• Beyond 40 Achievers,  Friendship,  Life Purpose,  Midlife Women,  Retirement,  Women Over 50

    5 Steps to Gain New Perspective and Balance After a Major Life Change

    In the early morning quiet, I felt I was free floating over my former life and the roles I had. And sadly aware of the loss of several cherished relationships. I saw my communities grow smaller as I drifted farther away. I had no moorings, no balance,  no terra firma to stand on. I wasn’t in a hot-air balloon—nor was I having a near death experience. It had been nearly a year since I had “officially retired” from my long career. I felt as though I’d untied the last of the ropes which had tethered me to the safety of the life I knew so well. In retirement I lost…

  • Midlife Women,  Motivation,  Retirement

    Still Can’t Find Your Passion? 4 Steps to Get You Started

    For years, decades actually, I tried to “find my passion”–that one BIG thing that would fulfill me, provide absolutely perfect direction and meaning to my life. So far, no luck, and I’ve read dozens of books, hired life coaches and accumulated years of experience, all promising the path to a purposeful life and finding that ONE BIG PASSION (OBP). Well, I’ll save you time and money on these books (which all have good information), but didn’t lead me to my ONE BIG PASSION.   Oh, and that nonsense about “just follow your passion, the money will be come”–well, that’s simply just not true either. Let me explain. Yes, for those…