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  • Midlife Women,  Retirement,  Sage,  Women Over 50,  women super powers

    The Surprising Benefits of Curiosity and How to Enhance It

    Do you ask the next question to follow up and clarify what someone said or learn more? Do you try something new just because…?  These are indicators of a sense of curiosity. If you rarely ask questions or step out of your comfort zone in life, you may lose out on the benefits of curiosity. I have always been curious, sometimes bordering on asking too many questions, my kids would say. Life fascinates me and I love to learn how it works and why people do what they do. I thrive on wonderful conversations where questions move us deeper and broader to a better understanding of the topic and one another.…

  • Midlife Women,  Self-Care,  women super powers

    The Super-Power of Saying “No” More Often to Others

    Are you naturally hardwired to say yes to others as a reflex when asked to do something? It’s been a struggle, but I am much better about how I answer these days. Recently a friend shared she’d been invited to a party. She didn’t want to go, but had said yes anyway. I asked her why she just didn’t say no.  An honest, vulnerable conversation between friends followed.  She told me she didn’t want hurt the person’s feelings. This is a big one for women. But…this was a large party with several dozen people, so she probably wouldn’t be missed anyway. (It wasn’t a milestone birthday or special celebration, that’s…

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    Seven Super Powers Women Possess

    I’m not into the super-heroes genre, but with all the super-hero movies out, I couldn’t help but compare some of the female super-heroes to the traits I see in the women I know. I looked at four of the more familiar super-women and their their powers.   Wonder Woman has superhuman strength, speed, agility, durability, endurance and reflexes. She’s agelessness, compassionate, fearless and independent. The Invisible Woman is a single mom of two children who is strong, intelligent and able to use invisible fields of energy. Then you have Supergirl with all the same powers as superman, but the balance of girlish glee and emotional exploration with confidence and physical…