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August 2011

A call to Women of the World to attend to, nurture, and assert our right to be fabulous--individually and collectively!

July 2011

Find the best answers to the relational challenges of dependence and independence.

June, 2011
There are some big changes on the marriage and commitment front.

May, 2011
Midlife is the time to shed your shame, try it!

April, 2011
Are you more powerful than you think? Yes! And, it's worth more than your bottom line!

Riding The Ups and Downs of Love
March, 2011
"I'm Just Mad About You! But Sometimes I'm Just Mad AT You!

February, 2011
The power of a love that can overcome loss.

January, 2011
Get current with your love!

December, 2010
Be a Good Friend!

November, 2010
Sexy at any age!

October, 2010
The best kept secret to confidently enjoying your body!

September, 2010
Take a ride on the fast track to more joy and confidence!

July, 2010
The shocking truth about your thoughts and your feelings!

June 6, 2010
Why is it so hard to make a change? It’s a combination of many things. Nancy, unlocks the mysteries!

Love: In Sickness and In Health

May 1st, 2010

Nancy shares personal experiences of what she has learned about the promise of “in sickness and in health.” More...

Are You Generative or Are You De-Generating: Your Choice

April 7th, 2010

Are you on a course to love the life you lead? Or, are you on a crash course? Good news is that you have a choice! More...

The True Power of the Feminine

March 6th, 2010

What is it about women that can turn our world around (and your life?) More...

A Pause on the Threshold: What Was and What Will Be

February 4th, 2010

What will you GIVE yourself to in 2010? Do this 15 minute exercise, then live what you love. More...

Plant the Seeds of a Purposeful Life

January 6th, 2010

Do you dread winter? Do those endless days of dark and cold fill you with gloom? You can use this time of hibernation to cultivate your plan and what steps will give you the fulfilling life you dream of!  More...

The "A" List of Gift Giving: What Everyone Wants This Year

November 30th, 2009

Gifts that cost nothing and mean more than ANYTHING. Check out the “A” list of giving! More...

Never Stop Falling In Love

November 6th, 2009

How you can keep falling in love…with the same partner! More...

Is Your Relationship Haunted by Bad Spirits?

October 5th, 2009

What’s behind your mask? Are your inner demons destroying your relationship? Nancy shows you how to recognize the masqueraders and deal with them…one by one.  More...

It's time to have the conversation you are avoiding

September 6th, 2009

Feeling like your relationships could use a refresh? Here’s how to wake up and live out loud, expressing your passionate, colorful, loving best self! More...

The Best Kept Secret to a Successful Relationship:  Stop Talking and Start Connecting

July 31st, 2009

What is the best kept secret to a successful relationship? More...

Relational Risk Management: Tips for Tough Times

July 6th, 2009

What are your three most precious assets? The answer may surprise you, and you just might live a happier, richer life! More...

How to Hold Yourself Together when Panic is Tearing you Apart

June 5th, 2009

Does your world feel out of control? Are big changes sending you into a panic? How to keep on holding on!  More...

Don’t Just Survive, Thrive!

May 6th, 2009

The Upside of the Downside; Nancy reveals what we can learn about ourselves especially during crisis…courage, confidence and peace. More...

Renew the Light in Your Life

April 1st, 2009

Future generations could look back at this time and recognize that we were the generation and this was the time when “The Big Turn Around” was made! Here’s how to get started. More...

Have you Bought into a Blame Game? Are You Roiling in Rising Resentment?  Tune in to Get Out

March 4th, 2009

Is he driving you nuts? Obviously, it's all his fault…or is it? Nancy helps you to understand how your communication style can hinder or enhance your relationships. More...

The Key to Living Life with Love and Joy

February 7th, 2009

Powerful tools for reshaping your life and inviting love and joy to stay! More...

A Fresh Healthy Image of Marriage at Midlife

January 5th, 2009

How to develop the two qualities that will enhance your marriage and other relationships too! More...

Longing for Love: Not Just For the Young and Single

December 8th, 2008

Are you feeling restless? Are you questioning just what is mature midlife love and commitment anyway? What does love look like after years of togetherness? You’re not alone! More...

Self-Love: Are You Selling Yourself Short?

November 5th, 2008

What’s in your closet? How to clean it out and become your best self!  More...

Find Joy in Bonding

October 3rd, 2008

Nancy shares her wisdom about the joy of bonding vs. the pain of bondage. Do you know the difference?  More...

Dreaming of a Soul Mate?

September 5th, 2008

Do you have a list of what your dream lover should and should not be? Nancy invites us to "get real" and get the real thing! More...

Boomer Women -  Are you on a hopeful-hateful teeter-totter?

August 4th, 2008

We now live in times where there are plenty of things we can change. But, should we? More...

Living Fearlessly in Midlife

July 6th, 2008

Your fears actually are telling you what you need to develop in your life so you can grow and live your best life yet!  More...

Simply Fabulous Sex

June 6th, 2008

Nancy unlocks the mysteries of Fabulous sex after 50! More...

Enter The Mystery of Love With Powerful Choices And A Good Mantra

May 5th, 2008

How is it that a relationship can in one moment evoke feelings of ecstasy and union and in the next trigger irrational reactions and unreasonable responses? Here are some choices you can make that might not be so obvious in the midst of difficult moments. More...

Body Image in the Second Half of Life:

April 2nd, 2008

How to walk away from swimsuit shopping with your head held high (and a swimsuit too)! More...

Need a Relational Makeover?

March 3rd, 2008

Now seems like the perfect time to give readers my “Five Best Tips for Creating a Relationship Makeover.” More...

Problem, Problem Who Owns the Problem?

November 1st, 2007

Every important relationship will inevitably navigate difficult territory. Whether it’s a marriage trying to find a balance between stressful pulls of work, family, friends and recreation or something more challenging such as a friend or partner with an addiction, a pattern of financial irresponsibility, or lack of honesty, all relationships must work through problems, grow, and change in order to be healthy and endure over time. More...

Something’s Gotta Change: 4 Questions to Get You Started

October 1st, 2007

You know the feeling. You have a relationship you care about but something is not working. You feel increasingly helpless, hurt, guilty, anxious, or annoyed (maybe downright angry). It is clear to you This has GOT to change! More...

True Generosity: It Comes Naturally

September 1st, 2007

What gets in the way of true generosity. More...

Dating in Midlife: The 8 Traits to Date Right

August 1st, 2007

Finding the Right One is serious business.

What’s your story?

July 1st, 2007

What story do you want to live in this one precious life you have? More...

Spring Clean Your Relational House

June 1st, 2007

Here is a check list to improve your relationships. More...

The Foundation of a Good Relationship

May 1st, 2007

What question should you ask yourself that can lay the foundation for a good relationship? More...

Learning to Forgive

April 1st, 2007

Insights into what forgiveness is and what it is not. More...

Two Paths to Up Your Self-Esteem and 6 Steps to Take Now

March 1st, 2007

6 Steps You Can Take Right Now to increase your self esteem. More...

A Topsy-Turvy Take on Love

February 1st, 2007

There are plenty of things that reach their prime long before we enter mid-life. Love is not one of them. More...

Love and Anger: Strange Bedfellows

January 1st, 2007

We can make the push-pull of love and anger into a much smoother dance. More...

Relational Rituals

December 1st, 2006

Nancy Dagenhart shares some of her own relational rituals that we all can use too. They can help us through essential midlife transitions to even more fabulous lives with the help and humor of our friends and families. More...

Boundaries Are Not Barriers

November 1st, 2006

As 50+ women, our mid-life experience is not that of preceding generations. At this stage in our lives, we hit our stride and feel more capable, confident, alive and fulfilled. More...

Friends Indeed

October 1st, 2006

What, exactly is "friendship?"  More...

Your Best Position

September 1st, 2006

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an emotional GPS (Global Positioning System), a map that would help orient us and provide a sense of direction during emotionally perplexing times? More...

A Fine Wine or a Bitter Brew

August 1st, 2006

When she was a child, Anna lost her only sibling. In mid-life both parents died, she endured a string of miscarriages and then divorce. All this before age 50 could have made for a bitter second half of life. Yet Anna continues to risk her heart for love in a multitude of friendships, an intimate partnership and even with her beloved cat. Anna is alive, open-hearted and optimistic.  More...

No Longer Bearing Children, But Definitely Bearing Fruit

July 1st, 2006

As a psychotherapist I am privileged to pass through the human vineyards of sturdy, fruitful, beautiful women. I witness amazing seasons of growth and change, of weathering and coming to fruition. What is most mysterious, intriguing and satisfying is repeatedly discovering the bountiful fruits that come out of gnarly times. More...