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Don't fall into a midlife crisis - it's an opportunity

I was delighted to give my thoughts for a feature in the Irish Independent on the female midlife crisis.... although I argue that it is no such thing.  Challenging yes, but an opportunity to start living life on your terms. .  

https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/its-a-fundamental-change-to-who-you-are-how-to-survive-the-female-mid-life-crisis-40809872.html\

For those who don't subscribe.. here is the copy:

 

‘It’s a fundamental change to who you...

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What is your authentic potential?

Tell me what you want, what you really, really want?! was blasted out by the Spice Girls in the late 90's Wannabe, but is it a question you really ask yourself, especially at midlife?  

And even then, often we 'want' what we think we should want, rather than what we intrinsically want inside.

We're conditioned by our culture from an early age to see our potential or develop a vision in terms of prescribed successes in career, family, wealth and acquirements such as houses and...

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Why I'm not perfect, despite being a coach

Confession of a coach - I’m not perfect and I haven’t got it all sorted! 

Phew! It’s good to get that out. Sometimes I’m so busy being the coach, I forget to admit I’m also me! 

Do you ever have moments where you just feel at the end of your limit?

We all know what burnout feels like, what overwhelm feels like.  When the plates spin too fast, or when haphazard hormones get the better of us. When you are literally at the end of your...

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10 lessons I’ve learned as a MidLifer.

*1. Everything is up for interpretation. Every event, every interaction, every reaction and response, every thought, and yes, every one of my beliefs. All are up for interpretation depending what lens I am looking through, and instead of clinging to my ego-led chains for dear life, I am free to grow, change, evolve and prioritise. How liberating!

*2. I have much less control of all the things I thought I should when I was younger, and so much more control over the things I assumed I...

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The happiness of habit hacking

Find habit forming hard? My habit hacking might just help! Habit Hacking simply either adapts or re-engineers an existing habit or routine.

Habits are how you live your life. They make it easier because you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you repeat tasks often. The downside however is also that you don’t reinvent the wheel, therefore performing the habit without thinking at all. Researchers believe at least 40% of our days are lived this way.

Which is why at midlife,...

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How to be happy now, not when.

 A lot of my coaching work is about helping women work out how to be happy.

Of course that’s not necessarily what they say when they come to me, but essentially, for all of us, that is our ultimate goal, isn’t it?

So maybe it’s about figuring out who they are after a divorce or separation, or after years of child-care-and-parent-care-and-relationship-care, and they went to remember what it feels like to have self-care.

Or often it’s about a career change; a new...

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Money Mindset and Women

Women have had a complicated relationship with money since history began - in large part because they had little or no direct control over it for most of that history.  As a woman who runs two businesses (one as a copywriter trying to price her work, and one as a coach - again pricing, but also working with women and mindset), I understand all too well how women can often struggle to find confidence around money - in terms of negotiating for it, pricing their work, or creating a longterm...

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Challenge yourself for International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day!

The theme this year is #choosetochallenge which couldn’t reflect more the work I do as The Midlife coach;

    • helping women challenge the stale stereotypes of midage and take advantage of the new reality that it is now a decades-long, vibrant stage of life full of possibility and potential
    • helping women challenge the habits that run their lives, and beliefs they have about themselves and their potential
    • helping women challenge the idea that...
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People Pleasing Your Future Self

Do you ever wonder what your future self will thank you for?  What she desperately needs you to start, or keep doing so that she can be living a vibrant, healthy life?

What she will be really grateful you made the hard decision to do now?

How she will be so proud of you in the way you overcame a challenge?

Why will she look back and laugh with joy at what you did today or tomorrow?

What expectations can you drop that she will reap the reward from?

What beliefs that you hold about...

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Why Women have to Win at Health in MidLife.

I often carry out an initial general audit with new clients, because regardless of the issue they want to address, the elements of our lives are intertwined, and none more so than health. It’s crucial for women from their late 30’s onwards to understand their body’s biological journey, and how to travel through it as easily as possible. This article reinforces the most important message to women in midlife - mind your health and take charge of your body, and I’m...

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