Through my work with women in my individual counseling practice in Newport Beach, it has become clear to me that “midlife” isn’t a popular term anymore. After all, “40” is the new “30” and “50” is the new “40” and so on, right? Midlife tends to speak a little too directly to the process of aging (a little denial, please?) and calls up images of “midlife crisis” as an explanation for adults reliving their youth (sometimes with destructive consequences).
Tips on Anxiety and Stress: “How to Keep Your Joy… In a Negative World”
Have you ever gone into a situation feeling quite happy and satisfied, only to come out with a baffling sense of negativity? Have you ever had a friend, family member or co-worker who leaves you feeling poorly about yourself, your competency, or the state of the world? Feelings and moods are contagious. Parents absorb the negative feelings and stresses of their children.
Tips to a Better Life: “How To Love Your Life!”
Do you love your life? What really makes you happy? Do you want a better life? When working with children in my practice I ask them what they wish for. A child of a dentist wished for a room full of candy. Another child wished for 100 puppies. Someone else wished for a million dollars. Kids understand that we increase our happiness when there is an ample supply of the things that bring us pleasure.