{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...

Being Enough

If you read my post about the life lessons that I learned my first year of being a full-time entrepreneur, you know that like-minded connections are important to me. Not only do these connections help to strengthen me as an entrepreneur and help me grow as a coach,...

Life Lessons Learned My First Year As An Entrepreneur

Today I am celebrating my 1-year "full-time entrepreneur" anniversary. As with most things in business, this leap didn't exactly go as planned. It actually happened 8 months earlier than expected. In January 2015, a new opportunity came up but with my already full...

Pockets of Peace

“What if Wednesday” on a Friday? Well, what can I say...it’s been one of those weeks. I know that you can relate: feeling like you are constantly running behind and not even sure what day it is. Usually there are fires to put out and feeling like a ping pong ball...

Setting Your Dreams into Action

Dreams. We all have them but most often they are put on the back-burner for “someday”. But the problem with "someday" is it's often surrounded with so many qualifiers: when the kids get older, when you have enough money, after you buy a house or not now, I just bought...

Put Down the Boxing Gloves

Have you ever noticed how often you ready for a situation - even before it happens? Dukes up (metaphorically speaking) ready to deflect any confrontation, criticism and “fighting-words” - or at least what we perceive to be. What if today, you put down the boxing...

What If Today, You Were Enough

You can go through your day-to-day thinking you are too fat, too thin, too young, too old, too loud, too timid, too much, not enough. Whatever it is, you are never "that", what you feel you should be. Never risking, never reaching, never trying. Always wanting. But...

Claim Your Independence This July

There are signs of independence all around us in July. If you are in the USA, July 4th signifies the independence of our country and is celebrated with a display of fireworks. Personally, I am also seeing the signs of independence in my family. My oldest son will be...

Three Steps to Ditching Guilt

Wanting big change in our lives, at any age, can bring up a range emotions from excitement to fear. Wanting big change for ourselves when we have a host of responsibilities often takes us straight to, what I call, Guilt Land. Maybe you are wanting to try a new hobby,...

Choosing our Stories

I remember story time when my boys were little. Each of them had a favorite book they would choose: David would pick The Very Bad Bunny. Ben would choose There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!. And Alex’s favorite was The Rainbow Fish. These stories were read so many times...

Tada! It’s a birthday!

As I welcomed this morning - April 4, 2015 - I whispered "Welcome to year 49" and then sat back in pure amazement that I yes, I am actually 49 frickin' years old. An age that seemed old when my own parents were here - and geez it didn't seem that long ago. Its funny...

Forgiving Yourself

We all screw up in life. Something that came out of our mouths just wrong. Cutting off someone in traffic. Losing our temper at a most embarrassing time. An indiscretion in a relationship or a seemingly simple flirtation that went too far. A harsh word spoken to...

Boundaries and the Hurting Heart

This was not the blog post that I had planned for this week. but sometimes life presents a situation that changes everything. I struggled with the idea of actually sharing this situation as well – it’s nothing that I am proud of and it saddens me greatly - but...

Falling short as a Christian – A cold winter reminder

Ever have one of those moments that reminds you of how to act Christ-like? Something so powerful that it brings tears to your eyes and ask God forgiveness for falling so short? I had one of those moments this morning. I live in North Texas, just north of Dallas and...

Why I Read Their Names

I say that I am empathetic, those who know me would say that I am highly emotional. I absorb the feelings of those around me and often have a hard time discerning which are mine and which belong to others. During times of tragedy, I tend to stay away from television...

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