistance and fear. Read More
How to Do Hard Things
by Suzanne Falter-Barns
One of the harsh little realities of pursuing a dream is that sooner or later, you’re going to have to do some stuff you don’t like very much. It’s just plain inevitable.
Enter procrastination. Dread. Meltdown. Complete inertia.
But the prospect of doing the tough stuff doesn’t have to stop you cold. To that end, I’ve been teasing out some different ways you can keep going. Here are a few of my favorites. Read More
by Bonnie Gold Bell
You have powerful tools for making progress right in your own hands—and your eyes, nose, mouth, ears and heart. By actively using all six of your senses, you can harness great energy for moving forward and be filled with pleasure in the process. Whether you need to make progress in healing or in realizing other goals, your senses are your inborn allies.
I say this with confidence because my own recovery from advanced cancer has been so empowered by engaging my senses. They have worked like keys to unlock deep resources and capacities. From my cells to my spirit, I have been blessed by my interaction with the living elements around me. In the face of intense challenge, they have helped me to become new. I hope this brief celebration of the senses will support you in your own exploration. Read More
Let Enchantment Be Your Guide For Getting Unstuck In Midlife
by Daina Puodziunas
Feeling stuck while watching everyone else achieving their dreams can be an awful place to be, especially in midlife. Even if you have “made it” in society’s terms, you may still have a deep feeling that it’s not enough…that it hasn’t satisfied some deep core within you. Deep in your heart you may want to be the exuberant adventurer you wanted to be before you became the responsible adult you felt you had to be, but you can’t move forward no matter what.
More than persistence, grit, and determination, I have discovered that midlife women need to discover and nurture that sense of enchantment and wonder within themselves if they want to live a bliss-filled second half. When our enchantment is gone, our world gets hollow and flat, our thoughts get darker and heavier, and we move at the speed of molasses. We also feel lost, not able to have a compass with which we can navigate our way into our enchanted land, or to make choices and decisions that feed our soul. Discovering our enchanted intention is also the most direct way to tap into our vitality and longevity for a bliss-filled second half. Read More
Moving Forward: Using “Trust” as Your Life Preserver
by Sunny Schlenger
Several years ago, a series of unexpected events tossed me out of Life Cruise mode, and into the cold rapids of Uncharted Reality. A good friend counseled me to grab onto the only thing I could–my faith that things would work out the way they were supposed to–and just hang on. In other words, use trust as my life preserver.
I’ve never forgotten this advice, and fortunately haven’t had to use it too often. But every time I do, I’m both amazed at and comforted by its power to get me through whatever requires navigation. Read More
Walk Into the Future One Day and One Step at a Time
by Patricia Rose Upczak
Day by day, moment by moment, our future beckons us to follow the path of our greatest joy, happiness and grace. That doesn’t mean that life’s road is a four lane highway or even a nice, straight, smooth two lane road. Most life paths are filled with rocks, boulders and pot holes. They meander through life with as many twists and turns as a labyrinth.
The ancient ones were wise enough to pay attention to animals, dreams, visions, premonitions and signs as they walked their paths of destiny. The natural essence of the Universe is perfect harmony. Spirals, labyrinths, numbers and other symbols create a myriad of intersecting landscapes for us to investigate. There is no point where God begins or ends. Our lives are intimately connected to everything. Read More
Progressing with Passion
by Laura V. Grace
Sometimes moving forward feels draining and hard. Resistance and anxiety surfaces and it seems that it’s taking everything we’ve got to take a mere baby step. Yet other times moving forward feels exciting and new, as though we’re on some meaningful adventure. The former experience occurs when we believe that we’re alone, that there is no divine plan or power working for our greater good. However, once you make-up your mind and start something; really commit to it; say “YES!”, and never look back, the universe summons legions of support and sends it your way. Others who resonate to your same level of willingness with the same degree of intention will be drawn to you. Connections will be made. Circumstances will be crafted. Energetic dots will be connected—all aspects of the divine plan that have been created to assist you as you progress. Read More
Moving Forward Fullistically™
by Robin L. Silverman
“I don’t know what to do,” Marie* (name changed) pined. “I’ve tried every diet imaginable, and I still can’t lose weight. I’m sick of the limitations, the fear, and the frustration.”
I suggested that Marie stop doing what she’d already done, since she wanted something different than what she had already gotten. Repeating past approaches just creates similar results, and if those aren’t pleasing, then it’s time to try something new. Read More