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Life After 50

Making Friends After 50

Honey Good | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

By: Susan "Honey" Good Lessons and Cautions in Making Friends About a month ago, on a sunny summer day, I ran into one of my girlfriends in front of...

Joe Seldner, Content Creator, Businessman, Entrepreneur. For Him, Life After 60 Holds Many Opportunities

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Steve Mariotti

When I realized my lifelong dream to move to Princeton, NJ two years ago, I expected to meet new people and make a few friends. I also knew I wanted t...

When I'm 64 Victory Tour: Los Angeles, Cambria, San Fran and Napa

Tara Fass | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel
Tara Fass

UCSB professor and painter, Dan Linz's Santa Ynez wildflowers Spring 2016 Recent rainfall has softened the four year drought plaguing our Golden Stat...

The Beauty of Ordinary Things

Sherman Yellen | Posted 03.11.2016 | Good News
Sherman Yellen

My old literature teacher would call that a pathetic fallacy, my giving inanimate objects, even flowers, a human character -- but the more humans become objects, the easier I find it to admire the beauty of that abandoned and lovely ladder.

Why Life Just Gets So Much Better After 50

PK Read | Posted 03.02.2016 | Fifty
PK Read

I was more cynical in my 20s than I am now, and I don't miss how the anticipation of the new was always tinged with the anxiety of getting something wrong. The only things I really miss about youth are skin elasticity, my natural hair color, and a higher metabolism.

My Foodie Retirement Project: "1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die"

Judi Freedman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

If you're a foodie like me, you'll want to go get a copy of 1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die, by Mimi Sheraton. Over the years, I've enjoyed reading M...

10 Reasons It's Fabulous Being 50

Janet Bertolus | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Janet Bertolus

Even though the texture of my neck leaves a lot to be desired, no amount of weight training can keep my upper arms from jiggling --and my bra size is a 36 long --My life is far from over!

The Real Reason So Many Midlifers Stay Unhappily Married

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.21.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Constant quarreling between parents is unnerving to children. I have had a number of adult patients who told me they thought their parents should have been divorced, and that growing up they had wished for them to live apart.

5 Mistakes That Are Hindering Your Happiness

Margaret Manning | Posted 10.20.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Life after 50 is a choice. You can invest in your health, wealth and happiness. Or, you can let yourself go. You can build a solid foundation for the future. Or, you can accept age-related problems as inevitable.

These Fall Colors Can Help Build Strong Bones

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.16.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Mark your calendars! October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day, an annual event dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

The 5 Negative Thoughts You Need To Banish Forever

Margaret Manning | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Many people are struggling to find happiness in life after 50. On the surface, you might think that our inability to be happy comes from our complex lives. But, despite the fact that we share similar challenges, some of us are much happier than others. The question is, why?

How I'm Learning To Live Alone

Nancy Lang | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Lang

Today I had a day off with nothing planned, which actually made me feel a little uncomfortable. I generally like to have a list to check off in order to feel productive, but nothing I had to do was screaming out as urgent. Thus, I felt no urge to do any of it, so I didn't.

I Found My Soulmate After 50 -- And I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 07.26.2016 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

For those who think they're too old to find love in midlife, for those who think their ship has sailed, I say - don't give up. Everyone evolves. You're not the same person you were 10 years ago, and neither is your future soulmate.

The Types Of Friends Everyone Should Get Rid Of In Midlife

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.01.2016 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Did you ever think about the fact that many of our friendships are 'accidental?' For most of our lives, the people that we meet are defined by our social context at the time. As a result, as we reach our 50s, we often find ourselves with people in our lives that are actually causing us more harm than good.

How To Make Friends As An Adult In 4 Simple Steps

Margaret Manning | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

As many people in their 50s have discovered, making friends as an adult is difficult. Without the social bonds that connect us to others as parents, many of us feel isolated, or, even a little lonely. The truth is that it is possible to have an active social life at any age.

Leaving My Safe House

Paula Sistare, MA, LPC, NCC | Posted 05.21.2016 | Divorce
Paula Sistare, MA, LPC, NCC

I will arrive on the other side of this. I know this to be true because after all my years I have had the honor of more than a few life challenges. I will keep walking as I did before.

What It Really Means To Be Your Own Best Friend

Margaret Manning | Posted 05.06.2016 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Most people think that they know themselves well by the time they reach their 50th birthday. But, do they really? How many people have really taken the time to write down and analyze their thoughts on a regular basis?

Want To Find Happiness? Do This One Thing In The Shower Every Morning

Margaret Manning | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

I have a pleasant morning shower ritual that wakes me up emotionally and helps me to feel better about my life. This ritual doesn't involve a special type of shampoo or happiness soundtrack. It's a trick that I do in my mind to feel more grateful.

7 Anti-Aging Tricks That Every Woman Over 50 Should Use

Margaret Manning | Posted 06.21.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

By now, we know what a 50-year-old body looks like. We live in one every single day. Even those of us who purchase the latest anti-aging creams and capsules know they won't make us look younger. Not really. So what's the alternative? Here are seven real anti-aging tricks.

The 7 Ways Yoga Leads To A Better Body

Judi Freedman | Posted 06.15.2015 | 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 Small Habits That May Add Years To Your Life

Margaret Manning | Posted 06.07.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.20.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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.