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Finding Your "Greater Purpose" After 50 being present habits self-care Feb 24, 2024

At the beginning of each year, I send out a survey to the Life Balance Community about what you'd like to see more content on.    What you need help with.

I went back to take a...

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"Naming" versus "Feeling" the Things for Which We Are Grateful being present self-care Jan 04, 2024

Like many of us, I've been contemplating 2023 and reflecting on my thoughts, plans, and dreams for 2024.   

I've chosen a word for the new year which shouldn't surprise anyone who's...

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The Value in Mentorship After 50 redefining after 50 right side of 50 self-care Nov 20, 2023

As we live our lives on this side of 50, we continue to forge ahead and navigate new paths along the way.   

Those of us who are parents often become empty nesters.

Those of us who...

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The Value in Taking Time to Be With Those You Love family self-care Oct 26, 2023

My last couple of blog posts have centered around my recently stepping into a caretaking role for my mom.    The events leading up to it have been rather sudden and have had a significant...

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Working Through Complicated Relationships After 50 family self-care Sep 24, 2023

It's so funny (not funny).   When we're after 50 we sort of think we've been through it all.    Seen it all.   Have navigated different things and have a full...

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Got Called Out By My Husband for Trying To Control EVERYTHING being present right side of 50 self-care Aug 30, 2023

Life has been a bit nuts during the past 3-4 weeks.    

Although this is fairly typical for me in August, it seems a bit worse this summer.

We are on the last legs of our beach...

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Small Easy Ways to Start Being Present in Your Own Life After 50 being present self-care Jul 19, 2023

Last spring after some stressful "stuff," I decided to move forward with my plan to fade out of my job (I just cannot bring myself to use the word "retire" for some reason) and declared last summer...

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Is Suffering Optional? being present habits self-care Jun 12, 2023

Recently, I read a book called "The Road to Me" by Laura Drake.   Nellie, the grandmother in the book said, "suffering is optional."

This quote was a topic of discussion for our book...

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Book Review From the Blog: The Road To Me by Laura Drake being present self-care May 12, 2023

I love to read and my typical genre is either psychological thriller/mystery or historical fiction.   From time to time, I stumble upon a book that I feel that the women in this community...

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The Value in Being Present as We Age being present self-care Apr 12, 2023

I am writing this blog post after returning home from an amazing weekend with family as we celebrated my mom's 80th birthday.   (Although she is technically my stepmother, she and my...

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Learning to Meet Our Loved Ones Where They're At family self-care Mar 05, 2023

In my career as a behavior analyst, I had the opportunity to meet and work with many parents of children on the autism spectrum.   

I watched them as they reeled after the...

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We Must Stop Censoring Ourselves on This Side of 50! habits redefining after 50 self-care Jan 26, 2023

It has been such a pleasure and a blessing for me to be working with so many women on the right side of 50 who are trying to figure out what they want to do in this phase of life.  

Women...

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