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Midlife Crisis

The Bulging Suit in the Jazzy Sports Car

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Garry Gilfoy

It's too much of a cliché really, the sun-glassed ageing dude in the cool sports car. Some smile at the sight, others cringe depending on how close t...

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.

Unmistakable Signs You're Middle-Aged, But Still in Denial

Darah Zeledon | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Darah Zeledon

The signs that you're undergoing a mid-life crisis are many. However, most share a common thread and can be classified into a few neat categories that basically all mean the same thing: 1) Oblivious, 2) Clueless, 3) Misplaced, 4) Misguided, and finally, 5) Out of touch.

15 Ways To Beat And Benefit From A Midlife Crisis

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 09.22.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

I see a 'midlife crisis' as a time when we realize that life is finite. It's often something that does indeed follow a 'crisis' in our lives. We might have faced redundancy, have seen a younger colleague promoted over us. We might be dealing with the emotions of an empty nest, a divorce or ending of a relationship.

7 Books To Help Get You Through Your Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty

It happens to the best of us. That nagging feeling, as we enter our fifth or sixth decade (sometimes earlier), that maybe we haven't become everything...

Know Place Like Home: Enjoying the Unpredictable Marriage of Surrender and Trust

Greg Archer | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

What it would it take to fully allow ourselves to, say, practice the art of something like Surrender and Trust--on an ongoing basis? What it would it take to remain married to them? And what it would take to let go of having things be a certain way so that we are comfortable?

My Real Mid-Life

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 09.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Page Rosenberg

At twenty-six I had my first adult "life crisis." I had dropped out of college. I worked a variety of jobs with no real career in sight. My relationsh...

Memo to 30-Somethings: 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Turn 40

Amy K. Mitchell | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy K. Mitchell

No one warns you about 40. Instead, you learn as you go from appointment to appointment, or notice little changes day to day that let you know that your life (well, really your body) has changed, and not necessarily for the better. So this your warning, your memo.

The Wisdom Of Embracing Your Inner 'Inconvenient Woman'

Pamela Madsen | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

At some point each convenient woman needs to simply jump into the land of being an inconvenient woman. She's the one that does not show up at Thanksgiving because she is riding her RV through the country, dancing tango in Spain, or embracing her midlife sex goddess in Tuscany.

How To Live The Second Half Of Your Life With Renewed Purpose

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Don't wait for tragedy to strike, or redundancy, or a stock market crash or divorce. Decide today to put your mind to living the second half of your life with renewed purpose, vigor and inspiration.

Know Place Like Home: Stepping Underneath the Waterfall That Is Nodus Tollens

Greg Archer | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

Look around. Many people seem to be feeling as if they are in a profound transition, both professionally and personally. For many us, it may feel as if we have been placed on a cosmic see-saw, especially this summer.

6 Reasons You're Really Going To Like Growing Older

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.13.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Right around 40, most of us start to feel old -- and it happens gradually. The good news? It's not all bad. While some things may not be quite as much fun, others become far more enjoyable. It's all how you look at things.

5 Ways Middle-Aged Women Can Feel More Visible

Michelle Martin | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

A 2014 study on women and middle age found that most women began to feel invisible and dismissed in society by the time they were 50. Here's what you can do to feel more relevant.

Can a Marriage Survive a Midlife Crisis?

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 08.10.2015 | Weddings
Shlomo Slatkin

Can a marriage survive a midlife crisis? We think so, although it can be very scary and unsettling for the spouse that is watching the other going through the midlife crisis.

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...

The One Rule For Letting Go Of Baggage In Your 50s

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 08.08.2015 | Fifty
Garry Gilfoy

Let's talk about the forgotten 50s. There's not much work out there that focuses on the developmental psychology of these years, but their significance for a generative later life is profound.

Know Place Like Home: Manuevering Midlife Meltdowns Via Divine Intervention

Greg Archer | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

So, there I was minding my own business when, from nowhere -- well, that's debatable -- I received "a sign" from The Universe to write about my Polish family's odyssey surviving Joseph Stalin's mass deportation of approximately 1 million Poles during the 1940s.

The Ugly Truth About Being 40

Jess Kapp | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Jess Kapp

Forty is a time contradiction and complexity, a.k.a. horrifying reality and inner turmoil. It's realizing that these are the days of questioning every decision, wondering about regrets, and realizing that life is short, and getting shorter every freaking day. It's when the terrifying reality sets in that yeah, THIS is life.

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.