This first episode is vulnerable and my first real share of something that has made a HUGE difference for how I see this time in my life. Recently, I found the book, From Strength to Strength: Finding Happiness and Deep Purpose in the 2nd Half of Life, by Arthur Brooks. Arthur asks why it is that it is so hard for people to change, why they’re so afraid, why skills change and what exactly we can do so the 2nd half of our life is happier than our first half. No matter your age, I think you will find Arthur's insights hepful in framing where YOU are! I also follow on him on IG where he writes a weekly column in The Atlantic called How to Build a Happy Life.
Then as the Universe works, a friend sent me an interview of Arthur and Dan Harris. Dan is an ex-ABC news correspondant who had a panic attack on live TV. It led him to quit TV and begin to explore his anxiety, leading him then to write 10% Happier and hosting his podcast of the same name.
Give a listen! And then check out Arthur's book and Dan's podcast. I hope you will be the better for having heard both.
10%Happier interview with Arthur Brooks