On Birthday Reflections


As we wind down the year, I am winding down another decade of life. Being born on 12/25/60 makes it simple to keep track of time—I easily correlate my birthday with each passing decade.


I remember my 10th birthday in 1970 at a “fancy” restaurant in NYC. I asked my parents to take me so I could see for myself what the grown-ups were doing on a Saturday night.


In 1980, when I was 20, I introduced my family to my first boyfriend and blushed when my sister asked if I would marry him. Reader, I did.


By the time I turned 30 in 1990, I had lost both my parents and contemplated what it would mean to become a parent myself.


My 40th in 2000 was a time of soul searching. By then I had been married and practiced law for a long time. What did it mean if I chose to keep doing the same things for a lifetime?


By 50, I was starting to feel the stirrings of personal freedom. If I only had another 50 years (lol) what would they look like? This decade, starting in 2010, was an amazing journey of introspection and learning, leading to the formation of the Sattva Wisdom Center.


As I turn 60, I am truly excited by the future. I feel like I finally know myself and have gained real wisdom through the crucible of life experience. I am grateful for every bit of my past and truly savor the beauty of the present—luxuriating in the fullness of each moment with appreciation.


As we move forward from the difficulties of 2020, I know that we are emerging into a new future that will truly embody the ideals of the Age of Aquarius. This is a time for vision, for hope and for idealism.


Together we can make important and lasting changes that will make the future brighter for all humanity.


At the Sattva Wisdom Center we want to be part of this change. We have many offerings that are intended to provide tools to help you feel empowered, inspired and uplifted.


We invite you to join us and can’t wait to welcome you!


With love and light,


Denise

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