Ever wanted to pursue a dream but just couldn’t seem to make yourself give it the effort it would need for success? That probably only fits a few hundred thousand of us out there. One of our WomenBloom members who would love to be a writer asks for help figuring out why she can’t seem to get the courage to put her work out there for publishing despite having taken a number of classes and workshops.
Midlife Women In The Age Of Miracles: Who Are You Being?
It’s easy to point a finger at all the things we aren’t or don’t have as the source of a midlife crisis. We think we have to HAVE something (a better job) before we can BE something else (be happy/more satisfied). But, what if we have it exactly backwards?
Toni LaMotta, a life coach specializing in midlife reinvention, proposes that instead of HAVING something in order to BE something, we should start by BEING what we want in order to HAVE what we want. What she has to say is quite intriguing...
Oh ho, how good we women are at filling a million roles: daughter, wife, mother, achiever, employee, volunteer...the list goes on and on. How often do we identify with these things so closely that if a divorce comes our way, or we are laid off, we don’t even know who we are? If not the perfect wife, who am I?
Midlife is a time when these questions of roles and identity bubble to the surface. In this article, Lin Scheib, a life coach who helps her clients put the ‘life’ back in their life, discusses what she calls ‘the ultimate identity theft’.