Life Stages Continued, Part 1: Unfolding Possibility

Aviv Shahar with Daphne Neveras-Lupfer

August 27, 2021
life stages unfolding

The journey of life will lead us through many stages or phases that mark our growth and change, not just physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Our family life and careers may change dramatically from our early 20s into our 40s and 50s and beyond. How we think and feel about moving from one phase to another can significantly affect our wellbeing, happiness and sense of satisfaction with the journey.

Moving into a new stage doesn’t mean we reach a destination, an end point, and the journey is complete. Each new phase brings with it the chance to renew, regenerate and to continually re-form our future.

This series of conversations will explore the attitudes, perceptions, behaviors and strategies that will enable us to not just continue, but accelerate growth and development in a life journey of continually unfolding possibility.

I feel like if I arrive at a destination, then it's over. There are destinations along the way that I would like to visit, but I do feel like I am on a journey that will take me beyond. We don't know what happens after we die. We can guess, but we don't know for sure. I just feel like that is one milestone on the journey. So I feel like I'm on the trip.
Daphne Neveras-Lupfer

Daphne Neveras-Lupfer

Daphne Neveras-Lupfer

I recently retired from a successful and fulfilling Information Technology career growing and supporting a Fortune 100 company.  A critical goal, shaping the entirety of my professional career was effective life balance between family and work.

I started exploring religion and developing my search for truth and meaning during my teen years when I first attended Catholic Mass. My inquiries have since taken two pivotal turns: when a former colleague introduced me to the Unity movement and when I discovered the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the precepts of Buddhism.

Aviv Shahar

Aviv Shahar

Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting, helping leaders unleash strategic innovation, and is the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.