Author name: Nicole Nenninger

Nicole Nenninger MA Psychology, MA Marriage & Family Therapy Nicole is a coach (life and relationship), counselor, author and course instructor. She understands that the relationship you have with yourself reflects the overall quality of your life. In addition the relationship you have with yourself affects the relationship you have with your partner and with others. Nicole helps women in midlife who struggle with self-esteem and confidence, life purpose, life balance, motivation and direction, relationship issues, break-ups, and more. Nicole lives in a beautiful coastal town on Long Island, New York with her handsome husband and soul mate, 2 dogs and a cat. Her 4 children are young adults living their best lives. She loves running, reading, learning, kayaking, and going to the beach.

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Shift Your Mindset After 50 – How to Rewrite Limiting Beliefs and Embrace Positivity 

As women, we’ve all been there. Turning 50 can feel like closing the book on youth and entering a new, unfamiliar chapter. Society reinforces the idea that after 50, your best years are behind you. I’m here to tell you this couldn’t be further from the truth! The key is shifting your mindset. Our thoughts …

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Feeling Stuck? 10 Tips to Spark More Meaning and Purpose After 50

Do you ever catch yourself feeling stuck in a rut, just going through the motions each day without much purpose? You’re not alone. Many women over 50 experience similar feelings of stagnation and mediocrity creeping into their lives. The responsibilities we carry and roles we play, while rewarding, can also become heavy at times. When …

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10 Tips to Live an Extraordinary Life: How to Find Purpose, Pursue Passions, and Continuously Grow

Want to know how to live an extraordinary life? Where you feel fulfilled, you’ve found your purpose, you’re pursuing your passions, and you are continuously growing? Yes?! I thought so…Read on dear reader! I’ve kept this post as simple as possible because it really doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some tips for living …

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John Wooden’s Pyramid Guide for Women Over 50 Seeking Purpose

I am a huge (American) football fan, but I admire other sports players and coaches, too. A coach I’ve long admired is legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. He won 10 national championships in 12 years – a feat unmatched to this day! Amazing! Wooden’s secret? A philosophy for success he called the Pyramid of …

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Quotes to Live By: Words of Wisdom for Women Over 50

I’ve gathered my favorite empowering quotes to help you explore what matters most right now. These wise words remind us of the power we each have within, no matter our age or situation. They speak to embracing change, finding meaning, and living authentically. “We are taught you must blame your father, (your mother), your sisters, …

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Embracing the Beauty of Aging: Living Intentionally After 50

Hello there, lovely ladies over 50! Life has a magical way of getting even better as we age, and it’s time to embrace it wholeheartedly. If you’ve been yearning for that perfect work-life balance, a more meaningful life, and genuine happiness as the years roll by, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s talk about …

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Reigniting Purpose for Women Over 50 With the Wheel of Life

In this article, I want to talk about something near and dear to my heart: finding meaning and purpose in life after 50. I know, I know. Many of you may be rolling your eyes and thinking “Oh great, another article about finding purpose.” But bear with me! I promise this one will be different. See, a …

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It Started With Decluttering My Home Office

table of contents How Do I Start Decluttering?Where to Start DeclutteringDoes It Spark Joy?More Helpful Decluttering TipsMy Biggest Piece of Advice for a Cluttered Home It started with decluttering my home office. Well, actually, it started because I saw a video on minimalism. I happen to like the Minimal Mom on YouTube. On Saturday mornings, before making …

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How Much Water Should Women Over 50 Drink Every Day? Hydration Tips for Optimal Health

Table of Contents How Much Water Should I Drink in a Day?Why Do I Need to Drink Water?How do I Know if I’m Drinking Enough Water?What’s the Best Way to Track my Hydration?How to Get into the Habit of Drinking Water How Much Water Should I Drink in a Day?Ready for this? According to Harvard, the …

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How to Stay Motivated to Workout

The Problem: Lack of Motivation How do you get motivated to work out? How do you get motivated to work out…AGAIN?! How do you get motivated to work out after work? In your home? In the morning? When you’re depressed? Ugh… Are your thoughts about exercising holding you back from becoming healthier and more fit? How many times have you had thoughts like these?I …

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Change Your Life Instantly With This Simple Weight Loss Technique

Losing weight and actually keeping it off can be even more difficult for women after the age of 50, particularly after menopause. Our metabolism slows, we lose muscle mass, we notice that weight gain happens more in our bellies, and we start gaining more weight, more easily than in the past. That added weight gain? …

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Why You Should Add High Intensity Interval Training and Tabata to Your Workout Schedule

One of best exercise workouts you can do is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Tabata.What’s the difference between HIIT and Tabata? Here’s how I define it: My HIIT workouts are 12 rounds of 20 seconds of intense exercise (you’re at 80-100% max intensity, barely able to talk), followed by 40 seconds of recovery (I still remain …

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Vibration Plate Exercises for Weight Loss – Burn Fat and Get Toned!

If you have a vibration plate machine and have no idea how to work out or what exercises to do, this video is for you!  In this video, I demonstrate 9 basic vibration plate exercises. There’s a lot of research on vibration plates including studies that show they help you lose weight, burn fat, and they’re …

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Envision Your Best Future Self: A Motivating Visualization Exercise for Women Over 50 Ready for Positive Change

It’s only fitting that I created this post on my oldest daughter’s birthday! She herself has worked tremendously hard for her success as a newly graduated resident physician in New York City!  As a coach, I often recommend to my clients an exercise where they close their eyes and envision themselves as their future selves. I …

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From Invisible to Invincible: Reclaiming Your Radiance as a Woman Over 50

Do you ever feel like you’re just blending into the background? That you’ve made yourself small or invisible in order to feel safe? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us learn unhealthy patterns in childhood that lead us to dim our own light. For me, after losing my mother at a young age, my …

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How to Build Up the Confidence to Pursue Your Dream Life

Have you heard the saying that building confidence is like building muscle? You’ve got the potential to be confident (aka to build muscle and get in shape), but you’ve got to do the work to get there. “The work,” for strengthening your confidence, is exercising that muscle called “courage.” The courage to start something new, …

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6 Short Journal Prompts that will Dramatically Change Your Life

Journaling is an incredibly powerful tool, not just for self-discovery, but for self-care. Taking the time to get to know yourself, to write down your innermost thoughts – that’s very honoring of your self and your time. Journaling is used for inspiration, reflection, gratitude, healing, knowing yourself, finding yourself… Have you ever tried to write …

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Tolerating the Tolerable: How to Break Free of a Frenzied, Frustrating Life

In my book Transforming Divorce, I wrote a chapter called “What are You Tolerating?” I wrote the chapter (and book) to help women going through a major relationship breakup, to look at their lives and assess what they don’t like.   A breakup provides an opportunity, as upsetting as it is, to clean the slate …

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How To Use Your Intuition as a Guide to Living Your Best Life

Intuition. We’ve all heard of it, but what is intuition and why is it important? How can we use intuition to create a full life? Intuition Definition Intuition: noun; the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning (dictionary.com).   Intuition is available to everyone, but not everyone chooses to believe in …

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How to Reverse Engineer Your Goals To Create An Amazing Life

Some people have not heard yet of the concept of reverse engineering your goals or your life. So, let’s start out with the definition of reverse engineering.   Reverse engineering your life means looking at your life from the end, thinking about the results you want, then working backward from this end point to the …

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Goal Setting

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman ​ Most of you are probably familiar with the Wheel of Life coaching exercise (if you’re not – find out more about the Wheel …

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Have Fun

Sometimes life just feels way too serious!  As an adult, you have a lot of responsibilities. You need money, time, and energy plus you need to eat, sleep, clothe yourself, pay your bills, and do other things to live in this world. Sometimes, playfulness and having fun is the last thing we feel like doing. …

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This is Why Feeling Stressed and Overwhelmed Can Take Over Your Life!

Hey there! I made this video for you! When you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed out, do you know the steps to take to get you back on your path to a more vibrant life? Are you a little more “snippy,” unhappy, or wake up not very excited to start your day? When you’re caught up …

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Gratitude

You hear this word a lot this time of year: GRATITUDE. It’s that time of year again- Thanksgiving- and with it the hustle and bustle of people getting ready for family, friends, a big meal, and a day to give thanks. In our house, it also means my husband going off to play football in …

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How I Met My Soul Mate, Part 2: How My Childhood Affected My Choice for a Husband

This is the part 2 of my journey of meeting and marrying my soul mate. In this series of articles, I share how I found authentic and conscious love and how you can, too. In part 1, I wrote about how my childhood set me up for disaster. Entering Adulthood I flunked out of Syracuse …

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How I Met My Soul Mate, Part 1: My Childhood Set Me Up for Disaster

This is the part 1 of my journey of meeting and marrying my soul mate. In this series of articles, I share how I found authentic and lasting love, and how you can, too. I remember meeting the love of my life like it was yesterday. I saw him standing in the parking lot of …

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The Wheel of Life and Other Amazing Life Coaching Tools

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks of writing e-books and preparing for future, upcoming video e-courses I am creating. Recently I’ve written Vision: How to Have the Relationship of Your Dreams, and I’ve revised Shine!, and The Wheel of Life. These are all immediately downloadable and approximately 30 pages jam-packed with tons of information I use …

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Loving Relationships Have These Two Things in Common

In the last article, 7 Reasons Why Your Relationship Might Not Make It, I wrote about the 7 relationship skills that have a tremendous impact on your relationship. Here’s a recap: Communication. Knowing how to communicate in a healthy way makes a huge difference. This includes listening, keeping a majority of your interactions positive, and …

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Why You Might Be Headed Down the Road to Divorce and What You Can Do About It

Ah love…First you meet each other, then you fall in love, and then if it reaches this point, you decide to get married. It’s wonderful, those first months and years of being in a serious relationship. It’s at that stage in your relationship that maybe you laugh more together. You do more fun things. You …

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18 Quotes About Love and Relationships That Will Inspire You

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3 Reasons Why Your Relationship Has Lost Its Spark and What You Can Do About It

Are you bored with your relationship and your partner? Do you wish your relationship was like it used to be–like when you first met? Maybe your partner was more romantic, thoughtful, talkative, or less grumpy? There’s something so nice about being in a relationship that lasts for years–not months, weeks, or days. A relationship that …

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What’s One of the Best Ways to Get Through Divorce?

What’s one of the best ways to get through divorce?  According to researchers Gabriele Prati and Luca Pietrantoni (2009), posttraumatic growth following a major life crisis like divorce is fostered by having social support.  Finding a support system for yourself was mentioned in my book Transforming Divorce as one of the first and most important …

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Under Construction: 3 Tips for When You’re Going Through Big Change

It’s inevitable.  At some point, if you haven’t already gone through a major life change, you will.  Maybe it’s when your kids grow up and move out, you get a divorce, there’s a job loss, the loss of a loved one, alienation of a child, an illness…things happen that can turn your world upside down.  …

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If You Could Give Your Divorce a Song Title What Would It Be?

Okay, so this post, “If You Could Give Your Divorce a Song Title What Would It Be?” is not my usual kind of post.  It is not necessarily enlightening and it’s not informative, but hey–sometimes you gotta lighten things up especially when it comes to divorce!  Divorce is a major life challenge–at least for most …

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How Triangles Mess Up Your Relationships

Triangles (not the shape but the relationship dynamic) can mess up relationships especially if you aren’t aware of what they are and what they can do.  Everyone, to some extent, has relationships that are triangles.  Triangles, according to Murray Bowen*, a psychiatrist and one of the early marriage and family therapists, are “the smallest stable …

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5 Warning Signs that Your Relationship Could Use Some Attention

When you first fall in love, you aren’t thinking about how in the future relationships can get into a rut or you could eventually break up.  No, usually you’re too busy in the moment feeling that incredible feeling of intense love and passion for another person.  Then, months and years pass and maybe you’re married, have …

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A Coaching (and Counseling) Tool that Can Have a HUGE Impact on Your Life

With a coaching and counseling background, I have been exposed to a lot of excellent resources that help people create better relationships with themselves, with their partner, and with their family.  I liken all of this education and knowledge to a tool box–there are all kinds of different tools therapists and coaches can use to …

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