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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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Where do you live?

July 17, 2013
Comfort Zone

Iti’s Wordless Wednesday and this graphic needs no explanation. Where are you living now? Are you ready to make a move?

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The Transformative Power of Kindness

July 16, 2013

This video shows the transformative power of kindness, and how words can totally change a life. What do you think?

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Be a Better Girlfriend, Italian Style

July 15, 2013
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Italian women and their girlfriends—they stroll arm-in-arm through the streets, talking about their families or what went on that day, or their plans for tomorrow. They laugh, shop and walk their dogs together, taking time to really know one another. They have the relationship thing down, from the time they are young until they are more »

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FFFF Friday–My Estrogen Dominance, and More

July 12, 2013

It’s “Forgetful Frustrating Flabby Fabulous Friday” again, and today I’m back with the results from my blood test. Last week I wrote about discovering that I am estrogen dominant. You can read about that by clicking here. After getting the results back from the saliva test I did to test my hormone balance, I immediately more »

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Happy “Cheer Up the Lonely Day!”

July 11, 2013

Although this is a special day dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others, it really should be celebrated every day!  And it doesn’t have to be someone who is particularly lonely–we all need a little boost, don’t we? Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of some “cheering more »

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Back to School–at 80!

July 10, 2013
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From Pencils to Online Portals: Why I Chose to Continue my Education at the Age of 80 A Guest Post by Phyllis Rose People always ask me how I became a writer.  My answer is a simple one: When I was 3, I picked up a pencil and never put it down.  I like to more »

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Join Me in the No Sorry Zone!

July 7, 2013
Sorry Zone

How many times a day do you say “I’m sorry?” I was with a friend recently, and we began discussing how often we take responsibility for things that are really out of our control. “I’m sorry your party was rained out.” “I’m sorry you missed the luncheon today.” “I’m sorry but I don’t agree.” “I’m more »

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What have you been waiting for?

July 6, 2013
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When was the last time you did something for the first time? I love this quote, because it reminds me that I need to be learning new things and experiencing new adventures, especially in life after 50. “Exploring the side roads” along this journey saves me from the boredom of being stuck in a rut, more »

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It’s Forgetful Frustrating Flabby Fabulous Friday!

July 5, 2013
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It’s Friday. Should I call it forgetful, frustrating, flabby or fabulous? How about all of the above! Here’s why. Over the past year, I have noticed that my body is rebelling against me. Officially “post-menopausal,” I have moved through the time of intense hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats. I thought I was home more »

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Choose Yourself This Summer!

July 5, 2013
Donna O

This will be my first summer, ever, not to wear a bikini. At 61 I’m packing them away and moving into a tankini. Really sad when I have put in the effort to stay fit my whole life…and my skin betrays me! (To quote an unsympathetic aquaintance, “Quit bitching, I haven’t been able to wear one for 30 more »

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Adventures of a 50 Year Old Intern

July 5, 2013
Diane Thomas

As someone who left the full-time job market in the late 1980s to raise a family, I can tell you that the most important thing to know if you’re going back to work like I am is that the computer is definitely king. When I was called into my first meeting at Student Advisor, I more »

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Happy July 4th! With mixed emotions

July 4, 2013
statue of liberty 4th of July

As I was playing with my 9-month-old granddaughter yesterday, I began thinking about July 4th and what it represents, especially for her. I thought about the Declaration of Independence and the principles our country were founded on, by a courageous group of godly men who were trying to build a nation on freedom and trust. more »

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