Joanna@JoannaMeriwether.com

Category: empowerment

[mid-life] body of knowledge

This is the second blog/newsletter in a series about mid-life, menopause, and how to feel well during this phase. (I wrote this several weeks ago, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was making its way across the world. If it seems a bit upbeat, it is. I would probably write something slightly more melancholy these days.…
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Head Versus Heart?

One of the biggest struggles I have, even at mid-life, is the struggle between head and heart. I feel like, since I’m the oldest I’ve ever been and having waded through a few storms in my life, I should know which one to choose. But I don’t always. On one side, I feel like my…
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The Art of Personal Change

So, it’s January, and that’s the time when a lot of folks (but not all!) are thinking about changes. I’m going to jump on that bandwagon, not just because it’s January, but because I think mid-life women are constantly grappling with change. Some of what we can look at is the science, but I’m far…
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a sunrise with plant shapes in shadow and the words "The Foundations of Respect" across the top

The Foundations of Respect

[Hi! I’m back- thanks for being patient with my time away!] Before I left for my break, I spoke with a couple of consult clients about the topic of basic respect in relationships. What behaviors constitute respect? What behaviors constitute disrespect? What does healthy fighting look like? I think it’s worth taking a look at…
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