Joanna@JoannaMeriwether.com

Category: mid-life issues

a silver crown sitting on a shelf with the words "ten ways to use your mid-life energy for good" beneath the crown

Ten Ways to Use Your Mid-Life Energy for Good

I know mid-life is transitional in many ways, especially when your period starts changing and you realize that life is, in fact, changing. And it’s going to continue to change until we’ve made post-menopause our new normal. But I’m definitely getting to the point in my journey where some days feel a bit chaotic, like…
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the fastest way through anything

There is a meme going around on social media that says, “January was a tough year, but we got through it.” Did it feel like that to you? It sort of did to me. But for many of my friends this was deeply true. A lot of difficult stuff happened. And I feel like I…
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many boxes stacked together with the words 'do not accept this b.s.' across the picture as a symbol of not accepting mid-life stereotypes

this stuff is mid-life BS. pick what works for you.

These last few weeks seem to have been tough for a lot of folks- in my life, online. And for whatever reason- the stars, the algorithms- I have seen some hurtful, cliché shit online and in pop culture and I’m just done with it. There are popular, thoughtless ideas that bother me deeply, because if…
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a small candle next to some pine cones and pine boughs with the words "being honest with our hearts at the holidays" on the left side

being honest with our hearts at the holidays

[[Before I start, I want to say that I have permission to share this story from the person described here. She asked me to ‘tell the absolute truth about us’ so that other women might recognize themselves in her story.]] A dear friend and I had made plans to meet for coffee last week. We…
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