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Midlife Crisis

The Musical That Will Change The Way You Feel About Growing Older

Tim Ranney | Posted 07.28.2015 | Fifty
Tim Ranney

Coming upon your 50th birthday is a great reason to see the new off-Broadway show 'Happy 50ish!' now playing in New York through August 30. I sat down with Lynn Shore, who created the book, music and lyrics, for a quick chat on what inspired him to create a show about reaching this special day.

Tips For Dealing With A Mid-Life Crisis

Deb Blum | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deb Blum

I believe that those of us who are called into a mid-life crisis and those who accept the honor of moving through it thoroughly and with grace are the lucky ones. Now that I am on the other side, I see my mid-life crisis as a true breakthrough, an awakening, and the path to the peaceful, joyful, and loving life I am living now.

How To Take Control During A Midlife Crisis

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.12.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

What do you do when someone you thought you knew like the back of your hand mutates into someone you don't recognize? The midlife crisis. Or that's what we tend to call it.

Yet Another Blow to the Myth of the Midlife Crisis

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The reasons for the myth's persistence continue to fascinate me. Partly it's because people are such poor statisticians. We remember the two or three cases of people we know who prove the myth to be true and disregard the dozens, if not hundreds, of others in our acquaintance who continue steadfastly through the middle decades of life. There's also a fascination and allure to the midlife crisis.

A Different Way To Have A Midlife Crisis

Michael Neill | Posted 06.18.2015 | Fifty
Michael Neill

My wife and I are hitting that age where everyone around us seems to be experiencing some version of a midlife crisis. A few marriages have ended, some are floundering, and others are just drifting along in a coma-like stasis of school runs and Facebook statuses.

Why Midlife Is Often The Age Of Regret

D. A. Wolf | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
D. A. Wolf

The man in my life begins to rattle off a list of regrets. His jaw is set and resting in his hand, his gaze is fixed somewhere in the distance, and his voice is unusually monotone. I tell myself he's melancholy because of a recent birthday. 50 is tough enough. 60 can be tougher.

What Happens When Your Midlife Crisis and Menopause Collide

Julie Dargan | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Most of us will meet a transition of some sort in life, and usually it occurs when we least expect it. Next time when you come across your "mini crises" take a step back and break it down.

What A Modern Midlife Crisis Really Looks Like

M. Blazoned | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
M. Blazoned

Hey, how's your midlife crisis going? Mine's great, thanks for asking. I can no longer read anything on my phone, my teeth are cracking by the day, I question every decision I've made since I was 21, oh -- and this is key -- I've taken to wearing a flower in my hair. Why? I have no idea,

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.

Top 5 Tips for Career Change at 40 and Beyond

Jessica Sweet | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Jessica Sweet

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7 Things You Must Do Before You Say 'I Quit!'

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Allen Vaysberg

Your life is yours and how you live it is only up to you. You can choose to live contently or you can live a life that you wake up loving. Which would you prefer? You deserve better, it's never too late to do what you love and get paid for it!

50 Ways to Organize Your Life After 50: Part 1

Jay Lickus | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

In thinking deeper about this subject, I figured it was time to analyze whether or not I was genuinely organized and, if not, how could I get to the right level of orderly arrangement in my life. Where do we start?

My Midlife Renaissance From Manhattan Socialite To Vermont Innkeeper

Melissa Levis | Posted 03.08.2015 | Fifty
Melissa Levis

I love Park Avenue, yet I wrenched myself away to embrace my family in the mountains. In New York, I collaborated with Broadway producers, East Hampton moguls, and society ladies. In Vermont, I'm like Eloise pattering through the halls of a beautiful historic hotel where I'm happy to reside.

3 Ways To Use Your Midlife Crisis To Your Advantage

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

If you've lost your mojo, it means you've lost your fight. You're worn out, beaten down and just plain tuckered out. The way to get back to fightin' form, is to begin to see yourself as empowered and capable

If At First You Don't Succeed, REtry, REtry Again

Lee Gaitan | Posted 02.15.2015 | Fifty
Lee Gaitan

Missteps, stumbles and tumbles on our journeys do not have to be the final word for any of us. The challenges and struggles we have not quite conquered yet do not define us; we hold the power to define ourselves.

The Silent, Invisible Woman and Midlife Misery? Tell Me I'm Wrong

Dana O'Dell | Posted 02.15.2015 | Fifty
Dana O'Dell

There is a longing to be more malleable, hot, happy and authentic. We can be hot stuff without the pretending or chasing the ideals of our own midlife according to what others think or are doing.

The Scary Thing One Couple Did For 365 Days Straight To Save Their Marriage

Tim Peek | Posted 02.14.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

Yes, we love each other; that much we never questioned. But do we really want to be together? Like Lord Voldemort, it is a thing so dreadful that we had avoided asking it for years. In relationships consecrated with the phrase "until death do us part," this is no casual question.

How I Blew Up My Job, Killed My Marriage And Still Lived Happily Ever After

Tim Peek | Posted 02.07.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

My path away from marital meltdown began in the smoking pile of rubble that was my final workplace implosion. It was 1 a.m. and after months of 18-hour days launching a new show, I exploded: screaming, throwing things and threatening people. In front of a large audience on the production floor of 30 Rock, I bottomed out with a loud, messy splat.

Yagana Shah

Decisions You're More Likely To Make When Your Age Ends In 9

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty

As we get older, we're bound to get a little jittery before a milestone birthday. Just ask anyone about to turn 30 -- or 60. But new research suggests...

Over The Hill And Loving It

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

Yes, I am looking forward to the other side of the hill, to being over it and seeing just what is waiting for me on the other side

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.

Middle (St)age HALLOWHEEE!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

I know life is stressful and we all go through rough times, but why not take this day and kick our heels up and let down our own veil between the living and the dead!? Or our hair. We could just let down our hair!

Middle (St)age. MidLife. Whatever. Quit Looking at My Neck!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

When I was young I refused to sleep with or flirt with men-in-charge for roles in the theatre. I did it on principle. I had some pretty high moral standards for myself as a young actress, and I was NOT going to sell myself out on some casting couch. That was 25 or so years ago.

How I Ditched Corporate America to Push Pizza

Oral Fixation | Posted 12.17.2014 | Small Business
Oral Fixation

Mondays have become my favorite day of the week -- coincidentally it's also the day the weekend restaurant deposits hit our bank account. I don't miss my old life at all. No more business travel, no more business casual, no more LinkedIn.

Midlife Reflection or Just Jewish?

Alisa Schindler | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion
Alisa Schindler

Lately I've been thinking I'm suffering from a midlife crisis. I'm contemplative and reflective. I'm wistful and full of regret. I'm appreciative for what I have, yet searching for things I don't.