Author Archives: Suzy Rosenstein

Why my layoff was the best surprise ever!

When I received a layoff notice four years ago this week, it was an unwelcome surprise. I was minding my own business, deep in thought at work when I got the knock at my door. I was told, “I need you for a meeting.” Even though I was caught off guard, I knew instantly something…

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Celebrating the accidental mom: Raising your sister’s child

This week I watched in awe as two of my closest friends celebrated a major transition with their sisters’ children. Each family situation was similar, but different. One lived in Florida. One lived in Ontario. One was the guardian of her 18 year old niece. The other the guardian of her 13 year old nephew.…

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Regret-proofing your midlife in Canada, eh?

I didn’t know I would end up as a midlife, American woman living in Canada. Nothing about my childhood would have indicated that this would be my path. In fact, I’m now a proud dual citizen. But as a kid, if someone would have asked me where I thought I would live at this point…

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Vulva hygiene and other midlife humor

Who knew that vulva hygiene could be a source of midlife humor? Well, on second thought, how could it NOT be? Seriously ladies…life can get pretty funny. Sometimes when you least expect it. Like at the OB-GYN. Let’s face it…the whole experience at these appointments is usually not fun or funny. The stress before. The…

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How to manage your urge to freak out

Sometimes it’s easier to freak out than not to freak out. Has this happened to you? Wait, why am I even asking. I know it has. How can it not? Life can be hard! And confusing. And stressful. And scary. Since I’ve become a life coach, I’ve seen first-hand how empowering the mindfulness strategies that…

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Why you should do something scary

We spend most of our lives trying to feel better, be more comfortable and avoid scary things. Most of us don’t go out of our way to do something that creates fear. Wouldn’t you agree? The older we get and more control we have over our lives, the more this seems to be so. Keep…

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Three incredibly simple ways to change your thoughts to create what you want

It’s not always easy to think intentionally. You know you have to change your thoughts. But you don’t yet believe your new thoughts. Sometimes, you also know that you’re in a funk. You feel it. You see it. You’re not happy about it. You’re stuck. And even though you sense that you know what to…

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Why quitting on yourself sucks

Quitting anything can be hard. It can be stressful and suck big time. But…it can also create a feeling of relief. We usually don’t think of quitting with little things. Quitting usually seems like a “big” thing. Especially in midlife…we’ve seen a lot of quitting by then. Let’s take a closer look. It’s pretty common…

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Toronto: DIY Mixed Media Vision Board!

Introducing Vision Board UNPLUGGED! A Life Coaching & Motivational Art Workshop Package just for you! It started out as a dream of mine and by partnering up with a local art studio, Studio p, I was able to bring it to life! Vision Board UNPLUGGED is all about blowing up the whole vision board concept.…

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Feeling “midlife stuck”? Take the first step!

  Sometimes you know it’s time to make a change, but you just can’t get your head around it. It’s so frustrating to be stuck like this – such a waste of time. This is a super common way to feel in the midlife transition years. You don’t think you’re having a midlife crisis, but…

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