Articles to inspire your Power Years™

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 […]
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“There is a sublime comfort that comes with 40.”

Mercedes Findlay
Power Profile with Mercedes Findlay: When Mercedes was laid off from her television job in her late thirties, it was the catalyst for a major midlife shift that helped her find unknown depths of strength, skills, support, and maybe most importantly, her voice.
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“I had been using the wrong barometer for success all along.”

Carol Sloan
Power Profile with Carol Sloan: Carol's transformation from teacher to freelance writer has reinflated her "once sad balloon". This new chapter of focusing on her dreams and stopping old habits of people-pleasing makes her feel like herself again.
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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 […]
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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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