The joys and challenges of my first empty nest Christmas

Christmas is in just a few weeks. My adult children who finally, truly left the nest this year were not happy when I told them about the Christmas I am planning for this year when they come home for the holidays.  “No tree,” I said.  Arose a chorus of complaints.  “Minimal decorations,” I added. More […]

Stuck in a job you hate? How to Make the Change!

That petrified feeling when you’re stuck in a job you hate — but you don’t know how to change your life.  by Deborah Voll Certified Professional Life and Career Coach We are all afraid of the unknown.  And not knowing exactly what it is we want stops us in our tracks.  So, we get stuck. […]

Why hobbies are important in midlife

In reading the title of this article, “Why Hobbies Are Important in Midlife,” you may have been a bit taken aback. Hobbies? What a frivolous concept! Like I have time for that! I hear you—between driving the kids to soccer practice, thinking of something to make for dinner, and clocking hours at work, time for […]

Take time to Stop, Pause and Celebrate!

You may have gathered in a recent blog post that I recently had published my long-awaited book:  The Tell-All Guide to Airbnb Hosting, Proven Tips, and Tricks for Successful Hosting.  It’s a book that I started a couple of years ago and due to a combination of the pandemic in 2020, and the backup with […]

Side Hustles for Women over Forty

A growing number of women over forty are considering side hustles in midlife!  A side hustle can be a business you create or where you step out and be employed by someone else.  For some, money may be a motivator. Perhaps you would like some extra money to save for a specific purchase, others may […]

Eight Tips for Making Friends in Midlife

Making friends in midlife can often seem a little bit like dating and leaving us feeling a bit out of our comfort zone!  Often, we would love to initiate a conversation with someone we find interesting but are left feeling insecure and embarrassed about making that first move.  Sound familiar?   Today we are going to […]

3 Reasons why a career change in midlife is the best decision

career change in midlife

It may seem terrifying, but a career change in midlife is probably your best decision if, you have heard yourself saying: “ After the pandemic, I just can’t go back to my job with the new requirements!” “ I’m getting a divorce and need to settle into a new career to support myself” “ The […]

How to make a career leap in midlife!

You’ve decided to make a career leap in midlife but are uncertain about how to get started.  I’ve put together these five tips so you can easily make the leap while knowing you have all your ducks in a row!  Some people spend more time planning a vacation than they do a career transition!  So […]