Six women move into the "Starting Over" house to seek the help of two life coaches to achieve a goal while living under the same roof.




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Sylvia Villagran ...
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
 Himself - Lifestyle Expert (2 episodes, 2005)
Walter Sanchez ...
 Prom Guy (2 episodes, 2005)


Six women move into the "Starting Over" house to seek the help of two life coaches to achieve a goal while living under the same roof.

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Everyday women. Reinventing their lives. Together... under one roof. See more »


Drama | Reality-TV





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8 September 2003 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Lori: [after getting her heart broken] This, by the way, is what we call, "A Step Back."
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27 May 2004 | by (Ontario) – See all my reviews

A true reality show - real women working on re-inventing themselves and their lives.

The premise is simple - a house full of six women, living together but each with their own goals. They live together and support one another, along with 2 "life coaches" who visit them daily giving them exercises to do, challenges to face, and so on.

Just the process of living in a household of women gives them lots of opportunity for growth. Many of these women have never lived with roommates, in a communal environment. Sacrifices must be made, cooperation is key, and clashing personalities must make amends.

The goals of the women vary widely. Learning to drive, starting a new career, learning to separate from family members, starting over after divorce and so much more. All, of course, women's issues -- and definitely issues which we can relate.

The life coaches, Rhonda and Rana, dream up very visual exercises to illustrate key problems in the women's lives. The coaches support, confront and challenge the women daily. Each day is a new adventure with new experiences and assignments.

Each woman in the house learns (or doesn't learn!) at her own pace, but usually spends 2-4 months in the house. They can leave the house by their own choice, by graduating, or by being asked to leave the house. One of the best things about this show is that the women aren't treated like children. They are asked to actively work towards their goals, or they will be asked to leave the house.

Seeing the women supporting one another, even if they are very different (cultures, viewpoints, political stance, economics, etc) is truly beautiful.

This show is for any woman who would like to re-invent herself and wants to see women just like herself do it!

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