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Thursday, July 9, 2009

So, what’s a Mid-Life Oasis™ anyway?

(as featured on MOREmagazine.com)

The idea of a Mid-Life Oasis™ came to me back when deciding what to name my creative lifestyle coaching business. (www.creativeoasiscoaching.com)

I realized that many women around my age (40-somethingish– give or take a few years) were thinking more and more about the term “Mid-Life” and how it applied to them.  More often than not, when we see the words “Mid-life” –the word “crisis” – follows closely behind (like piece of toilet paper stuck to your shoe – lovely, right?).  

Yet, as I contemplated my own life, I realized that my experience seemed the opposite of a crisis.  It felt more like an oasis.  I had learned to create time and space in my life for the things that truly matter to me and make me feel good.  I was more comfortable in my own skin than I had ever been in my 20’s.  For me, mid-life meant living the life I really wanted to live, being the real, authentic me and making time, even in my busy day-to-day life, for deep, personal satisfaction in mind, body and spirit.   So, how did I manage to find this Mid-Life Oasis ™?

Several years ago, I felt stuck, overwhelmed and a little bitchy a lot of the time.  I began working with a creativity coach, the amazing Jill Badonsky (www.themuseisin.com).  With the help of a supportive,compassionate coach, I began to make time for my love of singing and songwriting again after years away from it.  It opened the window to a creative new way of living a fulfilling life.  And, most surprisingly, it introduced me to my wonderful mid-life career change into a creative lifestyle coach.  Now I have the satisfying role of helping other women discover their own oasis.

I've done a bit of blogging in the past, but recently, while working with my fantastic business coach, Jennifer Moore (www.pinkheels.com) - I've decided to devote more time and energy to it.  (As you can see, I think personal coaches are wonderful and if I were queen everyone would have at least one to help them live their best possible life!)

I believe we can all use some inspiration and encouragement when it comes to creating an oasis in our lives – and that’s what I promise to provide here.  Please feel free to drop me a line and tell me about your mid-life experiences - whether you’re just now beginning to discover your oasis – or you've been happily doing so for some time. When we treat life as our greatest creative expression, we transform our day-to-day existence into a joyful adventure – rich, fulfilling and fun!  I hope you’ll join me. 

All the best from my oasis to yours,




Pink Heels said...

This is a beautiful and empowering approach to living life during the middle years. Your positive philosophy is exactly what every woman that I know needs in their life!

Jill Allison Bryan said...

Thanks! I think we can all use a personal oasis in our lives!

ahaphodite said...

You rock, Jill AB!
This woman walks her talks powerfully in them there cowboy boots. I highly recommend that anyone in her of soul replenishment make a stop at this one's beautiful creative oasis.

she-she said...

Hey Jill, I am still into my "Sherry's Sunshiney summer". Loved our teleconfrence in June. Reaping the rewards. Keep up the good work!

Jill Allison Bryan said...

I'm glad to hear you've really been creating the summer of your dreams! Thanks for the feedback!

Pam said...

I know what I want to do, but don't have a clue how to get on that path!

Jill Allison Bryan said...

Hi Pam! I know just how you feel. As I shared above, I've been there myself. Creative Oasis Coaching helps you take small steps to get on the path you want without becoming overwhelmed. Lots of simple, compassionate tools and the structure and support of coaching can work wonders! It did for me. If you're interested visit my website at www.creativeoasiscoaching.com to learn more.

Sherry said...

WAY COOL!!! So glad to see you flowing with this energy and sharing it with the world!! Keep me on your email list. Makes me smile every time I get something from you .. and I get a little reminder .. "oh right... THIS moment CAN be an OASIS!" (what a beautiful thought) Thanks Jill!

Much love,

PS: there direct Dallas to Tallahassee flights now...y'all come!!

Jill Allison Bryan said...

Thanks, Sherry! If you're blogging, send me your info. I always love to hear what you're up to and learning about!