Changing your glass half-empty perspective.

Overcoming a Glass Half-Empty Perspective


Are you a glass half-full or half-empty person? I like to think I’m a half-full thinker, but the reality is I too often look at life as half-empty. When I’m tired, hungry, stressed or overwhelmed, all bets are off and I am only able to see life through a half-empty perspective. A half-empty perspective tends to skew your judgment until…

I've learned to like myself.

I’ve Given Myself Permission to Like Myself


Before our children went to sleep each night we would have them say, “I like myself” twenty times. At first they giggled and put us off, but eventually, they realized this requirement was not going away, and it became a nightly ritual. Somewhere along the line, we learned children need permission from their parents to like themselves – this would…

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

What Do We See When We Look in the Mirror?


Years ago, I was waiting for my grandma to get ready to go somewhere. As she put on her makeup, she said something like, “Old woman, I don’t know if makeup will make any difference on your wrinkly face.” I couldn’t believe she didn’t think she was beautiful because to me, she was. I saw her as a person –…

Who is a midlife woman?

Who Is a Midlife Woman?


I used to think a midlife woman was a sad and lonely empty nester whose husband bought a sports car and tried to recapture the glory of his youth while she sat home, watching soap operas until the kids and grandkids came to visit. Now “I are one,” and the reality couldn’t be further from that old belief. So if…

The winds of change are always blowing...

Learning to Adjust to The Winds of Change


  I have a confession to make: I’m the definition of “a creature of habit.” I’m happiest living my life in “outline form.” That is, I like the order of plans and lists. This week’s inspiration is for me more than anyone because  I have a hard time adjusting my sails to the winds of change. Unfortunately, the nature of…

starting a yoga practice with a middle-aged body

Yoga Practice With a Middle-Aged Body


I first tried Yoga in my late 40’s, and I did so grudgingly. My husband had discovered Yoga at our fitness club and had been nagging me for weeks to go to a class with him. I envisioned contortionist-like movement coupled with 60’s-style meditation, so I was sure I wouldn’t like it. I only agreed to go to a class…

Wisdom is acting with compassion and compassion changes everything.

Compassion Changes Everything


  “Wisdom is knowing we are all One. Love is what it feels like and Compassion is what it acts like.” ~ Ethan Walker III A few years ago I had a student who constantly disrupted class and seldom did his work. I felt anger and frustration towards him as a result – until I read something he wrote in…

Go for walks in the sunset because he needs romance, too.

Remember, He Needs Romance, Too!


Women instinctively know there is so much more to romance than roses, chocolate, and lingerie. We think holding hands across the console in the car is romantic. We thrill at a kiss on the cheek while doing dishes. We dream of moments alone, just the two of us when he hangs on our every word. I used to think all…

Convince yourself you have no limits

Convince Yourself You Have No Limits


“Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits.” ~ Brian Tracy When I was younger, I was convinced there were no limits to what I could do – including jumping from a haystack with an umbrella as my parachute. Although an “epic fail,” it didn’t stop me from trying similar stunts: jumping over a broken…