I ain’t stinkin’ old

So here we are: at an age we used to think was old, but not feeling any different inside.

Ya know what I mean?

Then a life obstacle happens and we compound it by making our age part of the equation.  If we have an injury or get sick, we think it into being worse.  “Oh NO, it’s all downhill from here. I’m too old.”

NOTE: I HATE hearing you say “I’m too old!”

Now I am not saying that a more mature body doesn’t have different needs, and, yes, you do have to care for it more meticulously but geez, lay off the OLD stuff.  It just makes you…………….. old.

I’ve seen it.  You don’t want that.  Just stop.

That said, I just went through my own barrier:

I have been low energy for a couple of months now, but today I walked through it. The body stores emotions and emotions hold the mind (and our lives) back. Anyway, after not being able to do much exercise at all, I’ve been re-conditioning myself by walking 20 minutes a day to build back up. Yet I could feel this negativity and was getting tired even at that short 20 minute interval. So I upped the game this morning with a Walk of Atonement – which means I was letting each step release every negative thought (best to do that with one particular personal concern in mind and then let all other related thoughts rise up and move out of the body). It was quite freeing and as I walked, many pent up negative energies and thoughts arose.  I kept walking through negativity and did a full 4 miles – that was almost 2 hours (slower than before I got sick but going in the right direction).  

I feel redeemed. Body mind work is powerful.



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Gerri Ratigan is a life coach, writer, photographer, organizer and singer - all as a professional and amateur in varying degrees. She can be reached at gerricoach at gmail dot com. Or 518 469 0390. Here's a rundown for those seeking a bio: worked in direct practice in human services, and held positions as a manager, supervisor, Acting Clinical and Executive Director. She lead programs on Divorce Recovery, the Law of Attraction, fulfillment, life purpose, success, self-esteem, stress reduction, karaoke empowerment, the mind-body connection, spiritual alignment and creativity, among others. She is past President of the Albany International Coaching Federation, founder and leader of the Women’s Success Network, the Manifestation Project and has been involved in many business organizations. Gerri wrote a blog for Albany.com, traditional articles for Healing Springs Journal, has been featured in the Business Review, The Schenectady Gazette, Troy Record, WGY, Times Union, Channel 6 and Channel 13 news. Credentials: BA Psychology, Coach University Graduate, Business of Coaching Graduate, Life Partner Quest and Coach Training Institute trained, Core Dynamics Coach Training, member Coachville, founder of Women’s Success Network, owner of the Manifestation Project, past President of Albany Chapter of the International Coach Federation, has attended a multitude of other personal development trainings and currently teaches karaoke empowerment and hosts the Capital District Single Professionals 50+ group.