gapmuse quarterly roundup: girl power, our ode to 40s, stress relief & more


Wow! Are we really in the last quarter of the year? I bet you, like us, you’re amazed at how quickly the year is coming to a close!

I must confess that I’m not too sad this quarter is over because it turned to be more challenging both professionally and personally than I had anticipated. But as usual, our blog came to the rescue and took my mind, and hopefully yours too, away from the rough patches, if only for a bit.

From recognizing why we love our 40s and learning that we’re indestructible, to finding healthy ways to deal with workplace stress and drawing on inspiring quotes to get us through the difficult times, we discovered why we appreciate our age, the true meaning of courage, the power of standing together as women, and that the best way to fight any kind of stress is to take care of our mind, body and spirit.

We’re glad you came along for the ride and showed us the gapmuse musings that resonated with you through your likes, comments, follows, and visits to our blog and social media. In case you missed it:

Here are your top most popular musings and inspiring quotes for the past 3 months:

1. 16 Reasons Why I Love My 40s [And You’ll Love Yours Too]

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Caveat: this post is in no way a slight at my 20s or 30s. I loved both…but just for different reasons! One, in my 20s, I partied like a rockstar without a care in the world (no shame admitting it here, c’mon you know some of you probably did it too!)🙂 And two, in my 30s,  I accomplished many of my professional and personal goals. I carved out a life as close to what I had envisioned as possible despite numerous challenges.

But as much as I had fun and became more successful during these two decades, it’s in my 40s I feel I have come into my own. Read on

2. What Happens When Women Support Each Other? [+ Video]

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We become unstoppable! Yasss!!! In this Lean In campaign, phenonomenal women like Serena Williams, Sheryl Sandberg, Kerry Washington, and more share the women that have made their success possible and challenge us to support one another. Read on…

 3 Quotable Mondays: Your Weekly Inspiration

3 inspiring and sometimes humorous quotes to get you through the week.  Read on…

Salerno Quote - Every time you see beauty in another, let it serve to remind you of your own beauty.

4. How to Reduce Workplace Stress [+Video]

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We’ve all been there! Whether it’s from coworkers, a bad boss, too much work, terrible company culture, or more, workplace stress is real and can have dire consequences to both our emotional and physical health. Read on…

5.  An Unforgettable Experience in Tuscany…Well Sort Of [Pictorial Edition]

Okay, so let’s be honest, actually going to Tuscany would be much better! Now that we’ve cleared that up, we can muse about our memorable spa experience a few Saturdays ago at Kenwood Inn and Spa, a quaint, beautiful, and “Tuscanesque” (made up word) hotel in Sonoma.  But instead of our usual, we’re going to let our pictures tell you our story because quite simply, they’ll do more justice. Read on…

6.  5 Most Popular & Inspiring Quotes That Got Us Through the Quarter




Looking ahead, we can’t help but be excited about the last quarter of the year. We’re eager to spend time with family during the holiday season, share our favorite recipes like we always do, and get some much needed time off.

What about you? What are you looking forward to for the rest of the year? Share with us and our readers so we can  be inspired too.

We thank you for continuing to support us. Be sure to check in for holiday recipe ideas, more inspiring quotes, and musings about the things that matter most to women, both young and old.

Be inspired.

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