What was? What’s new? What’s now?™

If life is a journey, then make sure it’s worth the trip. As your coach, we’ll look at where you’re coming from (what was) and current challenges (what’s new). Along the way, you’ll probably learn profound truths about your inner child — your original self who wants to help you create the life you want, based on who you really are. Meeting is easy from anywhere in the world because I coach by phone and ZOOM, a lovely videoconferencing site. Read more about my coach approach and the Inner Child Institute here.

Another year, another birthday

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At some point earlier this summer, I turned 56. Horrors! (I never posted the date on my Facebook because I worry about identity theft. Does that make me sound like an overly-cautious old lady? Ha.) The idea of approaching the big 6-0 is mind boggling. How in the world did I end up wandering this world for more than half …

How to be alone on Valentine’s Day

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For the first time in my life, I am quite happy about being single on Valentine’s Day. There’s no whining, no resentment. No sadness or fury either. I am actually seeing my solo state as a blessing, a privilege and…..a status symbol? Yeah. Singlehood, believe it or not, is becoming trendy.  That last notion comes courtesy of a new book, …

5 tips for successful dating

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Well, folks, a miracle has happened. Getting out there to date post-divorce has given me some dating skills. Here’s what I’ve learned: 1. Dating online is totally acceptable. Hey, it’s hard to meet people. These days, everyone’s searching online for romance — even my gorgeous young college students. Thank God for the Internet. There’s even a very active senior market now. Top10DatingWebsites.com has …

Holiday season & divorce: 10 survival skills

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It’s been a rocky, post-divorce decade of searching for new holiday traditions. But this morning, I actually woke up feeling HAPPY about Thanksgiving. Is this really me???! Up until now, I’ve dreaded the seasonal festivities. After all, we’re entering The Worst Time of The Year for a Single Person. For me, this high-stress period officially runs from now until Feb. …

Dating online at Match.com can be frustrating for a 50-something woman

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In the past decade since my divorce, I’ve used Match.com from time to time. I just spent $75.09 to join up for the next three months. And even though I know the game, I have a lot of new questions. They stem from my frustrations in being a 50-something woman. Some background: Two nights ago, I posted my profile in …