Club 50: it just keeps getting better (wear the tiara)

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My daughter called me the other day and said she’d read an article that seemed like something I’d write: “50 Life Lessons Written by a 50-Year-Old Woman.” I wish I could say I had penned it because it was that good. And perfect. The cool thing is, I’ve already discovered most of these lessons and apply the majority in my own life. There are others I plan to put into practice, and even more that I’d like to add: 51) Pamper yourself often: buy the flowers, new dress or new shoes; splurge on a fresh “do” or mani and pedi. 52) Find something you’re wildly passionate about and pursue it, fearlessly. Or reignite an old passion, boldly. 53) Love others and love yourself; be kind always. 54) Cultivate a healthy body image. But my all-time favorite is the author’s closing tip: wear a tiara whenever you want to (and not just on your birthday). I think this might be my life’s new motto.

What is your life’s motto?

4 tips to reclaim your get up and go

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No motivation


My get up and go left the building. Although I consume plenty of fluids, catch about seven hours of Zzzzs nightly, exercise 8-10 hours weekly and take my daily vitamins, I’m still exhausted. The problem is motivation: it’s nonexistent. I used to get excited to go to work, yet now I can barely summon the energy to spend eight hours parked in front of my computer each day. I like what I do, but it no longer feeds my passion. Sound familiar? Here are four tips to help you (re)summon your purpose:

  • Shake it up. Take a day off from your normal routine.
  • Splurge on yourself. Even if it’s just a frozen yogurt (and remember to add toppings).
  • Plan a getaway. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just a locale where you can recharge your battery.
  • Revisit your passion. Where do see yourself in one, five, 10 years? If you’re not going in the right direction, change your course.

How do you reclaim your get up and go?

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