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
29 09, 2020

Moving into an Uncertain Future

By |2020-09-29T11:40:37-07:00September 29th, 2020|Change, COVID19, Mindset, Self Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Moving into an Uncertain Future

I was invisible for a few weeks moving to a new city, you can read about some of my learnings here.  I'd stayed off social media, and found myself totally focused on the job at hand.  I lost the habit on checking in on various social sites, and felt the [...]

4 09, 2020

Change in Action

By |2020-09-04T19:19:21-07:00September 4th, 2020|Change, Learning, Mindset, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Change in Action

I’m a coach and consultant who works with individual and organizational change.  This last two months I have experienced major changes in my life.  And I discovered that I needed to take the advice I have given to others: even when changes are the result of our decisions,  when we [...]

10 07, 2020

The Challenge of Major Life Change

By |2020-07-10T11:35:39-07:00July 10th, 2020|Change, COVID19, Learning, Mindset|Comments Off on The Challenge of Major Life Change

As someone who prides herself on being able to manage change, being an optimist, the last few months have challenged me to remain true to my mantra that change happens. We can always learn, change can be fun and exciting.  Toward the end of last year, I decided it was [...]

23 06, 2020

Difficult People and their negative energy

By |2020-06-23T14:43:29-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Change, Learning, Life - general, Mindset, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Difficult People and their negative energy

Once would expect at a certain time of life that challenges with difficult people would either no longer bother us, or we’d be well versed in dealing/working with them.  However, I’m finding even today, where I can pick and chose clients, friends and colleagues that that is not always so!   [...]

3 06, 2020

Going back to Work

By |2020-06-03T14:09:02-07:00June 3rd, 2020|Balance, Change, COVID19, Mindset, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Going back to Work

Anxiety As we go back to work, we will all experience some emotion around the changes in our workplace.  And, although we know that changes in how we interact with others must happen, it still affects us.  We have gone through an experience that has never happened in our lifetime, [...]

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 [...]

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