EP #295: Making Magic in Midlife: Hanging Out With Gray Whales


What You’ll Learn from this episode about Making Magic in Midlife: Hanging Out with Gray Whales:

  • Why a group of midlife women traveling together will likely be making magic when they are hanging with gray whales.
  • Why adventure travel can be the perfect way to challenge and delight yourself.
  • How being focused on one thing can be so settling and enjoyable.
  • How traveling with women can be extra supportive and nurturing.
  • Why adventure travel like this can help you overcome some personal fears and challenges.
  • What it’s like to be truly present and in the moment on a trip like this.
  • What highlights of the trip were from four very different perspectives.
  • Why journaling can be a valuable thing to do on a trip like this.
  • What it feels like to go home with a sense of accomplishment, confidence, and awe of nature and how that feeling state can help you on a daily basis.

Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle Podcast

Today’s episode is about creating magic in midlife and in this case while hanging out with the gray whales in Mexico. I’ve got a real treat for you on this today.

Join us for a “behind the scenes” look at the incredibly special and unique whale-watching experience that I planned in honor of my 60th birthday this year. If you’re a regular listener of the Women in the Middle Podcast, you may know that this is the same trip that I took 30 years ago; I’ve been dreaming about going back since then. For sure, it was the most spiritual experience of my life.

The Whale Watching Trip in Baja, Mexico

I booked the trip for February 2023 with the full intention to go alone. Little did I know that when I started talking about it, these three amazing “women in the middle” would join me! You’re going to love meeting them and hearing about our experience together.

The Midlife Adventure Travel Team

Barbara Churchill is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a leadership and life coach for high-achieving female leaders and entrepreneurs. She met Suzy at a whale-watching event hosted by the Life Coach School they both attended several years ago, so when Suzy mentioned she was going to Baja to see the whales again, Barbara didn’t hesitate to join her. They are kindred spirits in their love for whales.

Micke Fellows is from Seattle, Washington. She’s an empty-nester, outdoor enthusiast, and avid adventurer. Micke joined the Women in the Middle Academy feeling stuck and powerless. After working with Suzy and the other amazing women in the program, she recognized her two great passions and melded them into her midlife purpose, to empower young women to explore the outdoors.  She helps them to gain confidence by setting and achieving goals, take pride in what their bodies can do (rather than what they look like), and learn respect for nature and all living things.

Karen Wexler is currently living in Florida where she teaches yoga to the midlife+ community. She has taught yoga at my retreats and I thought she might want to join me in Baja after the whale excursion, but no! Karen was completely intrigued to come and meet the whales! We go all the way back to playing saxophone in our high school marching band together and have been close friends ever since.

Making Magic in Midlife

The collective best advice is that when an idea strikes you at a deep level for whatever reason…listen to your heart. Connect with your feelings. Don’t hesitate. Just do it. You won’t regret creating an experience for yourself that brings you joy!

NOTE: This episode has an “explicit” rating.

Featured in this Episode:

Baja Expeditions

NEW DOWNLOADABLE GUIDE!  Whale Watching Mindfulness Prompts to take your whale watching experience to the next level!

6 in 60 Blueprint for your 60th Birthday Celebration:

Ep 276: How to celebrate and honor yourself for your 60th birthday: https://suzyrosenstein.com/ep-276-how-to-celebrate-honor-yourself-for-your-60th-birthday/

Ep 75: Why it’s important to have a whale of a passion: https://suzyrosenstein.com/ep-75-why-its-important-to-have-a-whale-of-a-passion/

Ep 15: Why you need more women in your life: https://suzyrosenstein.com/women-in-your-life/

Connect with Suzy

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