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.

The Secret to Following Through on New Year’s Resolutions

January '12

During early January, folks pack my local gym to overflowing. You may not be surprised to learn that by the end of the month, the overcrowding has faded substantially – along with those “get-in-shape” resolutions. So what’s the secret to persisting with these annual goals we set for ourselves? I’m guessing you want to bring [...]

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“Every Woman’s Middle Name Is GUILT”

December '11

I grabbed this pithy quote from a podcast of Madeleine Albright’s recent lecture in London. These cogent words emerged in response to a query as to how our former Secretary of State had managed to deal with the competing demands of being a mother along with her work in the government. What woman with kids [...]

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What’s Your Holiday Pace?

November '11

On the afternoon of 11/11/11, you would have found me driving to the Cape under a brilliant blue sky. The bright red and yellow leaves of the maples had long departed, so the richer tones featured by the oaks could now emerge. The low sun in the sky burnished their burgundy and brown leaves rendering [...]

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Is a Halloween Storm Like Your Midlife Transition?

October '11

This past weekend, a winter nor’easter blew through the Mid-Atlantic States and New England just two days before Halloween – crashing trees, creating power outages and disrupting our daily routine. Afterwards, I wondered if it just might be a great metaphor for what happens at midlife. (As you might guess, I had time for such [...]

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An Essential for Navigating Midlife

September '11

If I had to identify one component that underlies every successful midlife transition, it would be Self-Care – or as one client of mine describes it, “Radical Self-Care!” Self-Care is the act of honoring your own well-being in all the areas of your life in order to build energy reserves to deal with the unexpected [...]

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A Storm’s Wake

August '11

I’m writing this month’s newsletter on my iPad, ensconced in a comfortable recliner at a friend’s house where I’ve decamped for Hurricane Irene after a mandatory evacuation. The electricity is out -  probably the result of a downed telephone pole – and my iPad has only 48% of its power left. Once it drains, I’ll [...]

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Thoughts for Midlife Caregivers

July '11

Many women at midlife fill the role of caregiver. In fact, some find themselves caring for both their children (the next generation) and their elders (the previous generation). These critical caregiving roles often go unacknowledged, and are rarely honored or celebrated as achievement successes. Recently, some thoughts about the caretaking role arrived in a surprising [...]

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“A Midlife Voyage of Discovery”

June '11

Does negotiating the midlife passage feel like shooting rapids at times? Some experts use this analogy to describe major life transitions. Having been tossed out of a raft by a level-five rapid on the Chattahoochee River (think “Deliverance”), I believe they may have a point. Like any personal transformation, shooting rapids involves dealing with obstacles [...]

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A Midlife Assessment Star

May '11

The media is full of reactions to Martin Seligman’s latest book, Flourish. For those of you who are not familiar with this author, years ago, as president of the American Psychological Association, he ushered in a new wave of research focused on learning more about well-being, rather than fixing things that go wrong. His new [...]

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Your Midlife Journey and an iPad 2

April '11

Until last week, “late adopter”, or “laggard” would best describe my technology-buying behavior. However, when my iMac of six years crashed with burnt-out capacitors, I succumbed to an Apple Store salesman’s suggestion that I add an iPad 2 to my new iMac purchase. Perhaps it was the story he told about his father, the lawyer, [...]

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