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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?

Inner Critic, Midlife Woman, Self Development, Uncategorized

Becoming Your Own Best Friend: Ridding Yourself of Your Inner Critic

Do you treat yourself as your own best friend - with compassion and caring - or do you fill your day with negative self-talk and self-critical messages? Are you more in touch with the things you feel are weaknesses about yourself that you are what makes you unique and special?

Aging, Business, Business Women, Career, Goals, Life, Midlife Transitions, Midlife Woman, Self Development, Uncategorized, Work+Life Fit

Finding Personal Meaning Is An Inside Job: 5 Essential Competencies Women Need To Tackle To Successfully Launch A ReCareer

For women, the second half of life brings with it many career choices and questions. For some women, continuing in a current career doesn’t fulfill personal, spiritual or financial needs as it once did. For others, re-entering the workforce has become a necessity due to the changes in the economy. In either case, a ReCareer may be the answer. What is a ReCareer?

Business Women, Midlife Transitions, Midlife Woman, Self-Care, Uncategorized

The Free Fall: When Letting Go is the Right Thing to Do

Are there times in your life when you feel the overwhelm so heavy it's like you've got anchors attached to your high heel shoes? You know you need to do something, anything, to break free of the fog, but you feel paralyzed by doubt, fear, guilt, even anger. 

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Separate Stories

The point of this post isn’t about passing judgment on whether a woman who has kids should work outside the home or not. Or remain in an unfulfilling marriage. It’s about a woman living one life and opening up to the reality of what that life is not  - and what it could be.

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, Midlife Transitions, Midlife Woman, Self Development, Uncategorized

Self-Portrait in a Purse

Since I’m often rooting around in my mountain of a purse looking for a pen, it got me thinking that what’s in your purse is a self-portrait of sorts. The items tell a story; give others a glimpse into who and what you are.

Business Women, Inner Critic, Midlife Transitions, Midlife Woman, Self Development, Uncategorized

WHAT’S UP WITH SELF-SABOTAGE?

Having the confidence to take risks and to stay the course when things feel daunting and scary begins with knowledge. Your very own "insiders knowledge" on how you really think and feel about things.  It starts with shining a light on your own saboteur;  getting to know what triggers it to show up; learning what it's dysfunctional little habits… Continue reading WHAT’S UP WITH SELF-SABOTAGE?

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Is This All There Is?

The first time I asked the question: "Is this all there is?" I was sitting in my comfortable living room in my comfortable home, a stunning view of green trees and bright flowers outside my window. I was asking it at a time when I had a great job and loving husband and good health and fabulous friends. And yet, the question was there, certain and clear: "Is this all there is?"

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.