Ann Douglas and Sara Smeaton discuss topics and questions submitted by midlife women.
Ann Douglas is the author of Navigating the Messy Middle: A Fiercely Honest And Wildly Encouraging Guide For Midlife Women.
Sara Smeaton is a certified professional coach and facilitator who runs group programs, workshops, and delivers one-on-one coaching.
Health Second Chances
Ann Douglas and Sara Smeaton respond to a question about coming out the other side of a health crisis and beginning to map out a new path forward for yourself.
Redefining Success at Midlife
Ann Douglas and Sara Smeaton talk about how sidestepping other people’s definitions of success can allow you to focus on what will actually give you a sense of meaning, purpose, and connection in your life right now.
Feeling Disconnected From Your Partner
Ann Douglas and Sara Smeaton respond to a letter from a woman who is feeling disconnected from her partner and is wondering if it’s possible to recapture what they once had.
The Joy of Not Knowing
Ann Douglas and Sara Smeaton talk about learning to live with uncertainty and becoming more comfortable with not knowing. You don’t have to have all the answers at midlife!
Navigating Midlife Transitions
Ann Douglas and Sara Smeaton talk about navigating midlife transitions and making sense of the many contradictory emotions of midlife.
Letting Go to Make More Space in Midlife
Ann Douglas and Sara Smeaton talk about letting go of some things so that you can create room for other things that are more in line with what you want for yourself right now.
Pandemic-Related Learning and Growth
Ann Douglas and Sara Smeaton discuss the learning and growth experienced by midlife women over the course of the pandemic.