There ain’t no getting out of here alive

Sounds obvious, but as humans, we’re notorious for resisting reality.

But that clock is ticking, and midlife is a seriously underrated developmental milestone. For years, I tried to apply all the things self-help taught me...

  • Master your mindset
  • High vibes only
  • Write affirmations
  • Wake up at 5 am for your miracle morning routine
    (the last one was my least favourite)


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And as 40 approached, I thought to myself: this is bullshit.

I was doing all the things, but I still felt up against an invisible wall. 

Mainstream self-help loves to tell us “If the problem you’re facing can be solved by action, then you don’t have a problem.”

Well, that’s just great. Now I’m still stuck AND I feel like a crapbag.
(Better to be called Crapbag than Princess Consuela Banana Hammock? Friends fans… IYKYK)


Self-help loves to gaslight: 

"The only thing stopping you is you"

"Just decide"

"Get out of your own way"

Gross. I’m so over it...

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Forest gold pine tree

When I learned how to try softer instead of harder…

When it dawned on me that if being hard on myself worked, it would have worked by now…

Nothing changed.

Ha! Sorry. Should have warned ya.



Nothing changed until I used the power of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/tapping) to calm my nervous system and change my core beliefs, from the inside out.

And that my friend, changed everything...

  • The only thing that was ever wrong with me, was the belief that there was something wrong with me

    — Glennon Doyle

Welcome to your midlife unravelling

Ditch the perfectionism, people-pleasing, and procrastination

Come home to your favourite version of you

Ditch the perfectionism, people-pleasing, and procrastination

Come home to your favourite version of you

So if we’re gonna make some changes together...

Here’s a little more you should know about me
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    Enneagram 8, known as “The Challenger”. Sounds like a rocket, which the old Jacqui would’ve kinda loved. The new-ish Jacqui is more of a luxury RV kinda gal. Taking in the scenery in comfort and style.

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    High achiever. Who knew that trying softer doesn’t mean settling for less?

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    Highly sensitive. Used to hate this about myself, tbh. Now I embrace it as my superpower.

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    Self-compassion advocate. If being hard on yourself worked, it would have worked by now.

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    Self-help disruptor. This is another Enneagram 8 thing. I can’t sit by and watch self-help gaslight you into believing there’s something wrong with you. Cannot do it.

Jacqui Acree, EFT tapping

In their own

I had tried EFT tapping many times in my life, yet it never really resonated with me until I experienced tapping with Jacqui...

She teaches in a style that is extremely relatable; she adds laughter to help balance the seriousness, and her personality is warm and nurturing.

Tapping with Jacqui has allowed me to bring more fun into my life, relax my nervous system, and made me aware of the limiting beliefs I hold within and how to create space from them.

Thank you Jacqui for bringing freedom and joy back into my life!

♥  Amanda

I left the group tapping session with such a feeling of peace.

First time I've felt that way in a while. 

One thing I really took to heart - I’m not a shitty person. My circumstances may be shitty but I am not shitty. I've just had shit, shit, and more shit thrown my way for so long it was hard to differentiate between me and the situations.

♥  Leah


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