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This Was Magic…

This Was Magic…

Pre-Covid, I was invited, to spend a week giving workshops at Rancho La Puerta, a spa just over the border from San Diego in Tecate, Mexico. I won’t mince words: the place is magical. Set on 3,000...

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The Surprise That Made Me Tear Up…

The Surprise That Made Me Tear Up…

Recently, we received a letter from a complete stranger, a man named Phillip, whose return address showed him living a couple of blocks away from our Chicago home. The letter read, in part: "This is...

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Rediscovering Play

Rediscovering Play

Last May, my husband and I made the difficult decision to put our beloved cockapoo Rocky down after nearly 16 years. We took some time to mourn him but our home just did not feel the same without a...

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She Made Me Laugh Out Loud!

She Made Me Laugh Out Loud!

I don't remember how I first came across Australian comedian Celeste Barber, but I remember laughing out loud at her antics. Since 2015, she's been showing up on camera to poke fun at celebrities...

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I Was Sooo Angry!

I Was Sooo Angry!

Pre-Covid, I attended a Meetup for Life Coaches at a coffee shop in Chicago and left my wallet at the counter when I paid for my drink. I didn't notice my wallet was missing until five hours later,...

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This gave me sweaty palms…

This gave me sweaty palms…

I love to grow and learn, to challenge myself, especially in my coaching business. One area I’ve been slow to embrace is the use of video—especially live unscripted video—so Facebook Live is the...

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Are You Finding Hope Amid the Despair?

Are You Finding Hope Amid the Despair?

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week in the United States, I reflect on our situation. These are dark days. A pandemic with 257k Americans dead—and 1.4M worldwide. A divided country where truth...

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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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