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
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
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
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
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!
In last week’s Midlife Monday, I wrote about letting go and moving forward when empty nest happens. (You can read more about that here: link) Today I want to focus on helping you take the next step in discovering your true, authentic self and how to help ‘her’ rise above the surface. Every year, over … Continue reading 5 Things Runways Can Teach Us About Midlife and Empty Nest
"Wonder" begets "Wonder-ing"This past week, I had a long layover in Buffalo, New York. I failed to experience real, authentic Buffalo chicken wings, however, I was able to take in something even more memorable...Niagara Falls. My crew and I left our uniforms behind and decided to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and spend … Continue reading When Empty Nest Leaves You Wondering – Practice These 3 Things
Most of the time, major life-transitions are difficult ...(And empty nest is one of those times) So many kinds of transitions. Life is full of them. The planned and the unplanned. The expected and the unexpected. The ones you long for and the ones you dread. The transition from childhood to adulthood. From high school to college. … Continue reading 10 Things New Empty Nesters Struggle With and Some ‘Relief Humor’
When your last child leaves home and you feel like a bulldozer ran over your heart, ...and it all seems so overwhelming, ...so final, ...so strange, ...how, and where do you begin to change the landscape of your life after kids? I'll tell you the first thing I did, friend. I cried. After our youngest … Continue reading What Empty Nest and (Backyard) Construction Sites Have in Common
I became a flight attendant two years ago (in part) so I could give more time to my writing life. I wanted a decent paying career that would also give me the flexibility I needed to balance time with family and develop my love for writing. So with a friend's nudge to give flying a try, … Continue reading 3 Helpful Reminders When Things Don’t Go As Planned
Has your life-journey, like mine, been accentuated by a series of major life-transitions? If so, how are you doing navigating your way through the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the ebbs and flows that go hand-in-hand with the winds of change? With almost 34 years of marriage behind me, and more than a few … Continue reading Life-Transitions and All Things New
So...I'm realizing in my early 50's that throughout my entire life, I have been someone who thrives on trans-form-ation. Call me a hopeless romantic, a visionary, an INFP, an Idealist, or whatever, I tend to see things, organizations, and individuals not as they are, but "what they can become." At various stages of my life … Continue reading Transformation Within
'Offer' - my 'one-word' for 2012 offer |ˈôfər, ˈäfər| verb: to present (something) for (someone) noun: an expression of readiness to do or give something Although I have made numerous attempts this past month to 'offer' meaningful words of encouragement to this, my on-line community, I must confess... I have allowed my writing life to … Continue reading Confessions of: A Writer in Transition
I love waking up to the smell of brewing coffee! It is one of life's greatest gifts as far as I'm concerned. A good cup of coffee to me...is like...well....it's like a good and faithful friend. On any given morning, afternoon, or evening the smell of freshly brewed coffee makes my heart come alive! Its … Continue reading What Bigger Story is Brewing Within You?