Life is messy sometimes. No doubt about it. But the last few months we have entered the Twilight Zone of unexpected messy. Seriously. We are all hanging on for dear life on this roller coaster of 2020. Way back in February (when things were normal) I remember us thinking about the whole midlife gig. We jumped in (or maybe slid in on our bellies), to unpack the baggage of developing … [Read more...] about Midlife and the Mission of Hanging On
Thinking of downsizing your empty nest? Are you ready for a smaller castle with less responsibility and less time spent on the 'joys of home-ownership'? Dreaming of the idea of downsizing? Are you 'working on' your parents to sell their home (but the thought of that nearly pushes to a panic attack)? DO NOT PANIC! While the initial thought of such an endeavor seems overwhelming, it … [Read more...] about Downsizing? Don’t Overlook These Details when Selling Your Home
Hey there, my long lost soul sisters! I've missed you!! Have you been hanging on for dear life these last few months? Do you find yourself struggling to keep it all together and stay focused in the middle of your 'midlife' life? Me too. It's hard enough to just do menopause. Now we have a whole new virus to fight. How do you focus your midlife brain in the midst of the craziness of CoVID-19 … [Read more...] about How to Focus Your Midlife Brain in the Era of COVID-19 and Menopause
The weather is blossoming into springtime. Hooray! I'm so ready. I want some warm temperatures and outdoor living. Bring it on. I want to plan things. I want to plan trips, and vacations, and even just a dinner with friends. Yet, it seems the world has gone crazy and I can't focus on my normal life. Fears of both the coronavirus and its effects in the stock market keep surfacing in my already … [Read more...] about Plan Your (Mid)Life When the World is Out of Control
How's your health these days? Are you making time to care for your body in this midlife transition into and out of (gulp) ...... menopause? Does if feel like your midlife body is going crazy, with lots of new problems that won't go away, even if you see your doctor to heal them? Have you ever considered visiting a functional medical provider? Do you even know what 'functional medicine' … [Read more...] about What is Functional Medicine? My Midlife Story
Since the day I got married, I have lived far away from my parents, in distant states and across oceans. That's just how life works out when you marry into the military. Really, many families are separated by great distances and adult children increasingly live far away from their parents. What do you do when you live far away from your elderly parents and they need your help more often? Plane … [Read more...] about When You Live Far Away from Elderly Parents
Are you a gardener? Ever thought you might like to plan a vegetable garden? Maybe you're just ready for a new project outdoors? Let me just tell you that I do not have a natural green thumb. (I once saw a meme on Facebook that described me perfectly as one who's home is a plant hospice ward, where they go to die.) Somehow I married an instinctive gardener and I have birthed kiddos that sense … [Read more...] about Your Midlife Mess: Plan a Simple Vegetable Garden
The journey of menopause is mostly rocky ground. Besides the hot flashes and brain fog, we also get to watch our middles grow. Ten years ago perimenopause became a 'thing' in my life, whether I was ready or not. Somewhere along the way my midsection expanded, and now all I can think about is, "How do I get rid of my menopause belly?" I don't understand how I suddenly have this belly when my … [Read more...] about How Do I Get Rid of My Menopause Belly?