Lisa Niver is ready to #DisruptAging! Are you?

 

I am honored to be quoted in the recent AARP article about the #DisruptAging event at Blogher 2016.

Melissa & Lisa Niver are ready to #DisruptAging! Are you?Lisa Niver @wesaidgotravel

Explorer, digital content creator, founder of We Said Go Travel

What was your takeaway from the evening?
It was wonderful to participate and be encouraged to “own” your age. I did not realize that I was missing out by not being willing to. Now I can take advantage by telling my whole story — with no “gaps.” Extremely helpful. 

How do you disrupt aging?
Doing! I’m about to turn 49. I want to do 50 new things before I’m 50.”

For my birthday in October, I spent just over three weeks in the Caribbean trying many new and adventurous things. I cannot wait to share all the photos and videos with you. I realized it was much easier to say yes to new things because I have a plan to try fifty new things.

Where normally I would have said NO, I said YES!

 

I have been reading books to help me get inspired, I highly recommend them to you as well:

  • I Dare Me: Cahn talks about “how I rebooted and recharged my life by doing something new every day.” After reading her book, I feel inspired to find 50 great new things to do!
  • Big Magic: As Gilbert tells us: “The central question upon which all creative living hinges is ‘Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?’” I believe that you do! I will keep hope for you as others kept hope for me when I could not see it. It is crucial that you live “a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear.
  • Year of Yes: In Shonda Rhimes’ book, Year of Yes, where she describes how after her sister told her, “You never say yes to anything,” her entire life changed. Those six words changed her life. She realized that often “if they had asked me I would have said no.” Amazingly “if they had asked me if I wanted to sit in the presidential box with President and Mrs. Obama at Kennedy Center Honors, I would have said no.” Rhimes shares her decision that she announced by text on her birthday to a few friends:  “Am going to say yes to anything and everything that scares me. For a whole year. Or until I get scared to death and you have to bury me.”

How will you own your age? Share your story of finding freedom in my Year of Yes. We are waiting to hear how you  find the spark to follow your dreams?

I loved Blogher 2016, here are my videos and interviews!

Lisa Niver is ready to #DisruptAging! Are you?

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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