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Don’t Quit Your Job Or Retire Until You Do This

Don’t Quit Your Job Or Retire Until You Do This

Do this important step before you quit or retire from your job. Create the best exit strategy that feels meaningful with a purpose. If you plan to rest for a well-deserved break. Well, that’s all well and good. However, sitting is like the new smoking. Why is it so...

I was shocked when she said this!

I was shocked when she said this!

“Thank you for taking the shackles off my wrist” A physician shared these comments after a presentation to mothers of children attending a leadership conference. You’re thinking about leaving a stressful career. You’re making money to afford a beautiful home. Your...

It’s Your Time

It’s Your Time

Three Words That Will Change Your Life “It’s Your Time” are words you hear but maybe ignore the message.   I’m working with a great consultant creating my dream project.  “It’s Your Time” is a screenshot on my phone reminding me now is the time Good music soothes my...

Write a book,Write a memoir: It’s Never Too Late

Write a book,Write a memoir: It’s Never Too Late

It's Never Too Late to Write Your Story Dr. Eric Maisel’s book Write Mind: 299 Things Writers Should Never Say to Themselves http://ericmaisel.com/books was instrumental in writing my first book It’s Your Turn:  Find Your Authentic Self and Fetch It!  I learned how to...

Caregiving  Your later self

Caregiving Your later self

Caregiving After caregiving an increasingly difficult mother; she didn’t want to put her kids through the same ordeal. Writing a letter to her adult children about her future self in later years would help them during notoriously difficult times when she should stop...

2018 – New Challenge

2018 – New Challenge

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone - Maybe it's time Getting out of our comfort zone is an empowering goal for 2018.  The new year is an opportunity to explore goals to unleash natural strengths and talents. Unleashing our authentic self is experiencing life as though it...

Help Prevent Aging with Relationships

Help Prevent Aging with Relationships

A major fear of aging women is being alone. Staying engaged is one of the major predictors of living a healthier, longer life. According to the Administration on Aging, 37% of women in the U.S. over 60 live by themselves. Are you lonely? Are you fearful of a lonely...

“Feeling the Love” of Facebook

“Feeling the Love” of Facebook

When I first discovered Facebook, I was not "feeling the love" to connect on Facebook (fb). Why was it important to have a minute-to-minute update as to what people were doing and feeling? I couldn’t imagine how people found the time to write on fb. I was skeptical....

Your Strengths can be Blessings for Others

Your Strengths can be Blessings for Others

One day on a train to New York, I engaged in a conversation about aging with a woman in her mid- to late-50s. We started by sharing our common connections on getting older. We laughed about the sudden pains that have appeared in places not felt when we were younger....

Brain Petals for Your Heart

Brain Petals for Your Heart

One day I was waiting in line at the Post Office. The line was so long, I was tired and stressed out. I wanted to just leave, but I needed to get an important document in the mail. I thought, "This is not working for me. I need to relax and think about something...

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