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Dear Genie #28

Spiritual Advice from Dr. Genie Mathews Pinkney

Too Old for a Life writes:

Dear Genie,

I’m 64 years old. I spent my whole life caring for other people.  I watched my sisters when we were children.  I raised my own children.  Then I took care of my parents until they passed.  I never went to college or had a career or saved money or traveled.  I feel old and that I am too old to accomplish anything in my life or even enjoy it. 

Dear Too Old,

You are NOT too old, and you have plenty of life left.  As long as there is breath in your lungs you have time to live a happy life focused on you. 

You just need to take one step towards what will make you happy.

You mention you feel old – that can mean a lot of things.  But lets address it generally.  If you feel physically unwell, make sure you see your doctor and work on any health issues you have.  Check your diet and drink plenty of water. 

Also, get out of the house and move your body.  Take a yoga class or walk in the park – yes! Even in the snow.  Breathe in that fresh crisp air and bring your lungs back to life.  Maybe find a social or civic group where you can volunteer or spend time with friends. Find reasons to laugh!

Then, when you are feeling a bit better, visualize how you want the rest of your life to look.  You have time to make this dream come true, you just need to see it and believe it.  You can check out my Life by Design Course for free on my academy – it’s the 2019 version, but it’s a great place to start!

Feel better and enjoy your life.




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