Aging, Health, Midlife Transitions, Midlife Woman, Self Development, Self-Care, Uncategorized

Why Self-Care is Not Selfish

Like many women, I thought of self-care as selfish or indulgent, served up with an undercurrent of guilt. It seemed extravagant – like a weekend at a spa, rather than emotional first aid of the highest order. Like the classic example flight attendants give about putting on your oxygen mask first before helping others, it’s important to tend to yourself first. 

Business Women, Health, Inner Critic, Midlife Woman, Uncategorized

Monday’s Muse: Where I’m From – A Look Inside the Inner Critic

What makes the Inner Critic difficult to see and root out is that quite often it’s been a part of your landscape from the very beginning. It feels so familiar and normal to you that it becomes strangely comfortable. Spotting your critical self-talk is just as crucial to your emotional health as detection and treatment of a debilitating disease is to your physical health.

Business Women, Health, Life, Midlife Woman, Self Development, Self-Care, Uncategorized

Medicate Your Stress Symptoms With A Shot Of Laughter

Laughter is often said to be the best medicine. A shot of laughter can change your outlook and help you cope with stressful times. It unbridles you when you can’t see past your situation.

Aging, Business Women, Career, Health, Inner Critic, Midlife Transitions, Midlife Woman, Self Development, Self-Care, Uncategorized

How to Start Your Personal [R]evolution in 17 Bold Steps

That was the year as a midlife woman that I felt the undeniable call of my soul’s desire. That I felt the undeniable need to live with Intention, which meant casting aside so many things I’d been tolerating that were keeping me from becoming the woman I wanted to be. If you find yourself feeling this same sense of urgency, get ready to start your own [R]evolution™ by jettisoning these 17 things from your life. How many of them are you currently tolerating?

Business, Business Women, Career, Goals, Gratitude, Health, Life, Midlife Transitions, Midlife Woman, Self Development, Self-Care, Uncategorized

Life: What Happens When You’re Busy Making Other Plans

 "Paging Evelyn," I heard over the loudspeaker. "Paging Evelyn: your life is calling." I don't mean I literally received this message over a loudspeaker. It was more like one of those messages the universe likes to send us now and then when we're busy making other plans.

Business Women, Gratitude, Health, Life, Midlife Woman

The Gift of a Wound That Never Heals

I discovered that if I’m strong enough to be weak enough, I’m given a wound that never heals. It’s this gift that keeps my heart open. I discovered that joy – real joy that doesn’t deny what’s difficult in our lives – is a choice. Joy finds us when we’re willing to acknowledge that we belong – to ourselves; to another; to the world; to the mystery that is so much larger than ourselves.

Business Women, Health, Midlife Woman, Self-Care, Uncategorized, Work+Life Fit

Going Up The Down Escalator: Living With Work+Life Imbalance

In order to write this article I've spent a great deal of time thinking about and researching work+life fit, and looking for examples of severe work+life dysfunction among business women with family obligations who feel like they're barely treading water.

Aging, Business Women, Career, Goals, Health, Life, Midlife Transitions, Midlife Woman, Self Development, Uncategorized

A Midlife Do-Over: Creating the Life You Want

I refuse to refer to the transition that occurs for most women in midlife as a "crisis." While it's true that the word "crisis" means a crucial or decisive point or situation, or a turning point, it also has about it an air of instability bordering on hysteria.

Business Women, Health, Midlife Transitions, Midlife Woman, Self Development, Uncategorized

10 Reasons Superwoman Needs to Be Grounded

Resistance and perfectionism tend to go hand in hand. So many successful, high-achieving women find themselves stalled by these confines of the mind, by the need to be Superwoman. There's a sort of pas de deux women perform between these two extremes that has them both tap dancing in place and covering the length of the dance floor (while wearing a fifty pound pack on their backs).