Midlife

An exercise in staying with the mystery

We’re in a situation with this pandemic that is dripping in mystery and we’re all in suspense. What will the world be like on the other side of this? Who will we be? It’s wildly different from anything we’ve experienced in our lifetime because most of the world is in this liminal space at the […]

Are you the main character in your life story?

Imagine watching your life as if it were a movie. Would the audience recognize you as the main character? At some point in midlife, it is common to look up and realize that for years we've been pouring much of our precious time, energy, wisdom, and resources into other people at the expense of our dreams, desires, and needs.
Woman sitting in a chair, reading Michelle Obama's "Becoming"

Midlife is getting better PR: inspiring quotes from women who are over 40

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 […]

Why the pandemic has been like a factory reset for me

I have a pretty old laptop, and over the holidays, I thought I would have to replace it because it was always telling me it was out of storage to run programs, etc. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t free up enough space for it to run efficiently. I kept trying to get it […]

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 courage […]

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.

“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.

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.

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?”.

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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