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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6 questions to ask yourself when you feel stuck

Vintage keys sticking out of the sand on a beach
I have a lot of empathy for feeling stuck. I understand how hard it can be to bust out of well-worn patterns, habits, and beliefs. When I’ve felt like that in the past, I haven’t been able to see what’s possible. I haven’t been able to see that I have choices. It feels like I’m going around and around in circles and nothing changes. And worse, it seems like everyone else is moving forward.
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My monthly check-in for maintaining a balanced “lifescape”

Mountain valley during sunrise. Natural summer landscape.
Late last year, I realized that some parts of my life were thriving and others were looking a little bit flat. So in January, I decided that instead of waiting until the end of the year to take stock and come up with goals for the new year, I would do that at the end of every month.
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Why learning to recognize your Inner Critic is so important

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Are you being guided by a clear understanding of what you want your life to look like and what matters to you or is your Inner Critic making your decisions? The answer to that question is the key to beginning to make new choices that will help you create a life that serves you.
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20 Quotes for people who are transforming their lives

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After learning how to make a "Book of Hours" in Rozanne Lopez's workshop last December, I'm sharing some of my favorite quotes and wisdom from my very own Book of Hours journal. They continue to inspire me and keep me focused. I hope they will be valuable to you as well.
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