35: 14 Reflections on My 35th Birthday on Life and Grief

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Reflections on my 35th birthday on life and death

Are you making the most of your life by your own definition?

In this episode, dedicated to both my grandmother and my partner’s dad, I’m sharing 14 reflections on my 35th birthday on life and grief.

It’s so strange to experience death and life at the same time, but experiencing the death of someone close to you can remind you how short life is and how important it is to make the most of it.

It’s so common to find ourselves living by other people’s rules and letting them tell us what is right or wrong, but how often do you stop to ask yourself what your own rules are? What you value and want for your life is more important than anyone else’s opinion. I hope this episode helps you get back to that.

What We Cover in This Episode:

  • The value of pausing to reflect
  • Why you should stop doing things just to make other people happy
  • Healing your traumas and triggers
  • Being non-attached to goals and expectations
  • Communicating your expectations to others
  • Honoring people’s processes that are different from yours
  • Why your definition of success and happiness will evolve over time
  • How to have a date with yourself
  • Listening to your body
  • The importance of understanding your numbers

I don’t expect you to work on every single tip I’m sharing in this episode, so just take what resonates with you and leave the rest. 

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Resources Mentioned:

Harvard Business Review Article on Reflecting

Stutz Documentary on Netflix

EMDR Therapy

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

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