Create a Support Team for Your Midlife Awakening, Part 2

Create a Support Team for Your Midlife Awakening, Part 2

You’re changing.

While this is exciting, it’s also scary. Peeling back layers of your life (and yourself!) that don’t fit anymore is freeing, but leaving behind what’s familiar and comfortable is scary.

You have lived a good life up until now, and you’re grateful for it, but you crave more.

More adventure, more connection, more purpose…

You may not know exactly what that will look like yet, but there’s something inside you that is propelling you towards finding it.

Along the way, having a group of personal cheerleaders on your side can help you when things get tough.

Create a Support Team for Your Midlife Awakening, Part 1

Create a Support Team for Your Midlife Awakening, Part 1

You feel a little lost, a little frustrated, and scared. You’ve been living a good life, but recently, something feels off.

It’s uncomfortable.

The life you know so well doesn’t quite fit you anymore, and you don’t know what to do about it.

You feel alone because surely, no else is experiencing these thoughts and feelings. You see how perfect life is for all of your friends and colleagues, so you can’t help but wonder why you don’t feel the same.

On the heels of the confusion and frustration, comes guilt. You have what most people spend their lives wishing for, so to feel it’s not enough, makes you feel ungrateful.

But, when you’re alone with your thoughts, and you allow yourself to go deep, you also feel a teensy bit excited because you feel like you’re starting to come alive in a way that you don’t fully understand, yet.

When you are transitioning through your Midlife Awakening, it’s exciting but also scary.

6 Ways to Banish Negative Self-Talk for Good!

6 Ways to Banish Negative Self-Talk for Good!

Are you a negative self-talker or a positive self-talker? I tend to be a positive self-talker, but that's not to say I don't have my moments when a little negative thinking slips in.  But, I don't let that go too far before I squash it like a bug!  Over the years, I've worked hard to banish negative self-talk and today, I want to share with all of you lovelies six different ways that YOU can work on improving the conversation you have with yourself in your head!

Dating in Your 40s: 5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Dating in Your 40s: 5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Dating in your 40s...a necessary evil or a new release on life?

If you’re ‘hell yeah!’ for the latter, then this post probably isn’t for you ;).

But, if dating in your 40s is feeling a little bit like a cruel trick in life, then grab some coffee (or your drink of choice!) and allow me to boost your confidence, so you start dating from an entirely new perspective!

One of the hardest things about dating for anyone is to go into with the right frame of mind.

The Mental Side of Self-Care

The Mental Side of Self-Care

Let’s be honest, self-care is hard work.  

It’s not just treating yourself to a day at the spa or indulging in an afternoon of ‘me-time.' These are certainly ways of caring for yourself, but self-care goes much deeper.

To really take care of YOU, there’s a lot of mental work that has to happen first. Doing this level of work allows for a deeper connection with yourself and enables you to establish a self-care routine that you can maintain on an on going basis.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Say NO

5 Reasons Why You Need to Say NO

No one would be shocked by the statement that women have a hard time saying no. It’s what lies at the heart of feeling taken advantage of, burned out, walked on, and inevitably leads to overextending yourself.

Sound familiar?

You know you need to say no, but you just can’t bring yourself to utter that magic little word.

There are a variety of reasons why women tend to struggle with this, but regardless of the why, this inability to say no holds you back and prevents you from taking care of yourself.

Women are not born with an inability to say no.  They’ve been taught this throughout their lives.  

Fortunately, what you’ve learned can always be unlearned!

Tools to Get Through Your Midlife Awakening

Tools to Get Through Your Midlife Awakening

Simply put, a Midlife Awakening is the phase where women transition through the midlife years.  It’s a time of tuning into yourself, discovering who you are, and stepping into your power.  It happens for all women and, typically, it starts in the late 30s (but since everyone is different, it can hit a little earlier or later).  

I’ve talked about it before, but basically, it’s when you start to feel unsettled in your life, and new questions start taking root in your mind.

Newsflash, women aren’t like men.  While men go through a midlife crisis, women go through their own midlife transition.  But, women aren’t in crisis mode, and as I’ve talked to women in this phase of life, they really don’t resonate with the word ‘crisis’!

It's Okay to NOT Love Everything About Yourself

It's Okay to NOT Love Everything About Yourself

I’m a big fan of all things self-love.  

In fact, I don't think you can fully accept love from others if you don’t love yourself.  If you can’t love yourself, you’ll never truly believe that others can love you, flaws and all.

But, for a lot of people, the idea of unconditionally loving yourself can be a bit daunting!

Let’s be honest, we all have things about ourselves that we just don’t love, but does that mean we’re falling off the self-love train?

Nope!

It is possible to love yourself while not loving all the pieces of yourself!

The Dark Side of Control

The Dark Side of Control

CONTROL…a 7 letter word that seems rather harmless, right?

For most people, maintaining control of their lives enables them to stay on top of things, or to have the “discipline” to achieve their goals.  

Yet, exerting too much control can actually have the opposite effect.  

When you try to control every aspect of your life, it's not uncommon for things to turn out the way you want.  Let's face it, you put in a ton of effort to ensure that outcome!  But, unfortunately, that leads you to believe that control is a good thing (stick with me here!).  

The reality is...control has a darker side.  

When you are controlling every tiny aspect of your life, you stop yourself from stretching further than you can imagine.  You end up living smaller than you’d like and you can’t even see that.

13 Ways to Love Yourself Everyday

13 Ways to Love Yourself Everyday

Loving yourself...

That's a hot topic these days and with good reason.  While most people long for others to love them, the most important person that can love you is….YOU!  

When you love yourself, you respect yourself and appear stronger and confident.  You establish your self-worth and fire up your internal joy.  When all of this happens, you walk away from those that mistreat you because you know you deserve better.  

But, for a variety of reasons, most people fail to see the benefit of loving themselves and practicing self-love on a daily basis.  

While it may take some time to learn to love yourself, there are little things you can do every single day that will help you walk that path.

If you are ready to upgrade your life, then check out my 13 ways to love yourself each and every day...