Do we whine or do we shine?

It’s been fun sharing my new book! It warms my heart to hear that many of you like the ripeness of my pro-aging message.

In our youth-obsessed culture, it’s no small feat to embrace our aging self every single day. To progress on the pro-aging trail, there are “things” that must be uncovered along the way. We no longer have to hide from pain. We feel it and learn to heal it. This also means we get to whine about stuff until we’re done being the victim. And if we’re lucky enough, we’ll be given more time on Earth so that we can move on. Or we can always stay stuck in complaining.

A Nova Scotia store owner recently posted this clever sign as you entered her shop: The deadline for complaining expired yesterday! Returning from Canada a few weeks back, my partner said he wanted to buy the sign.

Was he trying to tell me something? I admit it. These past few months I’ve met my quota for some very legitimate, advanced whining. And now it’s time to move on.

Do you shine or do you whine? If you need more assistance in the shine department, give thanks for something in your life that doesn’t need fixing or healing. If you’re really serious, then try this one: within the next 24 hours give a compliment to someone or something when you least want to.

My friend, the next time you’re in front of a mirror, look into your own eyes and congratulate your wonderful, yes– aging face. I really mean it. Go on a rampage of appreciation about something…please anything. Find your shine!

I’ve got a Malibu book signing & other Peace Day offerings coming up. If you’re local, hope you can join us and bring a friend!


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