Welcome! I’m Melanie and this site is dedicated to women going through the midlife years and beyond. My passion is encouraging and motivating women to live their best life mentally, physically, and spiritually, regardless of age. EXPLORE MORE Plan Your Next Act
Thoughts have power (1)


July 30, 2020
Focus on what you want What you focus on grows.  I genuinely believe that.  Do you? I want to have a growth mindset and I bet you do too.    We get to decide what our mindset is.  If we find it is not working for us, we can change it. The other day, I woke […]
Bamboo tray soaking tub

At-home spa experience with an Amazon Haul

June 28, 2020
  These last few months have been a little, and it’s so important that we take care of ourselves. I have put together a list of items for your DIY at-home spa experience. First, I start with filling up my tub with very warm water and add about 1 – 2 cups of epsom salt […]

Design your Life with a Plan

February 1, 2020
Write down those goals Studies have shown that when we take the time to write down our goals, we are much more likely (I’ve seen as much as 47% more likely) to accomplish them. If you’re now in your 2nd Act, you may find yourself in an empty nest or facing an empty nest.  Maybe […]
Reflecting on midlife

Who is that woman in the mirror?

November 5, 2019
Who is that woman?  She is more than her visual image. She’s smack dab in the middle of midlife She is a woman that is in her 50’s with a lot more living to do.  She has dreams to fulfill, goals to achieve, new things to learn, places to visit,  people to help, relationships to […]
get things in order

3 ways to stay organized

October 21, 2019
Today, I’m sharing three tools that help me with my time management and to stay organized with blogging and really, most of my life. In my last post, I wrote about the challenges one can face when trying to be consistent. Time management is a stumbling block for many.  I find that I am able […]
How to age Gratefully

I choose to age gratefully

August 4, 2019
Since I wrote my last post about making a midlife change, I’ve been much more focused on my Top 10 Goals for 2019 . I have a pretty thorough plan, but I don’t have complete control of circumstances that arise. I DO have control of how I handle them, though. In just the past couple […]
trust the process

Getting Fit at Midlife

July 1, 2019
The first thing I’m focusing on as I am making a point to celebrate midlife is my health! Have you seen Phyllis? or what about Joan? To get in my best shape, I need to make some major changes in my eating habits. I know what they are, I’ve eaten healthy most of my life. […]

An Unusual stroke

May 25, 2019
I finished my 2019 year plan on Friday, January 25. On Saturday, January 26,  my husband and I had decided it was time to go put our 16-year-old Maltese, Sparty, down.   We had accepted the fact that we were keeping him around more for us and it wasn’t the best thing for him. I […]

Sunshine Blogger Nomination

April 11, 2019
The Sunshine Bloggers Award is given from bloggers to bloggers, who inspire creativity and positivity, by bringing sunshine to the blogging community. It is a way of encouraging and supporting one another, and also to get to know fellow bloggers. I received a message from  Kim Cook,  For A Good Life After 50 letting me […]
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