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Accepting Your Over-50 Body

Posted by on April 14, 2014 at 9:44 am

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

Posted by on March 2, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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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3 B’s for Holiday Sanity

Posted by on December 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

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!

Posted by on October 10, 2013 at 9:31 am

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?

Posted by on September 27, 2013 at 12:42 pm

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

Posted by on September 26, 2013 at 4:28 pm

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

Posted by on September 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

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?

Posted by on September 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

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

Posted by on September 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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!

Posted by on September 18, 2013 at 9:34 am

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!

Posted by on September 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm

  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

Posted by on August 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

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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My God and the Lotus Flower

Posted by on August 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

Yesterday,  I was presented with a concept that I had never thought about—someone told me that my “branding” around the lotus flower has Buddhist overtones. To say I was shocked is an understatement! That had never crossed my mind, and just the thought of projecting a belief contrary to my deep Christian faith sent me more »

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Spread YOUR Wings in the Empty Nest!

Posted by on August 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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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FFFF Friday-estrogen dominance, Vitamin D and Tabata!

Posted by on July 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

It’s “Forgetful Frustrating Flabby Fabulous Friday” again, and today I’m back with an update on my battle with estrogen dominance, Vitamin D deficiency and more. I recently wrote about discovering that I am estrogen dominant. You can read about that by clicking here. I was fed up with feeling tired, fat, and like I had PMS constantly. Estrogen more »

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A lesson in saying “NO!”

Posted by on July 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

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

Posted by on July 23, 2013 at 9:54 am

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?

Posted by on July 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm

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?

Posted by on July 17, 2013 at 8:41 am

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

Posted by on July 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

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

Posted by on July 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

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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Alkalize Your Body for Optimal Health

Posted by on July 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Yesterday, I wrote about receiving the results from my comprehensive blood test, which followed the discovery that I am estrogen dominant. In addition to a very low Vitamin D level, I have a slightly acidic body. Today, I am re-posting an article from Nutritionist Chris McKee telling us how to alkalize our bodies with a more »

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FFFF Friday–My Estrogen Dominance, and More

Posted by on July 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

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!”

Posted by on July 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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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Inspiration for Wordless Wednesday

Posted by on July 10, 2013 at 8:50 am
 
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