So Many Meditation Options – lets find some that work for you

Before I started meditating, I wasn’t sure what meditation really was. Like me, you might think it’s new age “woo woo” stuff, sitting on the floor, legs crossed, eyes closed repeating a “mantra” over and over. You may be hearing a lot more about meditation and mindfulness lately and wonder, “Hmm, is there really a meditation practice that would work for me?”

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Pursuit of Peace – How to stay calm no matter what life brings

You may have thought that once you got to middle age, life would get a little calmer. Now that we don’t have kids to take care of, follow up with, or transport all over town, things should settle down. But, for many of us, there are other things keeping us busy and adding more stress – aging parents, aging homes, aging bodies. It might be time to find our way to inner calm and continue our pursuit of peace.

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3 Easy Ways to Stop Downplaying Your Success

Can you remember the last time you actually thought about your achievements or a recent accomplishment? Last week, last month, or last year? Or, shall I rephrase the question – when was the last time you downplayed an accomplishment or minimized a success? Maybe yesterday?

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#1 Way to Change Your Reality

Until recently, I believed that my life would be pretty much routine and there wasn’t much I could really do about it at this point/age. Then, as I got closer and closer to age 50, I started paying attention to and learning about new things that made me question that belief. I now believe that my own success and happiness are totally within my control and I can change my circumstances, even change my reality, AND make these changes at age 50 (or 45 or 55 or 60, etc.)!

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The Key to Loving Your Age, No Matter How Old You Are

My birthday was last month. I turned 51. You know those birthday cards that make jokes about how old you’re getting? I actually didn’t get any of those this year, but when I was shopping for cards for my step-mom and my aunt (we all celebrate on the same day), I came across a lot of them! I would not say that these cards will help you to love your age…

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Midlife Pursuits Series: Your Midlife Pursuit of Purpose

I never really felt like I knew my purpose in life. I never felt like I had a passion for anything. Until I had my first child. At that point, I finally felt like I had a purpose... But I knew that it wouldn’t last forever. I remember rocking my daughter in the rocking chair in her baby room and crying as I thought about her leaving and going off to college. What would I do if I didn’t have this baby? I would, once again, have no purpose.

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