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.

You’ll also receive a free bonus:

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.

What to Do When You Feel Stuck

September '17

Sometimes at midlife, your days no longer bring you enough pleasure. Perhaps your job doesn’t excite you any more, but what else can you do? Maybe your last child has left the nest and you can’t imagine how to fill the empty space. Or possibly you simply don’t find your life satisfying, but feel lost […]

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Wanna Hear Some Good News?

August '17

The midlife journey can be a challenge — fraught with confusion and concern as you try to figure out what’s next. At times you may wonder if you’ll ever feel really great again. Happily, recent research suggests your mood will likely improve over the next 20 years. A University of Melbourne study that followed more […]

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Could This Rule of Life Impact Your Midlife Journey?

July '17

At midlife I came across a rule of life that jolted me initially and ultimately proved to be a valuable insight moving forward. It all started a number of summers ago when I spent six weeks in the mountains of Colorado attending a training program for certification as an NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) practitioner. While it […]

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Could the Micro-Break Method Reduce Your Stress?

June '17

Now that summer has officially arrived, I hope you’re tucked into those books that bring you so much pleasure and relaxation. At the end of this newsletter, I’ll list the summer reading suggestions I gathered from readers last month. Meanwhile, there is another kind of downtime activity I’d like to call to your attention; micro-breaks. […]

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It’s Summer Reading Time

May '17

NPR is my favorite go-to on long drives when I’m not listening to an audio download. Last week, this habit was rewarded when I heard about PBS’s “19 summer books that will keep you up all night reading.” Of course I checked it out online the minute I got home. These 19 books labeled “essential”, […]

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Some Midlife Advice from Anne Lamott

April '17

I thought it might be fun to mix things up a bit this month. Instead of my usual commentary on navigating the midlife passage, this newsletter features a recap of 12 points Anne Lamott made in a TED talk called, “Everything Single Thing I Know.” I welcomed her general wisdom along with some specific ideas […]

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Why the Midlife Transition Is So Challenging

March '17

Yesterday, I recognized a familiar refrain as I listened to a new client describe her life, “All the things that identified me – wife, mother, and career – are changing and I’m left spinning around wondering which direction to go.” She went on to tell me she’d been divorced a few years ago, that her […]

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Surprising Advice for Tumultuous Times

February '17

Last week I heard some great advice for living in tumultuous times from a most unexpected source as I watched Greater Boston on TV with Jim Braude. He had challenged Andris Nelsons, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, to come on the show and play the trumpet. Nelsons wisely brought the first trumpeter of the […]

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Your Midlife Reinvention ABC’s (Continued)

January '17

Last June’s issue of Midlife Discovery introduced the start of my Midlife Reinvention Alphabet where each letter of the alphabet represents a quality that supports a successful midlife transition. I noted that all these words describe, “who you be”, rather than “what you do.” While “being” and “doing” are both important in navigating your way […]

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A Poem’s Advice and a Special Offer for the New Year

December '16

As the old year winds down and a new one arrives, you may be considering some “resolutions” for 2017. May I suggest a favorite poem by Rumi could provide some guidance for you? If you like, check it out below and take special note of the directions contained in the second stanza. The Breeze at […]

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