02/07/2014 04:05 pm ET | Updated Apr 09, 2014

Appreciate Your Age

February 6, 2014

Because of my 40th birthday, I've been thinking a lot about this milestone and also reflecting on age in general.  40 seems like a pretty big and important number, although it doesn't feel how I thought it would feel.  When I was younger, 40 seemed pretty old to me.  Now that I'm here, my perspective has changed quite a bit.

Given our cultural obsession with youth, beauty, productivity, status, and more -- as well as our ego-attachments to where we think we should be at certain ages in life -- it's easy to get caught in the traps of comparison, self-criticism, or disappointment in regards to the number of years we've been walking around on the planet.
In this video blog I talk about how we can embrace and appreciate the age we are right now, regardless of what the number is.  Feel free to leave a comment here on my blog about how this relates to you and what you do to appreciate your current age.