The Power of Music to Transport

It was a damp Seattle evening in May, as I settled into my seat at Benaroya Hall to hear the Seattle Symphony.  I was attending an event with a friend, and it was our “pre mother’s day treat”  to ourselves.  Dinner and the Symphony!  But that evening was a special night as it was one […]

Gardening and Coaching-Cultivating Possibilities

If you are reading this in “real-time” then it is July in the Pacific Northwest which I call home.  If you are not a native to the area then you may not be familiar with our saying,  “summer weather for us does not officially start until the 5th of July”. It goes without saying, that […]

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 […]

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 […]