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midlifediscoverythumb2.jpg 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, each month you’ll receive a motivating message from me in your email inbox.

When you sign up you’ll also receive:

10 TIPS TO FINDING MORE AT MIDLIFE ~ As you map a meaningful second half to your life, these FREE tips will provide you with a greater understanding of the path ahead and what the journey requires. If you take these tips to heart, they will boost your courage and your confidence for the journey.bonnieleonardmidlifediscoverynewsc.png

plus…a bonus surprise!

THE MIDLIFE INVENTORY ~ A critical step in creating the life you want is to evaluate your current situation, so you know where to focus your energies. I couldn’t resist adding this surprise bonus, which provides a simple means for you to do just that.

Meanwhile, you can check out the latest issue of Midlife Discovery below and head for newsletter archives to read some more.

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What to Do When You Feel Stuck

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 as how to change it.

Stuck is not a pleasant place to be — especially if you’re action oriented and love the feeling of accomplishment. Wouldn’t it be great to wake up one morning and see a clear path into a fabulous future with every step mapped out? Wish it worked that way, but it doesn’t. Transitions take time, and a new vision for moving forward rarely arrives immediately.

However, as you embark on the inner journey required to map a more meaningful future, there are some steps you can take right away. They all involve spending time learning to take care of yourself. If you’re like many women you’ve spent years attending to the needs of others. Now is the time to focus on your own needs. The book I’ve been writing provides a program for such a focus. I’ve almost finished Midlife Magic: The 7 Day Self-Care Plan to Boost Your Energy and Make You Smile, and I thought it might be fun to give you a sneak peak.

On each of the 7 days, I introduce you to a new self-care skill as you follow me on my own midlife journey around the world bumping into the self-care skills I needed to establish for myself. Then you find an overview of how to develop the skill presented each day and finally you take action by selecting one of ten possible action steps.

For example, the self-care skill for Day 5 is Nurturing Environment, where you learn how to create surroundings that satisfy your soul on a daily basis. Part of the HOW-TO section to is clear away the “things” around you that no longer bring you pleasure. One option you might choose from the TAKE ACTION section is to, “Sit on a couch or chair in your living room, look around, determine what you love and then mark each item that needs to leave in some way with a sticky note. Tomorrow you can continue this exercise by removing those items you no longer love. Perhaps you pile them in the trunk of your car to take to the Morgan Memorial. On the following day you might drop them off. In other words, you go step by easy step until the job is complete. So let’s go!”

What about you? Would some fall clearing bring you renewed energy and a happier mood? In what ways do you already create a nurturing environment for your daily life? Love to hear from you.

Enjoy these beautiful autumn days!
Bonnie

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Julie cusmariu said on September 30, 2017:

    Bonnie it’s so good to read your wisdom.
    Thank you. I look forward to hearing more self care strategies. CFL days seem long ago and yet….Greetings and love, Julie

  2. Bonnie said on October 1, 2017:

    Hi Julie! Lovely to hear from you! CFL (Coach for Life) was indeed along time ago and yet… we are still privileged to use the skills we learned there. Hope all is well with you and yours. Bonnie

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