Me: And so what? We can learn to wear our battle scars with pride. If we frame the changes in a negative way, we will grow old quickly and less able to do what we want to.
Seventh Decade (age 60 to 69) – Retirement age. We become eligible for Medicare. If we are lucky and have planned well, we can stop working and start traveling or doing community service. If we have not saved enough to afford retiring, we have to continue working. If our health is not good, we now take medicines for diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
Me: Hell. why do we have to stop working (unless we want to)? Just because society says we must? If we’d paid attention to our needs in the last decade, we might find we don’t need so many of those medications.
Eight Decade (age 70 to 79) – Age of decreased mobility. The little pains of twenty years ago have increased so that now they impede what were normal activities. Visits to doctors become more frequent. We may need a cane, hernia surgery, or cataract surgery. Our age spots are harder to cover. Our circle of friends starts to shrink as they start to die. Heart attacks, strokes, and cancer take their toll.
Iris Arenson-Fuller says: “I have spent the majority of my life as a helping professional. As a life and loss transformation coach, I specialize in loss, trauma, tough life changes and adoption issues/adoption loss. I am so fortunate that in this work, I get to see people stop suffering, stop simply surviving and learn to access the skills and mindset that allows a new life of joy, peace and purpose. I get to have a front-row seat as they reinvent themselves, solve their problems, change their perspectives and begin to reap the benefits.”
The best part, because I am all about building relationships, is that most clients stay in touch and let me know their triumphs and progress on a regular basis. Their successes and joys are fuel and inspiration to keep me reaching out to help others.
Are you going through a big change, a tough stage of life, or do you feel that you want and need to make changes that you could use some help with?
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