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4 Steps to Increased Gratitude for YOU

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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

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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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6 Steps to Soar in the Empty Nest

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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?

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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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Are Your Fears Holding You Back?

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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!

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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

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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?

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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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Back to School After 50?

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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 Power of Authenticity

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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!

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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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Spring Cleaning for Midlife Toxins

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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

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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

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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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Accepting Your Over-50 Body

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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 Steps to Get Out of Your Rut

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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 feel like they are driving aimlessly through life with no purpose or plan. Loneliness, depression and a sense of more »

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3 B’s for Holiday Sanity

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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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It’s time to play dress-up again!

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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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Rest Well

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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

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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?

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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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Moving Toward Retirement with Purpose

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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!

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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!

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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

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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 »