Aleta’s Blog

Aleta’s Blog

Five Steps to Make Progress in 2020

Do you want to get a strong start in 2020, make progress in your life immediately and avoid another ‘good enough’ year? I’m always acutely aware of the start of a new year. Good intentions are fresh. Women are hopeful to turn some things around. I’m no different. Do you know almost 80% of the […]

Cope With Loneliness During The Holidays

Loneliness shows up for many reasons. I remember the 15 years I raised my kids as a single mom….I had to share them on the holidays. As many of you also do. During the Christmas season, I had them through 10:00 pm on Christmas Eve.  Then, the three of them packed up their bags and […]

Stay Calm During The Holidays

The holiday season is overwhelming for many women. It is not unusual for some women to feel anxious, even depressed, when faced with the demands of the season. So, how can you (and all of us!) take responsibility for replacing anxiety with calmness? Let’s understand where the anxiety and overwhelmedness comes from. The first place […]

Do You Need A Willpower Manager?

Did you know women overestimate their willpower? They do! I know it from first-hand experience. How many times have you been in a conversation with a friend? Or with yourself? It starts something like “That’s it! Once and for all, I’m going to ___________.” All is good and fine for a few hours, a few […]

I Am Spinning My Wheels Today!

Does this happen to you? It is 1:48 in the afternoon, and I feel like I have accomplished NOTHING today. I have so much to do, but it seems like I haven’t pulled out a to-do list today. Wait! The real problem with the to-do list is that it’s not updated. I’m like the cobbler […]

Lean Into Your Eighty-Year-Old Self

A lot of women are afraid of their future. I know this to be true. I’ve interviewed and researched the lives of hundreds of women over the past decade. I will be alone. I will not have enough money. My life feels like it’s over. My life didn’t turn out the way I thought it […]

Tame Your To-Do List

To-do lists are never finished. Where does your list reside? In your head or on paper? I know too many women who allow their to-do list to swirl around in their heads. Even if some of the list is dedicated to paper, it’s not common for a woman to ensure every last thing is dedicated […]

The Value of a Smile

The Value Of A Smile Today I took my dog, Luke, for a walk.  It was a beautiful, quiet morning.  Very few people were out and about, and I was just enjoying the peacefulness, blue sky and warm air.   As I walked past a house on my route, the front door opened, a woman […]

“That Makes Me Glad.”

30 minutes ago, I told my husband I needed something with sugar. I wasn’t thrilled that we didn’t have a lick of sugar in the house. Well, that’s not true. But you know what I mean. We didn’t have junk food sugar. No brownies or cookies or candy or cake or cupcakes or ice cream […]

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