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What Steals Our Joy and How to Stop It

We’re all familiar with the saying that comparison is the thief of joy. Yet knowing that, how often do we still find ourselves unnecessarily bummed because we allowed unhealthy comparisons to sneak into our minds? And psssst… our kids are doing it to themselves too. It’s all around us – from our careers, to our homes, to our vacations, to holiday shopping, to the cars we drive, to our marriages, even down to our kids. No one is consciously keeping track of each other’s lives, but comparisons still manage to…

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Living Your Best Life After 50 – Separate from the Drama

Stop Letting OPS Mess with Your Head! Living your best life after 50 (or really any age) includes keeping a healthy separation between your emotions and other people’s drama. What I learned this last weekend comes down to this: Their sh*t ain’t my sh*t! It’s a lesson in learning how to hear and digest hateful angry words and being able to let it go and find a healthy perspective. Admittedly, it took me a few days to work through this. Ultimately, I needed to consciously recognize that the situation was…

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What I Learned from My Midlife Whole30

At the end of the summer, fed up with feeling bloated, gross and not my best, I decided to embark on a midlife Whole30. I didn’t do it specifically to lose weight, although I did lose several pounds, which was a bonus and helpful for fitting back into my fall non-stretchy pants. I wanted to figure out how I could reduce the number of migraine headaches I was having, lessen the achiness in my finger joints – and control my eternal addiction to sugar (aka, the devil). I generally cook…

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Midlife Mental Health

Curate Uplift for Your Midlife Mental Health

Much that’s written about life after fifty focuses on our physical well-being but not as much attention is given to midlife mental health. At any age, mental health is crucial to our well-being. From childhood straight into midlife and beyond – how we think is interconnected with how we feel. Most of us have experienced how anxiety can lead to a stomachache and headache. We don’t need to be doctors or psychologists to understand how stress and worry can make us physical ill. “Stress can increase hormones like adrenaline and…

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For Crying Out Loud, I Need a Good Cry!

I started writing an inspirational go-for-your-dreams post because much of the time I do feel inspired… but you know what? I’m not feeling it today. Today, I feel like I need a good cry. I haven’t yet (and I’m NOT a crier) but, hey, the day is still young. And so what? Maybe a good cry is exactly what we need some days. By fifty, the secret is out. Life isn’t always rainbows and unicorns. Things don’t always go our way. Life doesn’t always play out the way we’d like…

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Five Big Reasons Why Being Over Fifty is Flipping Fantastic!

Ok, so I’ll admit there are some bummers about being over fifty, but let’s not focus on those today. Instead, let’s celebrate five big reasons it’s flipping fantastic to be over fifty! 1. Clarity. We are now at the top of the hill where we can see more clearly the stuff that matters in life and the crap that doesn’t. We’re old enough to have lost loved ones and to have watched friends suffer through diseases, divorces and tragedies. We clearly understand that with a few decades of life left…

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