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Must-Have Apps for Women Over 50

October 3, 2014

Have you recently retired or started working from home? Being an independent manager of your home and life can be quite a chore, especially if you are accustomed to working on a team. Fortunately, our smartphones have evolved into capable assistants — if you know which apps are worth your time. Here are my must-have Apple more »

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4 Steps to Increased Gratitude for YOU

September 9, 2014
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There is a new discussion going around Facebook these days, called “The Gratitude Challenge.” People are challenging their friends to list three things they are grateful for, five days in a row. I was “tagged” by a former client today and began my five-day acknowledgement, knowing that it would be easy to complete because I more »

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Take Off Your Mask of Depression

August 17, 2014
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The tragic death of Robin Williams has stirred up so much conversation about depression, a difficult topic but one that is underappreciated for its seriousness and its effects on so many people. I have heard several interviews with his friends, and they all had at least one thing in common: Robin was always “on,” trying more »

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Get Over iT!

August 14, 2014
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I believe that everyone has a book in them. I knew there was one inside of me in my early 20’s, I just didn’t know what it was.  I struggled to work through my issues (my iTs) as I navigated through the decades of my life. I knew that I needed to get Over my more »

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6 Steps to Soar in the Empty Nest

August 13, 2014
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Summer is winding down 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 as you take your youngest to college. You’ve thought about it for years, maybe even dreaded it, and now reality hits. more »

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Are You Living an “Er-driven” Life?

August 11, 2014

Are you living an “er-driven” life? If you are like most women, you spend way too much time comparing yourselves to others, wishing you were young-er, smart-er, pretty-er, thin-er, creative-er, rich-er, and the list goes on and on. Instead of embracing your own unique gifts, you covet those of your friends or co-workers. Instead of more »

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Your Encore Career After 50

August 11, 2014

The following is a guest blog post by Menopause Expert Ellen Dolgen. Seems like when you’re raising kids or climbing the career ladder, it’s all about checking off ‘to do’ lists.  Constant activity, travel, ballgames and baby-sitters can make your head spin.  Suddenly, you’re done.  The kids leave the nest; your career is winding down, more »

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Are Your Fears Holding You Back?

August 4, 2014

I spend a lot of time talking to women who are stuck in a rut, craving more purpose and direction in life. They all want to feel vibrant and alive, but so many are held back by their own limiting beliefs, the negative self-talk that plays over and over in their minds. In all the more »

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Happy 50th Birthday, Hoda!

July 17, 2014

Hoda Kotb, co-host of The Today Show, is coming up on her 50th birthday, and it is being celebrated in a big way! The Huffington Post has partnered with The Today Show to find 50 Over 50, inspirational stories of people who have reinvented their lives after 50. Not only have I reinvented my own more »

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6 Steps to Creating Your Beautiful Legacy

July 14, 2014

I was speaking at a ladies’ brunch last week, and my topic was “Creating Your Legacy,” which resonates with so many midlife women. It seems that, once we reach the empty-nest, career-burnout, suddenly-single stage in life, we begin to question how we can continue to leave our mark on the world aside from our legacies more »

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Are You Sitting or Splashing?

June 21, 2014
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This week I spoke at the Women of Splendor Conference, and the theme of the event was “Splash Your Splendor.” As I was preparing my presentation, I thought of how most of us spend too much time in the shallow water, dipping our toes in where it is safe, instead of diving in to the more »

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Dating After 50: Is It Time for You?

June 10, 2014

I have joined the Founders of, a new site for singles over 50, to answer the top 10 questions they get from their readers. Why would I partner with a dating site?  I believe in their mission, their compassion for singles over 50, and their desire not just to be a dating site, but more »

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Back to School After 50?

June 10, 2014
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I work with many women who are experiencing career burnout, entering the empty nest, or recently divorced, and who are looking for a new way to be productive, fulfilled and financially stable. Often they ask “Should I go back to school?” Or “Is it too late for me to finish my college degree?” Let me more »

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The Dangers of Asbestos

June 2, 2014

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The Power of Authenticity

May 31, 2014

Do you often feel like you are hiding behind a mask? I hear that from so many women who are tired of trying to be someone they’re not really meant to be. We have filled so many roles, serving others and living as the world says we should, and it is exhausting! I had such more »

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Hello, Friend! I’m Back!

May 19, 2014
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It has been a very long time since you have heard from me. It was not by design that I disappeared for a while, but it was necessary, You see, I have been on my own personal journey, to places that caused me to search, discover, expand and re-emerge stronger and more free than ever more »

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My personal message for you

May 16, 2014

Thanks for viewing my personal message! I appreciate you so very much. Have you experienced rejection or abandonment that left its indelible mark on your life? Please share your comments below, and let me know how I can support your transformation to break free from those ties!

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Spring Cleaning for Midlife Toxins

May 15, 2014
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Are you ready for some spring cleaning? Not the kind where you clean out your closet, wash your windows or freshen up your home accessories. I’m talking about DEEP cleaning! Clearing your mind, body and spirit of the limiting beliefs that are keeping you from reaching your full God-given potential, so you can move forward more »

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A Mother’s Day Message for Unmothered Daughters

May 10, 2014
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Today, I want to acknowledge the women who approach Mother’s Day with a bit of sadness, resentment or even anger as “unmothered daughters.” You won’t be posting pictures of you and your mother on Facebook, and you won’t be having a special celebration with the woman who you called “mom” growing up. If you have children more »

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Life After 50: How to Bloom Abundantly

May 1, 2014
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Yesterday, I spent several hours working in my butterfly garden. The long unusually-cold winter had taken its toll on most everything that was still alive from last year, and I had a lot of pruning and re-planting to do. As I was enjoying the morning, I began thinking how my garden was much like the more »

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Tips for Healthy Eyes Everyone Over 50 Should Know

April 15, 2014

As our eyes age it is natural for our sight to deteriorate – but that doesn’t mean we can overlook the health of our eyes. These 9 tips will help make sure that you give your eyes the best chance of staying in tip top shape, so that you can see everything life has to more »

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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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8 Tips to Remain Healthy After 50

April 3, 2014
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 Last month, I spoke at women and heart events, plus co-hosting an event for Go Red! at the Allrecipes headquarters in Seattle. At each of these events I talked about replacing diet with lifestyle, and at the allrecipes event I demonstrated one great grain salad. Using the same quantities, we’ll switch up the salad 5 different 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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