50+ Fearless Feminine Power

Dream a Bigger Dream – and Create the Life you Really Want

I don’t know if you feel the way that I do, but the older I get the MORE I want to create my life on my terms and I want to do it all out. There is an urgency to this that is palpable to me. I guess that I could take the approach that many others my age take and become more complacent and “slow down” but that simply doesn’t appeal to me. Or retire-yikes! That  would bore me to tears, make me feel obsolete and I would probably not feel real excited about my future. Instead, the opposite is true. I am more excited than ever about what is to come and I love what I am creating in my life! I am telling you this because maybe you can relate….maybe you want more also. Life is a creation- I am co creating my life with the universe, only now I understand  that more than ever and am I open to receiving its infinite wisdom. After all, I can’t manifest all this greatness by myself. What is really great about being 58 is that I have so much more to offer than I did when I was younger. I have worked  as a professional actress, sold  Real Estate, created my own Home Staging Business and now have a coaching practice that fills my heart. Along the way there were bumps and bruises-but I survived and often thrived. Most importantly, I was always open to learning. I also raised 3 amazing daughters who have taught me more about life than anyone. Raising them I learned how to manage time,...

The Joy Zone – What Lights You Up?

I believe that it is more important than ever for all of us to take stock of what makes us really happy and start making choices that keep us in our “joy zone.” I know as I write this that some of you are saying “Ya right Marianne – that is easy for you  to say but how can I do this? There are only 24 hours in a day.  I work a gazillion hours just to get by and when I am not working everyone needs a piece of me so how am I supposed to “follow my bliss“? And to that I say – “You must find a way. You must make this a priority because if you don’t you will become sick- your spirit will become anemic and your life force-that part of you that creates everything-will wither and you will become just a shell of yourself.” Sounds pretty harsh, right? But think about it. Joy is such an important part of living. Joy puts the spring in our step, helps us handle life’s complexities and is the secret sauce to a life fully lived. Lack of joy has become an epidemic in ours lives. Many of us are starving for more joy in our life  but we keep making everything else more important thinking that we will find joy once we get something that is in the future. The time for joy is NOW! We have to stop putting it off! We can create our joy in the present. It is truly a state of being and how we “show up” in our world. If...

Bring on Your Badacity

I recently finished doing a Seven Day Challenge for a group of wonderful women called Baby Boomer Woman-Now is Your Time to Fire Up Your Life and it was so lovely to watch these women start to do things that they had previously shied away from. One of my favorite challenges for them was called “Bring on Your Badass”. I began by explaining the definition of a badass. “A badass is a really cool, confident woman who knows who she is and doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone. She is not about ego-she shows up in the world authentically-without making excuses for who she is. A badass is cool and sexy and comfortable in her own skin. She does what she wants. She is not  worried about who she does or doesn’t impress and she is uninfluenced by fads. A badass wears what pleases her and she does this with inner confidence-she rocks it! She also spends her time how she wants, eats what she wants, listens to music she likes and indulges in things that bring her joy”. My challenge was for each of these women to post a picture of themselves wearing or doing something that made them feel badass. It was so exciting to see these women come out of their shell. It was if doing this challenge and being encouraged by myself as well as the other women gave them permission to put on their sassy pants and go for it . What I found most interesting was that they all tried something that was a stretch for them and  may have seemed small...

Passion, Purpose and Joy, oh my!

I would like to talk with you about something that many Baby Boomer Women struggle with but don’t often talk about. Somewhere along the way they lost their passion. It didn’t happen overnight. It gradually dwindled when “more important” things usurped it-like paying bills, raising families and never ending responsibilities and chores. After all, there is only so much time in a day, right? How can passion survive in this atmosphere anyways? Passion was, little by little, squashed out by “reality” and I use that word loosely because I do believe that we have a larger hand in “reality” than we often realize. So what do we do when we want to get that passion back? How do we create that engagement with life that gets us excited to get up every day and engage? Start by Asking Yourself these  questions: 1) What peaks my interest? Often there are things that we are instinctually drawn to that we are curious about, but never allow ourselves to fully explore. The things that peak our interest are signs from our inner guidance to “go down that road and explore”. Sometimes you simply have to be willing to “try something on” and see if it excites you. Ask yourself: What am I you curious about? What peaks my interest that I  might explore more fully? How can I take that first step? 2) What would I do if money or time were not an issue? Often we don’t even allow ourselves to explore something that interests us because we think it is wasteful to spend money and time on something that seems...