19 Jan Are You Navigating A Transition?
MEAx Australia | Are you navigating a transition? | 19th January 2022
In his New York Times best-selling book, Life Is In The Transitions, Bruce Feiler talks about the idea of lifequakes, as forceful bursts of change that lead to periods of upheaval, tension and renewal that oblige us to reimagine who we are and modify our life stories. These lifequake events are high on the Richter scale of consequence and their aftershocks can last for years.
The frequency of lifequake events seem to gain momentum around midlife. Health scares, divorce, retrenchments, empty nests, aging parents … all start crashing onto the shore of life (sometimes simultaneously), triggering and expediting a series of tremors and transitions that can interrupt the continuity of our life’s narrative.
According to Feiler; “These times have a structure to them. There are phases to these transitions. What you’re going through may be voluntary (you may choose to be moving, or maybe you want to step back from your job to spend more time with your children) or involuntary (you may have lost your job or, lost a loved one), but [how] you go through must be voluntary. So you have to choose to lean in and take the steps that will help you get through this period.”
And that is where the MEA 8-week online workshop – Navigating Midlife Transitions comes in. This first of its kind, this course has now been completed by over 1600 people worldwide. It will help you to ‘lean in’ … and recognise the rumbles, develop skills to surf the uncertainty that exists within our non-linear lives and embrace the authorship of your next chapter.
In the meantime ….
The MEAx Team