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Jan. 2014 Midlife Fairy Godmother News

Our Jan. 2014 Midlife Adventure Club Call ~ Here’s The Audio For You To Listen To. You will have to copy and paste this in your browser.  http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/Wzx1pQ6Q

Enchanted Blessings in 2014. May it bring you healing and upliftment in mind, body, and spirit.

Studies have shown that when women come together in supportive groups Oxycontin (the same chemical that is released when breastfeeding and lovemaking) is released within each woman. It’s powerful and amazingly healing!

Just about every woman goes through a set of challenging inner beliefs when it comes to acting on her own behalf.

How would you like to show up for yourself and act on your own behalf in 2014?
Is it in relationships? creative self expression? speaking up for yourself? taking some classes? training for a marathon? going out alone?

* Have you tried before and been disappointed?
* Does a small voice in your head always make you give up before you start?
* What happens when you try to take actions on your own behalf?

Partly because of my in depth training with Debbie Ford to become a shadow integration coach, I saw how midlife is the perfect time to break the bondage we experience from a part of ourselves (our Socialized Self). It holds us back and keeps us down because it doesn’t feel safe to show up for ourselves.

And because of my 5 year apprenticeship in Native American shamanism, I saw how this was an initiation into our wisdom years, how it was a very powerful, sacred and empowering passage into living from (our Authentic Soul.)

Are you ready to become your own Fairy Godmother in midlife and:
* grant yourself permission to enter the portal to your unlimited possibilities?
* break the trance of your Socialized Self?
* become the free spirit you have been longing to be?

Then sign up for the “Portal to Midlife Re~Enchantment” tele-class starting next week Tuesday, Jan. 28 @ 8:00 EST.

I wanted to add some encouragement for you to do this so here’s my special offers.

——> THE FIRST FOUR WOMEN TO SIGN UP FOR THE TELE-CLASS will get a free book “Entering The Age of Elegance” by Chloe Jon Paul in the mail.

——–> IF YOU SIGN UP BY FRIDAY, JAN. 24 I’LL GIVE YOU A $20 REFUND.

COPY AND PASTE THIS IN YOUR BROWZER FOR DETAILS: http://www.midlifefairygodmothers.com/portal-to-midlife-reenchantment/[/hilight]

Enchanted Blessings For 2014 ~
Daina (DINAH) Puodziunas
http://www.Midlifefairygodmothers.com ~ Creating Midlife Magic For Second Half Enchantment Since 1994.

{Midlife Adventure Club} Monthly Call

Dear Midlife Adventure Club Women ~
Just about every woman goes through a set of challenging inner beliefs when it comes to acting on her own behalf.

How would you like to show up for yourself and act on your own behalf in 2014?
Is it in relationships? creative self expression? speaking up for yourself? taking some classes? training for a marathon? going out alone?

* Have you tried before and been disappointed?
* Does a small voice in your head always make you give up before you start?
* What happens when you try to take actions on your own behalf?

Partly because of my in depth training with Debbie Ford to become a shadow integration coach, I saw how midlife is the perfect time to break the bondage we experience from a part of ourselves (our Socialized Self). It holds us back and keeps us down because it doesn’t feel safe to show up for ourselves.

And because of my 5 year apprenticeship in Native American shamanism, I saw how this was an initiation into our wisdom years, how it was a very powerful, sacred and empowering passage into living from (our Authentic Soul.)

Becoming the free spirit that you long to be in midlife and beyond is the gift of this transformation. This is your Enchanted Land.

So let’s start talking about this via phone this month! I decided to begin holding the monthly (no cost) midlife adventure club calls again!! They WILL NOT be recorded.

You will be able to:
* listen from the comfort of your home
* share if you want and get coaching from me
* not feel alone with this anymore
* receive some valuable insights on how to move forward

WHEN?~ Tuesday January 14, 8:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 Central, 6:00 Mountain, and 5:00 Pacific.

Cost? ~ Free

Dial In Number? Email me: Dinah@Midlifefairygodmothers.com to get the number. It’s a long distance call.

Enchanted Blessings For 2014 ~
Daina (DINAH) Puodziunas
http://www.Midlifefairygodmothers.com ~ Creating Midlife Magic For Second Half Enchantment Since 1994.

Stay Out Of Family Dramas During The Holidays

Hi Dear,

I’m holding our Midlife Adventure Club tele-calls again!! If you are not part of the club and want to be it’s free and you can sign up here. http://www.midlifefairygodmothers.com/contact-form/

If you are feeling pulled in many directions right now and want some tips and support in establishing healthy boundaries so that your family doesn’t exhaust you this could be the thing that saves you this year!!

* If you are already part of the club email me: dinah@midlifefairygodmothers.com and put {Midlife Call} in the subject line.

* If you are NOT part of the club sign up at the link above.

I will then send you the phone number to use for our phone call on Monday, November 25, 8:00 – 8:45 Eastern time, 5:00 Pacific. It’s free except any long distance charges you may have.

Here’s an article to help you stay calm, energized, and enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday.

*~*~11 Steps ~ How To Keep Your Center During The Holidays *~*~

So often we find ourselves:

Doing things we really don’t want to do.
Feeling drained by the end of the day.
Wishing the holidays were behind us.
Dreading the one relative that pushes our buttons.
Feeling undervalued and unappreciated.

As we prepare to go and be with family today, here are some
tips on keeping centered, grounded, and preventing anyone
from pulling you off center.

We have tons of history with family, they know our buttons, our triggers and
what sets us off. They don’t mean to cause us harm or discomfort.

They are in familiar patterns with us and unconsciously are in the
comfort zone with those patterns. They want us to stay the same
and will do anything (which often involves using the knowledge about
our triggers and buttons) to manipulate us into being how they want
us to be and doing what they want us to do. Does this ring a bell?

Knowing this here are some suggestions.

1) Before you meet with them today, spend some time thinking
about why you want to be with them.

What makes them special to you?
What do you love about them?
Who would you like to spend time with today?
Who would you like to spend less time with?

2) Make a clear decision/intention to be with them and know why by
looking at the answers above. Making a clear decision aligns
our energy with the decision so there is not more “split energy”
where a part of us wishes we could get out of it and another
part of us feels guilty of selfish for feeling those feelings and
yet another part of us is resenting them and yet another part of
us………and on and on the “story goes.”

3) Decide to create a new story starting today.
Before you go reflect on the ways that you get sucked
into games, manipulations, obligations etc.

What triggers get pressed?
Lots of times we start to feel selfish, ungrateful, self centered, arrogant, self consumed……..etc.

How do they get triggered?
What behaviors, words, looks trigger the above responses from deep within us.

What are three new ways to respond vs. react to those triggers?
Feel them out and decide to try something new today.

4) Before you see them, get grounded in your new perspective and story.
Give your new story a name. Here’s mine: “Dinah Sets Herself Free.”

5) Stay in the feeling place of this centered perspective by “re-setting”
your inner vibrational meter when needed.

6) When you notice your triggers are getting set off, “re-set” your meter,
take a breath, and CHOOSE TO RESPOND DIFFERENTLY. Responding means
choosing and the vibration of choosing is totally different that the vibration
of reacting..

7) Be honest with yourself. Ask your self is you really want to do what is
requested of you.

8) Be especially aware of your tone of voice when responding to them.
People do not hear our words as much as the tone and energy in our words.

9) Don’t explain yourself to them. They don’t need to know the details of
why you are or are not responding to them they way that they are want you to
and are used to you doing.

10) Enjoy the entire day through “compassionate detachment”….like you
are watching a movie, watching the characters including your self without
any judgment, just a curious observation.

11) Give yourself a treat at the end of the day for being willing to go outside
of your comfort zone and take care of yourself.

I AM GRATEFUL TO ALL OF YOU FOR BEING IN MY LIFE!!

Enchanted Blessings ~

Daina (DINAH) Puodziunas ~

http://www.Midlifefairygodmothers.com

The Top 10 Challenges To Midlife Vitality For Women

The Top 10 Challenges To Midlife Vitality For Women

1) As grownups, most of us have actually programmed the possibility for joy out of our lives by seeking a “hassle-free” existence. We are constantly looking for comfort and security instead of something that will challenge and make us grow.

2) It takes a lot of courage to cultivate an attitude of play with the important and serious things in our adult life. But since joy is our North Star, we have to develop the discipline of joy and learn how to play at life again and stop taking ourselves so seriously.

3) Many of us became who we thought we should be according to the standards of others. We became “nice” vs. “authentic” without even realizing it.

4) We are relational human beings and are often afraid of how our decisions will affect others. Consequently, most of us have invested disproportionately in the dreams, lives, and plans of others, while obscuring and detouring our own.

5) Many of us have assumed that we are somehow inadequate and inferior because we aren’t able to achieve, have, or be what we want. Often enough, the problem is not us! We just lack “healthy” life skills, information, guidance, support, and role models.

6) We often avoid conflict and squelch ourselves because we weren’t shown how to communicate our needs and desires cleanly, gracefully, and lovingly – which is all we ever wanted anyway. “There’s nothing that will send a woman to the refrigerator quicker than an inability to stand up for herself.” Cheryl Richardson

7) Most of us never learned how to dress our own wounds. Life is a wild frontier, as well as an exciting adventure. We would never think of going on an extended hiking/camping adventure without having the equipment and knowing how to care for ourselves when get hurt!

8) We weren’t taught how to read our emotions as communication from our authentic self. We weren’t encouraged to listen to ourselves as much as we were advised to listen to others. Often enough, we were encouraged to ignore, squelch, and overcompensate for our strong emotions instead.

9) We ended up being part of other people’s life dramas because we fell blindly into them and it’s extremely hard to detach ourselves once we are in them. However, there are so many of us in this boat, that through supportive communities, we are learning how to raise each other up and experience the view from higher ground – get a broader perspective.

10) Many women are much more comfortable helping others with their problems than helping themselves. When they do start helping themselves and begin thriving, they may find out that some of their friends and family are threatened by their changes. Support is crucial during these times.
Enchanted Blessings ~
Daina (Dinah) Puodziunas

http://www.Midlifefairygodmothers.com

My Life Fell Apart At 51~ Here’s What I Did

Nine years ago I left a 10 year relationship that was draining me financially and emotionally.

Even though I am a smart, self aware, conscious woman like yourself, I found myself in a huge midlife crisis. I had been working in the field of women’s empowerment my entire life, trained with Debbie Ford to become a Shadow Integration Coach(tm) and much more so it was extremely humbling!!

It was a huge wake up call showing me that I was living from my Socialized Self and not my Authentic Soul.

* I had confused self confidence with arrogance.
* I was dimming my own light in order for him to feel good.
* I was far more comfortable giving than receiving.

Some of the very first steps I did in order to crawl out of the situation I found myself in were:

* I took back my power and energy by affirming that I was not broken, had done nothing wrong, and that this was a Midlife Sacred Rite of Passage.

* I connected with a part of myself that would grant me permission to start being true to myself, find my own voice again, and begin a path of self love. I called this my Midlife Fairy Godmother.

* I made a strong intention to learn how to love and care for myself the way that I cared for others.

* I started to take baby steps to begin living from my Authentic Soul.

Can you relate to anything that I’ve shared with you in this email? Is there a challenge that you are going through in your life that you feel may be a wake up call?

I would LOVE to hear from you! Please send an email to: Dinah@Midlifefairygodmothers.com

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~ Enchanted Blessings Dear Women,

Daina (Dinah) Puodziunas ~ Midlife Fairy Godmother(tm)

http://www.Midlifefairygodmothers.com

Dinah@Midlifefairygodmothers.com

Empowering smart, self aware women to transform their midlife challenges into a sacred rite of passage leading to a re-enchantment with life.

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The Power of Personal Ceremony for Life Transitions, Holidays, etc.

I have some very exciting offerings I will be sharing this holiday weekend in the email such as:

* half off and free products and services of mine for a limited time,
* a new 3 month tele-group for women who want to get their MOJO back & find the joy in life,
* two new local (Grand Rapids area) events

ALSO ~ The Winter Solstice is a wonderful time to release the old
and awaken the new within your life.

When I find myself alone, I take advantage of this time and do things
like create ceremonies for myself, do vision boards, and reflect on
my life in various ways.

Ceremony is a powerful way to honor yourself & align your
energies with what you are wanting to attract in your life.

I wanted to share some guidelines I use to create powerful ceremonies.

The Ancient Art Of Creating Ceremony For Conscious Change

Throughout history, women have undergone public and private ceremonies
to help them make the transition from one stage of life to another,
to change a behavior, bring things to completion, and mark new beginnings.

Ceremony has a profound and reinforcing effect on the psyche.

The renewal of interest in ceremony can add a fruitful psychological
and spiritual dimension to our lives. Many therapies suggest
commemorating an important decision, a significant change,
or a new desire with a meaningful and memorable action.

This is where ceremony becomes a magnificent tool for personal transformation.

Ceremonies mark completions and new beginnings.
They assist us with our inner adjustments when our outer reality changes.
I love to design ceremonies for transitions, empowerment, clearing out the old,
and bringing in the new and have come up with ingredients in
ceremonies that make for powerful and lasting changes to occur.

10 Essential Ingredients For Creating A Powerful Ceremony

1) Getting crystal clear on your intention(s) for the ceremony. Why are you doing the ceremony?

2) Deciding when, where, and with whom you want to do the ceremony.
These things are important considerations.

3) Leaving the familiar behind in as many ways as possible.
This can include location, dress, attitude, etc. This helps us be open
to new things, get out of old habits and associations, and be ready for adventure and the new.

4) Understanding and harmonizing with the purpose behind the ceremony.
Aligning yourself emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually with the reasons for holding the ceremony.

5) Including whatever else allows you to experience “enchanted space” – music, singing, candles, etc.
I use the term “enchanted space” instead of “sacred space” because so many of us get
very serious and solomn as soon as we even think “sacred”. It is unfortunate, but true.
We want reverence, but a sweet, loving, magical reverence.

6) Having symbols of what you want to empower and what you are leaving behind.
Working with symbols is one of the most powerful ways to access the essence
of what our intentions are. When they are physical ones, they have a profound effect on our psyches.

7) Quieting and centering your energy as much in the present moment as possible.
I call this learning how to “down shift” your own energy. Whether it is through
meditation, contimplation, or conscious breathing, we all have a mind that goes
all over the place unless we take control of it. When we are present in ceremony
we are alert, aware, and in our powerful center.

8) Knowing how to deliberately raise, focus, and direct your own energies.
We were not taught how to “self generate” our own energy so many of us
live life reacting to whatever is happening around us. When we learn how to
have control over our own energy, we are free beings.

9) Including the elements: air, earth, fire, and water to help ground, transform,
clear, and empower. Each element has a special magic that assists and
interacts with our intentions. They assist us with bringing heaven to earth.

10) Knowing how you are going to integrate the change into your daily life.
I refer to this as “environmental design”. It involves surrounding yourself with
whatever you need to make the transition and bring the change into the physical.

Remember….the most profound insights, revelations, and visions don’t come
alive until we take action on them. This is where a healthy and supportive community,
coach, buddies are very important. In my own life, there is no way that I
would have taken some of the steps I needed to get to where I wanted to be
if not for the support, perspectives, and suggestions of others.

The best ceremonies come from the heart. They can be elaborate and well planned or spontaneous.
I have learned that the most important qualities to bring to ceremony are heart, a sense of lightness,
joy, appreciation, and connection. Become as a little child…enchanted, immersed in the now, excited, and open!!

Then watch the magic, the syncornicities, the syrendipity begin to interact with you in your daily life.
The universe will speak to those with the ears to hear and eyes to see.

Enjoy (In-joy)!

Enchanted Solstice Blessings!!! ~ DINAH

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Daina (DINAH) Puodziunas – Owner & Midlife Fairy Godmother®

Enchanted Lake (35 miles N.E. of Grand Rapids)

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