When being green with envy is a good thing

  Have you ever had that not-so-wonderful shade of “green envy” wash over your body? You know what I mean. It was a time that you noticed you actually felt green with envy, or inadequate or envious because you wanted what someone else had. Now that you’re older, you may have even thought that you…

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12 Signs You Need a Change

Something isn’t quite right with you. You’ve been feeling it for awhile now, but it was hard to put your finger on. Maybe you’ve been at the same job for a really long time and need a change; perhaps you’ve had a milestone birthday. Maybe you or someone close to you had a serious illness.…

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The surprising truth about being too busy

Feel too busy? Being too busy. How often does this come out of your mouth? I noticed a few things about this thing we call “busy” when I was in my backyard recently. I was keenly aware of a particularly loud airplane. I wondered if there’s always been airplane noise like that or not. Has…

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How often do you think about what you want?

Did you ever wonder how you spend your “thinking time” on any given day? The first time I was asked to track time and do a time audit was at my first professional job as a tobacco use health educator in a health department. We needed to think about and tally up the time spent…

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Will you choose not to have regrets?

Regrets, I’ve had a few But then again, too few to mention I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway And more, much more than this, I did it my way You recognize the lyrics, right? Frank Sinatra did…

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Are you stuck in the muck of your mind?

Many of us feel stuck from time to time in our lives. Midlife. Mind muck. Stuck. Yuck. Feeling stuck is soooooo common when we roll into our midlife transition years. You know, milestone birthdays, 40s and 50s, perimenopause and menopause. We’ve been told that it’s a time of great opportunity. That doors can be opened…

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Hobby: Do you let yourself love what you love?

Most of us have some kind of hobby or leisure activity in our lives that we absolutely love. Music, knitting, scrapbooking, sewing, horseback riding, photography, painting, travel, dance, reading and the like. Some of us have pursued careers related to hobbies. Some of us haven’t yet…but are thinking about how to find time to do…

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Bye Bye New Year’s Resolutions

Just checking in… I know you probably made some shiny New Year’s Resolutions this year. Were they about a new job? Weight loss? Exercising more? How are they working for you? Just thought I’d ask. I really hope you’ve made the changes you wanted to make. But… Somehow, I doubt it. It’s quite possible I’m…

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Frenzied 40s: Midlife Moms

I had a particularly interesting chat last night with a friend about the frenzied 40s and midlife moms. She told me how much she liked my midlife blog and identified with how uncomfortably busy life can get in your 40s, when your kids are often still in school and your expenses are still high. And…

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When friends get a divorce…YOUR emotional fallout can surprise you

I remember the first time someone in my friend circle got a divorce in their 40s. We had gotten to know each other because our sons became good friends. We each had an “all boy” family and similar pets. I actually didn’t know the family that well, but felt like we did because we had…

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