Midlife Discovery Newsletter

Every women who travels through the midlife passage needs a little inspiration along the way. When you sign up for the Midlife Discovery newsletter in the box to the right, you’ll receive a motivating message from me in your email inbox each month.

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THE MIDLIFE INVENTORY ~ A critical step for creating the life you want is to evaluate your current situation; in that way, you’ll know exactly where to focus your energies. I’ve added this extra bonus so you can complete your own life inventory.

If you like, check out the past issues of Midlife Discovery below.

A Helpful Hint for Hangin’ in There

April '20

If you’ve been self isolating, and keeping a ‘social distance’ from others you may find challenges in adapting to this new normal. I certainly do. Recently, I ordered some popcorn snacks as a present; they came in a can with a picture of a green frog dangling from a stick with the words, Hang in […]

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Want Some At-Home Activities for Those Stir-Crazy Moments?

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. […]

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A Critical Skill for Navigating the Midlife Passage

February '20

For many women, midlife becomes a time of questioning future life plans, leaving you stymied and unable to move forward with any specific decisions for a while. There are, however, some immediate actions you can take with rewarding results. A great way to your own midlife journey of transition is to practice the skill of […]

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Midlife Can Be a Bear ~ Some Words of Wisdom

January '20

Your midlife transition can be like a bear coming out of the woods—scary, daunting and totally unexpected! Sometimes feelings of confusion and discontent creep up on you so gradually, you don’t recognize them. Finally, one day you wake up and realize you’re not hopping out of bed to greet the day with your usual excitement. […]

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A Gift for You for the New Year

December '19

At the end of this holiday season of giving, I’m sending you a present to express my appreciation for your presence as a reader this year. With the arrival of a new decade (a time of taking stock for where your life is headed), I thought it might be useful to provide support for finding […]

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What Made Me Say, “Yippee!” When I Read This Article in The NY Times

November '19

You might not be surprised to learn this article was about self care—such an important practice at this time of the year. When I read, “How to Make Self-Care Actually Feel Like Self-Care”, what evoked my excitement was its goal to focus self care on more than ‘scented candles and bath bombs.’  In the years […]

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What’s Your Self-Care Sunday Routine?

October '19

Last week my yoga teacher mentioned she was reading about ‘Self-Care Sunday’ in many publications. While I published a book on self care last year, this phrase was new to me, so I decided to investigate it on the internet. ‘Self-Care Sunday was, indeed, all over the place! Folks mentioned many different practices for their […]

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How Would You Answer Joan’s 4 Questions?

September '19

Joan Dwyer is the co-creator and owner of All That Matters (ATM), a Yoga and Holistic Health Center in Wakefield, RI.  As their website notes, “ATM began in 1995 with a little yoga studio and a big vision, which—under Joan’s guidance—has grown into the largest holistic center in New England.” When I lived In Rhode […]

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How Could a “Coach Approach” Improve Your Daily Life?

August '19

“What”,  you may ask, “is is a coach approach?  A coach approach is simply finding a way to use the skills, techniques and knowledge of the life coaching field and apply them to your daily life. The International Coach Federation defines coaching in the following way: Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help […]

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The Research Finding on Happiness that Really Surprised Me

July '19

I was intrigued by the findings of a study that recently turned up in JSTOR Daily. Economist Tomáš Janotík surveyed the happiness level of 154 nuns from sixteen Benedictine monasteries across Germany. He then compared their responses to those from a nationwide survey of all women, and specifically, Catholic women in Germany. As the article […]

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