Youthful Trait #5 - Innovation


Staying vibrant and energetic is as much about your mindset as it is about the physical condition you’re in.

But have you ever stopped to think what EXACTLY it means to have an attitude or energy of youthfulness?

There are 7 characteristics of a Youthful Mindset. The more you can develop each of these characteristics, the more vibrant, energetic, fulfilled and happy you will feel.

In previous episodes, I’ve shared the first 4 traits and those are – Optimism, Curiosity, Openness and Creativity.

Today, I’m sharing trait #5, and that’s Innovation.

Innovation, in this sense, simply means that you’re consistently seeking new and better ways to do things. Innovation, combined with Optimism, is the key to every quality of life improvement we’ve ever had.

It’s been defined as the “successful exploitation of new ideas”.

It’s more than just coming up with the new idea; Innovation requires practical application of the idea.

So I...

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Youthful Trait #2 - Curiosity


In an earlier blog post, I shared my framework for a Youthful Mindset. A youthful mindset will keep you feeling young and vibrant, no matter your age.

There are 7 characteristics of a Youthful Mindset, and in the next few episodes, I’m diving deeper into each of them, one trait at a time.

Today, we’re talking about Trait #2 of a youthful mindset – and that’s Curiosity.

Curiosity has gotten a bad rap – as in being “nosy”, or wanting to know things that don’t concern you.

Or even being dangerous… who hasn’t heard the phrase “curiosity killed the cat”?

But curiosity, in its truest sense, is healthy and vital to staying young at heart.

Think about it – Curiosity is a desire to learn, a desire to grow, to get answers to questions, or to figure out solutions to problems.

If you think of the alternative – a lack of desire to learn or grow – it’s easy to see how Curiosity fits perfectly with a...

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The Artist in You!


Hello, Beautiful! Welcome to Fashionably LATE with Danne Reed.

When a soon-to-be or empty-nest mom decides it’s a great time for her to reinvent or to revive her dreams, she usually finds passion, purpose and fun in one of 4 ways.

She revives her dreams of being…

  • An artist
  • A champion
  • An entrepreneur, or
  • An adventurer

And sometimes, all of the above.

Today, I’m sharing the Artist model of Reinvention.

The Artist model of reinvention is all about: Creativity!

If this is you, you have creative talents that have been lying dormant for many years because you’ve been so busy raising your family.

Maybe you enjoyed…

  • Crafting
  • Painting
  • Playing the piano
  • Quilting
  • Gardening
  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Decorating your home
  • Dancing

Whether you wanted to do it as a hobby or as a career, odds are you set it aside because it felt frivolous, or self-indulgent, or you truly were too. Dang. Busy.

But here’s what you really need to know…

Whatever creative outlet...

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Fashionably LATE and How It Applies to You!

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Hello, Beautiful!

Today, I am sharing with you the meaning of Fashionably LATE and how it pertains to you as a soon-to-be or empty nest mom.

If you know the origin of the term Fashionably LATE, it was something that was done purposely. It was not an accident that someone showed up Fashionably LATE. They did it on purpose in order to stage a grand entrance. The term was originated a couple of centuries ago in the London high season, where there were parties and balls going on all the time and to show up Fashionably LATE was actually the right thing to do.

How does this pertain to you as a soon-to-be or empty nest Mom? I want you to think in terms of showing up Fashionably LATE for your goals.

The ones that you set aside while you were busy, raising your family. You know the goals I'm talking about -- the things that you thought you were going to do when you just got started out as an adult.  You had ideas in mind, you had things that you wanted to accomplish...

and millions of...

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