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Letting Go of What Doesn’t Serve You Anymore

Letting go of what no longer serves us is challenging, but it’s nearly impossible to keep moving forward and expanding into the life we want, without doing so. Clearing away self-defeating thoughts, unhealthy habits, suffocating clutter (and sometimes even the company of energy-depleting people that are keeping us stuck) is what we must do if we genuinely want to grow and move forward. We know we need to do this, so how do we begin? Start by looking around you and then inward at yourself. Where are you headed? Is that…

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Experience the Moment – Even if You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

I’d bet it hasn’t been that long since you’ve had a day when you felt down, disappointed or overwhelmed. Yesterday was overwhelming for me, as some days are for all of us. Yet, even after a crappy day, we can admit that we don’t want to rush through the days of our life (even the messy hard ones) and then look back later with regret about how we didn’t experience each day of our life more fully. But what if experiencing the day more profoundly, more mindfully present in the…

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Embracing Gray Hair or Not | Living Our Best Life After 50

Embracing Gray Hair or Not – Own What Happens to You Naturally Have you noticed? There is a gray hair revolution going on and it’s sweeping the nation! More and more women are embracing their gray hair, at whatever age it shows up – and rocking it with confidence and beauty. “What makes this movement feel so revolutionary… it’s about women owning what happens to us naturally.” – Deanna Pai, beauty writer, glamour.com It is natural – and it represents what is key: our individual choice. Today many of us have…

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How to Reach Goals Despite Obstacles | Make the Life You Want Happen

How to Reach Goals Despite Obstacles Don’t Let these 3 Things Stop You from Making the Life You Want Happen There’s lots of talk about mindfulness – being in the present moment with full sensory appreciation of what is. Gratitude is the fastest way to feeling peace and fulfilment. But mindful appreciation doesn’t mean you can’t want more. Pushing yourself to take steps toward more daily, to reach goals and live the life you want is a form of self-love and something many of us have lost the ability to…

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You Have to Find Happiness Within Yourself

Start a Deliberate Path to Happy What do we all want the most (besides chocolate)? To be happy. Happy is not something you can buy in a store or online or arrive at after reaching a particular goal. The real struggle for happiness begins on the inside. And it can take work. The kind of work that comes from within. Learning how to be speak to yourself with love and kindness, and actually coach yourself, is an important form of personal growth. And if you’re like me, there’s a decent…

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Making New Friends In Your 50’s – Why You Should and How to Do So

Rekindling Old, and Making New, Friends in Your 50s Never doubt that having good friends continues to be important as we get older. In fact, I think midlife is a time when having real friends is more crucial than ever. I say real friends because this is definitively the time for quality over quantity. Having friends, even just one, who see you and hear you, and for whom you do the same, is incredibly grounding, comforting and vital. “Spending time with positive, loving friends you care about and trust can…

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