the blog.

Apr 23, 2024

Can a photography session aid one’s search for acceptance and change the way one looks at themselves?  For this Fierce After Forty Spark Alumni, the answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Self-described as unique, evolving, and worthy, when Show Your Spark’s Fierce After Forty Project was announced, Spark Alumni Tiffany decided now was her time to […]

Apr 16, 2024

It used to be said that forty was over the hill. But what if we learned how to make forty a fresh start instead of the beginning of the end? That’s the question many of our Fierce After Forty clients asked themselves as they entered their fifth decade.  If we are lucky, as women we […]

Apr 9, 2024

Is confidence after forty possible? At Show Your Spark, we say YES!   Not only is it possible, but as we’ve recently discovered during our Fierce After Forty Project, that many women don’t even begin to find their confidence until their forties or later! The self-acceptance that each participant developed within themselves enables them to find […]

Apr 2, 2024

Are you able to say you are “proud to be me?” For many women, the path to self-love and self-confidence is long and riddled with potholes along the way. Each day more and more women are waking up to their worth and are making brave bold decisions to reclaim themselves, bucking societal and cultural norms.  […]

Mar 26, 2024

A decade ago, if you had asked Spark Alumni Bridget to describe herself, she might have had a different answer than she now gives. As a woman approaching 50, she has been through a lot in her life. Yet, she refuses to allow her circumstances to bring her down. Self-described as unbreakable, fun, and strong, […]

Mar 12, 2024

Life has a way of teaching us lessons from adversity, especially for women in their forties experiencing upheaval in their lives. From the loss of loved ones and medical challenges to experiencing significant mindset and relationship shifts, many women in their forties experience life-altering upheavals in their world perspective and life circumstances. These experiences often […]

Feb 13, 2024

Have you ever stumbled upon a quote that resonates so deeply that you just have to share it with others? Today, I found myself captivated by these words from Rebecca Campbell in her book, “Light is the New Black”: “One of the greatest offerings we can give another person is to truly witness their gifts. […]

Feb 6, 2024

From teenage pregnancy and the shadows of addiction to the grace of 18 months’ sobriety and the pursuit of lifelong learning, Spark Alumni QueenChiya’s story is a testament to the unyielding spirit of a woman who knows who is and confidently embraces every moment of her life through the lens of the serenity prayer.   Life […]

Jan 30, 2024

Listen up! Forget what, as children, you thought it meant to be a woman over forty! Today a new story is being written in the lives of women entering their fourth decade and beyond – one where women are stepping into their power, radiating strength, and wisdom, and living unapologetically. We designed the “Fierce After […]

Jan 23, 2024

You’re juggling countless responsibilities and giving your best every day- even when it doesn’t feel like it. Trust me, as a new mama and business owner I’ve been there. Amid life’s chaos, it’s easy to forget the importance of self-love and self-care. We often think that we will get to “those to-do’s” later.   Now is […]