Dr. Anne Arvizu

A Life Well Lived: Overcoming Challenges and Avoiding Burnout

With a life well lived, your ability to share your voice with the world exponentially increases. You can also grow an active work and home community, build a business and be happier and more fulfilled doing so. That’s why I chose to create the tools and method I had longed for. The statistics are staggering about burnout, especially for women as we age. I’ve experienced it, and then I created the system that eliminates it.

What can you do to avoid burnout and lead from your C.O.R.E™?
First, let’s understand the C-O-R-E principles.
C-O-R-E® is our main acronym. It stands for being: Centered. Open. Resilient. Energized.®

You’re not alone.

If you are ever feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, overworked, chaotic or potentially even like a fraud. You put on the good strong face at work, but inside your crumbling. You started off so strong in your career, or more than likely, your most recent role, but now feel like you are losing control, your out-of-balance is a train wreck waiting to happen.

Here’s how stop the madness and overcome:

In today’s fast-paced world, we often find ourselves racing against time, juggling responsibilities, and striving to meet constantly shifting expectations. This relentless pace can lead to burnout – a state of chronic physical and emotional exhaustion. But living a fulfilled life doesn’t have to mean burning out. A life well-lived is one where we successfully navigate life’s challenges without losing ourselves in the process.

A well-lived life is not one devoid of difficulties but one where we learn to overcome them. It’s about resilience, adaptability, and the strength to rise every time we fall. It’s about recognizing that challenges are part of the journey, shaping us into stronger and wiser individuals.

Overcoming life’s challenges involves a mindset shift. It’s about seeing challenges as opportunities for growth rather than obstacles blocking our path. It’s about developing coping mechanisms and cultivating resilience. It’s about understanding that it’s okay to seek help when things get tough and that taking care of our mental health is not a sign of weakness but of strength.

Avoiding burnout, on the other hand, requires balance. It’s about understanding that while our work and responsibilities are important, they don’t define us entirely. It’s about learning to set boundaries, take breaks, and prioritize self-care. It’s about acknowledging the signs of burnout and taking proactive steps to prevent it.

So, how can we incorporate these principles into our lives to live more fully and avoid burnout?

Embrace Self-Care and Mindfulness

Self-care is often the first victim of a way-too-busy schedule. But taking time for yourself isn’t selfish or indulgent—it’s essential. Regularly schedule time to do things that replenish your energy and make you happy. It could be reading a book, going for a walk, practicing yoga, or simply sitting quietly with a cup of tea.

Practicing mindfulness can also help you avoid burnout. Mindfulness is about being present in the moment, focusing on the here and now rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. It helps reduce stress, improve focus, and promote mental well-being.

Cultivate a Positive Mindset

A positive mindset can do wonders for your mental health. It’s not about denying the existence of problems, but about facing them with optimism and determination. Remember, every challenge presents an opportunity to learn and grow.

Seek Support

No one is an island. We all need support from time to time. Whether it’s from family, friends, a mentor, or a professional counselor, don’t hesitate to reach out when you need help. We all need a sounding board, a shoulder to lean on, or a fresh perspective to help us navigate life’s challenges.

Living a life well-lived—burnout-free and overcoming life’s challenges—may seem daunting, but with the right mindset, tools, and support, it’s entirely achievable. Remember, the ultimate goal is not to live a life free of difficulties but to learn, grow, and thrive despite them.

From The C-O-R-E®

Unleashing Your True Core Power with THE CORELIFE METHOD®

Have you ever felt like you’re caught in a whirlwind of chaos, overwhelmed by life’s relentless demands, resisting the changes you know you need to make and constantly battling exhaustion? If so, you’re not alone. It’s a common experience in today’s fast-paced world, but it doesn’t have to be your reality. It’s time to shift from the negative C-O-R-E-4 and embrace a life lived from your true core power – a life that’s centered, open, resilient, and energized®. This is what The CORELIFE METHOD is all about.


THE CORELIFE METHOD is a proven transformational coaching approach that assists you, as a leader, in aligning with your inner essence, your true core power. It’s about finding peace amidst chaos, balance in the face of overwhelm, resilience to overcome resistance, and energy to combat exhaustion. It’s about living a life that’s in harmony with your true self.

Living from Your True Core Power

Living from your true core power means being authentically you – unapologetic and fearless in your pursuit of what makes you happy and fulfilled. It’s about finding the strength within to face life’s challenges, the openness to embrace change, and the energy to live life fully.

When you live from your true core power, you’re not influenced by external circumstances or swayed by other people’s opinions. You’re in control of your life and your happiness. You’re at peace, balanced, and happy.

How to Make the Shift

Ready to shift from the negative C-O-R-E-4 to your true core power? Here’s a practical tip to get you started:

Practice Mindfulness: One of the most effective ways to become centered, open, resilient, and energized is through the practice of mindfulness. This involves paying attention to the present moment without judgment. It’s about being fully engaged in the here and now, not lost in the past or anxious about the future. Be present.  Be. Here. Now.

Practicing mindfulness helps you to become more aware of your thoughts and feelings, and this awareness is the first step toward positive change. It allows you to recognize when you’re falling into the trap of chaos, overwhelm, resistance, and exhaustion, and provides the space you need to consciously choose a different response.

THE CORELIFE METHOD is not just a concept, but a lifestyle and a practical, effective approach to living from your true core power. It’s a journey of self-discovery and self-improvement that leads to a life of peace, balance, and happiness. So why not take the leap to freedom? 

The New Paradigm of Success: Rest, Rebalance, Thrive

Work is inherent in what we do as humans. You can’t get away from it. But old worn out theories on work life balance just aren’t working. In fact, they never have.

Work Hard – Rest Hard

When you think of entrepreneurs, what comes to mind? Long hours? Constant hustle? The phrase “work hard, play hard”? This image of relentless drive and ceaseless activity has been glorified for decades, but the truth is, this old paradigm of work-life balance isn’t working. In fact, it never really has.

The inherent nature of work, particularly for entrepreneurs, often leans towards a relentless pursuit of success, a non-stop journey that leaves little room for anything else. However, this worn-out approach is not only unsustainable, but it also undermines our productivity, creativity, and overall well-being.

So, what’s the alternative? It’s time to usher in a new era, one where rest, sunlight, exercise, and life balance are not just afterthoughts, but central to our approach to work and success. This is particularly crucial for women, who often juggle multiple responsibilities at work and home. As we age, embracing this new way of being and leading becomes even more important.

Why Rest?

Rest is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. It’s as essential to our health and productivity as food and water. Rest rejuvenates our bodies, refreshes our minds, and recharges our creativity. It gives us the energy we need to accomplish our goals and the clarity to make wise decisions.

Moreover, rest isn’t the opposite of work; it’s an integral part of it. Just as a car can’t run on empty, we can’t perform at our best when we’re running on fumes. By prioritizing rest, we’re not only taking care of ourselves but also investing in our success.

The Power of Sunlight and Exercise

Sunlight and exercise are also key pieces of the puzzle. Sunlight boosts our mood and helps regulate our sleep patterns, while exercise improves our physical health and releases endorphins that help us manage stress. By incorporating regular exercise and time outside into our daily routines, we can enhance our well-being and productivity.

Rethinking Work-Life Balance

The old theory of work-life balance often paints a picture of scales in perfect equilibrium. But life is inherently messy, and trying to maintain perfect balance can lead to more stress and guilt. Instead, think of it as work-life integration or work-life harmony, where the various elements of life ebb and flow in a dynamic dance.

Sometimes, work will take precedence; other times, personal or family needs will come to the forefront. The key is to remain flexible and responsive, making adjustments as needed to maintain overall harmony.

A New Way Forward

Rather than subscribing to the outdated “work hard, play hard” mentality, it’s time to embrace a new philosophy: “work smart, rest well, live fully.” This approach acknowledges that success isn’t exclusively about relentless work but also about intentional rest and balanced living.

By prioritizing rest, embracing the benefits of sunlight and exercise, and fostering a more fluid approach to work-life balance, we can cultivate a way of being and leading that not only drives success but also promotes health, happiness, and longevity. Remember, it’s not about working until we drop, but about working in a way that allows us to rise, thrive, and shine.


Wiki defines revamp as transitive verb meaning, “to renovate, revise, improve or renew; to patch.” Synonyms include buff, improve, renovate. If life feels like a BLUR, it might be time to press the reset button and embrace a career transiton that takes minimal time, money and effort to achieve and heales you in mind, body and spirit in the process.

Embrace the Revamp: Becoming a Certified Coach After 50

As women, we often juggle multiple roles and responsibilities throughout our lives. Career, family, friendships, community work – we’ve done it all. But as we transition into our golden years, many of us start to yearn for something more, something different. We find ourselves primed and ready to press the reset button on our lives. If you’re a woman over 50 looking to renew your career, becoming a certified coach or coach trainer could be the perfect revamp you’re looking for.

Why Coaching?

Coaching is a rapidly growing profession that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. As a coach, you guide and support individuals on their path of personal and professional development. You help them set goals, overcome obstacles, and achieve their full potential. It’s a role that requires empathy, understanding, and the ability to inspire and motivate – skills that many women naturally possess and have honed over years of life experience.

The Advantages of Becoming a Coach After 50

You may wonder if it’s too late to make such a significant career shift. The answer is a resounding “No!” In fact, there are numerous advantages to becoming a coach or coach trainer later in life:

1. **Life Experience:** With age comes wisdom. You’ve faced challenges, overcome hurdles, and learned valuable lessons along the way. This wealth of experience makes you uniquely qualified to guide others.

2. Empathy and Understanding: You’ve been through the ups and downs of life, which allows you to empathize with your clients on a deep level. This understanding can create a powerful connection that facilitates meaningful change.

3. Time and Location Flexibility: If you’re at a stage where your family responsibilities have decreased, you likely have more time and flexibility to devote to your new career and work and live where you want to be.

4. Personal Fulfillment: Many women find coaching to be a deeply rewarding profession. It allows you to contribute to others’ growth and success, which can bring immense personal satisfaction.

How to Become a Certified Coach

At Corelife Coach Institute we teach you everything you need to know about how to create a perfectly tailored-to you coaching business. This program will provide comprehensive training in coaching techniques and methodologies, world-class ethical guidelines, and business development strategies.

Remember, it’s never too late to revamp your life and career. If you’re over 50 and ready for a change, becoming a certified coach could be the perfect opportunity for you. It’s a chance to use your life experience and wisdom in a new and meaningful way. So why not press that reset button and start your coaching journey today? Sigh up for our upcoming free masterclass called It’s Time To Dream Again (see the programs page) or head over to the CONTACT page and reach out to learn more and get your questions answered.