Aging Expectations

Aging Challenge – Week 2

Aging Challenge

So it is the second week of our Aging Challenge! Are you ready?

Last week, we talked about the positive effects of journaling and meditating. If you missed it, check it out by clicking here.

This week, I wanted to talk about something I think is essential to your aging journey. This is a critical piece to a positive aging experience.

It’s big!

It’s bold. 

It may change your entire life. 

Are you ready? Here it is:

Live YOUR truth.

This sounds like a simple sentence but you do understand it? Living your truth means living what you believe to be true not what others tell you.

Are you living your truth? Or are you living someone else’s truth?

Think about it. This is a good time to get quiet or take out that journal.

Let me give you an example.

Throughout my life, I’ve heard people older than myself tell me all kinds of things about getting older. When I was in my 20s and 30s, people would say, “Ah, so young. Once you hit 40, it all goes downhill. Things get bad. Real bad.”

Well, I hit 40. Nothing went so horribly wrong. Did things change? Sure. But when aren’t things changing? Things change at every age!

What if I bought into that hype though? What if I believed things were going to fall to pieces and I thought about it every day (consciously or subconsciously)?

Although we will never know, I’m willing to bet things might be worse for me.

Now, I’m almost 50 and people are telling me again and again that things are really going to change for the worse once I’m over 50. Again, I’m not buying it.


Find your truth and then live it. – Trudy Vesotsky

Some people are living the illusions of others, instead of living the truth of themselves. – Jackov Kanani

Listen to your own truth. – Ram Dass

Amazingly unbelievable good things happen when you follow your gut, your truth, your passion, and your heart. – Anonymous


I’m living my truth.

My truth is that nothing horrible is going to happen as long as I participate in my well-being. I’m trying to eat right, exercise, take care of my skin, stay emotionally connected to friends and family, be grateful, meditate, and focus on the positive things in life.

What do you think?

Are you living YOUR truth?

Is it benefiting you?




2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting by Anthony Quintano is licensed under CC By AgingExpectations.

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