I'm Rachel. Happy to meet you!

I'm a life coach, college professor, and former president of the Overthinkers Club. Also host of Making Midlife Magic podcast. I love helping middle aged people to dream again and to create lives they love.

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A love note to Tina Turner

There's so much to love about Tina Turner. Superstar performer. Abuse survivor. Movie star. Buddhist. Her life is proof that there is always possibility for growth, until our last breath. She knew this, and saw her ability to inspire others. As she aged, she embraced the spiritual side of her...
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7 days ago • 3 min read

A love note to weeds

Photo: Vindi Green, Unsplash Happy No Mow May! The idea behind this movement is to not mow your lawn in May, to help the bees and other early-season pollinators. 🐝 This means that on untreated lawns like mine, there are many dandelions. And people have a lot of thoughts about dandelions. A...
14 days ago • 2 min read

A love note to entertaining thoughts

Brooke Lark, from Unsplash Do you entertain? I love having friends over and artistically arranging delicious foods on a platter for them. I love making sure to have everyone’s favorite drinks. I want my friends to feel spoiled. Cherished. Do you know we can do this for our thoughts as...
21 days ago • 3 min read

A love note to being too old

I’m too old. Do you ever think this? Sometimes we don’t. Not consciously. But we believe it in the background. I’m too old to start again. I’m too old to learn. I’m too old to have dreams. So we stop asking what we want for our life, our year, our day. I mean, I get it. Life is busy and...
28 days ago • 2 min read

A love note to rituals

magical elixir Every morning I make coffee in my manual drip pot. I grind the beans, boil the water, put in the paper filter, scoop the ground coffee, and pour hot water over the top. When it’s done, the elixir goes into a thermos to stay hot. I could have an electric coffeemaker that would...
about 1 month ago • 3 min read

A love note to chameleons (and Boy George)

Today's I'm dipping my toes in the sea of possibility, with a soundtrack by the British performer Boy George and Culture Club. Remember their 1983 song Karma Chameleon? Boy George was having a secret relationship with the drummer of the band and the song is about the karmic effects of not being...
about 1 month ago • 2 min read

A love note to soft edges

I love my new kitchen rug. I took a photo of it to send my friend, using my Hipstamatic app. Hipstamatic is a phone app that lets you pick digital film and lenses to create different effects. I love it because it takes my life and softens the edges. I love how my life looks in my Hipstamatic...
about 2 months ago • 2 min read

A love note to new beginnings

Goldie the Goldfish Plant Today I'm celebrating these two buds on my goldfish plant. The plant was my mother's. She had a true green thumb and took care of her plants with love and tenderness. I haven't seen myself as someone with a green thumb but after my mom passed away in 2021, I inherited...
about 2 months ago • 3 min read

A love note to googly eyes

Happy April 1! I've always hated April Fool's Day. I don't like teasing or pranks. And then I had children and my daughter showed me how fun April Fool's Day can be. Over the years, she's found new ways to make me laugh. One year she replaced all our family photos with photos from a...
2 months ago • 2 min read

A love note to big hair

The theme song of my high school prom was Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me." Will you recognize me? Call my name or walk on by But really, there’s a lot about the 1980s I’d be happy to forget. It's one of my favorite parts of getting older -- looking at the past and seeing how wrong...
2 months ago • 2 min read
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