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Midlife Career Change

5 Statements Signal You're Unhappy at Work

Joseph Liu | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Joseph Liu

There's no magic formula to diagnose if you're truly unhappy at work. However, I've heard common statements from clients and professionals who end up changing careers, similar to the things I've told myself during times of career transition.

An Open Letter To Every Soccer Mom Who's Doubted Herself

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

I think of midlife women as the Swiss Army knives of the world. Men seem more like sporks. (no disrespect men, I do admire your ability to single focus).

Know Place Like Home: Minding Your Mind

Greg Archer | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

When the life you have been living no longer is the life you are designed to keep living, in essence, the jig is up. For me, it went down like this: "Greg, get out of your mind or go out of your mind."

Know Place Like Home: Letting Go, Leaning in and Lightening Up

Greg Archer | Posted 09.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

There are times in life when, if you listen closely enough, you really can hear the whispers of your soul. You know ... in between news reports, paying your bills, working for a living, finding meaning in life and trying not to go out of your mind.

"But Today Is My Day - Sorry Guys"

Johanna Wise | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
Johanna Wise

Unseeded tennis pro Roberta Vinci beat Serena Williams at the 2015 US Open Semifinal in a stunning defeat. Williams' goal to earn a Grand Slam was cut...

No Place Like Home: Realizing That the Path Leads to the Path

Greg Archer | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

So there I was minding my own business when from nowhere, the rug that was the media job I had for 14 years, had been pulled out from under me in a wi...

Can A Three-Month Coding School for Career Changers Diversify The Tech World?

Renny McPherson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Renny McPherson

Kristi Riordan is the COO of the Flatiron School, a school whose mission is to align education with reality. Flatiron, which began operations in fall 2012, puts students through a rigorous three-month coding school.

Do You Need a Career Sandbox?

Amanda Yuill | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

Something I see over and over again in people who want to make a major career change is a fear of "losing it all". They get 5, 10, 20 years into a career path, find themselves desperately wanting to try something new, but assume that if their new venture doesn't succeed they will lose everything.

Top 5 Tips for Career Change at 40 and Beyond

Jessica Sweet | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Jessica Sweet


Day Dream Believers: From Wisconsin to Nashville

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

I met Annette Stellick at my first apartment complex in Florida. She was working in the property management office and as these things so often go when two kindred spirits meet, we started talking about our plans to pursue the things we really wanted to do.

How These Middle-Aged Nomads Found Adventure By Learning To Surf

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 01.14.2015 | Fifty
Larissa and Michael Milne

In 2011, a year after turning 50, we quit our jobs, sold our house and gave away most of our possessions to travel around the world for what we thought would be one year. But after learning how to live much more simply we are still on the road three years later, global nomads with no home, no fixed address.

Why One Woman Decided To Become A Doctor At Age 59

Posted 08.06.2014 | OWN

By Roxanna Font In 2000, Genevie Kocourek was shivering in a tent when she had an epiphany. Then an information technology director who led rock-cl...

A New Kind of Midlife Crisis for Women -- From Sea Turtles to Social Work

Amanda Orr | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Amanda Orr

Not only is it possible to turn a passion into a profession, it's even feasible to pursue a career in something you never even knew existed when you were starting out as a young professional.

How This Boomer Nailed His Reinvention After Two Tries

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Career reinvention is a messy business. It is usually not a one-step transition. Sometimes, it can take a few pivots to work out the kinks and make the necessary mistakes to find one's true calling. What we think we want to do, or should do, may not necessarily be the best thing for us to do, or the right thing for us to do.

Taking a Bold Step into the Unknown

Valerie Bennis | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Valerie Bennis

I think it is crucial that we feel excited about our lives and inspired by the people around us. We must always be re-generating ourselves in some way to keep things alive and fresh.

Have You Found Your Calling in Life?

Maura Sweeney | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Whether big or small by conventional standards, we all possess unique life callings. Put to use, they invigorate our spirits and enliven others as well.

WATCH: The Moment I Decided To Leave My Six-Figure Job To Pursue The Creative Life

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Steve Belanger, a former vice president at Time Inc. and now the host of "The Gamut with Steve Belanger," joined HuffPost Live to share why he left hi...

Midlife Change? What Could Be More Natural?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Perhaps you have a talent or interest you've been afraid to acknowledge and pursue. Now is the time to reach out towards those dreams that you thought had passed you by years ago and finally access your authentic self.

The Naked Truth Between You And Achievement

Nancy Sherr | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

So, yes -- your relationship to achievement is a personally defined desire. The pursuit of success, accomplishments, winning and mastery -- goals that you pursue because they are worthy of your stretch -- is the underlying goal.

PBS Asks: What Should Midlifers Do With The Next Half Of Their Lives?

Posted 11.18.2012 | Fifty

The weekend after Thanksgiving, after you’ve recovered from your food coma and said goodbye to visiting family, make sure you tune into PBS’ new s...

Why Midlife Rocks Your World

Kathy Caprino | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty
Kathy Caprino

Realizing that your life is potentially more than half over is a jarring experience, and brings with it a sense of urgency to live more authentically and more joyfully.

The Number One Tip For Your Post 50 Job Search

Nicholas Lore | Posted 04.11.2012 | Fifty
Nicholas Lore

Many believe it's nearly impossible to land a great job after age 50, especially in today's tight job market. That point-of-view is not necessarily the truth.

Dreams Deferred: Getting Back To Where You Once Belonged

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 03.31.2012 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

In my experience of documenting professional reinvention, I've found that it's often not really starting over; it's more revisiting a dream deferred.

Is Your Midlife Just "A Long Slide Home?"

Douglas LaBier | Posted 01.29.2012 | Fifty
Douglas LaBier

Many of 78 million baby boomers, now in the thick of midlife, are vulnerable to feeling demoralized about their lives. For some it's the classic "midlife crisis." But for many, it's more of a chronic, low-grade fever.

Her Writing Career Began at 59: Celebrating a Mentor I Never Met

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 12.12.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Belva Plain was a guiding light. As I counted down the years, in a world where youth is treated as an achievement -- the passing of youth as a tragedy -- the presence of Belva Plain calmed me.