MidLife Celebration Is...

It’s not about the money, even when the money is great

Refundable airfare rules
Our life is not eligible for a refund.


Sunset at Epcot with Monorail
Our days come to an end one at a time.


A great friend shared this yesterday:

“My 21-year old cousin had just been in a motorcycle accident and died twice on the table, but he miraculously made it. Then i get the invitation from you…everyone was happy at your retirement party. A few days later at my company’s (near Disney World, Time Share, obsessively money and numbers driven culture) quarterly breakfast celebration, no one was happy. That’s when it hit me that it’s not about the money.”

A blinding flash of the obvious only becomes obvious well into our life, usually decades into it.

The temptation is to rationalize that it’s too late to transform.

At 13 years his senior, was honored that he thought i could offer sound perspective and wisdom.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.



August 3, 2015

Podiatrist office patient chair
Yesterday morning, discussing someone else’s options.


August 3, 2015 (yesterday).

This is the day a Baby Boomer did three things on the journey to authenticity:

rethink  •  reprioritize  •  recommit

i witnessed the first day which was yesterday.

It will change this person from surviving (like the Herd) to thriving (like the Movement).

Being authentic begins and ends with the person in our mirror.

Authenticity has nothing to do with what others think.

Only a wake up call is powerful enough to get our serious attention.

But it may not be enough. Time will tell.

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Who told you you can’t (reprise)

Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World
Running through Walt Disney World the other day.


Who told you you can’t be an artist?

Art is anything that someone puts their heart and soul into. And it is easily recognized when you hear people say:

“That person cares too much, they work too hard, they reach too high and they think too deeply.”

There’s something you love to do that fits this description.

Let your art shine for others – even if it’s only a handful – to enjoy.

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Ever Wonder?

You Will Not Get A Third Chance
You Will Not Get A Third Chance

Ever wonder when the time will be right?

For what?

For the time to be right for you to do the thing you always wanted to do, but never gave it enough time and attention and now the clocking is ticking more noticeably, and you wish you would have started long ago.

Ever wonder?

Hope Recommit

1 Key To Midlife Happiness

Two Colors Makes All The Difference
Two Colors Makes All The Difference

The key to midlife happiness is to lower your expectations.

Yeah, that ought to do it.

Heard this recently and had to wonder, who is saying this?

Lower your expectations?

Are you kidding me?