22 Life Stages That Change Lives

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 Life is continually moving forward...  

 

And, as we age, we gradually, or sometimes suddenly, become more aware of life's transitions... life stages.  And each transition brings new challenges, new experiences, new emotions, new opportunities.  


Aging is about not just dealing with these transitions.     It's about anticipating them, planning for them, getting informed to deal more effectively with them and optimizing the opportunities that they may present.   


The Power Of Life-Changing Events   The more that we understand about the Life Stages that impact us as we age, the better our chance to find the comfort, strength, resilience, inspiration or joy that each Life Stage offers.     


That understanding does not come automatically or easily.  Like most things of value, it comes from diligent work and focus.          

Our objective here is to outline some of these Life Stages, discuss a few generally and, together, we can build up a library of information and stimulating ideas that may help all of us as we move from one Life Stage to another - willingly or not.


Let's start with listing 22 Life-Changing Events that trigger movement into different Life Stages:  

Top 22 Life-Changing Events/Life Stages

 

1.       Kids moving out – college, marriage, independence

   

2.      Paying for college – and completion of responsibility

3.      Paying for weddings – and completion of responsibility

   

4.      Marriage (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)

   

5.      Birth or adoption of children

   

6.      Becoming a caregiver to parent(s) or other family member

   

7.      Losing a family member

8.      Losing job

   

9.      Going back to school

   

10.    Reentering workforce

   

11.     New career or changing job

   

12.    Major promotion – increased responsibility/time/travel/income

   

13.    Starting a business

   

14.   Selling or closing a business

   

15.   Birth of grandchildren

   

16.   Major illness, accident or other trauma

   

17.   Retirement

   

18.   Inheritance or other financial windfall

   

19.   Dramatic rise or fall of investment value

   

20.  Dramatic change in income

   

21.   Inspiration

   

22.  Moving into a new home, apartment or care facility

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Transitions are a way of life as we age.  Some we control and have time to plan for.  Many are thrust upon us... suddenly and without any time to prepare or adjust.

  

Think of agelessness as the lubricant of life... smoothing out these transitions that often are a source of friction and slowing us down as we try to move forward.  Sometimes this engine needs  a mixture of oil and gasoline to create the energy that moves us forward in life toward our goals.     


Agelessness and aspiration are the oil and gas of a meaningful and fulfilling life.      


An ageless life is not confined or bound by the realities of aging that slows our movement forward through these Life Stages... and aspiration fuels us with the energy that continually drives us forward toward fulfilling our goals.

To be Ever Ageless and Aspiring is to live your life with the joy and the peace that grows from striving to be all that you can be... every day... without the boundaries or resistance that aging can present as we move from one Life Stage to another.
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As we build out this website, we will break down some of these Life Stages and provide perspective on how the principles of ageless living can energize your  life... at any age... at any Stage.

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