Celebrating Forever Fierce Day: New Show and Giveaway!

Who would have believed that when this all started, Forever Fierce and its mission to celebrate women at Midlife & Beyond would be entering into its 4th year?! Dreams have power and women in their second and third acts have a whole lotta willpower to take those dreams and shape them into a new reality! … Continue Reading

The Present Moment is Your Heaven On Earth – Moxie On Monday

Is there such a thing as Heaven on Earth? I wasn’t so sure. Until Midlife. Until I smelled the roses. I was watching an interview the other day. It was with Jennifer Aniston. I’m a fan girl. OK – HUGE Fan Girl! It’s hard to believe she just turned 51. She was sharing an experience … Continue Reading

A Valentine’s Confession – I Didn’t Have Moxie

It’s time to come clean. I’ve been lying to y’all!!! I told you I had Moxie. Ok, I didn’t have Moxie. Not this kind of Moxie. But, I do now!!! Meet Moxie! She’s my Valentine and the latest addition to the CGO family. (and follow her in IG!) It’s been so hard for me to … Continue Reading

Fierce Friendship and Valentine’s Fun

You know those women in life, the women who let you be you, those friends that are like the most beautiful Kismet, friendships created through the heart and linked through the soul? Those friendships are few and far between. I am blessed to have a few of those kind of friendships, friends who are far … Continue Reading

My Name is Catherine Grace – Moxie On Monday

Freedom. Finally free. Feeling free. Free to be me. I am Catherine Grace O’Connell. Me. A name I call myself. Not my birth name, A name that I have chosen, My new name, LEGALLY! My divorce was finally over in 2009. I believed I was free. I had a lot to learn about freedom. I … Continue Reading

Finding the Perfect One Piece Swimsuit – And a Billabong Challenge!

Why is it that shopping for swimsuits seems to be one of those things that tends to go on the back burner? It’s been a long time for me since I shopped for a suit. I hadn’t been feeling my best last year between menopause and lack of time for some well needed Self care. … Continue Reading

Let’s Get Past the Past – Moxie On Monday

The Past. What is it? We can’t see it. We can’t feel it. We can’t touch it. Yet, we can hold it. And, it can hold us, For a long time. We tend to carry it with us from the past into the present. The past is nothing but a memory. A memory with a … Continue Reading

Slow is the New Strong – Moxie On Monday

What if slow is the new strong? Just like Fierce is the new Kind. I was taking a yoga class the other day. After two weeks off the mat and flat on my back in bed from the flu, I couldn’t wait to return to my practice. 6 days in a row back on the … Continue Reading

I Saw The Sign: Your Mystical Midlife Horoscope!

We are going Old School … in a whole new modern way! Do you remember waiting patiently for the daily newspaper when you were a kid just so you could read your horoscope? Me too! I felt like Jeane Dixon, Dear Abby, and Heloise were my pals. I miss them and I’ll bet you do … Continue Reading

Catching Joy – Moxie On Monday

Joy didn’t come naturally to me.  I had to be taught. Oh, I might have looked and sounded joyful on the outside but it was all an act. My insides were a twisted and frightened mess. Most of us have a great teacher that appears in our lives. At some point, we reach out with … Continue Reading