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Feeling Like Something's Missing? Uncovering Unfulfilled Success in the Peri/Menopause Transition

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Feeling Like Something Missing? 

Ever felt like you've checked all the boxes of success, climbed every rung on the career ladder, yet there’s a persistent, nagging feeling that something remains amiss? 

Imagine this: Despite your impressive title and the accolades on your wall, there’s a little thorn in your heart that stubbornly refuses to leave. 

If this sounds all too familiar, you’re in exactly the right place. Let's peel back the layers of this mystery together and embark on a transformative journey. 

Think of it as stepping through a new doorway—one that leads to profound, life-changing discoveries.

The Yutori Pathway - Redefining High Performance:

Navigating the complexities of perimenopause and menopause during our prime years prompts us to reassess what it means to be "high performing." 

Gone are the days when non-stop hustle was our only mode of operation. 

I’m Miyako Hazama, and if you're like me, you've realized that the old playbook from our 30s just doesn't fit anymore. 

That’s why I've cultivated the "Yutori" pathway—a seamlessly blended approach that marries ancient wisdom with the latest best practices. 

This pathway isn’t just about keeping busy; it’s about aligning our actions with our inner truths, allowing our energy to flow effortlessly, and living in harmony with who we truly are.

My Personal Journey - From Corporate Chaos to Clarity:

Let me take you back for a moment to where my journey began. 

I spent over three decades in the corporate world, leading teams and embodying the archetype of a high-performing woman. 

I was the one burning the midnight oil, the last to leave the office, the woman whose calendar was a flurry of back-to-back meetings. 

Yet, beneath the surface, there was a profound sense of emptiness. 

During those long, lonely nights, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was missing out on what was genuinely important—not just being at home for dinner with my husband, Yasushi, but living a life that felt authentically 'me.' 

It wasn’t until I asked myself during a particularly soul-sucking corporate gala, "Why am I here?" that I realized a change was overdue. 

At 56, I turned the page, left my corporate life behind, and stepped into my role as a high-performance coach.

3 Common Types of Challenges: Stories of Other Women

1. Sara:
Thriving Pro with Hidden Longing

Sara is a powerhouse in her corporate realm, navigating through high-stakes meetings with grace and authority. 

Yet, when the accolades quiet down and she’s left alone with her thoughts, the echo of unfulfilled desires grows louder. She wonders, "Is this all there is?"

2. Maya: Juggling Queen Yearning for Peace

Maya is the epitome of ‘having it all’—or so it seems. Behind her picture-perfect life as a mother, professional, and social butterfly, she’s paddling furiously under the surface, barely keeping up. 

In her rare moments of solitude, she dreams of a life less frantic, more meaningful.

3. Jen: Servant of All, Craving Self-Discovery

Then there’s Jen, always putting others first, dedicated to her family and her job with unwavering commitment.

Yet, deep down, she harbors a longing for something that’s just for her—a journey of self-discovery that promises more than her routine life can offer.

My Tips and Strategies:

Which of these stories mirrors your own struggles or triumphs? Have you found anything that sticks? 

Or, you might have experienced some of the blend as you shift through stages in your career. 

Here’s the deal, ignoring those uncomfortable feelings of emptiness won’t make them go away. 

What’s important for you to know from the energy perspective is that when you try to suppress them or ignore them, those energies even show up as stress; increasing migraines, headaches, sleepless nights, or pesky hot flashes. 

Which is exactly what so many high performing women in this stage of life experience. 

It’s your body’s way of saying, “hey…we need to pay attention to this.” 

Here’s the truth, realizing there’s something missing in your life is actually a good thing. Because it means you’re now ready to uncover what really matters to you.

Embrace Your Pathway to Fulfillment:

Picture yourself living each day with purpose, vitality, and joy. 

Just like me, maybe you also want to redefine what it truly means to be a high performing woman in this season of your life. 

It’s not just a dream. Because guess what? I'm living it now and so many other ladies I help.

Join our Youtube community of like-minded women navigating the challenges of midlife transitions. 

Let’s embrace our midlife journey, leveraging the Yutori pathway to redefine success and create our own story of balance and harmony in our prime years.