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Let’s talk about your bucket list. What’s on it?

You may have dreams of traveling around the world, or spending more time with friends, or taking a yearly vacation with your family.

The issue with bucket lists is a lot of people write them out and then don’t use them!

A bucket list isn’t meant to be all of the things you think you can never do, but an outline of what you want so you can take action to hit your goals. 

Aging gracefully is about embracing life and all the experiences it has to offer. As a woman over 50, you have the wisdom, experience, and freedom to make the most of your life. Completing your bucket list is an essential part of living your life to the fullest. Here are some compelling reasons why you should tackle your bucket list now:

  1. Personal growth
  2. Fulfilling long-held dreams
  3. Discovering new passions
  4. Creating Lasting Memories
  5. Improved health and wellbeing
  6. Inspiring family and friends

 

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Stay hydrated, lose weight.

When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s not just about your diet and exercise. 

 

People often forget one of the key parts of keeping your body healthy…water!


Staying hydrated with at least eight glasses of water a day is an important factor to weight loss and your overall health. It cleanses your body of impurities, boosts your metabolism, and makes exercise easier. You also need water in order to burn fat. 

 

Here all the ways staying hydrated can help you:

  1.  Elevates your mood 
  2.  Good for your heart
  3.  Increases skin elasticity 
  4.  Lubricates your eyes
  5.  Helps build muscle 
  6.  Greases your joints
  7.  Boosts your metabolism

 

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Eliminate Packaging Stress

Picture this. You wake up in the morning with the sun shining through your window. You get up for the day, give a big stretch, and then head on over to your closet or dresser to pick out clothes for the day. When you look inside, how does that make you feel?

Are you excited by the options there? Or does the idea of getting dressed make you want to stay in your pajamas all day?

There’s a secret to a good wardrobe, and it’s that having clothes that make you feel like YOU, in turn, make you feel more alive. They’re mood boosters that can affect your outlook on life and influence your entire day. 

After menopause and all your body changes, looking in the closet might be intimidating and stressful. You might not like how your clothes fit, or they may no longer represent who you are as a person. If you want to feel good on the inside, you have to like the way you look on the outside. So let’s calm your wardrobe fears.

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Feeling sleepy?

Where before you could fly through your to-do list and still have the evening to do the things you love…you might feel like you’re ready to go to bed halfway through the day.
 
Hormones play a big role in our energy, and as they shift and change during menopause, women often feel more fatigued. But this doesn’t mean you’ve lost all the pep in your step!
 
Let’s get your energy back up. Below are tips to help you reignite your energy and give you a boost, so you can keep doing what you love and then some.
  1. Go to bed and get up around the same time each day with natural light.
  2. Have a morning routine and stick to it. Try journaling, meditating, and practicing gratitude affirmations.
  3. Do 5 minutes of exercise, 5 different exercises and cycle through them once daily.
  4. Drink lots of water. Start the day with a big glass of warm lemon water. A 150 lb woman needs 100 oz of water daily.
  5. Eat 5 small meals and include plenty of protein.
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Wanting to share your story and build shame resistance? Here's some steps to do so.

"One day you will tell your story of how you overcame and what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide." - Brene Brown
 
This quote from Brene Brown has empowered me as I follow my personal journey of uplifting and helping women heal from their pasts. I admire her work as a PhD psychologist and her studies of shame in human behavior for the past decade. 
Research has shown that we frequently deal with shame in three unhealthy ways:
 
  • We distance ourselves from other people by hiding our true selves, withdrawing from our relationships, and keeping secrets.
  • We try to please those around us so that we can “earn back” our worthiness. 
  • We feel depressed and anxious. Shame can be a contributing factor to depression, anxiety, and codependency. 
 
Often our personal stories are kept in the dark to hide the shame or fear of being judged. Shame can be a devastating emotion that leads to depression and can lead to...
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Is it time to revitalize your life?

It takes a lot of strength to realize that you need to make changes for yourself to live healthier and happier. But how can you tell the difference between a rough patch and a need to revitalize your life?
We all go through periods of darkness. Ups and downs are a natural part of life, and in your mature years you’ve had your fair share of them.

Because you’re used to this, it makes it easy to tell yourself things will get better one day, when what you REALLY need to do is put in the work to make sure you can find the light on the other side. Not everything changes on its own! Are you finding this time has left you feeling a bit disconnected? Is it time to find more self-love? Is it time to find some help to guide you in rewilding your life? 
 
Here are 6 signs that you’re in need of a change.
  1. You feel self-critical. 
  2. You don't honor your achievements.
  3. You are having difficulty creating a routine of self-care. 
  4. You feel anxious and...
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Ready for a change?

If you want to make a change in your life, how do you know where to start?
 
It’s easy to identify that you’re unhappy, but it isn’t as simple to figure out what’s wrong. You might have bits and pieces of things that you know are contributing to your unhappiness, but you don’t know how to begin to address them.
 
One of the ways that I like to evaluate where life changes need to happen is to take what I call a Zest Assessment. I look at the eight areas of life and identify if any of them are out of balance, and then take steps to change them.

Today I’d like to share those eight areas of life with you, so you can ask yourself which ones are most out of balance. 
  1. Home environment - Are you happy where you live? Does your space bring you joy?
     
  2. Career - Does your job fulfill you? Do you get along with your coworkers?
     
  3. Money - Are you happy with your income? Do you feel like you should be earning more?
     
  4. Health -...
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Keep going when things get tough.

Recently, I shared how I published my book, Zesty Changes, through many different challenges. 
I wanted to show you that your dreams are possible. You can do anything you want at any age, even when things get tough. 
But I also know how discouraging it is when things aren’t going the way you want. You might have dreams you want to make happen but keep getting set back. 
So, today I want to share with you 5 ways you can keep going when the going gets tough and stick to your power. 
  1. Be kind to yourself.
  2. Think outside the box to find a creative solution.
  3. Engage new help to get the job done.
  4. Believe in one small step that will get you closer to "there," and then take action.
  5. Surrender to the process, Rome wasn't built in a day! 
 
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Find joy in your everyday life.

It’s been a week filled with joy for me! My book, Zesty Changes, released on Tuesday after 3 years of being in production. It’s been a blessing to get these stories from 30 amazing women into the world.
All of this celebrating has me remembering a time when I struggled to find pockets of joy when I was at my lowest. I know first hand how difficult it can be to find gratitude and happiness when you’re in a dark place. 
If you struggle with picking out joy in your everyday life, here are five ways you can identify what makes you happy:
 
  1. Keep a daily gratitude journal. Write down what you are grateful to have, even the small things.
  2. Get Up with a plan to do something just for you today. Prioritize your happiness!
  3. Get Dressed in something that is cheerful and makes you feel happy.
  4. Get Out and do one thing you love to do, that you haven't done in a while, that makes you smile. It can be as simple as taking a walk, going to the library, or grabbing...
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Zesty Changes Release Date is Here!

Have you heard? My book, Zesty Changes, releases next Tuesday, March 14th!
 
Zesty Changes has been a labor of love. It’s taken me three years to put together as I interviewed women around the world and invited them to share their unique stories. 
 
While the stories in the book start with the lowest points of their lives, what’s most important is the one feature they all share: the power of hope. 
 
Hope is transformative. It’s what leads us out of the dark and into the light. When we’re looking for all the ways to better ourselves, whether that’s our mental, emotional, or physical wellbeing, hope is the driving force. We want things to get better, and we believe we can get to that place of joy and peace!
 
But hope isn’t always easy to find. I’ve felt lost and hopeless at different points in my life (which I share in-depth in the book) but I’ve always been able to find my way to a happier, zestier way of...
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