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Gail Sheehy Quotes

Leaders are people we as followers want to regard with awe as the fullest flowering of our own possibilities.
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Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.

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If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.

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The delights of self-discovery are always available.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: Stress overload makes us stupid solid
Stress overload makes us stupid. Solid research proves it. When we get overstressed, it creates a nasty chemical soup in our brains that makes it hard to pull out of the anxious depressive spiral.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: It is a paradox that as we reach out
It is a paradox that as we reach out prime, we also see there is a place where it finishes.

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Being a pathfinder is to be willing to risk failure and still go on.

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I found that female pathfinders generally integrate characteristics commonly associated with being women - like the capacity to be intimate - with 'male' ones like ambition and courage.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: We have to move from the unbridled
We have to move from the unbridled pursuit of self-gain at the expense of others to recovering appreciation for what we gain by caring and sharing with one another.

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Ah, mastery ... what a profoundly satisfying feeling when one finally gets on top of a new set of skills ... and then sees the light under the new door those skills can open, even as another door is closing.

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In rough times, pathfinders rely on work, friends, humor and prayer. They develop a support network.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: We see it in the body that if you just
We see it in the body, that if you just give the body enough rest and comfort, it has remarkable self-healing capacities. Well, so does the spirit.

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This is something caregivers have to understand: You have to ask for help. You have to realize that you deserve to ask for help. Because you need to keep on working on your own life.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: We really only have two choices play it
We really only have two choices. Play it safe, or take a chance. For me, pulling back because of fear has always made me feel worse.

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The perceptions of middle age have their own luminosity.

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Family caregiving has become a predictable crisis. Americans are living longer and longer but dying slower and slower.

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The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.

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In the case of my husband, we found that facing a life-threatening illness prodded us to make a dramatic change in our lives.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: My husband clay felker died 17 years
My husband, Clay Felker, died 17 years after his first cancer due to secondary conditions that developed from treatment.

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You don't have to feel confident to act confident. In fact, it's the most important acting job you can learn.

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Be willing to shed parts of your previous life. For example, in our 20s, we wear a mask; we pretend we know more than we do. We must be willing, as we get older, to shed cocktail party phoniness and admit, 'I am who I am.'

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Career-driven millennials are strategic about working obsessively while they are single and earning enough money to afford advanced education. Most are patient enough to wait until 30 or later to develop their dream.

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In the first phase of shock over, say, your mortgage being called in or your job washed out, it's essential to engage with others and share the fear, release the feelings, do fun things to take your mind off it.

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Sex and older women used to be considered an oxymoron, rarely mentioned in the same breath.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: I actually interviewed other people
I actually interviewed other people about myself, and that alerted me to the fact that I had to really investigate my memories.

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Character is what was yesterday and will be tomorrow.

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It seems like, to me, somewhere between 30 and 35 is a really, really good time to turn your eggs into babies.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: Jill clayburghs life so closely
Jill Clayburgh's life so closely paralleled mine, I feel as though a part of me lived a little through her and died a little with her.

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Like everyone else in the first weeks after the tragedy of 9/11, I was looking frantically for some way to help.

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Very few women manage to have it all; certainly not all at once.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: I do think taking the 20s to take the
I do think taking the 20s to take the most chances you can is important, because you're not going to hurt anyone else during that time. And if you do have a partner, you need a couple years to rehearse that relationship.

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I found the happiest woman in America is between 50 and 55, is happily married, has made significant progress in her career, and lives in a community where she can easily exercise outside. But the most important single thing was she had her last child before she was 35.

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I know I'm never going to probably see the Taj Mahal or, you know, climb Mt. Everest, but I can still maybe influence peoples' way of thinking by a story that I do, by something I learn about the world.

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Although there are many trial marriages ... there is no such thing as a trial child.

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Since nobody upstages Rudolph Giuliani, his will be a Broadway-class show, perhaps his final bravura performance before November 2000, when he hopes to be turned out of the mayor's office by virtue of his election to the United States Senate.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: If menopause is the silent passage male
If menopause is the silent passage, 'male menopause' is the unspeakable passage. It is fraught with secrecy, shame, and denial. It is much more fundamental than the ending of the fertile period of a woman's life, because it strikes at the core of what it is to be a man.

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A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experiences. Like a complex wine, she can be alternately sweet, tart, sparkling, mellow. She is both maternal and playful. Assured, alluring, and resourceful.

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As we reach midlife in the middle thirties or early forties, we are not prepared for the idea that time can run out on us, or for the startling truth that if we don't hurry to pursue our own definition of a meaningful existence, life can become a repetition of trivial maintenance duties.

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The [Hillary] Clinton campaign was still operating with a White House mentality.

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Transformation also means looking for ways to stop pushing yourself so hard professionally or inviting so much stress.

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By operating on the principle of human and material obsolescence, America eats her history alive.

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You may never know when things start to go bad, but when things are worse you know it.

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The fundamental steps of expansion that will open a person, over time, to the full flowering of his or her individuality are the same for both genders. But men and women are rarely in the same place struggling with the same questions at the same age.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: A restless vitality wells up as we
A restless vitality wells up as we approach 30.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: Husbands come and go children come and
Husbands come and go; children come and eventually they go. Friends grow up and move away. But the one thing that's never lost is your sister.

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By listening, by caring, by playing you back to yourself, friends ratify your better instincts and endorse your unique worth. Friends validate you.

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Gail Sheehy Quotes: To hear how special and wonderful we are
To hear how special and wonderful we are is endlessly enthralling.

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According to the prevailing mythology, to be younger is to be better; therefore, we should expect to find young people in the majority of those who reflect high well-being ... In fact, the one finding that registered more consistently and emphatically than any other in the course of my research was this: Older is better.

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Leaders are people we as followers want to regard with awe as the fullest flowering of our own possibilities.

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Speed as a drug disorganizes the personality; speed as the goal of information dissemination commits a subtler crime. People are mainlining our words. We rarely read of the rational alternatives, only of the commands that all must change or else. This is a prescription for public panic.

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