Feeling stuck at work? How do you know when you’ve been at your job too long? There’s no one answer. Sometimes one week can be too long. Usually though, my clients talk about being in a job too long when they’ve been working at the same place for more than 10 years. That’s when I’ve...Continue reading
Ode to the Neighbourhood Empty Nest
Choosing the right neighbourhood to raise your family in is super important. I was pregnant with my first when we bought our first house. My husband pushed to move into this weird little dated community in the north end of the City of Toronto called “Bathurst Manor.” I hadn’t grown up in Toronto, so...Continue reading
Working Moms: Do You Need Regret Proofing 101?
Are you starting to have regrets about what you haven’t done yet in your life? Working moms tend to think they can do it all. Does this sound like you? I felt this way for sure. As a group, we are accomplished in so many areas. We do a lot, that’s for sure. I...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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....Continue reading
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...Continue reading
Are you rockin’ your midlife chapter?
Is this you? Are you living the life you thought you would be living by now? If you answered yes to that question, AWESOME! I’m a Life Coach who specializes in midlife. I’m looking for people like YOU to be on a new Facebook page called Midlife UNPLUGGED! This page will feature older and...Continue reading
The long-term job—a blessing and a curse
Who knew that my long-term job could be both a blessing and a curse? I never even imagined I would be the type to have a long-term job. Seriously. It didn’t seem like something that would have my name on it. I landed my first professional job in 1989. I remember it well. I...Continue reading
The power of old movies, memories and midlife
Memories from childhood are much easier with the help of old movies. Have you had the pleasure of watching old movies from your childhood? I did and it was amazing. My mom had the foresight to transfer all of the old 8mm movies to videotape in the late 80s. I lived about 500 miles...Continue reading