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?

Business Women, Career, Goals, Midlife Woman, Self Development, Uncategorized

Perfection & Procrastination: Two Sides Of The Same Coin

So many high-achieving women strive for this impossible state of being. But trying to do things perfectly takes much more than it can ever give: It robs your time, energy and sanity and doesn't make you happier or richer. But there's a way out. 10 ways in fact.  

Business Women, Career, Goals, Midlife Woman, Uncategorized

13 Personal Intentions Midlife Women Can Make to Replace Those Failed New Year’s Resolutions

I like to think in more positive terms about what it is I want 2022 to look and feel like. That means sitting down (or walking or whatever gets your mental juices flowing) and consciously deciding on the areas of your life you want to make the most impact on. And that impact doesn't have to be monumental. It can be subtle, barely perceptible shifts in the way you think, feel, act and plan.

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.

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Inner Affluence Manifesto

Like so many women I interviewed about how it felt to be moving into midlife, I experienced an uptick in my personal power, and an undeniable need to rid myself of any beliefs or expectations that were not authentically mine. I realized there needed to be a paradigm shift in the way we think about aging as a whole, but specifically how we think about women aging. It became non-negotiable - living my life with intention. And so I created this manifesto for you, the midlife woman.

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).

Business, Business Women, Career, Uncategorized

The Myth Of The C-Suite, Part 2

In Part 1, a number of different barriers that make up this labyrinth were identified: remnants of prejudice, resistance to women's leadership, leadership style, family life demands, and building professional relationships through networking. Only a small number of women have made the right combination of moves to arrive at the center of power, but for the rest there is no single turning point where their progress was diverted and the "prize" was lost.

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Self-Care and the Art of Denial

In early 2011 I spent three months offline and out of my office recovering from extensive surgery. Truth be told, it was life-saving, life-changing surgery. And that made it non-negotiable. For women like me, non-negotiable is often the only way self-care gets done.