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Absolutely love this list Sarah. May have to write my own, since I also turned 50 this year 😃 Marry someone who's good for your nervous system.... YES! And I would add, find the friends, colleague, jobs, routines that are good for your nervous system too. A regulated nervous system is the key to life, in my humble opinion ❤️

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

One of mine is: act like everyone is your peer. The CEO, the employee, the child. Since I stopped acting in line with the heirarchy, I don’t put up with anyone’s garb, I call it as I see it and am way more open to ideas. Love this list, it really made me think! Thank you Sarah!

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I feel incredibly seen... as a scanner!! Thank you for helping me understand myself a little better. My whole life I’ve had multitude of interests, I’ve always told people I’m just a curious person who’s always eager to learn.

So far in my life I’ve been a Paralympic swimmer, worked in a newsagent/post office, studied fine art and became an academic and artist, moved to the UK and became self employed as a keynote speaker and emcee, became a diversity, inclusion and disability consultant, freelance writer, editor of three disability focused magazines, then moved back to australia to work as a disability affairs journalist with the ABC, am now a sports journalist with ABC sport, with a side of emceeing, and am also now considering doing my PhD...

I’m glad to know I’m not alone in not being able to focus on one career/interest 😆

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

I love this Sarah! I am going to print it out and put on my kitchen wall for early morning grounding and mindset.❤

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

I love this list, even tho' I'm 71. Never too late to learn. ❤️

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

Never be the smartest person in the room.

No one likes being the butt of a joke. I volunteer regularly for that position.

Be kind to everyone, including yourself. No one is perfect. Don’t hold yourself to that standard.

Have fun. Every day.

Thanks for the list!

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

Thanks Sarah! What a great list.

I loved the pedestrian walkway one. I'd also add to this "Don't be that person talking on speakerphone or playing out loud audio from your IG / FB feed in public! What if we all did that??"

I loved all of these but re #25. I am a lifelong earplug user, I simply can't sleep in the same room or in a noisy room alone without them. I find that unless the earplug is slightly pointed at the front I can't get it in far enough. I've tried the ones that look like the Mack's ones (and many other designs) but I find the ones that have a bit of a point go in way easier after you roll them and smoosh them in.

Re #38 - do you do this even if you have carry on luggage that needs to go up top? I do only if I have a bag which can fit under the seat in front of me. On long-haul flights I normally have a wheelie bag and if I get on last there's no space left in the overhead lockers and it's either taken off me, or put at the other end of the plane etc. It riles me up when I see that people have un-considerately shoved little handbags, jackets and shopping bags up there, which can obviously go under the seat in front of them. Grrr. Am trying not to grouch about other people so much this year!

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Lovely. Your mind reports stuff which makes me feel comfortabler. 🙂

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Feb 11Liked by Sarah Wilson

•Point number 6

I find it very interesting

But I wish you could elaborate more as in wha do you mean when you say “I now let my body keep the score”

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

A brilliant read, thank you so much xx

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

Thank you Sarah, your list is wonderful. I am going to share this with my family. I have read your suggestion of using in a sentence "and this...", I am hoping you could direct me (us) to the thinking behind using it or how to put into context? I recently use suggestions from Brene Brown's work on rumbling conversation starters (it was great) - is it along similar lines?

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

A beautiful list. I suspect you have many more, dear Sar.

I'm so pleased your loved ones have poured love over and into you these past couple of months as they celebrated your milestone birthday with you.

Big love xx

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

Thanks so much for sharing 50 years of wisdom Sarah. Faithfully a follower X

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

This is wonderful Sarah. Thank you.

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

So good! Thank you. 🙏

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Feb 7Liked by Sarah Wilson

Happy Half Century year!!!! .. great advice. Thank you always for your honesty, thoughtfulness, wit & charm. Love reading your words... XB

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