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Dara Goldberg Canvas Rebel Interview
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Canvas Rebel Interview: Meet Dara Goldberg

What if we do away with the ridiculous and entirely inaccurate term, ‘Midlife Crisis’ and replace it with a term that speaks to what it really is when we experience a shift in what gives us a sense of meaning and purpose: A ‘Midlife Growth Spurt’? Want to know how I came to this realization? Read my interview in the fabulous Canvas Rebel Magazine. Read more…

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Lose The Old-School Mentality About Mid-Life with Dara Goldberg

Welcome to Fine is a 4-Letter Word. My guest today is Dara Goldberg. Our discussion touches on finding love for yourself instead of seeking it from external places, a better description of what’s commonly called “mid-life crisis,” shedding the shoulds, and the guilt many women feel for focusing on themselves. Listen Now…

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Danay Garcia Podcast
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Danay Garcia Podcast: Lost in Transition

We’ve all been there. The uncomfortable, messy transitions from one part of our life to another can leave us with endless questions and loads of self-doubt. This week, on “The Danay Garcia Podcast,” I was thrilled to talk with Dara Goldberg, a coach specializing in life transitions, who helps us see the beauty and opportunity that exist in the space between who we have been, and who we are becoming. Listen Now…

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Aging

It’s Time for an Accurate Definition of Aging for Women

I just Googled ‘best definition of aging’, and here’s what came up first: “Progressive physiological changes in an organism that lead to senescence, or a decline of biological functions and of the organism’s ability to adapt to metabolic stress.” – Encyclopedia Britannica And, it made me sad. Really sad. The definition is not incorrect in and of itself, but it’s downright limited and misleading. How can it be that so many societies have adopted this partial, purely scientific, and mainly negative definition of aging and never looked back? Even worse, how could they have used it as the basis for drawing all of the negative assumptions, biases and stereotypes about women’s experience of aging, and midlife and beyond that still reign over us today?

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Anti Anti-Aging

5 Steps We Can Take to Stop Negative Messages About Aging

On November 7, 2021, Vogue magazine came out with an interview with Sarah Jessica Parker. Excited as I was to read it because I am a Sex and the City fan, what struck me was the  backlash she received that came after her remarks on aging. Here’s what Sarah had to say in the article: “It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly OK with where we are, as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better.” The more I read, the more every muscle in my body tensed. And finally, I had to stop reading altogether when she told this story:

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