“Nothing great is ever done without much enduring.” -St. Catherine of Siena There’s always a next level up we’d like to see in our lives. More fulfilling career. Greater experience of relationship. Improved health and well-being. Fit finances. Ability to contribute and make a difference. Something to aspire to. It’s the hanging in until we … More 3 Strands in the Rope of Enjoydurance
Today I want to give you a reminder to PLAY! It is far too easy to get caught up in our responsibilities and forget to take some time to play every once and a while. So today I’m bringing you the below quote to remind you to play from time to time. Take a moment … More Why You Are Never Too Old to Play
Midlife can sometimes feel like a time where nothing new happens and everything bad happens all at once. Your job can start to feel mundane and boring and yet your family life can be changing drastically (or vice versa). So today I am bringing you an A-Z list of words to describe the way things … More An A-Z List of Words to Inspire Unparalleled Midlife Growth
Recently, The Back Forty went to their first conference where they participated as an exhibitor. Scroll through the images below to get a feeling of what it was like in our booth and what we brought to the conference. Curious about what we learned at the event? Check out our previous post about our experience … More What Does The Back Forty Bring to Conferences?
“The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.” -Wayne Dyer Times are interesting for sure. Is there any more fuel for stress today than there was last … More 4 Steps to Peacefulize in a Stress Test
When working our way through midlife, it is easy to feel as if everything is going wrong. Your kids or moving out, or even worse, they’re not. Your parents are getting older and need more help. Your job is feeling stale but the stability makes you feel as if you couldn’t possibly leave. Your personal … More 20 of the Best Articles to Shift Your Midlife in the Right Direction
About a month ago, The Back Forty took part in the California Women’s Conference (or CWC). Building up to this event we frantically worked to create the perfect presence. We finalized our first online course, published our first Back Forty journal, and created countless banners and flyers. We didn’t know what to expect walking into … More How The Back Forty Inspired Joy and Passion at the CWC
“Telling someone how you feel is honestly the hardest thing ever.” -Unknown Many of us have been shaped by the self-made-man or self-made-woman motif. There’s a lot of John Wayne swagger in our images of being successful and together. And yet, if you dig underneath the neatly coiffed outward appearances, all people experience personal … More 4 Tips to Telling Someone Something That Matters
If you read our blog or follow us on social media, you probably know by now what The Back Forty is all about. It is about creating your second half of life as your best half of life and embracing the idea that your best is yet to come. But how much do you know … More 13 Amazing Facts About The Back Forty Co-Founders
Today I was watching a TED Talk about happiness and it got me thinking. The speaker brought up a point that we often seem to just accept without much further thought. We are always searching for our happiness. We think, when I get that promotion I will be happy, when I retire I can be … More Have You Found Your Happiness?