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How To Experience Midlife As A Hero's Journey

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When you think about it, experiencing midlife is the stuff of great stories. It starts with that feeling that you can't do things the same way as you used to and the challenge of whether you're gonna do something about it or not! It features trial and error and gatekeepers and road blocks but it also, if you answer the call to adventure, has epic battles and mentors and a light at the end of the tunnel.

This type of story telling was developed by the work of Joseph Campbell, an author, teacher and seeker who was the inspiration behind the phrase "Follow your bliss". Campbell believed in the power of mythology and created a structure for story telling called "The Hero's Journey". The super cool thing about "The Hero's Journey" is that it has a lot of adaptability to our stories at midlife and in this episode I share ways to consider how to make it work for you. It's a unique tool for looking at your current situation and any particular trials or challenges in a way that makes you the heroine, not the victim. By taking an observer stance and seeing your life following as a Hero's Journey, you learn to experience the beauty, drama and spiritual nature of this amazing transitional time in life. Enjoy!


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