When your nest empties, what will you feather it with?
It’s time to discover who you are – maybe for the very first time.
I’m Liz Applegate, a certified life coach and podcaster.I help women reclaim their confidence to recreate their lives and redefine midlife.
I’ll be honest, the word “midlife” makes me cringe. But when my own life was a roller coaster of emotions throughout my 40’s, I realized that I had hit my “middle years”. As my sons were graduating high school, I began to question who I was, what I wanted and how to live with renewed purpose and passion. My own journey was the catalyst for me wanting to help women now that the role of “mom” has changed.
I’m here to quiet the inner mean girl, challenge old rules and “shoulds,” help you make peace with fear and discover, maybe for the very first time, what lights you up and brings you joy.
Consider this your permission slip to dream big and turn your “maybe somedays” into today.
As moms, we put our own confidence aside while we focus on our kids. Often our own identities were centered on our children. For me, I was “David’s, Ben’s and Alex’s mom”. But who was I besides “mom”?
When our kids don’t “need” us anymore, not in the same way, it’s a hard reality to face. And often we can find ourselves asking, “Who am I now that I’m not their mother?”
Of course, you ARE still their mother — but it’s time to turn some of that mothering energy toward yourself. It’s time to reconnect with our courage and gently push the boundaries of who we believe we are.
In following me on social media, reading my blog posts and working with me, it’s my deepest, to my bones deep, desire to have you experience:
- Being heard
- Being cared for
- Being understood
- Being supported
- Being inspired
- Being encouraged
- Being lovingly nudged forward
- Being celebrated
We’ve got to step out and be ourselves, rediscover ourselves, recreate ourselves.
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