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midlife, personal growth

The Not-So-Secret Secrets to Aging Well After 50

I’d love to whisper some incredible aging well secrets to you about how we can prevent wrinkles and stop time, but that ain’t happening. What can happen, however, is that you can learn to flex two of your over-fifty underused muscles – confidence and power – both of which play a leading role in aging well. Getting in tune with who you are on the inside can help you feel like you’ve filled your BPA-free stainless-steel earth-friendly refillable canteen at the fountain of eternal youth! The first not-so-secret anti-aging secret:…

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Mindset Matters | Tiny Steps Lead to Success

Your mindset matters and fuels the actions that add up to your success. If you desire to do something, deep down inside there is a part of you that believes you can. And when it seems like you’re not making any progress, or worse, you feel like you’re moving backwards, do not give up. Even treading water in the same spot is keeping your desire, your dream, your ability to succeed – alive. As I continue to say, you’ve got to be your own best cheerleader. The most important piece…

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midlife, midlife health & wellness, personal growth

The Case for Makeup and Bras

Do you think wearing makeup and a bra makes a woman less authentic? I have loved makeup since the first time my mother brought me to Woolworths at thirteen and let me buy a Bonne Bell gel blush and a powder blue Cover Girl eyeshadow. It felt like magic then and it still does. It makes me feel grown up and pulled together (much like wearing a bra, but without the discomfort). It’s a personal thing. And it’s absolutely not a judgement against women who prefer not to wear makeup (or…

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Setting Intentions: Living Our Best Life

You’ve decided to live your best life. If this is truly your intention, then you are already on your way. What is an intention? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines intention as a determination to act in a certain way, a clearer formulation or greater deliberateness; synonymous with intent, purpose, design, aim, and objective. If we want to live our best life, we can’t meander through our days without setting intentions. We can’t passively allow the wind and storms of life to blow us in whatever direction they choose. Nope, not having…

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Why you are the perfect age

What is the perfect age? Was is five or twenty-two or maybe we haven’t even reached it yet? Sometimes we see ourselves and our family members with our brains put on pause, not wanting to fully accept and embrace our own, or their, ages. It can be bittersweet to accept the passage of time and the evolution of who we, and our loved ones, are on this very day – not five, ten or twenty years ago – not even yesterday. Not acknowledging ourselves and our loved ones for who…

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How to Avoid Power Struggles in Relationships | Own Your Power

How to Avoid Power Struggles in Relationships There are inevitably going to be power struggles in some, if not every one, of our relationships. The answer to coping, surviving and perhaps thriving in these relationships requires less energy than you might think. Simply own your power and you won’t have to fight for it. There are relationships we can control by getting out of them, but more often, we have relationships that remain on-going (i.e. spouse, parent, sibling, boss, in-laws, ex…) whether we want them to or not. We can…

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