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.

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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Four Ways to Increase Your Happiness

November '16

I was leafing through an old magazine yesterday, but stopped when I came across an informative two-page spread on “How to Find Happiness.”1 The ideas it contained were wonderfully specific and also backed by scientific research, so I decided to share them with you. By now, you probably know some of the benefits happiness brings, […]

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Are You Living in the Midlife Land of Liminality?

October '16

I loved the concept of liminal space when I first encountered it while reading the writing of Carl Jung. But I sure didn’t love that place when I found myself there at midlife. Day after day, I remained discontent with my life, yet stuck as to the best way to move forward. I knew I […]

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A Grocery Shopping Surprise

September '16

Sometimes your local supermarket gives you a surprise. I head for mine at least twice a week; it’s called Dave’s. Fortunately for those of us living in Rhode Island, it features fresh produce, wild salmon, and grass fed beef along with those happy extras like flax crackers (only flax seeds, onions and herbs.) But last […]

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