Articles to inspire your Power Years™

“We all have a story to tell”

Katherine Muir Miller
Power Profile with Katherine Muir Miller: Katherine was a fiery 50-something, mom to five kids, back to work in a job she loved, active in sports, in the best shape of her life, and exploring a new interest in painting when she had a horrific life-changing accident. The road to recovery uncovered the artist within and led her to a destination she never ever expected.
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“I’ve finally realized, at age 50, that it’s ok to prioritize me”

Power Profile with Kaori Noguchi: After a turbulent time in her 40s that was focused on raising her young son, taking care of her mother, and struggling with burnout and health challenges, Kaori had a hip surgery that opened up an opportunity for a meaningful midlife career change.
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Midlife is getting better PR: inspiring quotes from women who are over 40

Woman sitting in a chair, reading Michelle Obama's "Becoming"
I’ve been noticing a trend. Not only have many women stopped trying to hide their age, but they are also speaking up about midlife being powerful and fulfilling. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’ve long seen the many upsides to being north of 40. I’m overjoyed to hear women with […]
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Why the pandemic has been like a factory reset for me

I have a pretty old laptop, and over the holidays, I thought I would have to replace it because it was always telling me it was out of storage to run programs, etc. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t free up enough space for it to run efficiently. I kept trying to get it […]
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Developing self-trust in midlife

“The more uncertain the world is, the more important it is to trust yourself.” – Mercedes Finlay Self-trust is the backbone of the Power Years™. It is what allows you to take risks, and let go of what’s not working anymore. It supports bold choices and quietly creating a truer, more fulfilling life. Self-trust gives you the courage […]
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9 habits to take you from midlife muck to your Power Years

It's not uncommon to suddenly feel like you're stuck in the muck in midlife. Make these your Power Years by embracing these 9 powerful habits.
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“Thresholds” by John O’Donohue 

The following piece is an excerpt from a book called, To Bless the Space Between Us, by Irish poet, philosopher, author, and priest, John O'Donohue.
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A twist on the gratitude list: focus on what is AND “what if”

There's a quote that I found and shared on Instagram recently that really resonated with me: “Never kill your what ifs, but first be grateful for what is.” - Drishti Bablani What I like about it is that it reminds me how important it is to hold both: our gratitude for everything we already have and our dreams for the future. Dreams without gratitude for the present is like trying to build a house without first building a solid foundation.
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How my body taught me to stop “should-ing” myself

My mother, the sage, said, “look how the word shoulder is spelled,” and waited (a while) for me to see what she was saying: SHOULD-er. Then she asked me, “are you “should-ing” yourself right now?”.
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