Midlife is full of changes, loss and transitions.
You can ignore them, fight them, or learn to embrace them.
Midlife is a time of challenge for so many women. New demands arise as we find our parents, our children, and yes – surprisingly – even ourselves growing older. We encounter role changes, body changes, health challenges, and inevitably, loss.
Any of these can throw you for a loop, leaving you feeling stressed out, dissatisfied, irritable, stuck, or confused. But the common thread is a feeling that your usual ways of doing life aren’t working anymore.
It can leave even the strongest woman feeling a little lost and not sure what to do next. And perhaps worried that these feelings are here to stay.
The truth of the matter is that your struggles and challenges are in fact opportunities for growth and change, rather than simply crises to be managed or endured.
Grounded in this perspective, Embracing Change is holistic support for navigating life transitions. It is short-term mentoring for times when things have gotten shaky.
Through compassionate listening and effective holistic strategies for embracing and integrating whatever transition you’re coping with, this program gets you reoriented so that you can start re-creating your life in light of new realities – a life of joy, harmony and deep meaning.
Why not try a different approach?
In midlife nearly every aspect of life has the potential for major change: daughter, mother, wife/partner, career… You may experience a big shift in just one role, such as the loss of a parent, or several at once, like when you lose a parent, have your last child leave home and retire all in a two-year time span.
No matter the number or timing, these changes can feel overwhelming. You don’t know why it’s so hard to face the empty room, fill the open hours or plan for the upcoming holiday. You wonder why it’s such a struggle to get on with your life like everyone tells you to do.
You feel frustrated, confused, and isolated.
As counterintuitive as it may seem, the way forward is to pause – to slow down and honor whatever is challenging you. These are changes in the major roles of your life, and each one can bring on a need to review and perhaps revise the ways in which you “do” your life.
Embracing Change creates space and provides the support so that you can:
- tend to and honor the pain that is keeping you stuck
- reconnect to your interests and passions
- rediscover your vitality
- strategize ways to move forward while honoring your past
- integrate self-care into your life