Do you feel gratitude for some of past decisions that set you up for happiness now? I love thinking about gratitude and how to be more intentional about happiness and life in general, don’t you? Feeling more gratitude is always a great idea and thinking about it this way is a great little exercise....Continue reading
How tap dancing helped me regret proof my life
I hadn’t thought about tap dancing in years. But then I turned 50 and I started thinking about potential regrets. All kinds of thoughts began swirling in my head when I approached this notable milestone. I decided that my favorite thing to do would be to go on a trip with my best friend,...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...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
Turning 50? Lots of ways to leave your 40s
Turning 50 is so interesting. On just about every level. I hate the idea of a “bucket list when you turn 50.” Really, it turns me off. It’s not that I don’t want to embrace the fact that I’m growing older. I just don’t like the idea of talking about things I really want...Continue reading
Time flies when you’re a super busy mom!
A little over 10 years ago, my mom and I had an enlightening conversation. “Well” she said. “It took me 30 years, but I finally did it.” “What do you mean?” I asked. “I finally lost my baby weight.” she answered. I didn’t know how to respond. I laughed of course….and then I paused....Continue reading