10 Steps to Find Your Life’s Purpose

Have you found yourself wondering what you want to be when you grow up? Trust me - it's very common when you hit the 40+ year mark to realize that climbing the corporate ladder is no longer fulfilling. Or the 20-year career makes you hit the snooze button more and...

Permission to Care for Yourself When the World is a Sh*t Storm

I’m not going to beat around the bush here - the world is a shit storm and its been raging for sometime. Every time you turn on the television or scroll through your Facebook feed there are reminders of hurricanes, wildfires, mass shootings, a shooting on a college...

The Elephant in the Room: You Can Do It Yourself, But Will You?

I’ve been a certified life coach for two years now, but most importantly, I’ve been on a mission for over 10 years to align my own life from the inside out. I took a long look at my life after my divorce at age 39 and realized that I wanted to make changes. I needed...

The Ultimate Mom’s Checklist When Sending a Kid to College

Summer is winding down and the inevitable is showing up on the calendar - college move-in day is just around the corner. And while there are checklists galore out there for our college-bound kids, everything from dorm room must-haves to financial aid must-do's, there...

Are You Experiencing Midlife Envy?

Envy is a real emotion. We’ve all been there, we’ve all experienced it and we’ve all been fooled by it. Wondering what Midlife Envy Is? It’s when you see someone else’s life, especially on social media, realize you’re close in age, but they seem to have it all figured...

Time to Quit Being Invisible

I’ve been quiet with my business since the Fall of 2016. I love working with my clients, and it's important that I come from a place of my passion and purpose, just as I help my clients do for their own lives. But I’m going to admit something...I’ve been very hesitant...

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...