This week heaven welcomed one of God's best and most beautiful warriors! This "love" child's name is 'Courteney' (with two e's) and she was indeed, so deeply loved. Courteney's life was rich and full primarily because of her two amazing parents who understood their calling to LOVE her well. And that they have done I … Continue reading When Love Dies – But Hope Lives
I've been off the blog/writing grid for almost a full year. Life handed me something I didn't see coming. But before I say one more word, I want you to know that I've missed you! I've missed being here with you and connecting with other mommas, midlifers, and others who are doing there best to … Continue reading Moving Forward After Unexpected Loss
Dear Sweet Midlife Friend, I want you to know that I take great joy in encouraging you to embrace your personal midlife journey! In part, my own personal midlife journey is what led me to start this blog. It was one way I thought I could connect with other midlifer's going through major life-shifts. I wanted … Continue reading When Your Next Chapter Begins with a Question Mark
God is telling a story through our lives, and also through the lives of our children. Even when tragedy comes, God is worthy of our trust. He loves us and will never leave us. He is with us in all things.
Happy Belated Mother’s Day Momma! I hope it was all things beautiful, and lovely, and fun! My flying schedule was unusually crazy this week due to lot's of crazy weather, delays, and not enough rest. But I'm here now. And this one's for you, Midlife Momma (And those of you on your way - or … Continue reading Insight From a Master Landscape Artists AND 3 Helpful Lessons To Help You Reframe Your View of Your Next Chapter
I’m troubled midlife friend. I want you to know that I carry a heavy burden for those of you who think that this season of life was supposed to be so much better than your present reality. I hear your stories. Stories of loss, and grief, depression, disappointment, and general anxiety about the future. Stories … Continue reading 3 Benefits of “Taking Inventory” or “The Act of Remembering”
For some, the midlife journey is no joke! After several years of navigating my way through midlife and encountering three major life transitions at the same time (career change, physical change, and empty nest) I think I’m finally getting the hang of this midlife thing and I want you to know that I take great … Continue reading January’s Close and Next Chapters
There’s just something about a blank slate chalk board. Imagery of my early days in elementary school comes to mind and that giant, green, wood-framed chalk board that expanded the full length of an entire wall. The teacher's desk was usually situated right in front of the massive chalk board wall. Other than the date … Continue reading Blank Slates and 10 Ways to Begin YOUR 2018
Happy New Year friend! I trust that you made some special memories with loved ones this past week and that you will continue to do so as the New Year rushes in. This week’s Midlife Monday (which was meant for Christmas Day last Monday) has me reflecting still on that one very beautiful word… celebration. … Continue reading Week 4: A Christmas Worth Celebrating AND Welcoming 2018
Welcome to this week's Midlife Monday. It's Week 3 of my 4 Week series called, A Christmas Worth Savoring The past two weeks highlighted ways of preparation and mediation to help you stay focused through all the business of your Christmas week with family and friends. This week I want to invite you to join me into … Continue reading Week 3: A Christmas Worth Savoring
So why do we need a Christmas worth savoring, anyway? Because it all just seems to go way too fast? Yes... But also because it would be a shame if we got caught up in all the hustle and bustle of doing and shopping and running here and there like crazy people. What if in all our … Continue reading Week 2: A Four Week Plan for a Christmas Worth Savoring
It’s Dec 4th already friends! Can you believe it? I don’t know about you, but I’m far from ready for the BIG DAY! - So many things to do! - So many place to go! - So many gifts to buy! It’s the common Christmas mantra for many. It’s the mantra of our culture. It’s … Continue reading Week 1: A Four Week Plan for a Christmas Worth Savoring
The giving of thanks - an empty nesters perspective One Thanksgiving family tradition we have enjoyed throughout the years as a family since 1987 when the Block Buster hit was released, is gathering together to watch Planes Trains and Automobiles. It’s a movie with a story line that combines the best of the good, the hard, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Help You Prepare for the Best Thanksgiving Ever!
Today, I took my own advice. I unplugged. And my guess, Midlife Momma, is that you too, may feel like you need to unplug from life from time to time. It's Okay to Unplug - to REST As a flight attendant, one thing I struggle with is not having a consistent schedule and feeling like … Continue reading When You Need to Unplug – From Everything
It’s not every day you have the chance to get away to focus three entire days doing what you love. Last weekend, I took a break from my regular flying schedule and traveled to Charlotte, NC to attend a writing workshop/retreat. This community of writers I’m part of are all in different places on the … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned from My Writing Retreat That Apply to Empty Nest