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midlife, personal growth

Why You Feel Lonely Even When You’re Not Alone

We don’t have to be physically alone to feel lonely. The number of people who feel lonely (even when in the company of others) is epidemic. Feelings of loneliness can affect anyone from children, to teens, to us fifty-somethings, straight on through to the elderly. Loneliness can be at the root of other emotions that keep us from moving forward and living life fully, like sadness, depression, self-doubt, and unworthiness. Loneliness can make us feel disconnected from others and sometimes even from ourselves. Lonely on the outside Some people are…

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midlife, personal growth

The Little Things in Life are the Big Things

Why the little things in life are actually the big things… If you’re like me, you’ve got plenty of goals and dreams that seem super possible on sunny days. However, on the grayer days it’s easy to feel discouraged and defeated when we don’t see the amount of progress we’d hoped for. We can get fixated on the bigger picture, the end game, and start to feel down on ourselves because we lose sight of an appreciation for the little things in life. The little things that can make us feel…

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midlife, personal growth

Five Ways to Help Overcome Worry

When anxiety is draining your energy and dragging you down it’s time to try new strategies to overcome worry. Worry is a part of the human condition, but it doesn’t have to be such a big part of our life. We can literally worry ourselves sick and in the end, the worry doesn’t change anything. It makes zero impact on how things turn out. There is no worry-to-positive-outcome ratio. Worry is simply a nuisance and drains our energy. So, let’s talk about five ways we can help ourselves overcome worry…

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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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midlife, personal growth

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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