Comparison is the Thief of Joy

I stumbled upon this site called Brief but Spectacular and there I met this 94 year old powerhouse – and today I’d like to quote her thoughts on aging…

“And there is always the possibility that romance comes your way.  Just liking someone is a treat because part of being old is to get cranky.  There is indigestion and your teeth fall out and suddenly you need hearing aides and you feel increasingly unattractive, and then somebody says, “How nice you look today, Mrs. Lewis!  Or, you’re a real kick, Flossie!”

And you feel good about yourself.  You pick yourself up and you say, “I’m going to get through it.  I’m going to get through it because I have a reason to get through it.”

Really growing old is when you discover that you haven’t a reason to get through it anymore, and that you would like to go to sleep with a certain amount of dignity.  Accepting the fact the body is going to go but the personality doesn’t have to go, and that thing which is the hardest to admit is that character doesn’t have to go.”

I love the way your think Flossie!

Shift your perspective on aging, it’s just one more way to live Your Life, Unlimited!

You can meet Flossie here…


This week on Your Life, Unlimited radio…

Donna Anderson co-owner of Peeper’s swimwear takes the scare out of one of women’s worst fears – buying a bathing suit.

And… Gary Stuart – founder of Constellation Healing Institute takes us over the edge talking about this unusual manner of healing. It was news to me!

Enjoy the whole show here…


Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at

* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.


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