Second Breaks: Lori Saitz on Making a Major Life Makeover
November 10, 2022

“There is a massive difference between content and complacent.” —Lori Saitz

In this episode, we’re talking about instigated change. And specifically, the kind of change that truly flips your world upside down. And guess what, you’re the one who’s making it so.

It’s one thing when you’re going through life quakes, as Bruce Feiler calls it in his book Life Is In The Transitions, and it feels like things are happening to you, and you have very little control over them.

It’s a totally different experience when you are the one instigating the change — when you’re the one who’s deliberately rocking your boat so to speak.

Midlife = Great Time to Review and Redirect

I’ve come to regard midlife as a kind of fresh start or better said, we can choose to approach it as a fresh start.

This is a time in our lives when we can pause and really review where we are and think about how we want the second half of our lives to work out, and then really refocus our energy toward that. For many of us, that means choosing to change areas of our life.

Sadly, as much as the vision of our future can be exciting, many of us would rather look away from that vision because we’re not willing to go through the pain of rocking our world as it exists today.

“Fine is 4-Letter Word”

In this episode, I bring you the story of Lori Saitz who did not look away and went through a major life makeover of her own making.

As she tells it, “Things were fine… just fine.” She probably could have limped along with the just fine. But losing her mother made her rethink that position and pushed her to make changes in her life that may have been painful at the time, but they all worked out for the best.


Lori Saitz is the Founder of Zen Rabbit and host of the podcast “Fine is a 4-Letter Word.” She’s an award-winning writer, speaker, and broadcaster. She guides business professionals who are finished living in a dumpster fire, to a place of unprecedented clarity, peace, and productivity. Using a collaborative approach, she teaches people to be grounded and centered, which leads to improved relationships, increased sales, and better overall health.


  • Why Lori says “fine” is a 4-letter word.
  • The thing about commiserating with friends.
  • Why our friends may not always like the changes we’re making in our lives.
  • The question we should really stop asking others.
  • And how to respond when we do get asked that question!


Life Is In The Transitions by Bruce Feiler
Peter Crone
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