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Life After 50

The 7 Ways Yoga Leads To A Better Body

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

In January I started training to become a yoga instructor. I thought I would share my transformative journey as it unfolds. For fellow yogis -- my stories will remind you of why you practice. For non-yogis -- come along for the ride -- maybe I'll entice you to try a class or two.

10 Tiny Habits That May Add Years To Your Life

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

It's easy to feel confused by all the healthy aging advice out there. Wine is good for you. Wine is bad for you. Take calcium supplements. Don't take calcium supplements. At times, it seems like the 'experts' really don't know what they're talking about.

5 Specific Ways To Avoid Loneliness In Retirement

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Retirement can be a challenging time, especially when you live far away from your family. Many people also struggle with finding new friends once they leave the jobs that have given their lives meaning for decades. The good news is that we don't have to accept loneliness in retirement!

7 Pairs Of Shoes Every Woman Over 50 Should Own

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

There are hundreds of articles and books that will tell you how to cope with turning 50. Trust me -- I know how hard this can be. I stayed 49 for several years before deciding to accept my aging body and embrace my true self.

6 Ways To Find Lasting Happiness After 50

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.20.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

After turning 50, we want to do everything we can to stay healthy, active and strong. After all, with at least 30 years more ahead of us, the investments that we make now will make all the difference in the future.

The Day I Looked In The Mirror And Really Saw Myself For The First Time

Robin Korth | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

I will never forget the day eight years ago when I looked in the mirror and really saw myself looking back at me. I saw me! My breath caught in my throat as I stared in a self-fascinated kind of horror at my own image. I was not 35. I was not 45. I was 51. Two-thirds of my life was truly gone.

Who's The Sexiest Man Over 60? You Decide

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.12.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

One of the biggest misconceptions about aging is that we no longer care about beauty, sex or romantic companionship. What rubbish! Baby boomers today are challenging stereotypes and living life with verve and passion. We want to look great, even if we don't care what other people think.

50 Things I No Longer Feel Guilty About Now That I'm 50

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

Because it's (almost) always better after 50, I'm done feeling guilty ... how about you? Here's what I'm not feeling guilty about any more...

7 Ways To Boost Your Happiness In Under A Minute

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Happiness and positivity are essential to every aspect of getting the most from life. When we feel happy, we are more likely to engage with the world -- and the more we do, the happier we become. Unfortunately, many of the things that can make us happier require a long-term commitment.

6 Positive Ways To Overcome Your Fear Of Death

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

As we reach our 50s, it's common to start worrying about our mortality. Many of us begin to think about the fact that we may have fewer years ahead of us than behind. Some may even come to fear death, no matter how far it is in the future.

50 Women Over 50 Offer Advice For Beating Loneliness

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.04.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

To help break the stigma of loneliness and to get some practical advice, I turned to the women in the Sixty and Me community. I asked them what they would say to a friend who was feeling lonely. Their answers were warm, authentic and direct.

How To Plan A Romantic Rendezvous During Your Life After 50

Judi Freedman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

While 75-destinations are featured in Frommer's Places For Passion, I asked Dr. Schwartz to name a few of her favorites.

What 5-Year-Olds Can Teach Us About Life After 50

Margaret Manning | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Recently I started wondering why we become so darn serious as adults. Do we subconsciously rush to fill the roles that society gives us? Or, do life's practical considerations conspire to make us conservative and just plain boring?

Are You Taking Care of Your Heart?

Judi Freedman | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

February is filled with red hearts thanks to Valentine's Day. It's also a month to honor your own heart and make sure it stays healthy year-round. I learned more about heart health from the American Heart Association (AHA) Go Red For Women Campaign.

How To Plan A Vacation That's Better Than The Guide Books

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Baby boomers are big travelers. According to Yana Gutierrez, vice president at American Express, "Boomers will spend close to $120 billion on travel this year and will take four to five trips in 2015. Plus, 85 percent of baby boomers use travel websites to find information about their trips."

The First Step To Dealing with Loneliness Has Nothing To Do With Meeting Other People

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

As someone who suffered with loneliness for 15 years, I know firsthand how hard it is to break out of our own mental chains

BUSTED: 5 Myths About Loneliness After 50

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Loneliness is a taboo subject. In fact, most of us would rather admit to having an affair or carrying too much credit card debt than to admit that we are feeling lonely. I'm not sure why this is. Perhaps we see loneliness as a personal failing.

15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015

Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 is proud to announce a new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." Last month, our editor-at-large R...

Why 'Doing What You Love' Isn't Enough When Starting A Business

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.25.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We understand that starting a business requires passion, discipline, value creation and luck, but it's so much more pleasant to believe that if you 'do what you love the money will follow.' The problem is that half-truths are often more destructive than lies.

7 Ways I've Changed For The Better In The 7 Years Since Turning 50

Judi Freedman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

This month marks seven years since the passing of my husband M. He left me two weeks shy of my 50th birthday. I often think about the words my bereavement coach S said during our class: 'The heart never mends after losing a spouse, the hole just gets smaller.'

How to Start Over Without Regret

Mia Redrick | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Mia Redrick

We've all had to start over in some area of our lives like our career, marriage, business, education, diet, etc. It is so easy to revel in the disbelief of the disappointment that we forget the power of pursuing what is next on the horizon if we keep moving.

Diane Keaton Imparts Her Wisdom On Aging

Judi Freedman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I've always adored actress Diane Keaton's individual style from the moment I saw Annie Hall. When I was in college in the later 70s, I tried to emulate Annie.

The Hardest Part Of Being Divorced And Over 50

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 02.03.2015 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

By now, we know what we like and don't like -- whether it's food, cars, style ... or sex. If you've undergone a painful divorce, I bet you've composed a list of things you tolerated with your former spouse, but no longer want to do with a new partner.

Why I'm Thankful for My Divorce

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 01.26.2015 | Divorce
Kat Forsythe, MSW

This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful my former spouse pushed me to realize that parting ways was the best thing for us. I'm thankful for my divorce because I learned how to better deal with whatever life hurled my way -- and taste the sweetness of freedom.

STIs: The Sex Talk No One Wants To Have -- But Should

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 01.25.2015 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

I've talked in the past about how hard it is to ask for your sexual preferences in bed. But this is harder than just asking for your favorite position. Nonetheless, it's a non-negotiable necessity.