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What Happens Behind Closed Doors?

What Happens Behind Closed Doors?

I have to admit I was totally shocked by the recent news of Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce. I have admired their work to solve some of the world's most devastating problems and have even envied...

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Are YOU an Impostor?

Are YOU an Impostor?

I gave a workshop on the Impostor Syndrome last week, in my new membership. It's a topic that resonates with many of us who somehow, no matter our successes and expertise, fear that at any moment...

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Do You Love Podcasts?

Do You Love Podcasts?

I first met Adela Mizrachi several years ago at a thank you event for professionals who had volunteered their time to speak to patrons of the (now defunct) Next Door Cafe in Chicago. I loved...

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Can We Talk?

Can We Talk?

I have made so many wonderful connections with inspirational women through my coaching, my interviews, and my Facebook group. One of these is novelist and former psychotherapist Corie Skolnick. So...

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Hope

Hope

In times of despair, when the present feels dark and the future bleak, the one essential emotion that may help us hang on is hope. Maybe that's why this poem, shared recently by my friend Lisa,...

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What Do We Owe Our Parents?

What Do We Owe Our Parents?

We lost my 87-year-old father-in-law a week ago. Gabe was a contradictory man, curious and cultured, self-effacing and kind, yet stubborn and curmudgeonly at times. In 1966, he led a daring escape...

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Loneliness and Togetherness

Loneliness and Togetherness

There's an epidemic of loneliness. We've all heard it. However bad it was before Covid, it's worse now. Especially for those hunkering down solo, with little...

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How Do YOU Avoid Pain?

How Do YOU Avoid Pain?

I recently read In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Hungarian-born Canadian physician Dr. Gabor Maté. It's an unflinching look at the addiction epidemic from someone who's been on the front lines of...

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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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