Evening GATHERINGS & DAY RETREATS

LEARN. GROW. CONNECT.

Say YES! to Yourself This Summer

Welcome to Menogo’s summer series of evening gatherings and day retreats, that invite women in midlife to say YES! to themselves. To take intentional pauses. To learn, grow and connect. To navigate midlife’s challenges with more ease and understanding. To be healthier, happier, and wiser and ultimately, to thrive in their 40s, 50s and beyond.

Join me and start to create the story of your own midlife.

evening gatherings

A Great Introduction to Personal Growth

ONLY 8 SPACES PER GATHERING| BOOKINGS NOW OPEN | £20 pp

 These self-discovery gatherings cover topics and challenges relevant to midlife, including health and wellbeing, menopause, reconnecting with ourselves, aging with confidence, and finding our tribe. They serve as a wonderful introduction to the benefits of life coaching, providing opportunities for personal growth and understanding, along with activities and tools to help navigate life. You will feel heard and understood, and leave having had an enjoyable time. Come and see what it’s all about!

 Reserve your spot today and join us for evenings of connection, learning, and fun!

SELF-DISCOVERY TREASURE TRAIL

KNOW YOURSELF BETTER

Wed 10th July | 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Looking to discover more of who you are now? Then join me for an insightful and introductory journey of self-discovery.

Uncover core values and celebrate your strengths through engaging discussions and activities. Understand how knowing yourself better will help you make choices that are right for you.

Connect with others, share experiences, and leave with newfound insights to continue your exploration at your own pace.

Core strength for midlife fitness and wellbeing

JOURNALING for wellbeing

DEVELOP YOUR PRACTICE

Wed 17th July | 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Embark on a journey of self-discovery & emotional well-being.

Discover how journaling can help you in tackling stress, sorting through feelings, and maintaining a positive outlook, whilst at the same time uncover more of who you are, what you want and what’s important to you.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced journaler, connect with like-minded women and explore how this practice can guide you through the complexities of midlife. 

Woman in midlife journaling in garden; buddha; life coach event - Lynda Brown, menogo - The Midlife Slice

finding your BALANCE AGAIN

SELF-CARE WORKSHOP

Wed 24th July | 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Midlife is a time of change, but it can also feel overwhelming. So, where do we start to find our balance again? 

How can we find more stability, peace, and empowerment as we navigate this phase of life, allowing us to feel more centered amidst the chaos?

Join me and explore what balance really means. Reflect on your priorities, learn practical ways to make space in your life, and build your own toolkit for self-care.

HELLO 50s: EMBRACE YOUR NEXT CHAPTER

TURNING 50 with confidence

Wed 4th Sept | 6.30pm – 8.30pm

If turning 50 feels overwhelming, then this supportive and uplifting gathering is for you. Join us to explore how you can embrace this new decade with confidence, excitement, and ease.

We’ll reflect on past achievements, rediscover our passions, and boost our self-confidence. We’ll share stories, celebrate milestones, and leave you feeling empowered and optimistic about what’s to come.

Midlife women drawing heart in sand<br />

self-care strategies for menopause

Nourishing mind, body & spirit

Wed 11th Sept | 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Menopause has its challenges. They can be physical, mental, or spiritual or a combination of all three. But it can also be a time of positivity, of renewed energy and a new you.

In this gathering, explore how a holistic approach to wellbeing, a growth mindset & being a good kind of self-ish, can make perimenopause a positive and self-nourishing experience that encourages you to make the most of the years ahead.

Group of midlife women enjoying meaning conversations and laughter together

finding your tribe IN MIDLIFE

building authentic connections & supportive relationships

Wed 18th Sept | 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Feeling lost in midlife? You’re not alone. This stage often shakes up our social circles, finding ourselves craving deeper connections and friendships with people who ‘get us’.

We get it. We also get that seeking meaningful relationships can be daunting. At this gathering we’ll learn about the importance of genuine relationships, identify the qualities you value, and explore ways of discovering your tribe.

Lynda Brown Menogo

REFLECT & RECONNECT

GUIDED LIFE Inventory for inspiration & ALIGNMENT

Wed 25th Sept | 6.30pm – 8.30pm

If you’re feeling out of sync and seeking more fulfillment in your life, this supportive gathering is for you. Join us to reflect on your current life state and explore how to create a more balanced and satisfying future.

We’ll discuss what brings you joy and what areas need improvement, share personal experiences, and provide tools for self-assessment. You’ll leave feeling understood, inspired, and equipped with strategies to realign your life with your true values.

DAY RETREATS

Take an intentional pause. Say YES! to yourself. Thrive in midlife.

ONLY 8 SPACES PER RETREAT | BOOKINGS NOW OPEN | £65 pp

These guided, self-discovery and wellbeing day retreats offer you the space to breathe, to focus inwardly and tap into your innate wisdom and creativity, whilst enjoying the company of other midlifers and benefitting from their support, experience, and inspiration. You will also gain a greater sense of self, benefit from new perspectives, and take away tangible actions to apply in your own life.

 Book your space today and enjoy a day of coaching, connection, and personal growth!

IGNITE YOUR MIDLIFE: SAY YES! TO YOU

vision boarding & much more!

Sun 14th July | 10am – 4pm

Are you looking to reignite your midlife with a sense of optimism and excitement? Do you want to connect with your dreams and ambitions, or are you looking to find a new direction or purpose?

Then Say YES! to You!

This creative day retreat invites you to pause, explore and create. Discover what possibilities are available to you, feel good about yourself and your life and design your own vision for midlife and beyond.

Midlife woman at sunset kicking up the waves in an evening dress

CELEBRATE 50: MAKE IT your best year yet!

step into your next chapter with clarity and confidence

Sun 11th Aug | 10am – 4pm

Turning 50 can evoke a wide range of emotions and thoughts. It can be a time of pride and accomplishment, anxiety and stress, reflection and introspection, or a time to focus on health and well-being or explore new opportunities.

At this retreat you are invited to say farewell to your 40s, welcome in the new decade and create a clear vision for yourself and your life going forward, leaving with a commitment to making it happen.

midlife woman meditating in meadow in sunshine

healthier, wellthier and wiser

for mind, body & soul

Sun 15th Sept | 10am – 4pm

This retreat is your opportunity to be curious about your own fitness and wellbeing. To identify what’s important to you and the positive changes you’d like to make. You’ll create your own vision board, discover the habit strategies, routines and rituals that will support you in achieving your fitness and wellbeing goals.

However you are feeling when you arrive at this day retreat, you will leave feeling healthier, wellthier and wiser.

Your Coach

Hi, I’m Lynda,

I am a qualified Life Coach with over 10 years’ experience. I am Third Age Women Certified (a certification focused on menopause and wellbeing), a Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) & Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and have completed ‘Navigating Midlife Transitions’ with the Modern Elder Academy.

Now, in my 50s, I look back on my perimenopausal years as a time of personal growth & expansion, having experienced many disruptors, lifequakes & transitions in midlife of my own.

From ending a significant relationship, to investing heavily in my own EQ and learning how to love myself;

 From leaving full-time employment, after 25+ years, to set up as a freelance marketing consultant & midlife transition coach.

Moving to the coast after living in London for 16 years.

From exploring respite foster caring to embracing being part of ‘the otherhood’, seeing myself as child-ful, not childless;

Accepting that my parents are in their twilight years & coming to terms with supporting them from afar;

Not knowing my ‘what’s next?’ to finding my north star;

The shedding of old identities & embracing the new, & learning to love myself, no matter what … to name but a few!

I love guiding my clients to a healthier, happier place, through the trials and tribulations of their own perimenopausal years, to the freedom of menopause and beyond.

I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Lynda Brown Signature

What if I fail?
Oh, but my darling… what if you fly?

Erin Hanson

Your Coach

Hi, I’m Lynda,

I am a qualified Life Coach with over 10 years’ experience. I am Third Age Women Certified (a certification focused on menopause and wellbeing), a Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and have recently completed ‘Navigating Midlife Transitions’ with the Modern Elder Academy.

No, in my 50s, I look back on my perimenopausal years as a time of personal growth and expansion, having experienced many disruptors, lifequakes and transitions in midlife of my own:

From unexpectedly ending a significant relationship, to investing heavily in my own EQ and learning to love myself;

From leaving a great job & full-time employment, after 25+ years, to set up as a freelance marketing consult with just 90 days’ work.

After living in London for 16 years, taking the leap and moving to the south-coast and then finding a new freedom living and working in Andalucía for three months just because.

From exploring respite foster caring to embracing being part of ‘the otherhood’ and seeing myself as child-ful, not childless;

Accepting that my parents are in their twilight years and coming to terms with supporting them from afar;

Not knowing my ‘what’s next?’ to finding my north star;

The shedding of old identities and embracing the new, and learning to love myself, no matter what … to name just a few!

I love guiding my clients to a healthier, happier place, through the trials and tribulations of their own perimenopausal years, to the freedom of menopause and beyond.

I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Lynda Brown Signature

coaching under canvas

Our evening gatherings and day retreats take place in a tranquil and beautiful lunar bell tent, perfectly pitched for the summer in Lynda’s own garden; a space that also offers a seat with Buddha where you can connect more deeply with yourself, social spaces to connect with others and pockets of peacefulness where you can take time whenever it is needed.

Spending time in nature can generate many positive emotions, such as calmness, joy, and creativity and can facilitate concentration … the perfect environment for self-discovery, reflection, a-ha! moments and connecting with others.

Our uniquely designed space also offers a sense of freedom – a place to breathe. It’s something a little out of the ordinary and fun – a place to be playful, to get creative, and to be inspired.

Welcome to Coaching Under Canvas.

 

coaching under canvas

Our evening gatherings and day retreats take place in a tranquil and beautiful lunar bell tent, perfectly pitched for the summer in Lynda’s own garden; a space that also offers a seat with Buddha where you can connect more deeply with yourself, social spaces to connect with others and pockets of peacefulness where you can take time whenever it is needed.

Spending time in nature can generate many positive emotions, such as calmness, joy, and creativity and can facilitate concentration … the perfect environment for self-discovery, reflection, a-ha! moments and connecting with others.

Our uniquely designed space also offers a sense of freedom – a place to breathe. It’s something a little out of the ordinary and fun – a place to be playful, to get creative, and to be inspired.

Welcome to Coaching Under Canvas.

FAQs

 

What is The Midlife SLICE?

The Midlife Slice is a series of small, in-person, group workshops (that I call gatherings) and day retreats created and led by Midlife Transition Coach, Lynda Brown. 

Designed specifically to support women in midlife, each gathering/retreat offers a unique, and experiential coaching experience that focuses on self-discovery and personal growth. In addition, the group experience enables everyone to benefit from the varied perspectives, life experience and collective wisdom of each other.

Is The Midlife Slice for Me?

If you are in the ‘messy middle’ of life, starting to feel that you are about to enter, or well on your way to the other side … yes! there really is the ‘other side’ and from my experience, it’s a great place to be … then The Midlife Slice summer series of evening gatherings and day retreats is for you.

  • Have you have found yourself, perhaps unexpectedly, unravelling or in overwhelm?
  • Are you seemingly lacking the courage or confidence you once had?
  • Do you feel rudderless and without direction?
  • Or are you simply ‘just not feeling yourself’? 

BUT … 

  • You KNOW that you have more to give
  • That you are CAPABLE of more
  • That you want more for YOURSELF and your life;
  • And that you want to make the next years, your BEST YEARS

BUT … you just don’t know how? Then Midlife Slice has been created especially for you.

Welcome to the messy middle. A place of transformation for those who choose to invest in themselves and design a future more aligned to who they are now and who they want to be in the future.

WhERE DO THE gatherings/RETREATS takE place?

Our evening gatherings and day retreats take place in a tranquil and beautiful lunar bell tent, perfectly pitched for the summer in Lynda’s own garden; a space that also offers a seat with Buddha where you can connect more deeply with yourself, social spaces to connect with others and pockets of peacefulness where you can take time whenever it is needed. In addition, we use an indoor space with a large table when creating vision boards. 

Spending time in nature can generate many positive emotions, such as calmness, joy, and creativity and can facilitate concentration … the perfect environment for self-discovery, reflection, a-ha! moments and connecting with others.  

Our uniquely designed space also offers a sense of freedom – a place to breathe. It’s something a little out of the ordinary and fun – a place to be playful, to get creative, and to be inspired.

Welcome to Coaching Under Canvas.

Why do we sit in a circle?

A circular seating arrangement creates a sense of belonging. A welcoming space in which people feel more comfortable flexing their curiosity, sharing their ideas and open to finding creative solutions. It provides a learning environment rich in compassion and self-discovery; one where people choose to take actions to support their goals in the knowledge that they also have the support of the circle. The overall impact of which has a positive effect on personal growth, emotions, and well- being.

How much time commitment do the gatherings/retreats require?

In most cases, the only time commitment is that of the event itself. Some retreats may give you the option to do some preparatory work, for example, a vision board workshop may suggest collecting magazines to inspire you at the retreat. 

All gatherings/retreats invite you to go inwards, reflect, imagine and contemplate and, as a result, after the event you may find yourself wanting to do further self-discovery work, or perhaps making journaling a daily ritual or taking action on the commitments you made to yourself whilst at the gathering/retreat.

How do I know if A gathering/retreat is for me?

We hope that the gathering/retreat descriptions provide you with a good idea of what to expect from the gathering/retreat and outline who they have been designed for. However, if you are still unsure, please email any questions you may have to [email protected]

How many people will be at the gathering/retreat with me?

Our gatherings and retreats are designed so that each participant feels welcome and has a quality experience. We also want each person to participate in all the activities, contribute fully and leave feeling happy, and fulfilled.

As such, each gathering can accommodate up to eight people and each retreat up to six. Where more spaces are available, we will highlight this in the specific event’s information.

Do I need to bring anything with me oR WEAR ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR?

In most cases you will not need to bring anything to your gathering/retreat as everything is usually provided. If there is a need for you to bring anything along, such as a blanket or yoga mat, this will be highlighted in the details of the workshop/retreat.

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes, as some of the time will be spent sitting on bean bags or meditation cushions. 

What is a Midlife Transition Coach?

In our lifetime we all encounter many challenges which vary in size and impact. We call these life disruptors and lifequakes, many of which can occur in our 40s and 50s. Some are voluntary (E.g. Changing jobs, choosing to leave a marriage, moving abroad), others we think we are prepared for, but often are not (E.g. the loss of an elderly relative, children leaving home, a promotion), and others simply blindside us (E.g. Losing someone close unexpectedly, our spouse leaving us, a poor health diagnosis). Each can change the course of our lives, by a little or a lot, and how we navigate these transitions is up to us.

One way to learn how to successfully navigate your life’s transitions and disruptors is to seek the support of a transition coach. 

A Midlife Transition Coach will help those in their 40s, 50s and 60s equip themselves with the essential tools and mindset required to turn unease and upheaval into growth and renewal, and navigate midlife transitions with meaning, purpose, and skill.

What coaching qualifications do you have?

I am a qualified Life Coach with over 10 years of experience. I am Third Age Women Certified (a certification focused on menopause and wellbeing), a Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and have completed ‘Navigating Midlife Transitions’ with the Modern Elder Academy.

I have also experienced many major life transitions of my own – the place in which I learned most – including ending a significant relationship, being unexpectedly made redundant, leaving a great job to set up my own consultancy, going freelance after having been fulltime employed for 20 years, moving to several new cities, temporarily living abroad, supporting my ageing parents from afar, not knowing my ‘what’s next?’ and the shedding of old identities, to name but a few, as well as having helped my many clients through their own midlife transitions and disruptors.

How do I book MY space?

All gatherings and retreats can be booked via www.themidlifeslice.co.uk

From here, you will be taken through to Eventbrite where you can book your place, find more details about the event and make payment.

Alternatively, you can search on Eventbrite direct under organiser ‘Lynda Brown at Menogo Coaching’.

If you are unable to book in this way, or have a question about the workshop/retreat you ‘d like to attend, please email [email protected]

What is your refund policy?

A full refund will be given if you cancel 7 days or more, prior to the event date. After this point, no refund will be given.

1:1 Coaching

If you are looking for a more personalised approach to coaching and who wish to have a more tailored programme designed to meet your specific needs, I also offer 1:1 online coaching and in-person day retreats. 

If this is what you are looking for, then please schedule a FREE 30-minute Coaching Discovery Call and let’s start a conversation.

Schedule Free Session

Coaching Discovery Session With Menogo

To discover how coaching can help you rise from your midlife unravellings, say YES! to yourself and live a life that’s in alignment with who you are now, simply schedule a FREE 30 minute introductory coaching session with me using the calendar below. Have a question? Email [email protected]

Be Inspired

“Lynda has been a positive impact on my life, a strong mentor, inspirational and now a friend. I would recommend any woman who wants to re-evaluate their life, change their career or simply learn to enjoy what life has to offer to explore coaching with her.”
Julie

“Working with Lynda has been a real eye-opener. I’ve always questioned myself about my life and work; what I should be doing, what are my priorities, what makes me happy – but it was only when I attended a workshop about 2 years ago, in a time when I was particularly lost, that I managed to organise my thoughts and form a plan.”
Harry

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