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Mid Life Crisis

An Antidote For The Mid-Life Relationship Sex Blues

Pamela Madsen | Posted 02.10.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Forget the "Seven Year Itch". That's got nothing on "The Mid-life Sex Blues". Whether it's menopause or manopause; mostly it comes down to just plain...

Hey Guys! You Might Be Going Through A Mid-Life Crisis

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 02.09.2016 | Fifty
Elwood D. Watson

A couple of weeks ago I was having a light dinner at a restaurant here in town. I have been patronizing the this particular spot of several years. It ...

All I Wanted for Christmas Was a Drone

Greg Schwem | Posted 01.06.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The holiday is officially over and once again I'm left feeling unfulfilled, despite the fact that I consumed an entire Hickory Farms sausage log in one sitting.

Doors: The Gateway to Reinvention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.07.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Doors - they hold the promise of something new, curiosity, adventure, fresh starts, mystery. They all stand just on the other side of that door. So close yet so far away. Bringing two worlds together, yet part of the same. Inches apart yet so divided.

5 Things My Midlife Crisis Taught Me

Caroline Daus | Posted 12.07.2015 | Fifty
Caroline Daus

A few years ago, I believed I had it all. I was healthy, strong and in the best shape of my life. I had also just gotten married to an amazing man. And yet, I felt something was missing.

The Wild Intimacy of Mortality

Courtney Dukelow | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Courtney Dukelow

Yesterday, I turned 40. I had a client come for a healing session and she knew it was my birthday. She was reflecting on this big transition into a ...

Give Yourself Permission -- I Dare You!

Kylie Dunn | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kylie Dunn

More and more I've come to realize how much of the construct was about giving me permission to change. After all, I could have made any of these changes in my life, or focused on any of these elements without having this massive construct around me to do that.

What Strangers Have Taught Me About My Mid-Life Crisis

Meredith Masony | Posted 11.25.2015 | Women
Meredith Masony

My crisis shall be a quest. My crisis shall be an educational journey into my mind and soul. My crisis will result in the betterment of myself and my family. Why, because I get to choose how I live and deal with my crisis.

I Don't Want to Leave My Husband, I Want to Find Myself

Meredith Masony | Posted 11.16.2015 | Women
Meredith Masony

My marriage has struggled this year. My husband is worried that I am searching for a new life. He is concerned that I am unhappy and I will leave. He is worried I will find a new man, and ditch him with the kids. My husband is scared.

Running in Heels

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

A friend of mine recently referred to me as the "CEO of Running in Heels magazine" -- I laughed, thought it was cute and clever, and then realized what it really meant.

Men, Mountains and Middle Age

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Liam Robb O'Hagan

Our generation is getting older later in life. It's hard to feel old when you have kids in elementary school. I notice I am getting older. I've started having to move the screen in and out to focus on the words in front of me, but I'm not panicking about it.

What's Your Story?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

I love other people's stories. I see a family , a woman eating alone, a man in a biz suit, two friends chatting, a group of teenagers hanging out... and I'm curious.

When Your Purpose is Out to Kill You

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Establishing healthy boundaries may be, hands down, the single most important step toward reaching this goal. The feeling of working harder than ever often comes from pecking away at previously established boundaries.

Two Life Lessons We Learn Best Through Experience

Tajci Cameron | Posted 07.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

"If a fairy appeared in your life right now and you could have absolutely anything you wanted, where would you be and what would you be doing?" That...

How to Climb Your Way out of Mediocrity

Maika Koehl | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

"Kilimanjaro." The five syllables were bulky and unfamiliar, but slinked off of my tongue as if eager to escape my oily lips.

4 Ways to Ease the Guilt and Pressure When You're Crazy Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Traditional time management techniques might help in the short term, but ultimately only serve to put a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem. Rather than focus on perfection, why not focus on what brings you joy and meaning? Choose one strategy that will help you move forward in a less crazy busy direction and embrace the perfectly imperfect journey.

Don't Have a Mid-Life Crisis, Have a Second Bounce

High50 | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
High50

Buying a Porsche, dating a much younger woman and becoming a MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra, or cycling fanatic) might be the stereotypical symptoms of a male mid-life crisis, but in fact men approach their 40s, 50s and beyond with a more positive approach than women.

The Reinvention Intervention

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Today's 21st-century question: When did women of a certain age all agree that we need to "reinven...

How To Get Your Mojo Back After 50

High50 | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
High50

As a 50-something, I'm very aware of the limited time left to achieve my goals. With my children leaving home, my mother's recent death, menopause, and the invisibility throughout society that particularly affects middle-aged women, I have a sense that when it comes to my goals it's now or never.

Why This Isn't a Mid-Life Crisis

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

You decide what you are doing and why, whether you are in your 20s, 40s, 60s or 80s. Truth is if you let yourself just be and trust and honor who you are you can get through your life crisis free.

Two Strikingly Similar Films Celebrate Professional Fulfillment

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Viewing the recent DVD releases Chef and Begin Again, some startling similarities challenge viewers to rethink what it means to cultivate professional satisfaction. Both films feature a male artist who seems past his prime and is struggling through a mid-life crisis.

Middle (ST)age: Giving Thanks With a Chaser

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 01.21.2015 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

Put a glass of something in your right hand. Go sit yourself down next to your brother or sister and look them straight in the eye. They can see emotion coming a mile away. Therefore, they will get nervous, tell some really lame joke to deflect and head straight for the kitchen.

Holiday Card Grammar: Getting It Right While Reinforcing That Subtle 'Perfect Family' Message

Stacy Crinks | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Stacy Crinks

This year, you're just going to spell everything right on your family holiday card, which subtly conveys that nonchalant "perfect family" vibe that will keep you in the right social circles all year long. And here's how to do that.

Middle (St)age Never Stop Learning

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

Take me, for instance. Just because I have been with Allstate since the Beatles broke up, or at least Wings, have drunk the same coffee since my first hangover and haven't had a new hairstyle since my senior prom... Well, I wouldn't say I'm stuck in my ways.

The 50s: Flourishing or Floundering?

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

What strikes me most about this time of life is how easy it is to turn your back on life-giving energy. Without even knowing it we can divest ourselves of a vital future where we can continue to grow and create.