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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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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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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How one word transformed my whole year

Plan, Checklist, Goal, Letter, List, New Year Resolution
Focusing on one word this year changed my entire life. Last January, at the top of a page in my journal, I wrote out the year, 2018, and then below that, I painted big colourful watercolour letters lined with black ink spelling out my word.
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Are we having fun yet?

Women on a swing in front of ocean, having fun.
Are you satisfied with how much fun you're having? Here's how to find out what's fun for you and make more time for it.
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Don’t go back to sleep

Forest Road Under Sunset Sunbeams. Lane Running Through The Autumn Deciduous Forest At Dawn Or Sunrise. Toned Instant Photo
"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep." This poem captures everything I am trying to do in my personal and professional life: stay awake and help wake other people up to themselves and all their possibilities. It's so easy to sleepwalk through life. To not be in our bodies. To not be present to ourselves and the world around us. Particularly these days, it can be exhausting to stay awake and witness everything going on in the world. Switching to autopilot, maintaining the status quo, and numbing can almost feel necessary to survive.
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