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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 […]
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“I’m putting a lot of time and thought into how I am living my life.”

Power Profile with Melanie Gordon: Melanie was a new mom of a 20-month old when she found a lump in her breast. This forced her from new mom mode into survival mode. Her experience with cancer made what was important to her very clear and she's been spending her time since recovering focused very intentionally on those things. Melanie is also one of my collaborators for the Midlife Milestone Sessions (coming this week) and I'm very pleased to introduce you to her.
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Portrait of Sara Smeaton in her garden, photographed by Amber Ellis

“I started to hear a little voice inside me asking ‘what else?’.”

Power Profile with Sara Smeaton: I finally turned the tables on myself and answered my own questions about midlife and my story. I talk about my challenges with a very rare congenital issue that cost me my first pregnancy, our early challenges with our daughter's health, and the shifts that propelled me into my midlife transformation.
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Amy Giddon

“I wanted my work to align with the things I care about in the world.”

Power Profile with Amy Giddon: When Amy was in her early-50s she took a huge leap to become an entrepreneur. Moved by her deep concerns about the tribalism and us versus them-ism and othering that's going on in the world today, Amy created an app that fosters empathy and connection. It was an unexpected shift but one that was made possible because of the life stage in which she found herself in her early 50s.
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Debra Christmas

“I’m a happy woman and that is a choice every single day.”

Power Profile with Debra Christmas: Debra is a ball of energy in her early 60s who is determined to live another 40 years. She talks about what it was like 20 years ago juggling the end of her marriage, and taking care of her kids with her demanding career and travel schedule. Debra also shares what growing up in a Montreal's black community taught her about the importance of contribution.
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Jeanette Ramnarine

“In our 40’s, we begin to realize who we really are and who we are meant to be.”

Power Profile with Jeanette Ramnarine: At 40, Jeanette and her husband were put in a position, after he was laid off, to think about what they were passionate about and how they could work together to support their family. What emerged was a family business that allows them to prioritize what's most important to them and do work that doesn't feel like work.
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10 clarifying questions to ask in midlife

These questions are designed to help you get clarity about who you are becoming, what's important to you, and what you want to be doing more of in midlife and beyond.
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Nancy Zimmerman

“I’m so much more at ease with myself”

Power Profile with Nancy Zimmerman: Nancy's passion is helping people reach their financial goals but she gave up pursuing it when she left Vancouver 10 years ago. Now financially healthy herself she's got wisdom to share and is following her calling.
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Carol Sloan

“I had been using the wrong barometer for success all along.”

Power Profile with Carol Sloan: Carol's transformation from teacher to freelance writer has reinflated her "once sad balloon". This new chapter of focusing on her dreams and stopping old habits of people-pleasing makes her feel like herself again.
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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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