The Widening Sphere
Everyone is aging and those of us in the second half of life are no exception!
Typically around age 50 we start to notice that there are more decades behind us than there are likely in front of us. What shines a light on this passage of time are events that initiate a transition into new territory, such as becoming empty-nesters, leaving a career, menopause or losing a parent.
We are offered few useful models of what it means to age well. There is an ageist perspective that we are destined for a narrowing of enjoyment and choices in all areas of life. It is frustrating when society dwells on anti-aging and offers us stories of older age that are out of step with reality. A lot of good or bad news about aging is provided from a practical, medical view. But where is the message about deeply exploring and celebrating who we are becoming?
Let’s get creative and reinvent this narrative by tapping into our experience and wisdom. If we consciously write the next chapter(s!) of our lives, we can only get better and that story bodes well for future generations. This is the widening sphere mindset.
It can be a mind-boggling challenge to contemplate who and how we will be in the next 10, 20, 30, maybe even 40 years! In our coaching practices we are drawn to work with clients who have the shared experience of living ‘in the second half of life’. We hear from them comments such as “Is this all there is?” “What’s it all for anyway?” or “I guess the best is all behind me.” We can relate to their stories of increasing uncertainty with fewer guideposts to follow.
It doesn’t have to be a mystery. As coaches, we know about the power of choice and we love guiding our clients as they look deeply at their unique needs and wants, in order to shift into a life that authentically suits them.
The accumulated knowledge at our age is a valuable resource to deepen our lives and to widen our possibilities. When preparing for changes down the road, one size fits all solutions are not the best fit. To understand our needs regarding health, housing, finances and more, we need to start examining our life and check our assumptions. What gaps need to be filled? What steps can we take to strengthen our wellbeing right now and in the future?
We are passionate about providing a pathway for deep individual exploration through all areas of life. As a result, we have incorporated the widening sphere mindset into a program we have created called the Total Life Checkup.
With knowledge and planning comes power. It is possible to create a life of fulfillment and growth as we enter the widening sphere.
The Total Life Checkup
Are you over age 50 and are ready to step into the second half of life with confidence and joy?
Because we are passionate about helping our clients create possibility in their lives, we have created the Total Life Checkup. This program and workbook introduces the Widening Sphere mindset, to shift your thinking around aging, from “I guess I’ll just see what happens”, to “I now understand who I am and where I am going.” This program will help you look more closely at your inner wants and needs in order to plan a life that works for you.
Take this opportunity to pay attention to what is most important for you. In the Total Life Checkup you will deepen your life experience by widening your choices in all areas of life and creating a meaningful plan going forward.
You would benefit from taking this program if:
- you over age 50
- the widening sphere concept resonates with you
- you have a desire to work on personal development
- you can commit 1 to 2 hours per week for self reflection
(you must have a device with internet access (reading is accessed via website; coaching takes place over video/phone call.)
This virtual facilitated program starts and ends with a personal coaching session, to deepen awareness and to set up the participant for success. In between, participants complete assignments in the workbook that consists of eleven modules. Each module contains a few pages of reading material and questions. Throughout, participants will reflect on their lives and make notes that culminate in the creation of a map that contains a vision for future growth.
The process is as follows:
- Welcome to the program
- Preparation for the coming weeks
- Download pdf to create your map
- Book your first and last coaching session
- First individual private coaching session (60 minutes)
- modules to read each week, answer questions in your journal, weekly email prompts
Widening Sphere foundational themes:
Use these foundation themes to investigate how to flourish in your environment; your body, your home, your community and beyond.
Highlights of each module are entered into the map.
- Conclude with another 60 minute personal coaching session
- Be guided through your map
- Develop plan for future action
Launch of this exciting program ~ Autumn 2019!
Program launch Autumn 2019!
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