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Life Transition

How I Found Love Again After The End Of My 29-Year Marriage

Tammy Bleck | Posted 07.16.2016 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Twelve years ago I was broken. I had just ended a 29-year marriage, sent my only kid off to college, and was left broke and unemployed, left with the cats and the dog to feed. Not exactly my life plan. I was alone for the first time in my life and filled with fear.

On Transitions

Linda Rossetti | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Linda Rossetti

If you followed a path directed by your passions, would there be a gap between it and the path you are on now?

The Back-to-School Blues

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Apparently, I'll always be a kindergarten mom in recovery. Then again, I had a front-row seat to an amazing show: I got to watch Katie grow up.

On the Back Nine: Part One of a Series

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Laura Berman Fortgang

I'm on the back nine of my life. I never thought it would happen to me. Age, that is. I still thought I was 25 until I was 42, and now 50 looms large in its significance. It's highly likely that my time left on earth is shorter than what I have behind me. That changes everything.

How One Little Comma Can Change Your Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Life's commas are just like the ones we got used to during those mundane classroom lessons. They are a time to pause, reflect, catch our breath then move on. They aren't the end.

The Pain in My Neck

Martin Marks | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Martin Marks

For reasons I could not explain in 10,000 words or less, I moved to a small town on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, for three months or more, to determine how I begin with all of this that has happened, and to wait for this story of the pain in my neck to resolve.

Being Grateful this Holiday Season

Helen Marie Groothuis | Posted 02.22.2013 | Teen
Helen Marie Groothuis

I know I can't let this Christmas season go to waste, because next year, I'll be an adult living on my own. The prospect of this scares me a bit, but if I hold to what I hold most dear to me, maybe moving out won't be so intimidating.

7 Signs You Have Empty Nest Syndrome

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 02.13.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The "empty nest." It's a term that conjures up images of despondent midlife parents whose lives are suddenly devoid of the chirping of their beloved brood. Without their kids, mom and pop have no one to talk to but each other.

3 Ways To Discover What’s Next (WATCH)

Sura | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living

One of our greatest gifts is our power of choice. But what happens when we don't know what to do?

What We CAN Change

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

The way life tends to unfold and real change happens is one step at a time. And, when we remember this, we allow ourselves to be in the present moment.

It's Okay for Women to Have a Mid-Life Crisis

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

If life is not full of meaningful moments, then something is terribly wrong. Material possessions can't fill in the void. If you think your relationships will complete you, you are disappointed.

Your Reset Button: Do You Bang or Press It?

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Jiang-Stein

Pounce into change, or sneak in like kitten. It's still reset. Bang or press.

My Own 'Magical Thinking'

Barbara Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Newman

What do people do in their most caught-off-guard moment, when "what if" becomes reality? In 2006, when my husband was diagnosed with cancer, I found myself able to answer this question.


Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

What we don't know about women in their fifties, when we are in our twenties, is that we can not only make it down a flight of stairs, but our hearts and souls still feel as they did in our twenties.

The Transformational Twenties

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

Virtually all twentysomethings are learning to find a way to manage your personal and financial lives and figure out not only what you want from life, but how to get it.