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Accepting Your Over-50 Body

April 14, 2014

Aging gracefully is difficult when it comes to our changing bodies. It is almost like some alien force takes over and brings with it extra weight, a slower metabolism and “curves” where they never existed before. Here are my “ABCs” of accepting your body, and your value, in life after 50.   Accept that your more »

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5 Tips for Personal Spring Cleaning

April 9, 2014
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Spring is a time when we want to clear away the clutter for a fresh start. We have been “hibernating” through the winter months, focusing more inward in our own daily lives. Warmer weather, clear blue skies and a greener landscape energizes us to “lighten up” in every area—from our diets to our households—and our more »

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Dating After 50: Boost Your Confidence!

April 2, 2014

From a Single Woman Over 50: What can I do to regain the confidence in my dating game?  Whether you are entering the “dating game,” changing careers or following a long-held dream, the fear of the unknown can paralyze you from taking even a small step in a new direction. Instead of experiencing the joy more »

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5 Reasons to Embrace Aging

April 1, 2014
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From a woman over 50: How can I get myself to own my age? There is so much pressure from the world to be younger, smarter, prettier, thinner, etc. etc. etc. We are bombarded with “anti-aging” messages, making us feel like getting older is something to be feared! The great thing is that there is more »

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5 Steps to Get Out of Your Rut

March 2, 2014

The more I talk to women from all walks of life, the more I hear “I feel like I am stuck in a rut, spinning my wheels with no way to get out.” Too many women over 50 feel like they are driving aimlessly through life with no purpose or plan. Loneliness, depression and a more »

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Women Over 50, Love Yourselves!

February 18, 2014
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February, the Month of Love. This is the time when we traditionally spend extra time and effort telling special people just how much we love them–our husbands or “significant others,” our children, family members and friends. But for women: how often do you tell yourself that you love you? Loving yourself means giving yourself permission more »

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Retirement After 50? I Don’t Think So!

January 28, 2014
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Women over 50 are changing themselves along with the world. Retirement is not even on their radar, and they are not going to stay home, read and watch the world go by as their mothers did at this age. That will come much later. Now, they are reinventing themselves for something better and taking on more »

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3 B’s for Holiday Sanity

December 16, 2013

Christmas is just around the corner and, for me, that generally means busy days filled with family, cooking and shopping. The season can also be a time of stress, when exhaustion takes over, replacing the joy that should be present in every day. My coach (yes, even coaches have coaches!) recently shared some tips with more »

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6 Tips to THRIVE During the Holidays

December 3, 2013

Are you already overwhelmed with the holiday rush? Every year, we approach the season with a bit of dread, expecting that we will be stressed out more than we are blissful, and hoping that we can just make it through the month of December. Here are a few tips to help you actually THRIVE in the more »

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Lani Hall Alpert’s Emotional Memoirs

November 18, 2013

I had the pleasure of interviewing Lani Hall Alpert about her first book, Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories, a collection of ten short works of fiction and non-fiction, set against the backdrop of her home city Chicago. From singing to writing, Lani shared how she found freedom and confidence through words. Her vivid and powerful stories will more »

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Have you had your melanoma screening?

November 6, 2013
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As an Ambassador for RoC® Skin Care Products, I have the privilege of receiving great information on maintaining healthy skin. That goes beyond basic skin care, including prevention of melanoma.  When I received recent statistics about this deadly cancer, I quickly said that I would publish this data, for a very personal reason. My husband has more »

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It’s time to play dress-up again!

October 10, 2013
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Do you know who you want to be “when you grow up?” Can you vision living the life that fills you with joy, purpose and ease? When we were little girls, we role-played as nurses, movie stars, teachers and princesses.  We let our imaginations run wild as we assumed any persona, with no limitations to more »

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Are you playing small?

September 27, 2013

This morning, I read a blog post by Seth Godin, and in it he said “we have a surplus of average” in the world. I immediately thought of the powerful quote from Marianne Williamson that so beautifully makes the case for “playing big.”  We were created to be more than average. How are you living more »

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Rest Well

September 26, 2013

Are you resting well? Last week, our pastor began an 18-month journey through Genesis, and on week two, discussed the concept of “resting well.” He pointed out that, from the beginning of time, rest was built in to creation. God formed the heavens and the earth, all the vegetation and animals, and finally man and more »

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3 Steps to a Happier Life

September 25, 2013
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I saw an interview with Marci Shimoff recently, and she had some great points that need to be shared. Marci is a #1 NY Times bestselling author, a celebrated transformational leader, and one of the nation’s leading experts on happiness, success, and unconditional love. She wrote Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason, more »

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Are you stuck in a rut?

September 23, 2013
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Are you stuck in a rut? Being in a rut is comfortable. It doesn’t require any energy, vision, or courage. In your rut, you can simply exist as you have always been, gradually getting deeper and deeper in the mud that extinguishes your brilliance. Before you know it, you are so deep that you can’t more »

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September 23, 2013

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Moving Toward Retirement with Purpose

September 21, 2013
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Are you close to retirement? If you have had a long career that is winding down, chances are you are looking to the future with mixed emotions. First, there is the anxious anticipation of having more free time to do the things you love to do. Then, there is the fear of the unknown.  How more »

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Beware of the Energy Vampires!

September 18, 2013
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I was talking with a friend recently who was starting a new business, and she had hit a major roadblock. Although she knew she was following her life purpose, focusing on a new way to serve women through coaching, the critical comment of one “friend” had totally derailed her.  All that she had accomplished toward more »

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Happy International Women’s Friendship Month!

September 13, 2013
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  I am constantly reminded about the value of having girlfriends. We can’t do life alone! It is so very important for us to have cheerleaders, accountability partners, listeners, advisers, and women who bring joy and energy to our lives. Knowing that we have certain people we can count on for anything we need is more »

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3 Lessons I Learned Over the Summer

August 21, 2013

What happened? Summer has whizzed by and September is right around the corner.  Two-thirds of the year is behind us, and Christmas decorations have been in Hobby Lobby for weeks! As I have been creating my new program “Reinvention Road Trip” for you and writing an eBook, I have been laser-focused on writing, learning and more »

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Spread YOUR Wings in the Empty Nest!

August 6, 2013
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Summer is waning (though you wouldn’t know it by the heat!) and for many families, the kids are headed back to school. For some of you, this is not your normal “back to school,” but also the beginning of your Empty Nest. You’ve thought about it for years, maybe even dreaded it, and now reality more »

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A lesson in saying “NO!”

July 23, 2013
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Do you have trouble saying the word “NO?” For most women, that word is not even in our vocabulary! We think that we have to do everything for everyone, whether we really want to or not. If we don’t do it, who will? And if someone else does do it, it certainly won’t be done more »

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Your Midlife Reinvention Journey

July 23, 2013
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Ahhh, summer. Even as an empty-nester, I look forward to slowing down in June to re-focus and recharge.  For many of us, summer includes a vacation getaway, going to a place that may bring adventure, excitement, rest, contentment and a sense of accomplishment when plans go as expected, or even better. Planning a vacation is more »

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What are you waiting for?

July 18, 2013

In my previous blog post about your  Midlife Reinvention Journey, I mentioned throwing out the heavy baggage that is holding you back so you can break free and enjoy the road ahead. But way too many people can’t even take a small step in that direction! They keep stalling, spinning their wheels and digging deeper more »

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