The Midlife Pursuit: What's My Passion?

Aside from stalking old boyfriends, I've learned a lot about myself through the quizzes on Facebook. For instance, the “Friends”character I’m most like is Monica because according to the quiz, “I’m a little uptight but a great friend.” Not surprising, I am a peach pie, not because I live in Georgia but “I’m cute, quirky and a bit of a smart ass.”...more
This post is great.  We published a story today entitled "40 and Pissed Off" . It is so strange ...more

Can Blogging Help You Reinvent Your Career?

It took nearly 18 years before I realized that science just wasn't my passion. I was good at it, I had a bright future in front of me, but every time I took a coveted day off, I found myself wanting more. In fact, what I found myself wanting was to write. So I turned what I wanted to do into a career. ...more
stephsday BlogHer I haven't decided yet but the West Coast location is definitely tempting : )more

The Dorie Clark Method of Reinventing Your Personal Brand

I've had a lot of identities over the course of my post-collegiate career: Fiction writer, aquatics coordinator, reporter, webmaster, corporate communications manager, client services representative, editor, blogger, communications director. Each role has required me to rethink how I appear in the world and to redefine how others see me. And each time would have been easier if I'd had a copy of Dorie Clark's soon-to-be released book, Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future....more
WellsConLLC Appreciate it, David!more

Carol Dweck's Mindset and My Yoga Mat Revelation

I began Carol Dweck's book Mindset hopeful she would provide the clue to my eternal problem, getting from Here to There. "There" being across a chasm to where the *real* successful people are....more

Can A Dilettante Be Successful?

It's school vacation in our state, so I don't have time for a long blog post. I'm too busy visiting family and reopening psychic wounds to post anything long. On the plus side, perhaps there will be fodder for future posts to excavate from the effects. ...more

'Between A Rock & A Hot Place-Why Fifty Is the New Fifty- by Tracey Jackson

 "Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Why Fifty Is Not the New Thirty"By Tracey JacksonHarperCollins; 304 pages; Now In Paperback...more

Habit #3: The Fruit of Your Labors

Now that I've zeroed in on my personal mission statement and know my true values and have a principle-centered life, like a good little doobie, I am ready for Habit #3 of Highly Effective People, which is quite simply, Put First Things First. This is the time management piece, Covey's way. He's got a helpful diagram:...more

"It's Your Life" by Tracey Jackson


Roundup - 25 Career and Business Women Bloggers Worth Reading

In my role as Section Editor for Career & Business at BlogHer I get to scour the internet looking for quality content to help you succeed. Career and business is central to many of our lives and yet it can sometimes feel hard to find voices that resonate with our heart, provide practical advice, and generally make us feel not so alone in our own journey. ...more
That is so true, Paula. A support is always needed in each and every walk of life. One thing I ...more

Why Midlife Rocks Your World

Kathy Caprino I was speaking today with a wonderful client of mine – let’s call her “Carol,” who shared a story about her views of midlife BEFORE she had arrived in midlife, and then what happened when her 40’s came. She shared, It’s funny – when I was my early 30’s, and I’d hear about someone having a ‘midlife crisis,’ I’d think to myself, “Wow, I don’t really get that.  I’m focused, doing what I need to, experiencing success, the kids are good, things are moving along well.  I can’t imagine waking up to wanting a whole new life or finding out...more