Rock Your Midlife
Tiger Wellness, LLC (2021)
Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (02/2022)
Though I may be a few years past my actual midlife, I like to think of it as being in my “upper”-midlife. That said, I’ve got several decades to go until I hit my nineties and I choose to follow the path of the estimable Betty White (RIP, 99 and gone too soon). So, all that said, I was excited to read “Rock Your Midlife: 7 Steps to Transform Yourself and Make Your Next Chapter Your Best Chapter.”
Whatever stage of midlife you are at, you’ll want to grab a copy of this gem by author Ellen Albertson. As a coach for midlife women, Albertson, “The Midlife Whisperer” has helped hundreds of women. She had me at “hello,” coaxing the reader into letting go of the old “not enough” beliefs to make room for what could be the most magnificent phase of your life.
Divided into three parts, Part I sets the stage, Part II outlines the seven steps in detail and Part III puts it all together with an action plan to “Rock Your Midlife” in seven days, a mere one-week period of your life. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Well, it absolutely is. More importantly, “rocking your midlife” is totally doable. I’m not gonna lie, there is some work to do and some of it is hard, but who is more worth your time and effort than YOU?
I absolutely loved “Rock Your Midlife” for several reasons, the key factor being the overall tone of the book. The author’s voice was the primary nudge that kept me turning pages. Being born of the same era, I could totally relate to the author. Her story is my story and actually hearing her story felt like I was having an out-of-body experience. Not that all her life events were mine, far from it, but her mindset, who she is, what she thinks—totally relatable. Also, I really felt like she was in my corner from the get-go. She wants the reader to succeed. She believes in this work with every fiber of her being and that comes through clearly.
Part II is where you’ll spend most of your time learning and working through the seven steps of transformation. The steps include discovering your authentic self, becoming your own best friend, energizing your body, reprograming your thoughts, self-empowerment, you get the picture. Throughout these “working” chapters, the author shares her personal experiences, which certainly lends the feeling of having “someone in your corner,” knowing that you aren’t going through this alone. Each step contains “Rock Your Midlife Labs” which is where you’ll do some comprehensive self-work. If you’ve ever done any self-work before, I urge you to let go of what you think you might already know. Albertson’s personal touch, her wealth of experience, and passion for this process takes this work to another level. The labs are the jewels in this treasure chest.
The final part of the book is a detailed seven-day roadmap. That’s it—seven days! It’s clear and concise and puts the rest of the work you did in motion. I actually recommend making a plan to spend a lot of time with this book. Read through it once to get the overall gist of it, then go back and read it again, doing the labs as you go. You’ll be well prepared to start your seven-day journey. Highly recommended reading. Happy Midlife!