50+ Fearless Feminine Power

Stuck in A Dead End Job That You Hate?

I was following an interesting thread on a group on Linked In that started with: Why do women let fear drive them into staying with a job they hate instead of starting that business that they love? I was interested because one of the things I do in my coaching practice is help Baby Boomer Women conquer fear and limiting beliefs so that they can create the life they truly want and this seems to be a recurring theme. Many of the comments that I hear are the same when it comes to fear of leaving a job to pursue something better and this was corroborated by this thread. Fear can paralyze us and prevent us from creating something much better in our lives if we let it. My job is to help people manage their fear so that they can create their most amazing life. Here are 5 Top Fears that keep women at a job they hate and their antidote:                                                       False                                                       Evidence                                                       Appearing                                              ...

Baby Boomer Woman – Let Your Authentic Light Shine Through

I believe that it is our duty to appreciate, nurture and allow our inner spirit to guide us in our life (and business), so that we show up authentically and we fully embrace who we are. As we get older, sometimes we are beaten down by the need to fit into everyone else’s idea of who we should be  and when we hit our fifties -we often realize that we have lost who we are. We have become watered down and complacent instead of fired up and energized. The other day I was watching a commercial and it took me through the phases of a man’s life from when he was a teenager to when he was in his 50’s. It was a car commercial and the idea was that he drove the same brand of car throughout the years, but the cars changed depending on what was going on in his life. For instance, he had a small car when he was a teen ager, minivan when he had a family and a “mid life crisis “sports car when he was older. What really got me was the tagline at the end when the commercial showed him in his sports car. It was something like “so that you can remember the you you used to be”. I remember being in LA with my husband and daughter Jasmine a few years back and renting a yellow buggy convertible and it was sooooo cool because I always wanted one and for 5 days I had a blast in that little buggy -it gave me a sense of fun and freedom...

3 Smokin’ Hot Success Tips for Baby Boomer Women

As I was thinking about what success means at this time in my life, I realized that it looks a lot different than when I was a “bright eyed and bushy tailed” college grad. Armed with more wisdom and less time to waste, I want to be more intentional about how I create this next fabulous phase of my life. And I want that for you as well. With that in mind, I have come up with 3 smokin’ hot success tips for the Baby Boomer Woman. 1) Don’t buy into the smoke and mirrors of success Success is truly what your higher self sees as success, period. So who is your higher self anyways? She is the part of you that is attuned to a higher wisdom, a wisdom that is beyond what human limitations can comprehend. Some call it divine inner wisdom, source or even God. The point is that it is all knowing and knows what is best for you and you alone. Your higher self vibrates energetically at a higher frequency. It attracts ideal situations, ideas and inspiration that feels good and right and tailor made for you. Your higher self doesn’t care what others think that success is because it is attuned to what you truly value from your deepest core. It knows what drives you ,tickles you, lights you up, inspires you and it  gets you out of  being stuck if you get out of your own way and listen to its wisdom. Since your higher self is aligned with what you value, pay attention to what gets you excited about your life....

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...