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.

Two Lies You May Be Telling Yourself

May '12

# 1  When you say aloud, “Yes, I’ll do it”, and think to yourself, “That’s O.K. with me; it’s a good thing to do. I’ll squeeze it in somehow.” Your “It’s OK with me” rationalization provides a perfect example of “short term gain, long term pain.” Nodding positively to an appeal to serve on a […]

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A Reinvention Exercise for You

April '12

Do you have your own version of this particular cry for help,”Don’t you have anything I can do – just anything – to help me move forward here?” There are, of course, many answers to that basic query of how to start constructing a new life for yourself. In fact, in a few months, I […]

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“What Should I Do Next?”

March '12

This challenging midlife puzzler propelled Mark S. Walton to find answers by interviewing people across America and then researching new discoveries in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, human performance, creativity and happiness. He details the results of his reconnaissance in a recent book called, Boundless Potential: How to Transform Your Brain, Unleash Your Talents, and […]

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An Extra Day – What’s Your Plan?

February '12

It’s Leap Year – yes it is folks! We have an extra day. How do you plan to spend this bonus time that arrives on your doorstep every four years?  Here’s a menu of possibilities for your consideration… Catch some Z’s. Not a bad idea. Many of us are a little sleep deprived. And who […]

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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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