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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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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Midlife redesign: 10 signs you’re ready

Midlife woman walks in a meadow by the sea in Pane e Pomodoro's beach in Bari (Apulia)
Midlife gets a bad rap with its connection to crises and stray chin hairs. But what is also true is the middle can be an incredible time of life. By the time we reach our 40s and 50s, we’ve put hours and hours into building our lives. If we haven’t quite gotten to the top of the mountain then we’re at least experts on the climb. And we look around and realize that all our choices have brought us to this point.
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Time is a gift … what are you doing with yours?

Transparent glass ball reflecting an antique alarm clock on a wet sandy beach
On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is not busy at all and 10 is totally time bankrupt, how busy are you? If you said 10 (or even 11 or 12), you’re not alone. Life is busy. Especially when we have multiple roles and responsibilities and people counting on us. And who are we kidding, that's mostly everybody these days. There is always someone or something who needs our attention. So let’s say for the sake of argument there really is zero time. Let’s say that every minute is legitimately booked.
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