Articles to inspire your Power Years™

“My 40’s have been a decade of finding my voice and growing my confidence.”

Janice Mendes
Power Profile with Janice Mendes: At 48, with no experience in Film and Television, Janice signed with an agent and within 16 months had worked on 30 projects. An unwavering belief in herself and a desire to have a life that inspires and fulfills her is what's behind her ability to leap.
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“After we realized we weren’t having kids I changed my life.”

Lori Niles-Hofmann
Power Profile with Lori Niles-Hofmann: Lori spent her early forties trying to adopt a child with her husband. As she ran into issues with the system and process she began advocating for change. Unfortunately, Lori and her husband weren't able to adopt and she finally had to release her hopes and dreams of having children. Now in her mid-forties, she realized that the end of one chapter was the beginning of another she could consciously create.
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Ditch the to-do list and make a “to-be” list

This simple tool will help you focus on who you want to become as opposed to everything you have to get done and checked off a list. Try it for a week to see what it opens up for you.
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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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What’s your version of the passenger seat?

When we hit midlife we can sometimes feel that time is not on our side and that if we haven't done that thing we secretly have always wanted to do by now it's too late. What's your version of this story? In this article, I share mine.
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10 clarifying questions to ask in midlife

These questions are designed to help you get clarity about who you are becoming, what's important to you, and what you want to be doing more of in midlife and beyond.
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