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midlife, personal growth

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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midlife, personal growth

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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midlife, midlife health & wellness, personal growth

How to fuel your spirit with the right morning routine

About a year ago, after reading several inspiring personal growth and motivational books written by powerful, successful women, I established a spirit-fueling morning routine of my own. Just ten minutes, doing the things that seemed to help me feel grounded and grateful, calm and nourished, and focused on what I wanted to accomplish that day. A few moments of still and peace before the chaos of the day begins. I found it incredibly helpful and useful for pruning down my normal nearly two-hundred to-dos to fewer than ten tasks that…

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midlife, personal growth

Midlife: A time to build your dream life

If you want to live your dream life, you can. You read that correctly. But it first requires believing it’s possible and then it demands taking some actions. After fifty, our vision gets clearer (although most of us are now wearing readers to read!) about what is truly important in life, and what can fall to the wayside. Our fifties is a decade of truth. A reckoning, a coming to terms with our authentic self and what we still desire, or perhaps newly desire. Where we want to live, how…

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midlife, personal growth

Drop the Coverup: Awakening Your Midlife Body Confidence

There’s no time or place that our level of body confidence (and/or body shame) comes into play more than summertime at the beach. There’s something about the intense heat and brilliant sunshine that makes us want to be wearing as little as possible. But when we actually get on the sandy beach in the bright light of day, many of us have a bit of challenge feeling confident as we drop the coverup. Yet, every summer during our annual vacation week at the beach, I come away with the same…

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midlife, midlife health & wellness, personal growth

Breaking free from the heavy weight of guilt

Guilt, schmilt. Are you tired of carrying the heavy weight of guilt because you’re not able to do everything for everyone? By midlife, we’ve been making choices in our lives for decades. We have had to make decisions daily, even hourly, because we can’t be everywhere and everything to everyone – all at the same time. Noticing, understanding and shining light on our superfluous feelings of guilt can help us be more giving, compassionate people, and lead to living a more positive life. The choices we have made and continue…

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