50+ Fearless Feminine Power

Baby Boomer Women- Finally Having Your Cake and Eating it Too

Many of us in the Baby Boomer generation know what it is like to see life go by too quickly. We wish that we could just slow down time so that we could savor the moments. If you are a business owner like myself maybe you too wish that you didn’t have to work so many hours. Maybe you want to create a deeper meaning in your life and business so that your business is an extension of a life lived on purpose. And you also want to be feel financially abundant! You want to have your cake and eat it too. Our careers or businesses have been born and sometimes fizzled in lieu of something else. In the blink of an eye our babies have left the nest to start their lives anew. Loved ones have left us-some far too soon. Some of us have become Grandparents. Often our dreams have been usurped by responsibilities and duty. We wish we had more time and energy to revel in the nuances of everyday life instead of being pulled into the undertow of making a living. We wish that we had more time for our art or writing or spirituality or taking better care of our bodies or……..(fill in the blanks). Those  of us who worked hard to create a business or career that would support our family are beginning to want something more. We may love our businesses but we know that there is something missing…….something very important! We want ourselves back! We want to live our lives with intentionality! We want to start honoring the essence of who...

What Do You Stand For?

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. . ~Peter Marshall   As we get older it often becomes clearer that there are certain things that are important to us that may have been trumped by responsibilities and survival in our earlier years. Busy building careers and/or raising families, there was little time left  to reflect on what is important to us on a deeper level. Studies have shown that having a purpose in life leads to a more fulfilling and happy life. When you are aligned with your core values and purpose in life, you are more in the flow. You are excited to wake up each day because there is something that is really important for you to do-something that sets your soul on fire. You feel as though your life matters and you truly can make a change in the world. So what holds us back? Here are some things that stop us from the full expression of ourselves and what we stand for: we are afraid of what people might think we don’t want to rock the boat we  are not used to our voices being heard we are comfortable being in the background and afraid to have the spotlight shine on us we had to stay “invisible” because we were in an abusive household we don’t feel worthy we don’t believe people will listen we are overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin we are afraid Sometimes we hold back because we don’t believe that we can make enough of a difference to as many people as we would like to...

Three Strategies to Supercharge Your Business

I coach many entrepreneurs who are stuck in their business.They want to grow but there are things that get in their way. What is interesting is that it is typically about who they are “being” in their business that keeps them stuck rather than what they are doing. It is their mindset around their challenges that block them. So I would like to propose 3 ways to get out of stuck and start soaring: Set Better Boundaries- Boundaries are important because they help us honor what is really important to us. They allow us to take charge of our time and own our value. When we respect ourselves, others will follow. I remember when I had no boundaries when I was selling Real Estate many years ago. I let my customers dictate my time, always jumping to please. I was like a puppet on a string. I ended up becoming very burnt out and resentful because I never allowed myself any time for me. I wasn’t honoring my own health and well being. What I realize looking back is that I had created this monster because I allowed it to happen instead of setting healthy boundaries. It is the difference between being proactive and reactive. Once I realized that it was up to me to take care of me, everything changed. I felt so much better about my business and it began growing effortlessly. I felt lighter, happier and less stressed. And my customers totally respected my time. I still give awesome service but not at the expense of my health and well being. I made a decision to...

Living Your Life Agelessly

Some people are old at 18 and young at 90……time is a concept that humans created. ~Yoko Ono   I remember my Mother telling me that older women were treated as if they were invisible. My Grandmother said the same thing to me in regards to how the medical profession treated the elderly. She would do everything in her power to charm her Doctors and Nurses and from what I saw-they adored her. However, I believe that she used her charm so that they wouldn’t look at her as “less than” or an inconvenience. I will never forget when she was in her nineties and she was hospitalized. As each nurse came into the room she lavished her with compliments. My Grandmother told each and every one of them how beautiful they were and they all loved it. What made it really funny was that there was a sign over her head that said “legally blind”. I could never understand why my Mother and Grandmother felt that way. After all, they were always the life of the party. Both of them had family and many friends who adored them. They were pied pipers wherever they went, taking their willing followers on a journey with their funny, quirky stories that we never tired of. In fact I was recently at a party with my Mother where one of the guests was looking in my Mothers direction and gushing on and on about how beautiful she was. My Mother very modestly thanked her. The funny part was that the woman was talking about a cat named Willow that was directly behind...

Transformational Coaching

I often get asked, “what do you mean by transformational coaching?” and I would like to try and explain it in a way that will help you understand the amazing benefits because transformational coaching is so profound that it changes the way we are wired and helps us to thrive in a way that is like no other! Transformational coaching starts with finding out what my client really wants and then helping her grow into the person who will achieve what she wants by transforming her way of “being” and sense of empowerment in the world. When I talk about empowerment it is not in an egoic way but more of a strong sense of knowing who she is, what she wants and owning her dream and vision for her life, in spite of her fears and limiting beliefs. “How does one become a butterfly”, she asked? “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” Trina Paulus When we feel empowered we are more resilient. We are better at handling situations that might have stopped us in the past and we believe that we can make our dreams come true. This belief is so important because if we don’t really believe that we can do something, we will resist it! Often times clients have a vague idea of the essence of what they want. They are frustrated with a job or relationship. They are not happy. They want to build their business without feeling overwhelmed. They want to feel financially secure or thriving. In order to really zero in on...

Rut Ro- Are You Stuck in a Rut?

Let’s face it- we all have been stuck in a rut at one time or another and although we often desperately want to get out of it, we somehow stop ourselves. We wallow in being stuck as if somehow that will get us unstuck. Maybe we complain endlessly about the job we are in or a relationship as we spin on the hamster wheel of futility. Rut ro! How do we get unstuck? There is another way if we have the courage to step outside of ourselves and see the forest for the trees. Sometimes we have to trick ourselves out of it, by reframing our thoughts. Sometimes we have to dig a little deeper. Often we have to ask ourselves some compelling questions. Here are some ways to get unstuck: Catch Yourself– when you find yourself complaining about what is, reframe that thought to what it is that you really want. From a law of attraction perspective, when you keep focusing on what you don’t want, you get more of that. Your thoughts give you more of whatever you focus on. Every time that you focus on what you don’t want, replace that thought with what you would really love instead. Ask yourself-what do I really want? What would I do if anything were possible? If you place your thoughts on what you want instead of what is you become vibrationally aligned with what you want and that is where the magic happens. This is how you attract thoughts, opportunities and people who will support you in what you want. Trust Your Inner wisdom-Your inner wisdom knows what...