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Bonsai

The Art of Bonsai and The Runaway Bride

“I was at first very tempted to just shut down and Bonsai myself- keeping myself emotionally protected from love.” Karen Salmansohn, best selling author of Prince Harming Syndrome On occasion, does a choice of words just strike you? In reading Karen Salmansohn’s book, Prince Harming Syndrome, about choosing better men, the above quote hit…

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Making Midlife Easier

Making Midlife Easier: Five Powerful Phrases To Lean On

Making Midlife Easier: Five Powerful Phrases To Lean On Midlife can be tough. So, let’s make it easier. I consistently hear from my Experience 50 Podcast listeners that they never expected this stage of life to be so exciting or so challenging. Some don’t even recognize their feelings, can’t even…

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midlife craving

What Do You Crave? Ask these Qs to discover what your midlife soul needs…

Midlife cravings Midlife cravings? No, I’m not talking chocolate mousse or a cheeseburger. But, the sentiment is the same. Once the mind, like taste buds, really wants… truly needs… something that is not readily available we can’t think of anything else. That is a craving. Somewhere I learned that if you…

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Australia

Good Morning Australia!

Later today I’m appearing as a guest on Todd Sargeant’s morning radio show in Australia. Yes, Australia. Apparently Australian midlifers are just as happy, restless and/or miserable as they are here in the U.S., where I live.  The same can be said for Japan, Hungary, Canada and the other 50…

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Garbage Bag Suitcase

Book Review: Garbage Bag Suitcase, A Memoir by Shenandoah Chefalo

March 13, 2016…  Full disclosure: I know the author, Shenandoah Chefalo. We live in the same city in Northern Michigan, I know her husband, we have many mutual friends, and I like her. I like her a lot, even though when we first really talked to each other she warned…

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Mary’s Friday Five September 18, 2015

  Mary’s Friday Five September 18, 2015 Mary’s roundup of the week’s episodes, recommendations and random thoughts… Mary’s roundup of the week’s episodes, recommendations and random thoughts…Not So Deep Thoughts  I’m pondering the analogy between the midlife chapter and autumn. Trees losing their leaves, us losing our hair and other…

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