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What's stopping you?

If you're feeling like you're ready for change, or you reached a milestone and suddenly feel empty or something is not quite right but you don't know what, you've come to the right place.

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Whether you’re looking for a new story, sending kids off to school, leaving a long standing career for retirement, or something else entirely, you can reinvent yourself. This is something I believe deeply.

Launched in 2018, Aging Courageously will inspire and strengthen you to make your dreams real at EVERY age. Rather than follow the social momentum of slowing down as you get older, with Aging Courageously it’s never too late to feel engaged and passionate about your life.

Whether it’s a journey to find your true voice and intuition, letting go of the past, taking baby steps in the direction of something new, or learning how to live with change, we are here for you.

Meet the Founder

Meet the author

I’m Kirsten. I guide people in restoring their sense of self through major life changes.

How did this become my life?

When I was little, I felt like every time I considered a career for myself I was deciding on something that would stick for the rest of my life. I’d always be Kirsten the _______ [fill in the blank]. Honestly, being put in a category like that scared me. So, I decided I didn’t have to just do one thing. I researched brain cancer in a genetics laboratory at Mayo Clinic, curated exhibitions at an Austrian ethnographic museum, worked as the head baker in a farm to fork bakery on a fruit orchard, and got a Master’s degree where I studied populations and aging. After it all, I was sure there was something more for me.

That something more turned out to be sharing my own story. I wrote a book called “In My Own Skin”. It’s memoir about my story of loss, love, and growing up. In my story, my dad died when I was 14 and my family was in a car crash and my mom decides to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor by going to medical school at age 48. Reflecting on the choices and circumstances that have shaped my life, I want to help you love who you are and make your dreams possible from where you’re standing right now.

That’s why I’m here at Aging Courageously. I know what it’s like to start something new again and again. I know intimately how change can uproot every sense of self you have and what it takes to find yourself again. I believe when we tune into our exquisite consciousness and welcome the shifts that lead us to something new, we restore meaning to each moment of our lives. It’s never too late to make your dreams real!

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