I don’t think of myself as old. I’m not old. And yet, I’ve had to deal with the impact of my age on my own fertility. In recent years I’ve wanted to become pregnant, have a health baby, and be a mom, and twice in the last two years I’ve experienced the intense heartbreak of a miscarriage. Despite the fact that I teach others about happiness and life satisfaction, I have my own struggles and I’ve always been very open about my struggles. It’s so important that we be real about what we’re going through so we can normalize it for others, which allows us to support each other when we’re in need. By hiding our struggles and only posting the happiest snapshots of our lives on social media, we deny the reality that we’re all experiencing and we make it harder to support each other, which is what we all need.
After dealing with my own grief around my miscarriages, and my struggles with depression, I began researching the many reasons why women are statistically more depressed than men, and I realized that there are ways to address each of these. There really are things we can do. And out of this research and my soul-searching about what I am here to birth, came the idea for an event to combat women’s depression: Women’s Global Happiness Day! To learn more about it, go to http://www.womenshappy.com, or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I also explore the idea of the mid-life crisis, how it manifests differently in men and women, and how I’m grappling with my own age and what it means to be in my mid-forties. I end with Purpose Power Tools around our age and how we feel about it.
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