About Maeve

Mother, friend, coach, mentor, speaker and facilitator. Generator of ideas and disrupter - humanist. I love to write and share thoughts and little bits of who I am. I'm forever curious and love to read, play and listen
4 05, 2020

Letting the Light in

By |2020-05-04T13:56:44-07:00May 4th, 2020|Change, COVID19, Life - general, Mindset, Self Improvement|Comments Off on Letting the Light in

In a group conversation this week, we used a lot of metaphors to describe where we felt we stood at present.  I used a phrase from Leonard Cohen’s poem/song Atheum ‘There’s a crack, a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’.  I feel, I’m beginning to see the [...]

23 04, 2020

Plans are Dreams waiting to Happen

By |2020-04-23T14:22:53-07:00April 23rd, 2020|Aging, Balance, Change, COVID19, Life - general, Social Isolation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Plans are Dreams waiting to Happen

The title of this piece is a paraphrase of what Rick Steiner, PhD says, which is ‘Plans are ‘hopes’ waiting to happen’.  Right now, your dreams may be small and generous, such as hoping /praying that the predictions for deaths in this pandemic are wrong, that there will be a [...]

26 03, 2020

Changes

By |2020-03-26T13:19:41-07:00March 26th, 2020|Balance, Change, Learning, Life - general, Self Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Changes

Changes are happening day by day in these challenging times.  How are you doing?  Me, I have had a couple of days where I had slight meltdowns, panic as clients pull out of contracts, worried about their financial health, or feeling that they just aren’t able to focus on issues [...]

28 02, 2020

Retirement – What’s next for you?

By |2020-02-28T17:12:49-08:00February 28th, 2020|Aging, Retirement, Retirement Planning, Third Act, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Retirement – What’s next for you?

I was travelling last week, and at the airport met a number of people I hadn’t seen for ages. Which tells me I need to go to the airport more!  At the first airport, one of the friends I met, talked of a friend of his who had ‘been retired’.  [...]

13 02, 2020

Fear II – Losing your Memories

By |2020-02-13T13:35:38-08:00February 13th, 2020|Aging, Change, Learning, Self Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fear II – Losing your Memories

In the previous blog I spoke of fear, and the impact the ‘fear effect’ can have on us, both in mind, and throughout our body. Your greatest fear: Recently I asked on a number of 50+ women’s forums; ‘What is your greatest fear in growing old?’ The two highest responses [...]

16 01, 2020

What role does fear play in your life?

By |2020-01-16T17:30:17-08:00January 16th, 2020|Balance, Change, Learning, Life - general, Self Improvement|Comments Off on What role does fear play in your life?

Fear of: Not being brave, or of being timid; violence or being dismissed, ignored or laughed at.  Being seen as of little worth or not interesting to those you want to like you.  What about fear of being invisible or being alone, judged as a bad parent?  Or in your [...]

24 12, 2019

Christmas Traditions

By |2020-01-07T15:52:00-08:00December 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Christmas Traditions

As I sit and write, Christmas tradition dictates listening to the wonderful Dylan Thomas and his “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”, not my usual version taped in a noisy pub in the early 50’s, but rather a clearer version, as in my cleaning and clearing, I seem to have misplaced [...]

17 12, 2019

A different blog – thank you

By |2019-12-17T16:00:26-08:00December 17th, 2019|Learning, Life - general, Self Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A different blog – thank you

This is a different blog to the one I was going to write.  I began to write about the rush to purchase gifts for all and sundry, purchases made because we need to, ‘it’s expected’.  Gifts purchased without much thought about who that person may be, what would they love, [...]

14 11, 2019

Who are you on Social Media?

By |2019-11-14T17:24:56-08:00November 14th, 2019|Learning, Life - general, Self Improvement|Comments Off on Who are you on Social Media?

Recently I had the opportunity to meet a number of people I’ve only met and worked with online.  It was interesting.  If we think of people having different facets, on-line shows perhaps only 50 % of a person’s personality, like photographs it’s one sided. And so, when we meet in [...]

9 10, 2019

Growing Older – Something to Celebrate

By |2019-10-09T17:00:16-07:00October 9th, 2019|Aging, Learning, Self Improvement|Comments Off on Growing Older – Something to Celebrate

Society has a propensity for looking at aging as something bad, we need to start changing the focus - what if we approach aging with curiosity?  As something to be celebrated, and worth exploring? I've met and been in conversation with a number of older people, mainly women, all of [...]