Life as a Psychologist: 50 Things I Learned During Age 50

A year ago, I wrote a blog called “Life as a Psychologist: On Turning 50.” I’m continuing the theme with a list of 50 things I’ve learned over the past year. These items are in no particular order and are considered a work in progress!

  1. Less makeup, more breakfast.CalmUp® photo of Lorie in red coat
  2. Even when people stop following you, tweet anyway.
  3. Make love, not war.
  4. Be present for my son after school.
  5. Keep the day job (for the time being).
  6. Do what I love, and let go of the outcome.
  7. Follow your heart, even when it seems impossible.
  8. Make time to call, text, and email the people I love.
  9. Think before I speak. (Yes, it took until age 50 to start to get this).
  10. Don’t let fear keep me from following my passion. (This is similar to #6).
  11. Speak my truth and stay genuine. People relate to being real.
  12. Connect with my own spirituality and breathe mindfully at every opportunity.
  13. Even though I don’t like to market myself, I can market what I believe in.
  14. If I don’t have something meaningful to post on Facebook, I won’t post anything at all.