On the Waterfront: Newburyport, MA

I’m a Midwestern girl living on the West Coast and I do love LA! But if I get the chance to hang out on the East Coast in summer or fall, I make a beeline for the quaint little town of Newburyport, MA! It’s a New England gem with friendly and smiling natives, an outstanding … Continue Reading

The Gift of the Empty Nest: Moxie On Monday

I remember the day my youngest child moved out of the house to begin his life as an adult. I found myself crying and curled up in bed in the fetal position … for a month. What if the empty nest is just what a woman needs for self-discovery? What if the greatest gift a … Continue Reading

The Myth of Forgiveness – Capturing Grace

Forgiveness is a deeply personal experience. There isn’t one way to forgive. There is no time frame for forgiveness to take place. And we have to be open to the simple fact that forgiveness is a choice … and you can choose not to forgive and that’s OK. The rise of spirituality along with the … Continue Reading

The Anita Effect – Moxie On Monday

Oh … but you don’t know what the “Anita Effect” is, do you? Pull up a chair. You need to know the whole story. You’ll be glad you did. Sometimes Moxie means tears … tears of sadness and tears of joy. It was a blustery evening on a rooftop overlooking the Redondo Beach Marina. It … Continue Reading

Hope Springs Eternal at Midlife: The Desert Series

The desert is the ideal metaphor for the journey of a woman at Midlife. Hope does spring eternal! And so ends this year’s Desert Series in Joshua Tree National Park. Amidst immense adversity, plants and wildlife spring forth from the arid soil while the rare Joshua Tree twists and turns, growing and adapting in the … Continue Reading

The Art of Spiritual Bypass – Moxie On Monday

There is only one way out of the darkness and into the light. There are no shortcuts. There are no bypasses. The only way through … is through. The spiritual path is a challenging path, a path designed to humble you and dismantle your ego into little bits and pieces. It’s a path that will … Continue Reading

58 Years of Fierce – Capturing Grace

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I was never one to celebrate birthdays. At least not my birthday. I loved making a huge fuss over my children’s birthdays. I got a kick out of planning over the top parties for friends and family. Yet, when my birthday came, I always felt a little … Continue Reading

The Gift of Friction – Moxie On Monday

What if our obstacles are our greatest gifts? What if we were to see life’s challenges in a whole new way, through an empowering lens of growth and opportunity? I believe Midlife is our greatest gift because it provides a lot of friction! Friction is a Catalyst. Friction comes from bumping up against obstacles. Obstacles … Continue Reading

Your Best “Mid” Life! Find Your Voice, Fill Your Shoes!

Midlife gave me a great gift. It not only gave me a new life, Midlife also helped me to find my Voice, a Voice that was silenced over five decades ago. I’ve learned that Midlife is a Catalyst. Midlife is the impetus that allows the Phoenix to rise and the Midlife woman to blossom while … Continue Reading

I Dare You! Moxie On Monday

Be prepared! This Moxie is interactive! It’s a dare. You have a role to play and report back! We are born to be unconventional. We aren’t born to squish and squeeze our expansive souls into perfect little boxes; you know, the ones society and grown-ups begin to construct for us – to mold and shape … Continue Reading