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.

Two Easy Tips for Solving Tough Problems

February '14

If your life at work and home is similar to most midlife women, you continually face complex problems that are not quickly resolved. To lighten your load, this month’s Midlife Discovery presents two simple tips for approaching these head-scratching challenges. Why not give the two strategies a try? They’re actually supported by some research studies. […]

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New Approaches for those Pesky Resolutions

January '14

As we begin 2014 I thought it might be fun to share two ways of responding to the New Year’s resolution quandary. I liked one because it turned the very word resolution on its head and the other for its simplicity, so I adopted it – with a slight adaptation. I discovered the first while […]

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A Special Way to Say Goodbye to 2013 and Hello to 2014!

December '13

Since the year winds to a close today, I thought it might be useful to present you with a way to say good-bye to 2013 that can increase your happiness and health –  then offer you a way to say hello to 2014 that can improve your life. If you’ve been reading Midlife Discovery for […]

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Would This Holiday Stress-Buster Work for You?

November '13

Do you find your workload picking up this time of year? Is your to-do list expanding despite all the tasks you’ve already completed? If you’re juggling the demands of job and family along with the upcoming holiday season, the answer to these questions is probably yes.   Years ago, with the demands of graduate school, full-time […]

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A Simple Shift to Change Your Life

October '13

What kind of life do your habits create for you? Before you answer this question, here’s a dictionary definition of habit, plus a description of ‘smiley’ and ‘stinky’ habits. Webster defines habit as, “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.” ‘Smiley’ habits increase the quality of your life, while ‘stinky’ […]

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A Surprising Secret to Happier Days

September '13

A couple of months ago I came across a surprising ingredient to a happy life. Happiness is a compelling goal for many these days as ongoing research links it to all kinds of other rewards. According to an article in “Psychology Today,” these benefits include higher earnings, better immune-system functioning and boosts in creativity. Who […]

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An Inner March for Freedom

August '13

I’m composing this issue of Midlife Discovery on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. Newscasters remind us of the fear of violence that permeated the cultural atmosphere before this march for freedom began. And yet when over 250,000 people gathered together […]

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A Harried Life Solution

July '13

 “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” run the lyrics of George Gershwin’s gorgeous song. How about you? Are you enjoying some easy-living this summer? I hope so, because sheer idleness benefits both body and soul. Think about it, how long has it been since you spent days doing nothing, or for that matter even one […]

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Self Compassion: A Magical Skill

June '13

A previous issue of Midlife Discovery focused on forgiveness, but a reader named Roberta noted, “You didn’t talk about forgiving yourself. Perhaps you can talk about that.” I liked her idea of exploring the power of self forgiveness, or more broadly speaking, self compassion. Kristin Neff, PhD, teaches and writes about self compassion at the […]

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A Midlife Reinvention Requirement (continued)

May '13

Last month’s edition of Midlife Discovery focused on creating a nurturing environment (i.e. a cocoon) to protect the profound, internal restructuring of the midlife metamorphosis. As promised, this month’s edition continues that theme by suggesting ways to establish this environment in the places you inhabit, and with the people around you. Places – How To […]

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