Introducing My New Workshop! Find Your SPARK!

My cup is so full! I just finished doing updates on my course and I’m excited to be rolling out the new version officially TOMORROW after my free LIVE workshop.

What I’m even more ecstatic about is that my course now ALIGNS PERFECTLY with what I teach about Sparketypes in my workshop. In fact, I'm so passionate about what I teach in my workshop that I've changed the name on my signature course to "The Second Half S.P.A.R.K. School" How PERFECT!!!

I love how it has evolved and become even BETTER, just like ME!

The updated version of my course is jam-packed with video trainings about The S.P.A.R.K. System I created and that I use every single day, with downloadable & printable worksheets that you can use right away to develop your heart-centered action plan.

You'll immediately feel more productive and energized by using my system! ...AND you'll be well on your way to a sparked second half!

Click the link in my profile to sign up for my "Spark Your Soul in Your Second Half"...

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A Passion-filled Job Changed Me: Establishing My Online Business

I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it! But you may surprised to know that it's not romance love. (Well, I am in love with my husband but that is not what today's blog is about!)

I am in love with what I do!!! I just lights up my soul every single day!

I’ve been a coach for over 6 years now, but it's not been the same kind of coaching the whole time... It's definitely been an evolution!

I started out dabbling in coaching with a network marketing company. It was low risk and I could easily do it on the side. And it didn't require a new degree or any kind of certification. I could coach just based on my own personal experience with the products.

But the more I did it, I realized I wanted to be my own boss - to be a professionally trained coach and to help at a deeper level. I wanted to build a business of my own where my success was not reliant on another company's decisions. (And I never really was a fan of the network marketing model).

I've enjoyed...

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Stuck At Home? Hoping It's With Your Best Ones!

It is my hope that you are quarantined with your favorite people and pets! Those that make you laugh, that make you feel good... the ones you'd choose to be with in this type of situation.

The saying: "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with" has never had such meaning!!!

Our sweet, old dog died in January, and my husband wasn't really ready to jump back in the ring when I was, but he, as a good husband does, rolled with my wishes and on 2/17/20, we became parents again...

Thank GOD! I can't imagine this whole situation without our amazing Moji. He definitely has brought more mojo into our lives, which is actually the word from which we derived his name.

He makes me laugh multiple times a day.
He distracts me from the distressing news.
He forces me to go outside and be with nature more.
He keeps me busy cleaning up after him & teaching him manners.
He makes my heart melt when I see him love on my husband.

This stay-at-home order would be so much worse if it were...

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A Little Fun Fact About Me...

Yeah! I'm a ham!!! I'll admit it! LOL!

I've always loved the camera. I don't know why because I'm not really a performer. I can't act worth a bean, or sing, or dance...

But one thing I do love is to connect with humans and to be silly.

My dad hated the camera and I could never understand why. But oh was he silly!!! So I'm glad I got the silly part and not the camera-shy part of him!

So this is me being silly during a photo shoot... I mean, it was really hard to do any kind of a serious look. I don't do serious faces well at all.

People actually have come up to me when I've had a rare serious-face day and said: "Awww honey, smile. It's not that bad." And I want to yell back: "I KNOW!!! I smile 99% of the time so my face is just resting. I'm NOT sad! I am actually VERY HAPPY"

And come to think of it, maybe that's why my dad didn't like the camera... he didn't want to smile because he had a big gap between his teeth but he wasn't comfortable with his serious-face either. So now it all makes...

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Do You Ever Wonder: What If?

I ask because I think a lot of us at midlife think back to choices we made when we were younger and wonder about how our life would have been different had we made different decisions.

If that is you, STOP! You can't do a darn thing about your past!!!

What you have is TODAY and the only thing you can do is to focus on the choices you make RIGHT NOW!

I could look at this picture and wonder what if I hadn't broken up with him back on 12/28/79?... (Yes! I remember the specific date!) What if I had decided to get back together with him when he called me 6 months later? What if I had been patient and not rushed into another relationship and married someone else?

Well, we'll never know the answer to those questions. And that's ok.

Because I choose to believe that I was meant to be with my first husband, and he was meant to be the father of my amazing daughters. I had to learn whatever lessons that part of my life taught me. And my life had to go a certain way before that cute guy in the photo...

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You Are Never Too Old For A New Puppy!

family love midlife pets Mar 29, 2020

I want to share WHY I decided to get a puppy at 61 years of age...

Some may think that is too old to take on a puppy. Some may have thoughts that a new puppy could outlive them. Some may think that having a puppy is hard work. Some may think having a puppy is too restrictive.

Well, I tend to look for the pros and not the cons in every situation. Maybe It's the optimist in me... Or maybe it's my ability to always believe in the positive potential in my choices.

You've probably heard that what you focus on expands... Well, that mindset has served me very well in life!

After my 15 1/2 year old Chihuahua passed in January, I began thinking about getting another dog. And to be honest, I had to talk my husband into it. He was not ready to jump right back into parenthood.

But I KNEW a puppy would bring lots of extra love and laughter to our home. And who doesn't want more of THAT?

Of course work comes along with it, but the amount of laughter my husband and I have shared in this very difficult...

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How I lost 10 pounds over the holidays! 😯

Are you ready to learn about the life-changing method I discovered late last year that eliminated my chronic stomach pain, constant bloating, and burping (ew!), and helped me FiNALLY get the number on the scale to go down? As 2019 ended, I actually felt like a normal human being again!

And that is precisely why I decided to create The Friendly Foods Workshop and share this amazing method with those who are struggling like the 2019 me. 

Registration is officially OPEN so get your spot NOW! CLICK HERE to sign up.

I am off-the-charts excited to share this simple, yet highly effective solution for identifying the "healthy" foods that are actually working against you and making you feel crappy. 

And I can't wait to share my amazing results from just eating friendly foods for the past 30 days - with holiday and vacation imbibing included.

This system will rock your world because it is NOT your typical diet. 

If you are a wine lover, a chocoholic, or a cheese addict, ...

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A Tribute to my Best Furry Friend, Dobby

dobby family love pet tribute Jan 15, 2020

This will be one of my toughest posts to date, but it's one that is necessary. It's intention is not to make you sad but to share with you the light that this amazing creature brought into my life.

And when the grief gets better, I will smile every time I reat this post....

The Story of Dobby

Dobby, named after the elf in Harry Potter (in case you didn't get that!), was born on 6/1/04, and he came into our lives in September of that year quite by accident.

You see, I was always a lover of big dogs... when I was a kid, I dreamed of having Lassie. But when I grew up, I didn't end up with a Collie. I found a breed even better - big like Lassie, with long hair like Lassie and super smart like Lassie - a Bernese Mountain Dog.

I got my first BMD when I was 22 years old. He was my first child. Over the next 23 years, we raised 3 BMDs from pups. But after our 3rd died from a devastating disease, I was shaken and I made the decision that the next time, I wanted a small dog because I...

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If you're going through a tough time this holiday season, read this...

inspiration midlife Dec 04, 2019

Today I want to take a moment to give a shout out, along with a virtual hug , to those who are going through a life transition this holiday season...

It was in early November when my ex husband and I separated many years ago, and I faced my first Thanksgiving as a mom away from my kids. Even though they were grown, it was the most difficult holiday of my life.

Since I was going to be alone, I did what many would do in tough times - I hopped on a plane to my parents house! At age 47!!!

In hindsight, it was the holiday I will be forever thankful for because had it not been for my separation, I would not have spent it with my parents as it turned out to be the last Thanksgiving my dad spent here on Earth. He died unexpectedly, the following June.

But it's also a memorable holiday because, although I spent that Thanksgiving without my kids, I finally chose to face my fears and take the necessary action that would bring me closer to the future I desired.

Yes it was the most painful...

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Check Out My New Office Space!

business home Nov 23, 2019

I love it when an idea comes to fruition! 

About a week ago I mentioned to my husband that I don't like the office space that is set up for me in our basement. And now that I'm home full time, having a good place to work is so important.

Instead of going to "my office" in the basement every morning, I've been working in our family room, on the couch, which is not ideal because I tend to go nonstop...

I just keep going & going from 7 or 8am until 8 or 9p at night because I LOVE WHAT I DO SO MUCH... #alittleobsessed

My husband was all on board with this because he is starting to get jealous of the Mac on my lap that's getting more attention than him! 

So I started thinking about other spaces in our house where I could set up an office and I had this idea that we could add a desk in our spare bedroom which he uses as an office! 

Since he really only uses it to store his files and pick up papers on the printer, I thought it could work... And he agreed!

Since he loves...

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