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Find Time for Rest and Relaxation
Dr. Gayle Carson, CSP, CMC - Midlife Crisis Coach Dr. Gayle Carson, CSP, CMC - Midlife Crisis Coach
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Miami , FL
Monday, May 13, 2019


I’m sure many of you had a celebratory Mother’s Day! I got phone calls from all the kids (grand and great-grand included) but was alone here in Palm Desert dog sitting for my son who was in Miami. Crazy huh! And I had a cat sitter for my cats!!

Hopefully the day was part of R & R for you. Relaxation is different for everyone. I relax by working out, petting the cats, watching TV (yes I like TV), and reading. Cooking, cleaning, gardening are not relaxing for me. And when I get to 9 p.m. at night, I’m ready for bed. I don’t turn the lights off until 11 but that’s when I watch TV with a cat in my lap and another by my side.

When you start practicing this, it will become automatic There is not just one way to do something. You can travel many paths to reach your goals.Don’t live someone else’s dream–make sure it’s yours.

Make your surroundings comfortable. Tie your recreation to your goals when possible. Use your travel time in the car for education and learning. Make easy changes and put yourself in circumstances that encourage rather than discourage.

Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Take 30 minutes a day just for you. (15 if you are in a pinch).
  2. Escape mentally to your Fantasy Island.
  3. Take mini-vacations. Go for the 3 day rather than 1 or 2 weeks.
  4. Keep your emotional bank account full.

Dr. Gayle Carson, Chief S.O.B. has announced the 2018b Spunky Broad of the Year.  And she is Dolly Parton, a prime example of what a woman over 50 can still achieve.

An extraordinary businesswoman, out of this world entertainer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, and a philanthropist, Dolly Parton is a testament to what women can achieve.  At 72, she is continuing to have massive influence in the world of entertainment and her Dollywood Theme Park continues to thrive with new exhibits and attractions that the public adores.

Married to her husband for over 50 years, she is an example of someone who blends family and professional life with amazing dexterity and humor.  A Spunky Old Broad is someone who distinguishes herself by her uniqueness, intellect, enthusiasm, dedication, selflessness and spunky. Dolly certainly epitomizes all of those.

Dr. Gayle says “Women over 50 are like fine wine.  They only get better with age and I am delighted to have Dolly Parton as our Spunky Old Broad of the Year.” 

Gayle also says “I started the S.O.B, movement because I found that women over 50 were thinking that it was all over because they hit the magic number of 50.  I knew that they had everything it took to start new careers, develop a passion into a business and start thinking about putting themselves first.  And I was right. Right now re-invention is the name of the game.

Gayle will be addressing the East Bay Women’s Conference  in California on just that subject next month. 

Spunky Old Broad
Miami Beach, FL