Do You Have Enough Bandwith For Your Upgrade?

I was having problems recording an episode of the Midlife Woman Redefined podcast and contacted my editor for assistance. He told me that I needed to install the latest MAC system upgrade and when I tried doing that, I got the message that I didn’t have enough bandwidth for my upgrade. (the tech gremlins love torturing me and Still I Persist! LOL)

Woooooo Sa! That immediately hit me as a life and coaching metaphor because to increase my bandwidth, I had to


Helloooo! I know this is clicking for you as it did for me (Mavens are smart!) and I have two questions for you:

What and Who do you need to delete to get more bandwidth for your life upgrade?

What or Who is stopping you from doing it? (This Who is YOU boo!)

Ready to bust through your fears and get that upgrade? Here’s how I can help:

  1. The Midlife Woman Redefined podcast is your (free!) weekly mini coaching session that’s all things Life Goals. Subscribe here.
  2. I have space to coach a few more women through leaving your shxt in 2019 and sailing strong into 2020, but jump quickly! This offer ends Sunday November 24th. Click here for your life change.
  3. One of my clients shared this wonderful article on what self-care really is about and it’s the perfect guide for tamping down holiday stress. Click here. Thank you, Wendy Greene!
  4. Live in the Birmingham, AL area?? Come to the Midlife Woman Redefined Meetup! We meet monthly on the third Tuesday of the month and it’s happening Tuesday 11/19 at 6pm. Click here for meeting details.
  5. Treat Yo Self!! I’ll be sharing this fave video clip through the rest of the year for more self-care inspiration…and do it often, not just once a year! Click here.

Ep #18: Changing After 50 with Mary Rogers

I am incredibly excited this week to bring you my very first interview here on the podcast. This conversation was incredibly affirming for me and I cannot wait for you to hear what my guest this week has to share with you all.

My guest today is Mary Rogers, host of the Experience 50 Podcast for Midlife. Mary hosts the top-ranked podcast for inspiring midlife men and women as they navigate their 5th decade, figuring out who they are and how they want to show up for this phase of life. Over her 4 years of connecting with listeners, she has become a virtual best-friend and big sister to listeners across the world.



Braver, Bolder, Better

Hello Mavens!

Once again, I almost let F.E.A.R. (false evidence appearing real) shut me down and sabotage my ability to grow my business. What tripped me up? I sent a request to be a guest on another podcaster‘s show who talks about midlife to get more exposure for my podcast. That didn’t scare me. She would either say yes or no.

What she said was: “Instead of your coming on my show, I will be a guest on your show and promote it to my audience.” THAT freaked me out and my inner mean girl (I call her EgoR for Ego René) started yapping.

You haven’t interviewed anybody! She’ll see what an amateur you are and cancel. She’s got a huge audience and you’re going to make a fool of yourself. Yada Yada Yada

What was actually true?

I was a recruiter and manager in my previous life and have years of interviewing experience. My zone of genius is coaching people through getting the change they want and I do that through asking intuitive questions in conversations. Hellooooo!!Thanks

This is what we do. We let Ego take over and take us out…sabotage us from moving forward and Getting What We Want. And this is the shxt we need to let go!


My coaching is grounded in mindset work because I know from personal and client experience that Getting Your Mind right is the only path to desired change that last. The first 20+ episodes of the Midlife Woman Redefined Podcast all focus on mindset work. Once the End Like You Want to Begin series is completed in a few weeks, the show will be focused on women who are living the Bolder, Braver, Better life! We experience F.E.A.R., but we don’t let it keep us Living Our Best Lives in all the messy gloriousness that comes from rising above surviving to THRIVING.

I did do the interview…after sitting in F.E.A.R. for almost a month! And my first podcast guest, Mary Rogers, host of the Experience50 podcast was Fantabulous! Check out her wonderful podcast here. I had krazy tech issues, a freak storm that knocked out my power causing us to have to reschedule and through it all, she hung with me to get it done. And she didn’t know me from Eve! Get yourself subscribed to the podcast to hear this interview and the End Like You Want to Begin series.

I LOVE this graphic AND I’m here for the Take Action Mavens who are READY and who will Do The Work to Level UP in the new decade that kicks off in 2020. I’ve got a list of Fear-less women who will be sharing their How I Do It stories. I’m doing a Black Women In Love series that ALL women will want to hear and I’ll be covering all things how to live Braver, Bolder, and Better!

Subscribe, Buckle Up, and let’s FLY!!

P.S. The Mary Rogers interview airs Wednesday. If you’re not subscribed to Midlife Woman Redefined, stop right now and fix that here! Podcasts are a free, enlightening opportunity to learn, laugh, cry, and grow, .

Ep #17: Who Do You Want to Become in the Next 55 Days?

We’re taking a little pause from our End Like You Want to Begin series over here on the podcast because, when this episode airs, there will be 55 days left of 2019 and I know there are some things we all need to work through.

We have 55 days left, and in these 55 days, we have the opportunity to make big steps and shape the rest of our life into exactly what we want it to be.  This is an opportunity that cannot be missed. We have no time to waste, sisters, so what are you waiting for?


Ep #16: Attentive Eating

When it comes to our diets, we can spend years counting calories, recording everything we eat, and where does it get us? More often than not, it gets us absolutely nowhere. We have spent so long categorizing our foods as bad or healthy, and beating ourselves up when we treat ourselves.

Well, it doesn’t have to be this way, mavens. I want to share with you the process of attentive eating; how you can give your body the fuel it needs, as well as the pleasure you need, without making the whole thing more complicated than it needs to be.


Time For Doing

Hello Beautiful!

Talking to myself and sharing with you:

  1. Most of us are afraid of something.
  2. Everybody’s got shxt (personal or family).
  3. Let your shxt go. Daily is optimal.
  4. NIKE your life and “Just Do IT!” Whatever IT is for you. (And I LOVE how sprinter Alysia Montano NIKE’d NIKE in supreme fashion!

Are Your Listening? We’re in the middle of the End Like You Want To Begin series on the Midlife Woman Redefined Podcast. To kick off 2020 in the best way possible, I’m walking you through all of the ways we trip ourselves up on the way to getting the life we want. Catch up here. And I’m recording my FIRST INTERVIEW! Woo Hoo!! It’s with Mary Rogers, host of the fab podcast for midlifers, Experience50 and you don’t want to miss her life-kick story of midlife redefinition. I’ll keep you posted on the air date.

Back On The Tele! I have another appearance on the local show, Talk of Alabama this Friday. It airs at 9am CST on ABC33/40. Send up prayers and good thoughts for me!

Catching Up…on the Outlander tv series. I watched the first season then planned to read all of the books before going back to the show. Ummm, the show is five seasons in and I haven’t read one book! LOL!! Gave up that delusion and watching is wonderful escapism. Highly recommend if you love historical fiction.

What I Am Reading…I’m a few chapters in Ta-Nehisi Coate’s first novel, The Water Dancer and I’m hooked!

The Clock Is Ticking! I won’t be coaching one-to-one OR offering my group coaching program, The Midlife Manifest Sistermind in 2020. If you’ve been wanting to work with me, I’m taking a few more clients before the year ends. Don’t dither, jump on this opportunity. Lives are being changed! Click here for the ROCK2020 details.

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Ep #15: The Simple Pleasures

We are about halfway through our End Like You Want To Begin series of podcasts and this week we’re taking a look at pleasure. Did you know that how much pleasure you get in a day affects your stress levels, your cravings, and even your creativity?

When we think of making sure we get some pleasure, we often jump to the bigger things, like vacations and big purchases. Well, those things are great, but there are so many simple pleasures you can give yourself every day that will help you redefine who you are and who you want to become.


Let’s Talk About This Part…

from Wild Woman Sisterhood

Who’s feeling it? A little anxious, off kilter, confused, maybe even overwhelmed? Raising my hand! I’ve been here before and the difference now is that instead of being bummed about it, I’m excited. Because, what I know for sure is that this fog signals something new and wonderful is in gestation.

On the Midlife Woman Redefined podcast, I’m walking listeners through deep mindset shifts: environmental, emotional, physical, and experiential. And I’m doing the work with you. Head-in-sand doesn’t work…especially at this stage of life. What you suppress will keep nudging you until it’s addressed. Relationship drama, career burnout, martyred obligations, health issues…whatever’s weighing you down will only get heavier if you keep ignoring it.

For me, it’s about making a pivot to work less. I’m in Florida with Mr. Washington. We came to connect with some of his former co-workers and I was pleasantly surprised by our hotel location: a resort on Neptune Beach and a room with an ocean view. It’s been an enjoyable low-key time of ocean-gazing, boutique/bookstore browsing, and indulging my ice cream passion at Whitt’s Frozen Custard.

More. Of. This.

The weekend has validated what’s been nudging me and my self-coaching brain knows better than to ignore it.

What are you ignoring? What transformation is calling you?

To catch up on the End Like You Want To Begin series on the Midlife Woman Redefined podcast, click here

I have space for 5 one-to-one clients before the end of the year. Last date to start your 4-session ROCK2020 package is November 22nd. Want more information on working with me, click here to schedule a life strategy call.

Decision or Delusion

Popping in atypically on a Friday because I’m road tripping with Mr. Washington and it’s giving me lots of time to read, reflect, dream. Top of mind is coming to the end of a fruitful 2019 and anticipating 2020.

This has been a year of move forward decisions for my clients…even when moving got really, really tough! The midlife maven moves:
– creating a post-career dream to start a voice-over/recorded faith meditations business
– left a good job to take a new job in a new city
– sold childhood home to close the chapter on an old and limiting family paradigm to open space for a new (and freeing!) life chapter
– sold home and got fitness teaching certification, supporting her post career best chapter
– ended a marriage she’d long outgrown
– broke out of ‘should’ constrictions and took a solo weekend getaway
– worked through ‘not good enough’ fears to join and excel in a corporate talent leadership program for women
– got serious about her health and lost 36 lbs
– created her post good government job plan and is walking in the ‘teach you how to treat the new me’ piece of it now!

I could go on. I’m grateful to coach incredible women who know and act upon the value of investing time and dollars in their change. And I walk my talk. I invested in myself this year to strengthen my coaching skills AND realize long-held dreams:
– Led women through major life change in the Midlife Manifest Sistermind
– Took a two week 60th birthday extravaganza trip to France and Morocco
– Launched the Midlife Woman Redefined podcast
– did T.V. appearances on a local general interest show
– Writing a book (stay tuned!)
– Collaborating with two other powerhouse women to create an online course (capturing past life genius for the greater good and posterity) for midlevel managers who’ve hit a ceiling they can’t crack

The commonality between my clients and myself is that we are NOW women! We have fears, doubt, and confusion and we RISE above them to thrive!

Clearly, I have lots of thoughts and I also have lots of passion for lighting the path for a woman to free herself!


I’m offering a 4-session Power Up to ROCK2020 package for $1200. Next year, I’ll only be offering the Midlife Maven Sistermind, a 9-month commitment for ALL-In women. So if you’re ready, LEAP! The opportunity for this time frame and investment will end November 22nd. Click here for details. My team or I will get on a call with you to answer questions. No hard sale. If working with me isn’t the best option, we’ll direct you to a better one. Schedule here.

If you could do it on your own, you would have done it.

Ep #14: How to Detox Your Environment

You know by now that living well is the only option, but what does that really look like? Well, everything we do in our daily lives sends us a message. Whether it’s the media you consume, your tasks around the house, or the people you see regularly, if these things are messaging you negatively, you don’t have to put up with it.

As part of my End Like You Want to Begin series, I’m giving you one of the most important things I’ve learned on my journey as a coach. The ability to control your environment and remove the things that give you a toxic perspective is going to change your life.