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3 Scenes of Anger in 3 Days

3 Scenes of Anger in 3 Days

On Friday, I ventured to downtown Chicago for the first time since our return from Florida and was faced with the sad spectacle of deserted stores and boarded up windows, a result of recent...

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He Begged for Mama

He Begged for Mama

I don't have the words. I stare at the blank page and am at a loss. I am outraged and heartbroken. I keep replaying in my head the moment George Floyd calls out "Mama" as he is gasping for breath in...

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Road Trip Home

Road Trip Home

We're back in Chicago! After our first winter as snowbirds in Florida, it was time to come home. Instead of the easy nonstop 2-hour flight from Sarasota, Peter and I opted to rent a car one-way...

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Listening with Curiosity and Compassion

Listening with Curiosity and Compassion

Happy Memorial Day! What a strange time we live in. How do we honor holidays and commemorate special occasions in the time of Covid? Our family is celebrating its own momentous rite of passage. Our...

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The Risk that Comes with Love

The Risk that Comes with Love

Today we lost our sweet cockapoo, Rocky. He'd been with us for close to 16 years and had serious health issues for the last two. As my sister Kat told me, your pup will let you know when it's time,...

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Don’t SHOULD on Yourself

Don’t SHOULD on Yourself

How are you holding up? I've been thinking about the extraordinary times we're living in. This health crisis is affecting every human on the planet in some way; still, we are each experiencing...

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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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