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 [...]

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

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!   [...]

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

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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’.  [...]

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?

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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?

Are you planning or dreaming this New Year?

Happy New Year and Welcome 2020! If you are among the many of us that made resolutions this New Year, how are you feeling about them now, a few days into 2020? What are your resolutions and why are they important to you? Too many people declare that they are [...]

By |2020-01-07T15:53:19-08:00January 7th, 2020|Life - general, Self Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are you planning or dreaming this New Year?