50+ Fearless Feminine Power

3 Ways to Stop Marking Time and Start Living

Have you taken stock of your life lately? Do you get excited to get up every day or are you sort of just going through the motions? Are you feeling as though there is nothing to get excited about anymore? Somewhere along the way of working to pay bills, taking care of everyone’s needs and not listening to your divine inner wisdom, you may have forgotten what excites you, what makes your heart sing. And instead of peeling back the layers to find your passion so that you can feel alive again, you compromise your life by playing safe and dull and sort of flat lining. You may make up excuses that you don’t have the time or the energy or the money to do the very thing that you know would light you up. You are so used to living by everyone else’s rules of who you should be that you may not even know what it is you want anymore. Often these rules are implicit, and ingrained in your subconscious. Deep down you think that if you start to do what it is you want you will be hurting someone else, as if there is not enough happiness to go around for everyone. Here are 3 Ways You Can Stop Marking Time and Start Living:  1) Make Your Own Rules– Forget about all of the “shoulds” that you tell yourself that keep you from doing what you want. The “shoulds” may look like this: “I want to take an art class on Tuesdays but I should go visit a friend that I haven’t seen instead.” Or “I...

Baby Boomer Woman – Be Legendary

Ok so you changed the world for women through the Women’s Movement and carved out a new definition of women’s rights in the world, but do you really think that your work is done? I mean, now is not the time to rest on your laurels and sit on your rocking chair, right? There is still more work to be done and I believe that we are just the generation of women to do it! So how can you be legendary? I would like to propose 3 ways: 1) Show your daughters and future generations of women how great aging can be. Wear what makes you happy. Do what makes your heart sing. Live your life authentically. If you want to let your hair go gray-do it. If you want botox because it makes you feel better-do it. Stop worrying about what everyone else thinks. Love yourself from the inside out and follow your rules-not the rules that society has decided for you. Remember when you were a rule breaker? Heeeeheeee…..it was sorta fun, right? Get some of that groovy, fearless “ditch the rules” power back and go rock your smokin’ hot second half. 2)Take A Stand for Women-Whether you are beating the drum for equal pay for women, supporting human rights issues or leading by example, show the world what you believe in. Remember, if you give other women a hand up it strengthens the power of us all. We need more of that feminine energy that comes from the heart? What do you stand for? And how can you make something happen to make the world a...

Break the Rules and Give Yourself Some Valentines Day Lovin’

On this Valentine’s Day week it would be so awesome if you could start breaking your own rules and start indulging yourself in some new rules that allow you to fully love yourself. I believe that life is art and we get to create it the way we want. With that in mind I am suggesting some new rules for you to start implementing in your life. You might even try and focus on one of these rules each day. 1) Practice the Art of Receiving-So many women I know are masters at giving but somehow find it difficult to receive. If this is you, think about the feeling you get when you give and how it not only makes the other person happy, but it fills you up as well. If you look at the pleasure you get from giving you will understand that not allowing someone to give to you robs them of that joy. So the next time your kids want to pay for dinner or someone offers to do something nice for you-let them! Embrace your feeling of appreciation for their gift and allow them that loving feeling of sharing. 2) Practice the Art of Self Indulgence- You are NOT being selfish when you take care of your needs. I repeat-you are not being selfish. I coach many women who feel that it is their sole responsibility to cater to everyone’s needs long beyond the call of duty. They totally put their life on hold and stop everything to take care of everyone else and feel guilty when they do anything for themselves. Start thinking...

Baby Boomer Women – YOU Have Got the Power!

When I think of how much our generation of women has changed the world, I am amazed at the strength and fortitude of this amazing group of women. Through sheer determination and passion for our rights as women, we made it possible for our daughters and future generations of women to have choices in our lives that would have been squashed in previous generations. We took risks, ventured into new territory and boldly began changing who we were as women. The world stood up and took notice as we carved out new role models for our selves and our daughters. It was not easy and as each woman experienced the challenges individually-they often came up against things that our daughters will never have to endure. Do you remember feeling as though you had to become “like a man” to fit into the working world? And heaven forbid you ever showed emotion or worse-cried. That would have been looked at as such a sign of weakness. Forget about showing any female emotion-you had to “man up”. You worked twice as hard to prove yourself (while making much less than your male colleagues) all while juggling all of your responsibilities to your family. You were the wind beneath everyone’s wings. You were Superwoman-you did it all! So it always breaks my heart when I see the same fearless ,world changing woman  lose her passion through years of giving all of her power away to everyone else but herself. What happened? Many of you, myself included, put our families first while our children were young. Now that they are grown we want to know...