Consciously Curate Your Middlescence.

January 14, 2020

Consciously Curate Your Middlescence.

May 29, 2023

Life is b-u-s-y. And that doesn’t change just because we become Middlescents—that stage of life when we question who we want to be when we are grown-ups—even though we are supposed to be all grown up!

At 57, my hormones have gone awry, my body has morphed and it’s taking way more time to cultivate my energy so my MOJO is in the power position. I’ve completed some important milestones and am ready (with trepidation) for creating perhaps the greatest opus of my life. This is Middlescence: a time of endings and beginnings. A time of beauty and truth.

But who’s got time for beauty? Not the Kim Kardashian, how do I look beauty. We tend to run so fast in our daily lives that we’ve no time for art, music, poetry. That’s a fool’s choice. Because the truth is that the arts are open avenues for personal growth and are the mainline to your inner truth-teller. Have you ever been driving and broke out in exuberance or perhaps in tears upon hearing certain lyrics? Of course, you have. That’s real nourishment and you need it. Badly.

Take a moment and think about an art exhibition you’ve enjoyed. Imagine pieces of art are on a wall and you reflect upon their colors, shapes, stories, technique. Go deeper. How do they relate to one another? What is the background color chosen by the curator to reflect the essence of this show? So many decisions are made when it comes to curating anything. Success depends upon deeply knowing what you want to convey, how you want to show up, what you have to leave out and so much more.

Start by actively pursuing a strategic and structured investment in yourself. Take a personal inventory based on the 5 Essential Elements© to identify your next best steps to cultivate more energy and maintain your MOJO power position.


Barbara Waxman, founder of The Odyssey Group, is a nationally recognized Middlescence expert, coach and speaker who works with adults, midlife and better, to understand and activate their energy, to unearth their wisdom, and to produce outstanding results. She is co-leading “Consciously Curating Your Life” with Chip March 29-April 5 at MEA with an application of this coming Sunday.

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