Five Important Tips for MidLife Happiness and Good Health

Five Important Tips for Mid-Life Happiness and Good Health

MidLife Crosses A Threshold

Midlife is a whole new world for many of us. Turning 50 years old or older is like crossing another threshold. You think you’ve been through some stuff, and you’re ready for anything. Some think, what can possibly be thrown at you that you can’t handle. Yes, some of you are superheroes with superhuman powers. However, even at midlife, you’re still human with an abundance of emotions! So, here five important tips for mid-life happiness and good health. Continue reading “Five Important Tips for MidLife Happiness and Good Health”

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The Beauty of Age: Learn to Love Yourself

Looking in the Mirror

Looking in the mirror is hard for some of us, especially for a woman over the age of 40. A woman will not recognize the beauty of age. However, she will over analyze every wrinkle or blemish. A woman will stand in front of a mirror and hold in her tummy. Then she remembers what she looked liked when she was in her twenties or before having kids. It’s difficult for a woman to recognize her own beautiful self as she ages. Can you relate to this? Continue reading “The Beauty of Age: Learn to Love Yourself”

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It’s Time to Reflect, Refresh and Reboot

It’s Summertime

It’s June! That means it’s summertime!  It’s time to reflect, refresh and reboot. For six to eight weeks, there are many possibilities and opportunities waiting for you. You have probably made a to-do list of all the things you wanted to do during throughout the year.  However, does that to-do list include time to reflect, refresh and reboot? You’ve been waiting a long few months for summer! So, now it’s here! Continue reading “It’s Time to Reflect, Refresh and Reboot”

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Create a Quiet, Sweet Spot in Your Home

You Need a Quiet, Sweet Spot

A woman’s work is difficult.  Some days are harder than others. Depending on the day and time, you just want a quiet, sweet spot to hide out. Whether you’re working inside or outside of the home, life can get overwhelming. You don’t think, you have no place or space to seek quiet time. So, you hold in all of the emotions and stress until you’re ready to burst.  Continue reading “Create a Quiet, Sweet Spot in Your Home”

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You Need to Find a Hobby!

You Need to Find a Hobby

“You need to find a hobby?” Has anyone ever said to you,   If so, what was your response? It probably went something like this. “ I know but it’s never enough time.” Or your response was, “I’m too busy taking care of everyone else. I don’t have time to take care of myself.” Well, those responses are not uncommon, but you really need to stop for a moment. However, you often wish that you had more time to do things to make you happier and more relaxed. Therefore, it means carving out some time for you. During that time, find a hobby that fits your needs and personality. Continue reading “You Need to Find a Hobby!”

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Bounce Back from the Bottom and Learn from Failure

What is Failure

At some point in life, everyone experiences failure. Yes, hitting the bottom it is a part of life. I’ve learned that lesson a few times. However, failure means different things to different people. According to Dictionary.com definitions include:

  • Lack of success or proving unsuccessful
  • Non-performance of something due, required or expected
  • A person or thing that proves unsuccessful

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What’s Your Favorite Color

I attended a funeral service and listened to a young woman speaking about her relationship with her mother. She asked her mother, “What is your favorite color?” The mother responded, “I don’t know what is my favorite color.” The young lady went on to say that her mother was so busy taking care of everyone else that she never recognized her own wants, needs or personal things that made her happy. Also, as a daughter, she did not take the time to find out her mother’s wants or needs. It was a poignant moment.

Let’s dissect it a bit. First, mothers and daughters have a very special relationship. However, sometimes the relationship can be very tumultuous. Although there is great love for one another, the turmoil usually begins in the teen years and continues throughout the aging process. Mothers know best and daughters think that they know it all. It’s a bad combination.

Dr. Janice Hooker Fortman wrote a book titled, The Secrets of How Not to Throw Mama From a Train: The Relationship Between Adult Daughters and Their Aging Mothers. In this book, Dr. Fortman states that a mother-daughter relationship is “frequently extremely difficult and unpleasant and at other times, it is loving and great.” The relationship can be complicated, emotional and full of love. Yet, sometimes mothers and daughters do not know enough about each other. Somewhere and sometimes there is a communication glitch.

This happens worldwide and across all races and ethnicity. The glitch comes in when everyday life, routines, work, and other demands become priorities. Days are filled with too many tasks and not enough time to take a moment to call or stop by to visit mom, dad or anyone that is important to you. When a visit or phone call occurs, everyone is on a schedule and the conversations are all too short and bittersweet. There is no time to get down to the crust or no time to ask what is your favorite color.

Now let’s make it personal! One day you will run out of time and you will not be able to ask the important questions. So starting today, ask this question to one or more loved ones. “What is your favorite color?” I asked my mom today and she answered, “It’s navy blue!”

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