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3 Tips For Aging Well Over 40

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3 Tips For Aging Well Over 40

Moving Past The Myth of Youth
George and Sedena Cappannelli
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Feb 02, 2014 at 09:00 AM

What if, like a fine wine or mature cheese, we get better as we age?  What if we are meant to bring together all the experiences and wisdom from earlier in our lives into a rich unfolding of our best selves in the second half of our lives? And what if the dream we are born to live, the sacred dream that lives in our hearts, is only waiting for us to say, “I’m going for it?” Below are 3 tips for going for it and making life a beautiful adventure, way past the age of 40.

1. It's Never Too Late To Live Your Dream

As in all good adventures, passion and commitment fuel us and ultimately reward us.  Is it possible that passion and commitment are always waiting patiently within to fly free from the fetters of restrictive beliefs that may be overshadowing our dream?  Could it be that the Myth of Youth is one of those beliefs, denying the fullness of life as we age, along with the real truth - It is never too late or too soon to live our dream?

Our own experiences as well as those shared with us by thousands of individuals we have been privileged to work with validate this truth.  This is one of the reasons we co-founded, AgeNation, a company that brings information, inspiration, engagement and solutions to “people who weren’t born yesterday.”  For we have unswerving faith in the fact that if each of us sings our authentic notes in the Great Song of Life, the result will not just be a joyful melody, but a magnificent resonance that will change the world.

2. Put Limiting Beliefs Behind You

The good news is that many of us who are over 40 are part of a great bubbling up of consciousness that is happening.  More and more of us are putting limited beliefs behind and taking our rite of passage into the second half of life seriously.  We are going for it, as we choose to pursue our cherished dreams rather than dance to tunes composed by others.  And we are listening more to that voice within that always encourages us to give our best to life.

In doing this we are healing ourselves and inspiring others who may still lack sufficient support, inspiration and love to do the same.  For as poet Mark Nepo reminds us, “In deep and lasting ways, when we heal ourselves, we heal the world.” 

3. Share Your Wisdom With The World 

So we celebrate your commitment to this unique adventure of aging consciously and wisely.  We honor your courage in dropping doubts and insufficiencies and moving past the myth of youth and its restrictions.

For in this new territory where over half our population will soon be 50 years of age or older for the first time in history discovering what we will do with this gift of precious time becomes vitally important.  This is why we wrote our book, Do Not Go Quietly.  It reminds us as it does our readers about the challenges, and also the remarkable choices ahead.  It encourages us to share our wisdom and understanding with the world and to joyfully express the fullness we have come into this life to manifest. 

In writing the book we uncovered hundreds of examples of people who have celebrated their lives by going for it.  We share just one with you here. Jeanne-Louise Calment lived 122 years and 164 days.  She lived longer than any other person documented at the time of her transition. Jeanne was still riding her bicycle at 100 years of age. Obviously she knew how to age wisely and well and to create an adventurous, blessed life.

So we hope you will continue going for it.  That you will remain true to your dreams and remember that it is never too late or too soon to live the life you were born to live. In this way you will bless our planet and those who will come after you.


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George and Sedena Cappannelli
George and Sedena Cappannelli are popular authors; speakers; and co-founders of AgeNation, a digital-media company and social enterprise, and The Age of Empowerment, a nonprofit organization that supports people and organizations serving vulnerable s Continue reading