About Me

Eileen Boyle

Midlife can be a time of celebrations!

For some women, our children are grown, our career is secure, our marriage is thriving and life has become settled. Often, we find ourselves breathing a huge sigh of relief! But after the sigh of relief, there’s the realization that, okay, we got here, but now what?

Then, for many other women,  midlife is fraught with constant challenges we never imagined ourselves facing in our twenties and thirties. Our children are gone, the house is achingly empty and we struggle with loneliness. We might be overcome by an intense lack of purpose or value. Or, perhaps there has been an extra-marital affair and we wonder how to repair the relationship, or if we even want to stay.  Sometimes passion for our work fizzles and after dragging ourselves through yet another week, we daydream about making a significant difference or contribution to the world.

The passage through midlife is not always easy. But no matter what challenges you face, you deserve to be happy, and what’s even more important to know, is that YOU CAN BE HAPPY! Happiness comes from passion, purpose, fulfillment.

I know this journey on a firsthand basis! In 1999, at the age of 43 and after barely ten years of marriage, my husband died suddenly. Besides the personal and family issues created by his death, we were business partner in a successful Graphic Arts company. So, on top of ministering to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of two daughters and a stepson, handling his estate, tending to the upkeep of the house, and doing the best I could for my own well-being, there were over 30 employees at work who counted on me for their jobs! Well, it didn’t take long for my life to get WAY OUT OF BALANCE.

Eight years passed at warp speed. I felt harried, exhausted and irritable most of the time. I knew that my health was suffering; the signs were undeniable. And, though in the back of my mind I knew I was peri-menopausal, I didn’t take the time to learn much about that phase of life, because life those before it, I figured it was “natural” and therefore manageable. Even after getting a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, I didn’t stop burning the candle at both ends. it took my then 14 year old  daughter telling me she felt like an orphan to finally wake me up.

So what did I do? First, I put the brakes on my life. And then, I MADE CHANGES. I reassessed, simplified, studied, pondered, planned and acted. Through reading, attending seminars, mentoring and coaching, I learned and implemented changes that have enabled me to create a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle – the lifestyle of my dreams.

Through this website, I hope to share the breakthroughs, the ah-ha moments and the triumphs of my own personal journey, as well as the knowledge I acquired along the way. My hope is that through sharing my own personal struggles, mistakes and failures that you will feel less alone and gain the confidence to face your own challenges, knowing that the time for celebrating is nearer than you think!

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