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Permission to change

Published on June 18, 2013 By Susan Tolles

When you are ready for a new midlife reinvention journey, the first step is giving yourself permission to make a change in your life. This is a very difficult step for most of us since we have been conditioned to believe that we must put the needs of others first, and that we cannot follow more »

Terrified of Turning 50? Embracing the Power of Fear.

Published on March 10, 2013 By Susan Tolles

It’s okay to be afraid, because being scared can force you to make essential changes in your life. But it’s not okay to live in fear. Living in fear will stop you from living your life. Read about harnessing your fear!

Are You Ready to Try Something New?

Published on March 7, 2013 By Susan Tolles

Pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones can be healthy and invigorating. Try something new- it doesn’t need to be overly expensive or life-threateningly wild. It will be rewarding on many levels.

Divorce Stinks – Here’s Your Second Chance

Published on July 17, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Divorce does stink. Now take a step back into your objective self, & use the tools you have to begin living again & planning your future.

I’m done! Now what?

Published on June 21, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Women over 50 are changing themselves along with the world. No longer are they content to stay home, go to book club, play bridge and watch the world go by as their mothers did at this age. Now, they are reinventing themselves for something better and taking on life with a new spirit and tenacity more »

My Own Midlife Crisis

Published on June 2, 2012 By Susan Tolles

I can still remember the day when it hit—who was I, and where on earth was I headed? I was sitting at my computer, exploring such sites as Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com and Craigslist, looking for a job that would fit my skills, satisfy my need to be productive and afford me the schedule I really wanted. more »

Divorced Women: Stop Waiting on Your Weight!

Published on May 16, 2012 By Susan Tolles

“As soon as I lose those extra pounds and fit into my old jeans, I’ll enjoy life again. I’ll finally be able to do the things that I’ve been putting off because of my dissatisfaction with my looks.” Has this ever been you? Don’t miss this article, written for all women of all sizes.

Unemployment After 50: Are You Doomed?

Published on April 4, 2012 By Susan Tolles

It has been reported that men and women over 50 have an especially difficult time finding employment. Read about finding meaningful work after 50, and disprove this negative notion.

I’m Done With Loneliness and Bucket-Dippers

Published on March 15, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Girlfriends. They can light up your life. They can suck the life right out of you. So, if there is this dichotomy among the women in our lives, why is it so hard to let go of those who don’t build us up? One of the most difficult parts of my reinvention journey was realizing more »

Wisdom for middle-aged women

Published on March 13, 2012 By Susan Tolles

I recently had the pleasure of visiting with Susan Hess Logeais, former professional ballerina, Wilhelmina Model and actress, and Founder of Hot Flash Films PDX. From a very early age, Susan’s life was shaped by a world that focused on sacrificing everything to stay thin and beautiful, and her journey from teenager to young model more »

I’m Done Putting Myself Last

Published on February 28, 2012 By Susan Tolles

One of the things I’ve struggled with is putting myself on the top of my to-list in this midlife transformation. I’ve always been the caregiver, the one who volunteered for everything no matter what my schedule looked like, the unselfish mom and friend who seldom allowed myself to take a breather. I felt guilty when more »

I’m Done Living in the Past

Published on February 16, 2012 By Susan Tolles

One of the hardest parts of taking a giant step forward when experiencing a midlife crisis is letting go of the past. For most middle-aged women, our identities are wrapped up in our children, home, volunteer work or career. We hold on to our past hurts, grudges and anger and allow them to permeate the more »