Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader!

Hello readers!  Yes, I am finally writing my blog and it’s about time.  The occasion is the launch of my latest book, Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader.  I am so excited!

 I had epiphany at 50, realizing that it was not the end of the world—but I could see it from there.  This smack on the head by the menopause fairy motivated me to write Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader (EYIC) and a previous book on the same eye-opening midlife topic ,Water Running Downhill! Words of Empowerment for Women in Midlife

Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader reveals the feelings of change and empowerment that accompany entering that 40-60 something rite of passage for women.  EYICcontains poetry as “messages” written with a delightful sense of humor.  Some of the themes that this book speaks to include: discovering your creativity, exploring who we really are, the strength of women, quality of life, growing up—again!, gratitude, and dealing with the physical part of aging.  These messages strive to engage the reader, encouraging the emergence of their own “inner” cheerleaders!  You go girls! 
Here is a poem from the new book:

A Ms- sed Opportunity

Time to grab on to
The time that you
Have left
Reach for your treasure
With heart and soul
Your quest!
Life may have left you
Lonely and hurt
Get tough!
No one to blame for
Lost horizons
Recover your self
Tempus fugit
Be whole!
Live in the now
Your soul!
Time’s missed moments
Are meaningless
Move on!
Your stars shine brightly
Go on, capture
Your crown!
The universe offers us
Abundant gifts
Begin with love
Never be
The same!

Blessings to you!

Here are some links for the book:

Congratulations Elyssa and Brian!

Congratulations to my lovely niece and her outstanding husband on their marriage, today!  Please enjoy this poem in tribute to their love!
She: Euro-american worldly/shy, brilliant crepe suzette
He: Midwestern quiet, self-assured, intelligent  American apple pie
They meet and over time observe each other–trying one another on for size
Questions flickering in their eyes
Something sparked, tiny yet surprisingly piquant
Then, necessity/graduation separates them
And shifts them into different worlds
Over phone lines, via satellite the spark glows becoming brighter
Hours and days transpire love kindles becoming viral, blazing, scintillating
Home at last reunited on American soil
Fingers brush, lips touch, souls meld
Love is now concrete, tangible
Communication one on one without the
Invisibility of bits and bytes
They are simpatico
 Today promises will be pledged
Lives will be woven together
As a chorus of joy resounds emanating
From their souls and filling the chapel
Bonding family and friends
As vows are spoken/sung
And all are lifted up with this outpouring
From Elyssa Joy and Brian Jeffrey
And through the grace of GOD
They are wed;
Please welcome Mr and Mrs. Brian Hamm
July 21, 2012
Joan Ellen Gage