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I am thankful for who I am!

Published on November 20, 2012 By Susan Tolles

The holiday season has officially arrived, and for those of us in the United States, this week we will celebrate a very early Thanksgiving Day. This is a time when we gather together and focus on the things we are grateful for, such as family, friends, our home, our freedom and our abundant provisions. Around more »

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 »

I’m Done Looking Like I’ve Got It All Together

Published on May 8, 2012 By Susan Tolles

Quite often, someone gives me a great compliment. “I admire you so much. You just have it all together.” Well, let me set the record straight: I don’t have it all together. What you see on the outside is the result of a lot of hard work, learning and growing over the past two years. more »

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 »

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 »

The story of Flourish Over 50, with Amy Dillon Live!

Published on June 29, 2011 By Susan Tolles

Listen to Susan’s interview with Amy Dillon, host of Amy Dillon Live!, a morning drive-time radio show on The Word FM in Austin, Texas. Susan shares her journey from “Now what?” to becoming a website developer, workshop leader, life coach, author and inspirational speaker. Get ready to rock with some Gospel music, then sit back more »