A Midlife Voyage to Transformation by Donna Roe Daniell

Can You Step into Your Power and Birth a New You at Midlife?

Synopsis - 

YES! Midlife, and the major events that encompass the ages of 35-65, can be devastating or powerful for women. But we can choose to be awakened at this powerful time of life. This memoir is the story of Donna Daniell's healing journey through the five stages of the midlife voyage-Lost at Sea; Finding a Mooring; Deep Diving; Rebirthing; and the New You-to find self-love, resilience, and feminine wisdom. It is also a roadmap for other women on the midlife journey, charting a course that transmutes challenges into inner rebirth and stepping into the power of the Wisewoman.

Find your own inner strength - take the voyage to transformation!

Review - 

Memoirs can be written many ways. Author Donna Roe Daniell has always journaled to process her experiences and that is reflected the way she shares her story in A Midlife Voyage. Experiences are in the moment, right down to the emotions that are arising and sensations in her body.  The later always interests me as it's only in recent years I have discovered how so much of our experience can be held in our body and how important releasing those stored emotions are to healing. 

In terms of the experiences she shares, there are two failed marriages, times being a single mum, her work to develop her practice, and how her personal healing created a desire to focus her work first on families that were struggling and then on women in mid-life.  She also talks about the different therapies IFS (Internal Family Systems), Insight Meditation, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) - she tried and what they revealed in terms of her personal struggles. She also moved from trying to help people heal, to guiding them to take charge of their own healing.

This book is an intimate walk-through of her experiences shared from an emotional and physical perspective. It is written by a woman who faced mid-life struggles, for women facing the same. 

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Meet the Author - 
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Donna Roe Daniell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado and has had a private practice in the Boulder/Longmont area since 2005 called Balance Your Life Coaching & Psychotherapy. She has offered family therapy and individual trauma treatment using mind/body trauma tools such as mindfulness, yoga and IFS through her psychotherapy practice. Since 2015, she has focused her coaching practice for women in midlife on unique programs to specifically empower women going through major midlife challenges to grieve and rebirth themselves through the 5 stages of her Midlife Voyage to Transformation. Today, through her website: Women-in-Transformation.com Donna offers on-line courses, Talks and live workshops, mp3 guided practices to support this book, and adventure and mindfulness retreats in nature for women wanting support to wake up, become unstuck, and find a transformative healing path through life’s challenges.

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  1. This sounds like a must read memoir for me as although I am a bit passed the midlife age marker, I have dealt with some of the issues and experiences that Donna has shared in her story and feel that I can relate

    1. I am a bit passed it as well, but it definitely was interesting reading someone else's journey and thoughts as she went through this.


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