Bold Wellbeing: At Home in Yourself

and at Ease in the World

Bold Wellbeing: At Home in Yourself

and at Ease in the World

Maybe you can relate:

When I was forty-six, my life looked great on the outside. But inside, I felt miserable—dissatisfied, uneasy, lost, and confused.

For one thing, I had to admit that my twenty-five-year corporate career had become exhausting and meaningless. I didn't want to be there anymore and had no clue what to do next.

It felt like my life was coming apart at the seams.

Faced with this unraveling, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery. It turns out I was a creative and unconventional woman living a thoroughly conventional life.

What a rude awakening that was!

People may call what happens at midlife "a crisis," but it's not. It's an unraveling—a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you're "supposed" to live.

The unraveling is a time when you are challenged by the universe to let go of who you think you are supposed to be and to embrace who you are.

— Brené Brown —

We're all vulnerable to this state of unraveling, but the stresses that bring it on are different for everyone.

First of all, there's no denying the stress of living in pandemic times and learning to co-exist with Covid-19. Not to mention increasing conflict and violence around the world.

Besides all that, it could be relationship struggles, your kids leaving home, a loved one's illness, or caring for elderly parents.

It might be your changing body — the rocky road to menopause with its physical, mental, and emotional symptoms.

Maybe, like many women these days, you're thinking about shifting from retirement to reinvention but don't know where to start. Or perhaps you have retired, but your "life of leisure" isn't as enjoyable or satisfying as you thought it would be.

It could be any combination of life transitions.

Plus, it's all taking place against a backdrop of growing older as a woman in an anti-aging culture.

To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there. 

— Kofi Annan —

By the time we get to midlife, it's easy to lose track of who we are and what we want in the second half.

The roles, ambitions, and social contracts we've taken on in the first half have kept us busy and mostly focused on others.

My desire for discovery back then led to engaging in many self-awareness and personal growth practices, including lots of therapy and coaching.

All that inner exploration led to a robust professional coaching education and a coveted credential from the International Coaching Federation.

My fascination with personal growth, creativity, psychology, spirituality, and depth coaching has only expanded since then.

These themes continue to inform one of the passion projects I engage with every day — the journey toward wholeness.

Along the way, I've learned a lot about what it really takes to thrive in the second half of life.

Evolving Into the Best Version of Yourself

Evolving Into the Best Version of Yourself

The midlife transition and second half of life is a mandate to slow down, reconnect with your true self, and re-evaluate the life you've created so far.

It's an invitation to know yourself better, accept yourself more, and realize your life's highest potential.

It's a call to personal and spiritual evolution. 

That's why I created How She Thrives. To help us all become the most authentic, creative, and deeply fulfilled versions of ourselves — bold, strong, and free.

With that as our intention, the newsletter focuses on three overarching themes:


Self-awareness is about how clearly you understand yourself and your impact on others. It involves your values, passions, aspirations, fit with your environment, and reactions (including your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses).

Deep self-understanding supports your bold wellbeing. It allows you to design a soul-honoring life with intention and a focus on meaning.

Emotional & Spiritual Wellness

Emotional wellness is the awareness, understanding, and acceptance of the full range of your feelings — pleasant and unpleasant. Your sense of being at ease in the world is directly tied to your ability to experience and move through difficult emotions.

Spiritual wellness is being connected to something greater than yourself. It involves identifying a set of deep core values that provide a sense of purpose and meaning to life, then using those values to guide your actions.

These two aspects of wellness allow you to effectively handle stress, adapt to change in challenging times, and set yourself up for a vibrant second half of life.

Meaningful Life Design

We all want to feel like what we do day in and day out matters. This becomes even more important as we age.

When we aim for meaningful pursuits, we are likely to feel more sustained happiness and life satisfaction — even if there is some discomfort, sadness, or stress along the way — than if we aim for a life of pleasure alone.

Intentionally designing a meaningful life is a bold choice, and the meaning we make sustains us.

There's plenty of information out there on how to become your best self and live your best life.

My job is to sift through all the noise and find the most trustworthy resources to help you be at home in yourself and at ease in the world.

I do the research to deliver only the best advice, tools, and inspiration on how to thrive from the inside out.

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How to Thrive in Midlife and Beyond

How to Thrive in Midlife & Beyond

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