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
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
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!
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
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
Wow – I’m so grateful for this wonderful review of my new book, Acorn Gert and Brother Bert. Thank you so much Irene S. Roth!
This is a wonderful picture book for kids about how they can be great, regardless of how small they are in the beginning, by focusing on what is most important and by planting strong inner seeds. Then they can all grow into the person they were meant to be!
This is a book that will take the young reader on a reflective journey on how they can grow to be all that they were meant to be. We all start off small and miniscule in the grand scope of things. And we may all remain that way unless we all put our own marks on the world around us by becoming who we were truly meant to be. What a great message for kids!
We live in a culture when kids are encouraged to feel inadequate from…
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(photo credit: MARK MOFFETT) Oh, the beauty of Autumn! At least here in the midwest, the Fall season is something quite spectacular to behold. But the message of the acorn and the oak - is something even more spectacular. Midway through my career as a non-profit director, I had this crazy, acorn-sized thought...to 'someday' become a … Continue reading 3 Things About Acorns and Oaks
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?