Many woman find that turning 40 years old is a milestone for them, and can be a make or break time. Many women find so much power in turning 40 if they will allow it.

I host a radio show called “The Grief Recovery Hour with Sharon Brubaker,” on KHTS and I recently welcomed guest Jackie MacDougall of Forty Thrive in Santa Clarita to talk about how turning 40 can be confusing, but so empowering too.

Jackie and her company Forty Thrive run an online community that connects women who are over 40 with the experts and resources they need.

“I ask a lot of questions and then I try to create a lot of content, programs and events around those needs,” said Jackie.

Previous Episode: The Grief Recovery Hour With Sharon Brubaker – October 17, 2018

Jackie got the idea from her company from her experience of losing her mom to breast cancer at 39 when Jackie was only three. She said she never in her life imagined turning 40.

Women at the age of 40 make a big shift, they stop caring so much about what other people think about them and start realizing they need purpose and serious self care, said Jackie.

To learn more of the interview and to learn more about Forty Thrive, watch the video.

I guide people through a crazy or down time in their life, and I am truly honored to walk through the journey of grief recovery with my clients. At A time to grief, I work with clients to help them understand that unresolved grief is almost always associated with wishing things were better, different or more and that it can have to do with any unfulfilled hopes, dreams and expectations.

I am not only a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist—I am a griever. I teach in my program that grief is a normal and natural reaction to a loss of any kind. Yet, we were never taught how to grieve. Sadly, most of the information we are given immediately following a loss from family or friends is incorrect. It does little or nothing to help us feel better or to begin the healing process. So, we continue to search and search.

Reach out to me today for help, and we can walk through this together.

About Sharon Brubaker

Grief is individual and unique for every person. A person’s relationship to each aspect of their life is also unique. As such, the feelings and thoughts each person will have about the relationship that has been altered by death, divorce, or other reasons requires customized attention using proven skills and understanding.

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