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MID LIFE QUESTIONS

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What do I value?

Where am I unfulfilled?

What are my regrets and can I take action on any of them now?

How do I connect with my inner answers?

If money was no object, how would I spend my time?

 

I like these questions.  I will try to answer some of them here.  Maybe some of you will relate. 

I value meaningful relationships with people.  I value time outdoors in nature.  I value literature and art and photography.  I value animals, science, health and spirituality.

I am unfulfilled at times at work and in my marriage. 

I regret not taking acting classes, getting a degree in psychology, letting my parents convince me they knew better for me than I knew for myself, not attending more workshops on spirituality and letting go of my website/book on recovery to stay immersed in pharmaceuticals. I also regret not keeping up my practice of meditation.

I connect with my inner answers by taking yoga, slowing down, writing, praying, meditating, reading books, listening to other people discuss their issues/solutions, receiving therapy and coaching.

If money was no object, I would go back to school, take more yoga classes, write, coach women, be in nature, mentor my son on different topics, deepen my relationships with people I value, take more trips to interesting places, attend workshops, learn more about food and cooking, be around children, volunteer my time to addicts in need.

How did you answer these questions?  Most importantly, of the regrets, which of them can you do something about now?  What do you need to make a decision to proceed with any of those interests? 

It's never too late for any of us to transform our addictions or our lives.  The first step is to recognize what holds us back.  The second step is visualize how things might be better. The third step is asking for guidance and courage to change the things we can.

Wishing you all your dreams realized and your highest truth known,

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P.S. If you have some tips on how our readers can create their best life, write a blog and share your wisdom!!

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Cate Stevens. Founder of Addictionland.com, has over fifteen years of recovery from food, drug, alcohol, cigarette and unhealthy relationship addiction. Cate’s approach to recovery is based on the 12 steps, as well the practice of spiritual principles, exercise, good nutrition, and meditation. Cate’s personal, ongoing recovery process has benefited tremendously from the free sponsorship of other women.

Cate has successfully coached hundreds of women to develop specific, daily action plans to support their personal and professional goals. Cate majored in journalism and communications and is the author of "Addictionland: Key Lessons from My Rollercoaster Ride to Freedom from Food, Drug, Alcohol, Cigarette and Unhealthy Relationship Addiction", a series of powerful vignettes.

As a motivational speaker, educator and coach, Cate is highly effective and inspirational. Cate leverages her experience from premier sales, management and leadership training programs to teach her clients how to be sober, productive and fulfilled.


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