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Annabel Fitzsimmons

“Every action I make today affects how my future plays out…”

Power Profile with Annabel Fitzsimmons: Annabel's 40s have brought her some major changes including professional success, personal challenges, and a couple of serious family health scares. Consequently, she has redesigned her life both professionally and personally.
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Margaret Jamieson

“I have two words that I focus on: strong and resilient.”

Power Profile with Margaret Jamieson: Margaret's story is about overcoming multiple obstacles, injuries, and depression and emerging on the other side to help other women in midlife dealing with similar issues.
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Yolanda McAdam

“It took me a really long time to learn to say NO and mean it.”

Power Profiles with Yolanda McAdam: After a breakdown, in her thirties, that ended up being a breakthrough, Yolanda slowed down and took stock of what was most important to her. Today she lives in line with her top values and freely exercises her right to use her favourite word...NO!
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Plan, Checklist, Goal, Letter, List, New Year Resolution

How one word transformed my whole year

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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Galit Solomon

“I’m in my element and doing what I love most.”

Power Profile with Galit Solomon: In her early forties, Galit took a huge leap and started her own business. She talks about this exciting new chapter and how motherhood helped her let go of perfectionism.
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Lorraine C. Ladish

“If not now, when?”

Power Profile with Lorraine C. Laddish: At 45 Lorraine lost everything and ended up a single mom on welfare with two young daughters. She reinvented herself to become a successful influencer and today is happy with her work, family, the love of her life, and health.
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Portrait of Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma

“What if I just trusted my instincts?”

Power Profile with Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma: The shift in Puneeta's thinking took place around the time she turned 40. That’s when she decided, “What if I just trusted my instincts?”. Find out how that shift has led her to a new confidence in both her parenting and career choices.
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Portrait of Stephanie Phoenix

“I’m enjoying the experience and allowing it to open doors to new adventures.”

Power Profile with Stephanie Slate: In her early forties, Stephanie's kids all were in school full-time, freeing up more time for Stephanie to explore what was next for her. Though it seemed like an impossible task logistically, she said yes to an opportunity and took a big leap.
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Midlife woman walks in a meadow by the sea in Pane e Pomodoro's beach in Bari (Apulia)

Midlife redesign: 10 signs you’re ready

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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