Dr. Barbara Collins | Self-Awareness
Dr. Barbara Collins is a midlife transition expert.
Midlife, Tranisition, Menopause
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Self-Awareness

  What does being human mean? Scott Peck author of The Road Less Traveled writes ”Life is difficult” in the first sentence. I read his book almost 20 years ago, and still remember the first sentence. Depending on your perspective being human can be difficult at...

  Getting Older “Play to Your Strengths –Something that challenges you a bit” Dr. Brenda Milner, Neuroscientist I was thrilled to read an article, by Sari Harrar, in the October issue AARP Bulletin. Harrar, interviewed Dr. Brenda Milner, pioneer neuroscientist, whose groundbreaking research helped to unlock the...

Dear Friends, I was shopping at Wegman’s yes, I admit my favorite food store. A woman was reaching for an air freshner. All of a sudden the entire shelf of air fresheners came tumbling down. She laughed watching them fall all over the floor. While picking...

I did not write my blog for December because I wanted to take a break from any external chatter like smart phones, Facebook, texting, and TV shows that didn’t comfort me. I needed to rest my brain from all incoming information. I remember an idea that...

Not long ago in the airport, while waiting for my flight, I overheard a conversation between two women seated next to me. One woman was looking through a magazine and commenting on how all these new face lift procedures are very intimidating. She was trying...

I met a lovely lady while eating dinner in Hilton Head, S.C. Waiting for our dinner we shared a few thoughts about getting older. Before she left the restaurant she put this note in my hand, “Growing old is natural. Growing up is spiritual.“ I...

Retirement: time to relax, rest, pursue new hobbies, travel and potentially, argue! Argue? Perhaps, arguing during retirement seems far-fetched to you? However, married couples have different expectations as they face retirement which can lead to tension. Many things change; identities are shifted; work life is...

I recently went to Harlem, New York, to see the wonderful musical, “Alive! 55+ and Kickin” performed at the Dempsey Theater. The play is a musical conceived and written by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro. I was thoroughly entertained and inspired! In April, 60 Minutes aired...

I once met a woman after speaking at a conference who thanked me for removing the “shackles” from her wrists. What a powerful word. My presentation, It's Your Turn: Find Your Authentic Self, made her realize that all her life, she felt she was living someone else’s dream. She...

A cardiologist once told me that speaking what’s in your heart creates a healthier heart.   It is also an act of loving yourself. You may have noticed that’s it’s been awhile since I launched my blog in May.  Life kicked in with a major health crisis...