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Curiosity, Courage, and Compassion (Tessa Celebrates 60)
(The Open Nesters Podcast Episode 47)
Curiosity, Courage and Compassion
[Amir] Sixty years old is a big deal. Our Tessa is hitting that mark although you would never know that when you see her. She is truly in her prime. I am forever in awe of her ability to take on life fully each day. So it is with great pleasure that I present this interview with Tess on The Open Nesters Podcast.
An Excerpt from the Interview
“Well, three things stand out in our lives and I think it’s all of our lives. And I think that we have more opportunities as we are older to explore that and to continue to have courage, not to let things kind of overwhelm you, to be able to try new things. So…curiosity, which I’ve talked about that a lot here; becoming curious about what interests you or what you can still learn and open up to as an Open Nester. And compassion. Because when we come from self-compassion, then we can be compassionate with others, and that helps us align with them. And that just makes our lives richer.”
The Operative Word: Gratitude – What Tessa is Thankful For
- Health tops the list.
- Living in a state of more peace.
- The ability to give during the “crone-wiser phase” of life.
- Embracing the paradox that she can live fully while a darker, shadowy time of life approaches.
Tessa says that “being fully present as she becomes an elder is the gratitude.” She is grateful for every moment. The love that she can give to those around her is another expression of gratitude.
Episode 47 – Tessa Celebrates 60
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