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Why Keep a Journal at Midlife? (Plus a SPECIAL OFFER)

September '12

Experts advise keeping a journal at midlife as a way of handling the stress of those middle years. It’s a perfect way to vent (no harm-no foul). Plus venting can be incredibly cathartic and even healing as you work through your anger and other feelings that lurk beneath that anger. In addition, journaling provides the opportunity to clarify your thoughts; writing down any idea requires you to be clear about what it is you really think.

Keeping a journal also allows you to track your progress over time. Most of us are usually so immersed in our day-to-day lives that we’re unable to see our own development and growth. As a life coach, I often remind my clients of their demonstrable advancement. While they express surprise at hearing such a comment, they can readily acknowledge how far they’ve traveled in recent months.

Journaling often brings personal insights. Diving into the murky waters of self can bring unexpected solutions to personal challenges. For women stuck at the midlife crossroads, this journey into self is essential. Since the two primary tasks at midlife are to discover your authentic self and learn how to express it in the world, the inner voyage journaling naturally demands is just what the doctor ordered when you’re feeling stuck.

All the outside advice in the world won’t get you unstuck, because the secret to any successful change lies within you. When you listen for, tune into, and are guided by that small, still voice inside you, you can create a successful “Second Act”.

That’s why journaling is the main feature of my new, nine-week program to help you Reinvent Your Life ~ Write Now. This program brings 15 pages of powerful writing prompts and exercises to your inbox every week that will enable you to tap that deep, inner knowing. These pages also include a weekly coaching request so you can apply the wisdom you gain through journaling to your daily life. As you write your way through the each week’s guided exercises, you’ll also encounter stories of other women who face a variety of midlife challenges.

This guided program will lead you step by step into a fresh way of living that matches your own wise direction. Nine weeks of structured journaling exercises, motivating stories of other midlife women, plus weekly coaching requests will give you to access your own deep wisdom that you can use to create that new life you’ve been dreaming about.

For those of you who subscribe to Midlife Discovery, I have a SPECIAL OFFER. The first five folks who sign up for this this program and make a request will receive a FREE coaching session with me ($100 value). To win, simply purchase Reinvent Your Life ~ Write Now and send me an email telling me you want a FREE session. If you’re one of the first five, I’ll send you an email with the good news that you’ve won a FREE coaching session. Not to worry, we’ll schedule a time that works for you.

You can sign up for this masterful, midlife journaling program here.

Meanwhile, Happy Fall!

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