We All Need Somebody to Lean On

By Marlene Caraballo. It seems the older we get, the more alone we sometimes feel. Society pushes us to manage life all alone under the guise of independence; the marker for having made it. The push begins as kids, from the day we’re born, and continues in a long and pressured rush away from any

Getting Beyond the Fears that Hold Us Back

By Marlene Caraballo It’s the start of a new year, and you have an idea of what you’d like to make happen in the next twelve months.   If you’re like me, setting intentions and dreaming up goals is the easy part. Making them happen is where it gets sticky. Are you struggling with taking actions to make progress on

This Year Can Be Your Best Year Ever!

By Marlene Caraballo   When I was a kid people said anyone over thirty was over the hill. Now, at fifty-four I call B.S. The “hill” is not any particular age and when we reach the peak is different for everyone. Being over the hill is a choice. Our choice. Midlife can be a time

Midlife Liberation — It’s Time to Go for It!

We spent our first twenty years growing up. Most of it we don’t even recall and much of what we experienced was not in our control. We spent the next twenty years traveling at light speed – marriage, kids, divorce, careers, pets, homes, disease – through more major life experiences than we could count. Now,

Changing Lanes: Reinventing Ourselves in Our Fifties

In my twenties, I imagined my fifties would be a time when I started to slow down. At fifty-four, I now know that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, I feel like I’m finally accelerating and shifting into a higher gear! My fifties are turning out to be a sort of rebirth –

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