Positively Life After Fifty

Positively Life After Fifty

Guided Gratitude Meditation Bonus
Mar 18, 2019 11:43

Guided Gratitude Meditation Bonus

Enjoy this ten-minute guided meditation on gratitude. Just get comfortable, relax and listen to the soothing voice as you are guided toward a true appreciation of the blessings within. Enriched by the soft musical soundscapes of Rebecca Reads Recordings. Please do not listen to while driving or similar activities.
Three Myths of Meditation Busted
Mar 10, 2019 13:13

Three Myths of Meditation Busted

Today we’ll bust the three myths of meditation; I’ll share my three favorite types; and reveal the kind of meditation that's best for your health. Plus, stick around for a bonus at the end! Can you think of a person that has such a deep peace in their spirit that you feel calmer just being around them? Want that in your life? If you're interested in meditation but you still have questions, then this podcast will help you find out what’s keeping you from having tranquility in your life. 
When Perspective Outranks Attitude
Nov 03, 2017 04:55

When Perspective Outranks Attitude

Welcome to episode 8 of Positively Life After Fifty, and Day 2 in my quest to podcast for 30 days straight, #NaPodPoMo. It's been a rocky start to my challenge, but the work will get done, the problems either will get solved or they won't, and ill find a way to make it work somehow. What's more important is that you make time for friends, take time for family, and carve out some time for yourself, to regain a sense of balance and perspective.
Challenge Accepted!
Nov 02, 2017 06:04

Challenge Accepted!

Feel like a challenge? I do! No, I'm not running a marathon or climbing a mountain, but I might as well be. This episode marks the first of my 30 day challenge where I podcast every day for the month of November. I'm accepting the challenge at #NaPodPoMo to become a better podcaster so that I can serve you better; and to help celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the "birth" of podcasting!
Three Simple Things That Blessed My Grief
Oct 03, 2017 12:10

Three Simple Things That Blessed My Grief

Today I'll tell about the practical but much-needed help I recieved as I cared for my mother during the final days of her life. Also, I'll share three simple things to do when visiting the terminally ill and their family that will ease their pain.
A Bucket List That's Good for You -Episode 5
Jun 03, 2017 14:59

A Bucket List That's Good for You -Episode 5

This episode shares motivational stories to help you create a bucket list that can change your life.Today I take a look at the surprising history of "The Bucket List," talk about the benefits of those travel items on your list and share some inspirational stories to help you re-create your own life-changing list. Have you given much thought to your bucket list lately? You should; it's good for you. A quick search and you will find the awesome things people have on their lists; from exotic destinations to simple acts of selflessness. "The Bucket List" became a standard in American culture in 2007 when a movie of the same name was released. Did the term "Kicking the Bucket" come from a children's game or a method of execution(!?!) The benefits of having travel items on your bucket list include mental, physical, social and financial. Here's a list of motivational speakers that may forever change the way you think about a bucket list: Ryan Eller, Motivational speaker and blogger, ryaneller.com "How a Bucket List Saved My Life" TEDx Tulsa Kathleen Taylor, "Rethinking the Bucket List" TEDx Tampa Bay Kathleen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 20 years experience in hospice and advanced care planning. She has a coaching and consulting practice serving the healthcare, social service, and nonprofit sectors. Edward Readiker-Henderson,  "Kill Your Bucket List" TEDx Maui talk Edward was an award-winning travel writer and traveled to over fifty countries and all the continents.  He is quoted as saying,"Whoever created the world went to a lot of trouble. It would be downright rude not to go out and see as much of it as possible." The Joy of a "Wonder List" Maybe you think your life is just too busy even to consider taking that trip right now. Don't worry about your to-do list, or that time is running out to visit all the places you hope to see and memories you hope to make. Sometimes the best moments are unscripted. One"wonder moment" I had on a trip with my family became a treasured memory for me, and an "I wonder" moment blessed me with a life-long friend from the other side of the world. Mark Twain quotes: "Don't wait; the time will never be just right." "Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.' **Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12   Website http://positivelylifeafterfifty.com  
Decisions: How to Make the Good, Shake the Bad, and Take the Rest
Apr 01, 2017 24:37

Decisions: How to Make the Good, Shake the Bad, and Take the Rest

Decisions: How to Make the Good, Shake the Bad, and Take the Rest Hi, I'm your host, Connie Minnell. Today I talk about what goes into making good decisions   I'll share the 4 roadblocks of indecision that people over 50 need to look out for, and I'll give the 5 steps you need to prevent them from happening to you. We'll look at how depression, stress and age can affect your decision making, and I'll tell you how a  good memory can cause poor choices. I'll  share a true story about how one man had to rescue his mother from a poor financial decision and I'll give you the five steps to making better choices in midlife. And finally, we'll talk about how the decisions we make every day create our life and build our legacy. The great thing about being over fifty is getting to know all the stories that we all share about all the different stages we are at in our journey. While some are still working, others may be at the peak of their careers or had to re-enter the work force after years at home or being retired. Some are caring for an elderly parent or grandchildren, and more. We have a great diversity in our lives, and all of the things needing our attention can really cause some stress. Our decisions affect our relationships, finances, and futures. But sometimes all those demands on us can cause us to become temporarily frozen from deciding what to do. Our system shuts down and we retreat to our "safe place," that's what indecisiveness equals-- being stuck. Decisions become harder to make for reasons like depression, stress, and age, or even having a good memory!   Depression When you get depressed you are less likely to go with your gut instinct. In an article in research digest, Carina Remmers and her colleagues tested 29 patients diagnosed with major depression and found that the people with depression had an impaired ability to go with their gut instincts. Disclaimer: If you are seriously depressed, or if you think you ave had symptoms of depression for more than a few weeks, please see you doctor, because I'm not one, and this podcast is for entertainment purposes only. Stress Stress can affect our bodies and our abilities to make good decisions. In the podcast, I share a story about how stress during my last year at work caused my lack of decision, which became my decision and it affected my health in a negative way.  Age Another thing that affects decisions is our age. Studies have shown that as we age, we begin to rely more on our instincts and our past experiences when we make decisions. Age affects decision making also. As people move further past 65, many are taking greater financial risks. This can cause some of us to have to make decisions on behalf of our parents. My friend John had to take over his mothers  bills and accounts because she was giving money to a charity and not paying her bills. The people from the charity were tugging on her heart strings, so she gave them a large amount of money that she couldn't afford. I tell you what he had to do in the audio. The choices we make tell a lot about who we are and what makes us unique. but everyone of us at one time or another has some really hard choices to make. and living with the results of those choices, or the choice of not even choosing at all, can sometime cause anxiety, and even regret.  The thoughts that you have every day influence the decisions that you make, and those decisions have everything to do with what your life is. As long as you're alive, you're making choices and those choices represent what is important to you. Character traits develop as you respond to the choices that you make. Decisions can be quite stressful especially when you don't feel good or someone else in your family is sick. Before you know it, you let your emotions decide for you, or you just do nothing and let the chips fall where they may. 
Changes, Choices, and Challenges
Mar 28, 2017 14:27

Changes, Choices, and Challenges

Welcome to an informative, inspiring series for those of us in our forties, fifties and beyond. Today we meet the host and look at the choices and challenges we are met with at this age. The two points discussed are: “The only guarantee in life is change, how you respond to it is your choice.” and “Find unusual ways to stay positive – like going OUTSIDE your comfort zone.”
Creating a Positive Life With Positive Thinking
Mar 07, 2017 20:33

Creating a Positive Life With Positive Thinking

Positive thinking, getting rid of those automatic negative thoughts, what is Pollyanna-ism and how can it help you, these are all part of today's show. We're going to look at how you can have that positive mindset to help you survive and prosper no matter what life throws at you. There are countless examples of people throughout history who had physical, mental, or emotional struggles in life, but instead of letting it define them, and keep them down, they used the opportunities that arose from those afflictions to help others.  If you let these automatic negative thoughts control your emotions, then you are likely to follow with a negative action. Maybe that action is a negative response to someone you're talking to, eating something unhealthy, or taking something unhealthy. Maybe your negative thoughts are telling you that you're not good enough, smart enough, or sharp enough. In any case those Automatic Negative Thoughts are keeping you from living the finest life you can have. We'll learn two ways to take control of negative thoughts--and more-- in today's show! Full show notes at Positively Life After Fifty, Episode 002
The Right Career Fit; Take the Forty Day Pledge
Jun 15, 2013 20:51

The Right Career Fit; Take the Forty Day Pledge

The Right Career Fit; Take the 40 Day Pledge Changing Careers in Mid Life (This is an edited and updated version of a popular episode)   Thinking about a new career? Which one is the right fit for your special personality? Which ones won’t pay the bills?   Today on Positively Life After Fifty we'll look at which college degrees may not be the best investment, then you'll hear what the 12 work personalities are and how you can find out what yours may be. What's mine? Listen to find out!   You'll hear the moving story of a man who found a new career after a devastating blow, but then made a compelling video encouraging others in mid life to never give up on their dreams.   Finally, I'll tell you about the 40 Day Pledge that helps each of us become more organized with the most precious of all our documents, and helps us to make the decisions that will aid you and your family in the case of an emergency.   The following links are mentioned in the show:   Here's the link to the article naming which college degrees don't have a lot of bang for your buck: Eight College Degrees With the Worst Return on Investment     Click on this link to take the test to see which of the 12 work personalilties you may favor: The Career Archetype Test 12 Work Personalities     Then you'll hear the inspirational story of Erv, and how he took a major turn at the crossroads of life. You can view his video here:   The Inspiring Story that Erv has to Share   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wx4rBY3QKY   I also tell you about the 40 Day Pledge I just signed at Decide, Create, Share, and why I think everyone needs to check it out. You can download your very own copy here: Decide, Create, Share Booklet   You can see more by visiting website, Positively Life After Fifty   Quote mentioned at the end of the podcast:   Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.  -Earl Nightingale   Thank you for listening!