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Mid-Life Crisis or Mid-Life Awakening? (Video)

Dearest One,

It finally happened. I knew it was coming. It was inevitable. I turned the big 4-0.

Yep, November 2nd was my 40th bday.

I had a wonderful celebration that I’m truly thankful for, but 40th birthdays can also feel like an ominous portal into mid-life. The time when people go a little nuts and throw away marriages, careers they’ve spent 20 years building and end up with a Porsche in the driveway of the home they have 3 mortgages on.

Instead of doing all that I’m choosing to turn the midlife crisis into a midlife awakening. I made a short video to show you how:

No matter what your age, chances are there is something in your life that could use a perspective shift. A re-frame if you will. Watch the video and use it to do just that.

Leave a comment below about what value you will start honoring so you can turn your crisis into an awakening! And thank you for sharing this post with your communities!

Wearing my 40s like a new pair of fabulous shoes,

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Amy Ahlers

Amy Ahlers, the Wake-Up Call Coach, is the bestselling author of Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves. A certified Life Coach, speaker & author, she is taking a STAND for women to stop being so hard on themselves and start loving themselves instead. Join her community of nearly 40k souls who are committed to waking up to the voice of their Inner Wisdom & cultivating the courage to act on it. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter and make sure to go here to claim your free Inner Superstar Kit so you can shine bright!


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7:55AM PST on Feb 28, 2014

thank you

4:18AM PST on Feb 28, 2014

Life is too short for mid life crises... so have an awakening and grow, learn and ascend! Happy Birthday Amy - love your smile and outlook on life!

4:08AM PST on Feb 28, 2014


8:29PM PST on Feb 1, 2014

Every birthday should be celebrated because it means you have been able to enjoy another year of life. Many are not that lucky. The ageing process is natural. Each stage of life brings it's own enlightenments and challenges Just relax and try to enjoy it. .It's a short ride.

8:55AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

I can't see myself suffering a mid life crisis--i'll have to stock up on the wine should that day ever come to visit me. Thanks

10:14PM PST on Dec 26, 2013

I remember the TV show Judging Amy. Amy was whining about turning 40, zero birthdays, etc. and her mother Maxine (played by the incomparable Tyne Daly) told her to stop whining and said "Ordinary women dread the zero birthdays; extraordinary women celebrate them!" Her tone suggested zest and gusto. I was turning 40 later that year and it's no exaggeration to say her advice changed my life. the Big 5-0 in 1 1/2 years and I honestly can't wait!

1:23AM PST on Dec 2, 2013

Thank you :)

10:56PM PST on Dec 1, 2013

Happy Birthday, Amy. Enjoy every year of the next decade! Thanks for the post and advice.

9:10PM PST on Dec 1, 2013

Thanks for sharing... please let us know how this applies when you hit 60! ;)

8:02PM PST on Dec 1, 2013

It really is about attitude.

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