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Why You Need Solo Adventures

Adventure...it’s the #1 thing women tell me they are craving more of in their lives. Yet, they’re doing nothing to make it happen.

By the time we hit a certain age, most people start to feel like they’re in a rut and want to feel a bit more excitement.  The daily to-do’s and responsibilities become mundane.  

Life becomes a routine.

The thrill of adventure is something most people desire, but few put into practice.

Fear, time, lack of creativity, and money are just a few of the excuses I hear that get in the way of adding more adventure to life.

But, the thirst for something new and exciting persists.  

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How to Make Friends in your 40s

Humans crave connection.  

Some people crave lots of connection and others want lots of solitude (but, they still need interaction with others).

When you’re young, you have access to others your age via school and make tons of friends.

As adults, it gets harder.

Yes, you’re surrounded by adults in every phase of your life - work, activities, the gym, etc.  but life gets in the way.  Everyone is busy, and friendships drop lower on the list of priorities.

In many cases, friendships weaken and drift away.  Or, maybe you’ve moved to a new city where you don’t know anyone.

I’ve talked to so many women in their 30s and 40s that crave female friendships.  

But, how do you make new friends when you’re busy and don’t have much free time?

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Living a Fulfilling Life Leads to Your Purpose

As I’ve talked with women via my Coffee Chat project, I’ve discovered something...the more fulfilled a woman is in her life (family, friends, activities, job, etc.), the less of a quest she’s on to find her ‘purpose’ and the happier she is.

What an incredible discovery!

Some women are dying to figure out their ‘purpose, ’ and I think that’s a worthy exploration if that's you (I’ve been on it myself!).

But, it can be a lot easier to find things that fulfill you - even if your 'purpose' isn't tied to it - because, that alone, may be all you need to love your life fully.

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Taking Action is the Secret Sauce to Changing Your Life

For many, taking action is a hard step.

What if I fail?  What if I don’t like it?  What if, what if, what if….

But, here’s another thought:  What if you love it?  What if it leads you to something even better?

Taking action is the secret sauce to getting the life you love.  You can’t just say you want something different, or that things need to change unless you’re ready to back it up with action.

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It’s Just a Story! Time to Rewrite Those Fear Stories

Recently, I saw a quote on Facebook that went something like this:  “The fears we don’t face become our limits.”

I love that, and it’s SO true!  

Faced with anything scary, we create a story in our head about how it will impact us and that defines our actions.

These “fear stories” are our go-to defense against anything that makes us step outside of our comfort zone.  They’re powerful and prevent us from going for what we want and growing beyond our safety zone.

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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!

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Finding Yourself After Divorce

Almost ten years ago, I divorced my husband of three years.  I don’t regret it and consider both the marriage and divorce to be one of the more defining times of my life.

It can easy to envelope yourself in self-pity and bitter resentment, but I can promise you that won’t get you anywhere.

After going through a divorce, you have to rediscover who you are and what you want from your life.

Freedom after divorce is finding yourself and that place where you let go of the past and embrace the future...a future designed solely by you.

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How Success Changes as You Get Older

Success…

For fellow high achievers, success is the victory at the end of all the hard work.

It’s when you get to sit back and celebrate the arrival at the end goal.  Perhaps you worked on the goal for a week, or maybe it was years in the making.

It doesn’t matter how long it took when you’ve completed your mission!

Dictionary.com says success is “the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.” 

In today’s world, success is a driving motivator and for some, the foundation of their sense of self-worth.

Everyone wants a successful life (myself included!), and there’s no shame in that!

But, did you know there are external successes as well as internal successes?

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Stop Chasing the Wrong Things in Life {Chase These Instead!}

We’re all chasing something.

But, sadly, most people are spending their lives chasing the wrong things.

How do you know if you’re chasing the wrong things?  You’ll likely feel restless, frustrated, unfulfilled, and unhappy, just to name a few.

There’s a sense of wanting something more but not quite being able to put your finger on it.

Today, we’ll take a closer look at why we tend to go for the wrong things, what not to chase, and most importantly, what you should chase in life.

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8 No BS Tips for Dating in Your 40's

Dating in your 40's is a different ballgame than dating in your 20's.  Regardless of whether you’ve never been married or, more than likely, you’re getting back out there after ending a marriage or a long term relationship.

Dating in your 40's doesn’t have to be a drag - it can be a lot of fun!

It’s all in how you approach it.

In fact, in my experience, it’s a LOT more fun to date in my 40s than it was in my 20s.

But, because dating is so different between now than in your past, let’s talk about a few useful tips to make the experience even more rewarding.

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