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March '20

I’m writing this month’s edition of Midlife Discovery from the heart of COVID19 territory. After weeks of self-isolating here in New Jersey, I cherish any activity that I call a ‘happy distraction’, or one where I’m learning something new. So..o thought it might be fun this month to share some of those activities with you.

The first possibility is for learning something new. If you are self-isolating at home, you might have put thoughts of moving forward with your midlife transition on hold, as you moved into survival mode—especially if your kids are home and you’re also working from home! But if you can carve out a few minutes in the day for yourself, I wanted to provide you with a special option during these pandemic times. My 9-week journaling program, Reinvent Your Life ~ Write Now, will have a one-time “quarantine” discount of more than 50% until the COVID curve flattens. The current cost is now only $23.00. Journaling is easily accomplished in those odd moments at home, and you might be surprised with what you learn about yourself and what you truly want. You can check it out here.

In the happy distraction category, here are three musical diversions you might enjoy.

1 – An orchestra unbelievably playing Beethoven’s 9th together from their separate homes:


2 – An inspirational version of “Love Sweet Sweet Love”:


3 – And an amazing bird opera:


I’ll leave you this month with a quote to consider as we weather this ongoing COVID19 storm together..

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. —Martin Buber

Stay safe; stay well!


P.S. Love to have you share your ‘happy distractions’, or perhaps the titles of some great books you’ve been reading, or any other activities? Do enrich our days!




  1. Roberta Taylor said on March 31, 2020:

    I have been using the extra time to do some really good piano practicing. And I am using the time to reconnect with friends by phone, by GoToMeeting and Zoom. This morning, my chair aerobics class met by phone and did our exercises together.
    Also, I have kept my fitness trainer and we walk outside 6 feet apart. Today, we used an empty parking lot to do a series of exercises like marching, kick-the-bum and goose-stepping, along with some arm exercises. Since my back is compromised, my Rollator was an integral part of the exercises.

  2. Bonnie said on March 31, 2020:

    So good to hear about all these activities, Roberta! Zoom seems to be magical for folks right now. The senior Center here is conducting some of its classes via Zoom, as are most of the colleges and universities. Your exercise regime seems marvelous! I’m walking the Princeton campus these days, because sadly our building gym closed recently.

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