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Reflections on Just Rolling with It at 46

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Just Rolling with It

January 20 · Issue #80 · View online
Pursuing our dreams, not theirs. http://justrollingwith.it

Ideas on balancing entrepreneurial drive with wellness, bringing to life new ideas, while living well ourselves, and making space for what matters in a well-balanced life.

Hi,
I turn 46 today. It feels like a beneficial time to reflect. I do that best in writing. I decided to do it here, after much deliberation, as I try and make JRWI more about us and less about me.
My hope is you may find something in the reflection beneficial. My gratitude for indulging me.
JRWI began when I turned 40. That number didn’t spark it. A set of feelings did. The feels were fear and discontent.
The tools I was using to numb myself from the fear stopped working. By that I mean they stopped numbing me to the point I could ignore the fear and discontent.
That year started a slow roll onto the path. A bike accident at 41 kick-started the journey. Having our son at 42 renewed my sense of urgency to pursue the path.
Gratitude is the most prevalent feeling I acknowledge now. Fear’s still a daily companion. Anxiety is too. Overall though, I feel grateful for working with these and other challenging emotions in healthier and more beneficial ways.
Hope and happiness are appearing more often too. I feel healthier mentally, emotionally and physically than ever before in my life. This all feels pretty special.
This newsletter plays a major role in the path’s evolution. I feel very grateful for each of you.
Your feedback adds fuels to my internal fire 🔥 Please, keep it coming 🙏
Reflections like this lead me to believe JRWI works. The intention is that sharing my experiences helps you find your own JRWI path. Please let me know what else I can do along these lines.
A couple ideas I’m kicking around are -
  • A more regular podcast
  • Online community gatherings, where we would meet each other virtually, and I’d be glad to answer questions and/or facilitate conversations around topics of interest
Let me know by replying directly to this email…
Catch you next week, with my gratitude,
Chris
Semi-Random Thoughts
My partner, Yelena, and I took our first Ayurvedic cooking class yesterday. I feel excited and inspired by what we learned. One big eating shift I’ve made with JRWI is that I’m focusing on how I feel after I eat, instead of how I feel while I’m eating.
The basic recipes we made in class yesterday struck a beneficial balance between the two. I look forward to diving into this more. Drop me a line if this is an interest of yours, too. I think there may be a one or two Ayurvedic practitioners subscribing. I’d love to hear from you 🌱 🌞
Current Reading List
The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan by Andy Couturier
Music of the Week
Letting Go by Osunlade | Mr Osunlade | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Podcast of the Week
How People Power Generates Change | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com
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