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I Was Worried About My Drinking…

I Was Worried About My Drinking…

Over the last decade or so, Chardonnay has become a bit of a slippery slope for me. I love a big buttery oaky glass of wine at the end of the day. It has become my go-to way to decompress. Problem...

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Are You “Too Sensitive”?

Are You “Too Sensitive”?

This past week, I did a Facebook Live interview with Susan Frances Morris, the author of The Sensitive One: A Memoir (see the YouTube recording or join my Facebook group to watch all my live...

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Are You Suffering From Toxic Productivity?

Are You Suffering From Toxic Productivity?

In a conversation with one of my members this past week, we shared how we both are hard-working doers, relentlessly pushing ahead on our tasks and goals, with lists galore to keep us on track. I...

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Wear the Good Socks

Wear the Good Socks

The other day, as I was getting dressed for my workout, I reached into my sock drawer and pulled out my old athletic socks. Next to those were my relatively new Bombas socks. (Love them!) Why am I...

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Do You Play?

Do You Play?

In a recent interview with Melissa Bowen discussing Brené Brown's ideas for wholehearted living, the topic of play came up. Now play often feels like four-letter word to me. We are urged to make the...

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I’m Just Not Motivated…

I’m Just Not Motivated…

I was chatting with a good friend the other day. She was telling me some of the things she'd like to do now that her kids are older—one out of the nest and the other more independent. She had...

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Are You a Homebody?

Are You a Homebody?

In my Facebook group, this past week, I asked how many homes my 2k members (women in midlife and beyond) had lived in so far and the answers ranged from 2 (she now lives in her childhood home!) to...

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How Will You Remember This Past Year?

How Will You Remember This Past Year?

As the world begins to reopen, how will we look back on this past 1+ year? It will, of course, depend on our individual situations.  For some of us, it's been a year of mourning the passing of loved...

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The Interview That Moved Me to Tears

The Interview That Moved Me to Tears

I listened to a very moving interview with Casey Gauntt the other day. (My thanks to Compassionate Coach Tara Nash for putting on her inspirational Conscious Grief series). Casey is a corporate...

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I’m Hélène Stelian, the Midlife Mentor with a passion for facilitating personal development in women 40+. Through my THRIVE community, I help introspective, curious, action-oriented women 40+ deepen their journeys of self-discovery and growth—and create their next chapter with courage and intention.

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