Posts tagged August 2018
How to Deepen your Connections in your 40s

From my conversations with women over 40 (and even those in their 30s), having more meaningful and deeper connections rings in as one of the top cravings experienced.

Friendships that were close at one point have simmered to occasional coffee catch-ups that barely graze the surface of what’s happening in our lives.

Spouses or long-term partners have gone from hot and all-encompassing to an almost roommate status (and that’s for those that are lucky!).  And, for many, the partnerships have fizzled out entirely.

Connection is a basic human need.  We crave it, yet we don’t create an environment for it flourish and thrive.

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Why a Midlife Crisis Hits High-Achieving Women Harder

I don’t know if you’re aware, but a midlife crisis isn’t just a man thing.

Women have the “pleasure” of this rite of passage, but it’s not something that’s talked about, so most women have no clue that’s what’s happening when it hits them.

For women, the midlife crisis is a what kicks off, what I call, a midlife transition.  Personally, I don’t feel women are in “crisis” mode for the duration. But it’s what wakes them up to the fact that something needs to change.

As I’ve gone through my own midlife transition and talked with women from all walks of life in various stages of this transition, I’ve learned one thing:

When a midlife crisis hits, high-achieving, go-getter, ball-busting women, tend to get hit the hardest.

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How to Change Everything, without Changing a Thing!

It happens to the best of us:  one day we wake up and feel bored, restless, frustrated, and confused with our lives.

Suddenly (but not really ‘suddenly’), everything we’ve worked for feels ‘old hat’ and unfulfilling. We crave something more while fighting off feelings of guilt for not being grateful for what we have.

Like many women over 40, most of us struggle with a deep desire and unrelenting need for something else in our lives, but we can’t quite pinpoint what’s missing, or what will fill that craving.

Instead of trying to figure it out, we push it away, distract ourselves by staying super busy, and let it fester under the surface until one day, all we have left are regrets for a lifetime of wasted opportunities.

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7 Reasons Why You Need a Passion Project in Your 40s

Passion projects…

Sounds a little intriguing, right?  Most of us have heard the term and may even have an idea of what it is, but for many women, the idea of dedicating some of their precious time to something on the side isn’t high on the to-do list.

But, let me ask you this...have you ever been so engrossed in something that you lost all sense of time?  You're so completely absorbed by the task at hand that when you look up, you realize several hours have passed, yet you don’t feel tired.  

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