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It's time to regret-proof your life! www.suzyrosenstein.com/midlifefunk
It's time to regret-proof your life! www.suzyrosenstein.com/midlifefunk

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Deciding to take a career break can be incredibly stressful.

Today’s episode features another interview in the Getting Real with Women in the Middle Series.

My guest this week is Katrina McGhee and this is her story. Taking a break was nothing she ever imagined or planned, but the more she thought about it, the more it became obvious that it was the right path to take.

Katrina went from leaving two well-regarded careers to leap into the unknown and finally live and work in alignment with her true, authentic self. After several years of struggling with feeling uncomfortable in her careers, she came to the conclusion that she didn’t have fulfilling employment and definitely needed take a break.

Katrina shares how hard it can be to make a decision to take a break like this. When you’re up to your ears in a career funk, it’s not always easy to tell what’s going on. Is it that you’re actually unhappy or bored? Do you need a big change or just a shift or tweak? You probably don’t know and feel overwhelmed and confused.

Katrina’s story is all about one strategy to get yourself out of feeling trapped and stuck in your career. She knew something important was missing and that she could do more. She felt at risk for never being able to connect with what was really important to her and worried she would have regrets.

For Katrina, taking a break was the change that she needed to become fully aligned with who she really was, her real truth. She realized she had to stop making fear-based decisions. Gradually, the impossible became the possible.

Could it be that making a big, bold move like this might be something for you to think about too?

Enjoy the interview!
https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/ep-71-how-to-take-a-seemingly-impossible-career-break-with-katrina-mcghee/

#takeabreak #career #midlife #midlifecrisis #careerbreak #womeninthemiddle #womeninthemiddlepodcast #podcast #itunes #women #emptynest #fifties
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Suzy's Empty Nest Blog: New Post!

Wish you could fall in love with your 50s?

50 Unplugged Mastermind with Master Certified Life Coach, Suzy Rosenstein

I work with amazing midlife women like you.

The only problem is you’re in a midlife funk and feel stuck. You’re just watching your own life pass you by. You go through the motions day after day and nothing changes. You just can’t take it anymore.

Now that you’re in your 50s you know deep down that there’s more out there for you, but you just don’t know how to find the meaning you’re looking for. You feel like you’ve lost control of your life.

You wish you could just figure out what you want so you could turn the page onto the next chapter already.

Is this you? If so, you just have to check out the 50 Unplugged Mastermind Coaching Experience, which has been designed for exactly these problems. Go from stuck and stangant to inspired and excited!

Click here:

https://suzyrosenstein.com/blog/fall-in-love-with-your-50s/

#midlife #blog #blogger #50unplugged #midlifecrisis #women #noregrets #50plus
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Going back to your family roots can be surprisingly rewarding. This week my guest did this quite literally. Today’s episode features another interview in the Getting Real with Women in the Middle Series.

I’m thrilled to welcome Andrea McFadden to the podcast. Andrea went from being a teacher of special education to running a vertically integrated herb farm specializing in lavender.

Basically, she reinvented her family farm. Her family had a long history of farming in the Kelowna, British Columbia area, which is called the Okanagan region. It’s known for its rich history of fruit packing and growing. You may have enjoyed some delicious wine from this area of Canada.

Andrea grew up on her family’s apple orchard. She pursued a career in teaching, specifically, Special Education. However, after she took at 10 year break to raise her young family, she decided to make a big change.

She moved back to the farm and back to agricultural roots.

It took some time to settle on the focus of the farm. Eventually, she shifted her business to growing lavender and herbs and opened up The Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm.

One of the big changes was to make plans to grow her business, which included taking on some debt to realize her dream. Also notable was the shift from teaching, where you have summers off, to farming, where you need to embrace a vacation in November.

Andrea’s story is one of following your passion. She shares advice about the importance of always having an end goal in mind, which is really important as you take steps to regret-proof your life.

It’s fun to see how much the planting cycle influences everything in Andrea’s life and business, including developing strategies to overcome business obstacles. It’s easy to see how important it is to identify your strengths as you grow your business and live intentionally, exceptionally inline with your passion.

Join us as Andrea shares what it was like to make this a big, scary decision like this and live her new agricultural lifestyle.

Enjoy the interview!

https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/ep-70-reinventing-the-family-farm-for-midlife-happiness-with-andrea-mcfadden/

#lavender #essentialoils #podcast #itunes #womeninthemiddle #womeninthemiddlepodcast #women #familyfarm #farm #Okanagan #Kelowna #OkanaganLavenderHerbFarm #midlifecrisis #midlife #happiness #careerchange

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Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle podcast!

Mentorship can totally change your life. And, there are many similarities between being in transition after college and in in midlife. This week’s episode features another interview in the Midlife Mentorship Mini-Series, but this week you meet an amazing younger-than-normal guest who shares some insight with you about transitions.

We’re switching things up a bit. My guest is not a Women in the Middle.

In fact, he’s not a woman. And he’s not in the middle. He’s a 28 year old guy who

I’ve had the pleasure of coaching and mentoring this past year.
My guest this week is Tyson Sharpe. It’s been so incredibly fulfilling for me to coach Tyson as he was at the brink of making some really significant changes to grow his coaching business. I’m a firm believer in the importance of not only HAVING a mentor in midlife, but also BEING a mentor in midlife. What an opportunity it is to give back to someone who is ready to learn.

Tyson was frustrated with his progress because as hard as he worked, he realized he wasn’t getting the results he wanted to see in his business. Like so many midlife women, he felt stuck. He was passionate and trying all kinds of strategies. He wasn’t procrastinating, but there was clearly an issue. He was pretty sure the problem had to be something to do with his internal thought patterns, so he reached out for help.

Transitions like this can be difficult. His personal story of going from being poor travelling student, to feeling stuck, to finally creating a business is pretty similar to the common midlife transition stories of so many women in the middle. A life transition is a big change; change often means a big decision; big decisions can be difficult to make and can keep you stuck.

Tyson eventually learned how to invest in himself and make big, bold decisions. He used courage, insight and creativity now like there’s no tomorrow. Ultimately, how he learned to view himself is what led to his business success and mindset shifts. Stepping into his own expertise took time but it was worth it!

Enjoy the interview!

https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/ep-69-be-a-mentor-have-a-mentor-change-your-life-interview-with-tyson-sharpe/

#mentor #mentorship #midlife #transition #lifecoach #businesscoach #womeninthemiddlepodcast #podcast #australia #business #digitalmarketer #discipline
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Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle podcast!

Your home and the way you feel in it is so important. Empty nest can shake things up in your life, especially the way you relate to your home. This week’s episode features another interview in the Weekly Wow Series, where you meet an amazing guest who shares some cool information with you!

This week, I’m thrilled to welcome Tobi Fairley to the podcast. She’s a woman in the middle who’s a successful designer and coach. Her award-winning interior design, product design and ideas have been featured on television and in publications worldwide, including House Beautiful, Veranda, Traditional Home, Huffington Post, HGTV and more!

Tobi talks about creative ways to use the extra space that pops up after your kids fly the coop and you have an empty nest. When you start to look at your house differently, as a way that can support and serve you, rather than pine away for the way things used to be when your kids were home, it’s easy to see that the sky really is the limit.

You can create a multi-purpose space for YOU, something like a “she shed,” if you like. You can think carefully about all the things you’ve always wanted to do or do better and create a space that really works for you…so much so that you don’t even remember those kids who left, lol. Just kidding, but you get the point.

Re-designing and re-envisioning your space in the home you’ve worked so hard for can be a super fun opportunity to shine a light on your wants and wishes. Your space can be a reflection of your effort to live more intentionally.

Being open minded about the opportunities available now that you’re an empty nester can be one of the most exciting ways to enjoy this new phase of your life!

Don’t miss this episode!

http://bit.ly/TobiFairley

#midlife #midlifecrisis #transition #emptynest #emptynester #tobifairley #womeninthemiddlepodcast #womeninthemiddle #podcast #itunes #women #podcasts #lifecoaching #lifecoach #mindfulness #interiordesign #designer
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Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle podcast!

This week we’re talking about how common it is in midlife to think about what you CAN’T do instead of what you CAN do. You’ll also hear about the 50 Unplugged Mastermind, an amazing new coaching program to help you fall in love with your 50s and regret-proof your life!

Maybe you’re almost 50, maybe you’re in your 50s. Whatever your age, you’re probably thinking about how old you are in some way or another. You may have even noticed that you’re quite aware of your age and what it means for you…and
it’s not all positive.

I’ve heard this over and over again from amazing women in the middle like you. It’s certainly not a love fest out there.

You’re feeling a bit off. You might not even know exactly what the problem is, but you DEFINITELY KNOW you don’t feel quite like yourself. Basically, you’re in a midlife funk and feel stuck.

You’re just watching your own life pass you by. You go through the motions day after day and nothing changes…especially with your job. You might even be so frustrated that you feel like you just can’t take it anymore and know you probably need to make a change.

I can totally relate to this too. It happened to me as well and it was a long and frustrating phase of my life.

That’s why I’m super excited to announce an exciting and fun new coaching program to help you bust out of your funk, fall in love with your 50s and regret-proof your life! The 50s Unplugged Mastermind is the perfect program for you!

The 50 Unplugged Formula is unique and the backbone of the Mastermind. It’s about PRIDE, MEANING and SOUL. This step-by-step, year-long system will help you create the life you want, finally, after all these years. Scroll down for the link to apply!

Don’t miss this episode!

http://bit.ly/50Unplugged

#midlife #turning50 #almost50 #fifties #lifecoaching #podcast #itunes #mindfulness #confidence
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Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle podcast!

Mentorship in Midlife is a super important topic. This week’s episode is the forth interview in the Midlife Mentorship Series on the Women in the Middle Podcast and features an interview with Susan Hyatt.

Susan is a Master Certified Life and Business Coach based in Evansville, Indiana. She specializes in helping women get more of whatever they want—whether it’s more money, more media recognition, more pleasure, more passion, or more time to pursue meaningful goals.

Susan is the author of two books, Create Your Own Luck and BARE.

Her work has been featured in places like O: The Oprah Magazine, Woman’s World, Cosmopolitan,and The Huffington Post. he’s the creator of The BARE Process, a trademarked system for upgrading your mental and physical health, building more energy and confidence, and creating the life that you want.

Join us as we explore the whole topic of why it’s so important to find a mentor in midlife and also how fulfilling it is to be a mentor in midlife. Suzy shares what she’s learned from Susan Hyatt, who also reflects on what she’s learned from mentors in her life.

#susanhyatt #mentorship #midlife #mentor #women #womeninthemiddle #womeninthemiddlepodcast #podcast #itunes

Don’t miss this episode!https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/ep-66-the-awesome-power-of-midlife-mentorship-interview-with-susan-hyatt/
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Feeling off? A midlife funk can feel this way! Free worksheet to help you defunkify! #midlife #women #midlifecrisis
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HOW TO RELOCATE WITH CONFIDENCE!

Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle podcast!

Empty Nest Relocation! This week’s Getting Real with Women in the Middle interview features Margaret Vandergriff, someone who turned her disastrous relocation experience into a business that helps people relocate with confidence and ease. Basically, she works with them to make sure they feel confident that they’ll thrive in the new community of their dreams.

When Margaret’s found herself deep into an empty nest, she made a decision to move and shake things up. She had great intentions. But it didn’t turn out the way she hoped.

Margaret often wondered how she could have possibly ended up in a dissatisfying place a couple times in a row. She found that she didn’t honor her core values. The way the information about moving and relocating is organized and presented online just makes things worse.

Margaret explains how so many of the sites you might go to are biased and based on public opinion. What someone else thinks about a place has nothing to do with you might think about it. It’s critical to do your own work on what you need and want first, so you are very clear about what you’re wanting for your life and lifestyle.

Moving and making a change like this can be super exciting but planning is essential.

It’s important to press the pause button and really do a deep dive into grounding yourself on your preferences (weather, traffic, affordability, congestion, culture, social, etc.) and what you’re looking for in a new place to live. Margaret offers solid resources and a process to regret-proof your relocation and make the process efficient, full of confidence and successful.

Don’t miss this episode!
https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/ep-65-how-to-relocate-with-confidence-interview-with-margaret-vandergriff/

#relocation #moving #womeninthemiddlepodcast #podcast #midlife #women
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Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle podcast!

This week’s Getting Real with Women in the Middle interview features Elaine Hoffman, someone who left a full-time institutional art environment to pursue making her own art full-time. It took several years to make the decision, but now that she’s on the other side of it, she’s thrilled she took the leap.

Elaine had a pretty traditional life. She had a job and raised her family. In order to do all of this, she sacrificed some things that were important to her too, which is no surprise to women in the middle! One of those things was making her own art. She was an artist, of course, but during those years, it wasn’t anything she spent a lot of time on.

However, things changed when she had an empty nest. A midlife funk set in, but didn’t get in the way of her ability to see a bedroom becoming free. Slowly but surely, that room turned into studio space for her art. She didn’t know what direction that step would take, but she did know that she wanted to hone her skills again and bring art back into her life in some way.

She took another step and started taking art classes. She treated this phase as getting an art education, exploring all the way and re-introducing herself to a world she missed. It was a process, but she loved it.

She felt proud of herself and wanted more. She felt more energized than she had in a long time and totally loved seeing that her artistic ability and interest were still there. Elaine also reached out and started building her community, which included working with me as her coach!

Now, Elaine focuses on non-objective painting, which is based on feelings and emotions. She’s found her place, her skill, and her people. Every step she took was exciting and continued to propel her forward and she hasn’t looked back! She felt like she was a dancer in the wings and was just waiting for her cue to come on stage and can’t even imagine life now without the satisfaction and contentment that she gets from art. That’s what regret-proofing your life is all about.

Don’t miss this episode!

https://suzyrosenstein.com/podcast/ep-64-how-i-finally-became-a-full-time-artist-interview-with-elaine-hoffman/ #art #artist #toronto #podcast #womeninthemiddle #womeninthemiddlepodcast #midlife
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