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Sing Even if You Suck at It!

Sing Even if You Suck at It!

I just finished a one-hour virtual sing-along and it was so much fun I couldn't wait to tell you about it! Today's session featured the songs of the prolific composer and performer Carole King. Do...

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She Dissed Me in My Own Facebook Group!

She Dissed Me in My Own Facebook Group!

Last week, I posted in my free Facebook group, Empowering Women in Midlife, about my paid offering, the recently rebranded THRIVE Coaching Community for Women 40+. I was excited to share that this...

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Happiness = Low Expectations?

Happiness = Low Expectations?

A few months ago, my husband Peter and I went to beautiful coastal Montauk, NY for the weekend. On our flight back to Chicago, only 1/2 hour from landing, the captain got on to alert us that we...

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My Dog Pooped in the Hotel Lobby

My Dog Pooped in the Hotel Lobby

Oh yes, she did. We were staying overnight in Chattanooga (the halfway point on our drive from Chicago to Sarasota) at the lovely pet-friendly Westin Hotel. We had taken 1-year-old Marley for a walk...

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I Numbed with Food…

I Numbed with Food…

We each have our own way of coping with the crap in our lives. I used to eat. SUGAR and CARBS were my go-to. Ice cream sundaes. French toast doused in butter and syrup. Warm chocolate chip cookies....

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My Girlfriend Let Me Down

My Girlfriend Let Me Down

Earlier this year, I shared a personal crisis with a long-time friend of mine over dinner. She showed interest and asked questions. She got teary-eyed as she listened. She assured me that she was...

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What Do People Love—That You Can’t Stand?

What Do People Love—That You Can’t Stand?

This past week, I asked this question in my Facebook group: What's something a lot of people love that you can't stand? In my group, I love to share interesting articles to promote discussion around...

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I Needed New Friends…

I Needed New Friends…

Making friends can be hard in midlife. In our 30s and 40s, so many of us with kids found it easy to connect to other parents through our children's pals. Our social circles formed naturally via our...

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