The archetype of Queen is the first phase of wisdom years in the second half of life.
Corsage tells a story about what it feels like for a woman to become an age that society no longer appreciates, and it’s timeless.
Instinctively, I found myself looking for examples of women ages 50+ who were cutting new paths.
Midlife is a time to make way, to clear the path in our imaginations and hearts for the Queen.
One out of three women report feelings of invisibility in midlife. This is not surprising. Midlife women are rarely featured in media or advertising, a missed opportunity since the same number also report greater financial freedom.
I’ve noticed, even in my neighborhood, shorter tempers and a lack of everyday civility toward others. I wonder: are we hopeless? And if so, how can we bring hope back?
I delight when I see different disciplines intersecting along the same subject. The writers I’ve highlighted in this post reach for authentic well-being and happiness in work and life.
To live authentically, to pursue truly one’s heart’s desire is the bravest act of all.
As adults, we have the freedom to choose authenticity. First comes awareness of an unhealthy attachment. Then comes a choice and movement. When you choose to be true to yourself, the passageway can feel incredibly lonely. But if you pay attention to this intrinsic knowing, a more authentic way will present itself.
Joy shapes us in ways we can’t anticipate. It points us in directions we may not have considered. Joy brings us striking ideas and startling inner direction.