New, Now and Next

The title of this post should really be "Where The Hell I've Been and Where Am I Headed." I’ve been quiet with my business since the Fall of 2016. There have been personal reasons but also a need to explore where my coaching practice was and where I wanted it to go. I...

Ditching Someday for Now

There's a sentence in the outro of my podcast, Midlife Schmidlife, that reads, "Someday isn't a day on your calendar, until you put it there." That simple sentence packs huge amount of meaning. "Someday" isn't between Thursday and Friday and "someday" isn't "Sunday",...

Lessons From a Dashboard Hula Girl

Up until this year, my husband owned a a little red, 1991 Nissan truck. This truck was older than my first born but the truck was reliable and my husband could fix what was needed. Though parts were getting hard to come by, there always was a way my husband could...

You are NOT your past

Someone needs to read this today. Someone needs to be reminded that they are not their past. You are NOT the sexual abuse, the credit card debt, the abortion you had. You are NOT the little girl feeling lost and alone in an unsupportive family; being arrested, or bad...

Fear is a Noisy Mutha

There’s a trend in the coaching world to talk about fear as a demon or gremlin; something dreaded and to be avoided. You know, something to wrestle to the ground, hogtie and conquer. Notice my Texas-side coming out? That was my mindset too for the longest time until I...

Let’s Stop Pretending

This blog post wasn’t intended for this week. In fact, I was proud to have one written, edited and ready to go by Monday. But one of the many things that I’ve learned in my personal journey is that when inspiration strikes, grab hold and follow it to the end. And...

Prom 2010: The Unraveling & Rebuilding

The air was filled with laughter and the rustle of satin. Every once in awhile you'd catch a whiff of Tigi hair products mixed with men’s cologne applied with a heavy hand. Young men and women were dressed in tuxedos and long flowing dresses, baring midriffs and...

Between the Lines: ElizabethApplegate.com

Katherine Corrigan of Katherines Corner is shining the light on bloggers age 50+ and I am excited to be part of her blog series, “Between The Lines”. Katherine was hoping for 50 bloggers but to her surprise, 89 bloggers are participating. I have no idea how in the...

Flexing Your Enoughness Muscle

E-N-O-U-G-H There is so much to say about that 6-letter, strangely spelled word. But as odd as it may be in appearance, "enough" and “being enough” is a common theme that can play out for you daily. When you aren’t feeling “enough”, you aren’t feeling worthy....

{Midlife Schmidlife} Fifty for Fifty Celebration

Today is THE day - I am the BIG 5-0! Or as my husband lovingly puts it, the "Big 5-Oh!" I could be all freaked out and staring into the mirror with my progressive lenses, counting the additional fine lines that appeared this morning (sigh...). Instead, I decided to...

Warning: Reactions May Be Larger Than They Appear

We’ve all had those moments when we don’t act in a way that we are proud of. You know what I mean: Those times when we feel out of control, angry, lashing out, crying, saying things we regret. And most often feeling worse in the aftermath for our own behavior. Most...

Playlist: A Girl’s To Dream By

True confession: I was the QUEEN of of the mix tapes. Well, at least I thought I was. I was so giddy when I bought a boombox with side by side cassette player that could record from one tot eh other. Truly heaven to this awkward teen who lived through music and books....

Life Coaching – What it Is, What it Isn’t

“What in the heck IS life coaching?” It’s the number one question I have received since starting my journey as a coach. Maybe the question isn’t worded exactly every time but you can hear and see the confusion from the person asking. And in fact, every life coach I...

{Midlife Schmidlife} Tripping (and falling) Down Memory Lane

When I had the idea to start my blog series, {Midlife Schmidlife}, it was because I was being reminded of the funny and absurd ways that I was aging. From my eye sight that seemed to be changing daily to the peach fuzz that is now sprouting on my chin and upper lip....

{Midlife Schmidlife} Permission

It's a busy day, and the lateness of the clock isn't aligning with the amount of work I still have left to do. For some visual motivation and a break from the computer screen, I walk out front and toss the ball for a game of fetch with Ernie, my grand-dog. As I...

{Midlife Schmidlife} 25 Random Things About Me

My first prompt during the Brave Blogging Workshop is "25 Things About Me". Since this is also my first entry in {Midlife Schmidlife}, it seems even more appropriate to share details that stand out for me in the last 49 (plus) years. So lets get this started... 25...

{Midlife Schmidlife} An Introduction

So here’s the deal - I turn 50 in little over a month and I’m not sure how I got here so quickly. It was like I blinked and the last 25 years were on warp speed. I wish that I could say this doesn’t have me freaked out but honestly, IT HAS ME FREAKED OUT. Not only is...

Don’t Be Such a Stuffy Pants

Go to work, come home, clean up, fix dinner, pay bills, zone out in front of Netflix, surf Facebook, fall into bed. Get up and start all over again. Does this sound like your day? Maybe there are variations but the constant days of adult life  can turn us into a bunch...