Making The Second Half of Life the Best Half !
The Second Half of Life can be the most creative and fulfilling time of our lives. Over the years, we have made choices to go certain directions and left behind other directions that may have been equally or even more fulfilling. We have many abandoned dreams and undeveloped talents that do not just go away when we ignore them. Instead they reside deep in our psyches and become troublesome as we age.
According to Jungian psychotherapists, Robert A. Johnson and Jerry M. Ruhl, it is important to reconnect with our unfulfilled dreams and aspirations if we are to be at peace with ourselves and others in the Second Half of Life. By becoming aware of hidden yearnings and developing abandoned talents, we can integrate our outer lives with those parts of our “right life” we have buried deep within our psyches.
One of my hopes in coaching and on this blog is to help others explore the integration process and connect with their unlived lives. I want to help them reinvent themselves, navigate transition, create meaning, and realize the life they are meant to have.
Oftentimes we experience limiting thoughts or beliefs in the Second Half of Life. We live in a society that tends to devalue people as they grow older. We begin to think that we are too old to change careers, start a new business, find romantic love, or live a life of adventure. I want to help people dissolve their limiting thoughts and beliefs. I want them to know that no matter what their age, they are visible, they are significant, and they can make a difference. I want them to live with purpose and to make the Second Half of Life all that it can be.