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Midlife Crisis

How To Be A Born-Again Sex Goddess After The Hot Mess Of Menopause

Pamela Madsen | Posted 09.04.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

At the age of 50, I'm done talking about my father and I understand my relationship with my mother. I don't need a therapist to talk about any of it anymore. I'm over it. There is something about midlife -- and it's not a musical comedy.

How To Meet Your Erotic Self By Taking A Pleasure Pilgrimage

Pamela Madsen | Posted 08.18.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

A pilgrimage is a rite of passage. There are few rites of passage for us to meet our erotic selves. For us to learn about our body and its connection to our pleasure and our soul. You have to make a choice in your life when you consider making a pilgrimage.

How I Finally Discovered The True Meaning Of Midlife

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.29.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

For the past five years as a writer, editor and conference organizer I have been talking about, thinking about, and having disagreements about what 'midlife' is.

Farewell, Hair Color -- Hello, Tattoo!

K.C. Wilder | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
K.C. Wilder

I'd gone shopping for a vacuum cleaner and other necessities for my new home in northern California. I found myself instead studying a postcard of a ...

15 Hilarious Tweets Every Middle Aged Person Can Totally Relate To

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.07.2016 | Fifty

As Bette Davis once said, "Old age ain't no place for sissies." But those who have made it into their 40s, 50s and beyond will tell you there's nothin...

The Benefits of Hiring a Life Coach

Jen Smith | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jen Smith

If you haven't used a life coach, you may have some questions about how it works and what benefits you can expect so I wanted to provide an overview o...

How To Know For Sure You're Having A Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty

Since 65 has been proclaimed the new middle age, we thought we'd bump up the signs of the new -- later-in-life -- midlife crisis. 1. If someone asks ...

If a Dandelion Had a Ted Talk: Mastering Creative Integrity & Your Critics

Kat Cowley | Posted 05.02.2016 | Good News
Kat Cowley

Ted Talks have changed the way we instigate & replenish passions around the world. No longer do you need a conference ticket, several hundred dollars ...

Don't Call it a Midlife Crisis: An Interview with Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Phil Simon | Posted 04.28.2016 | Books
Phil Simon

Over the last six months, I've been thinking about a career change. Nothing drastic, mind you. I'm not going to teach French poetry or anything. Still...

4 Ways To Start Living Midlife With Purpose

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 04.14.2016 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Midlife is the time to show up. It's time to stop messing about. It's time to honor ourselves and our abilities. Life is too short, and we all know people who've been taken from this life way too soon. We owe it to them to live our life to the very fullest.

Pensacola Is Manhattan

Eddie Parsons | Posted 03.22.2016 | New York
Eddie Parsons

I was born in Pensacola, Florida but lived all over the country most of my life and always considered the Navy beach town home. The Panhandle is a curious place because although it is paradise most of the year; there is a winter and direct flights from any place other than Atlanta are hard to come by.

Rethink the Midlife Crisis

Hippo Reads | Posted 02.23.2016 | Fifty
Hippo Reads

Why is our society so dismissive and negative about big changes that happen in midlife? And what if midlife reinvention, as I prefer to call it, isn't a crisis at all but an opportunity for self-discovery as we transition from one phase of life to another?

How I Finally Found My Midlife Mojo

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 02.17.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

Not too many years ago I was a washed-up empty nester, a sad, depressed ex-soccer mom with no clue about what to do next. The bloom had fallen off my stem in a dull and squishy mess, and I watched from my lonely window as new school children of new moms kicked my old bloom into the gutter.

The Surprising Age When Thousands Say They're Happiest

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty

The British government recently released a survey of more than 300,000 adults over the span of three years in an attempt to pinpoint which time of lif...

Good Enough: Dismantling the Myth of Self-Improvement

K.C. Wilder | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
K.C. Wilder

There's a theme that's been coming up in an awful lot of my conversations with friends lately: the idea that the things we're doing at present in our lives are somehow tantamount to 'finding' ourselves, or 'becoming' whatever it is that will enable us to live our most authentic lives.

The Most Heartbreaking Experience Of Parenthood

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

For those of us who are parents, if we are lucky, something enormous will happen to each of us one day. Something as monumental and life-changing as when we brought home our first baby. Something that, when it happened to me, was the saddest, most heartbreaking experience of parenthood.

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).

7 Serious Questions to Plan Your Future

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Today, I am putting you to work so grab some paper and a pencil. No, really, grab some paper and a pencil !!! Today is all about moti...

Why It Might Be Time To Make An Anti-Resolution Resolution

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 12.17.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Yes, it's that time of year and the Internet is filled with people beginning to talk about their New Year's Resolutions. I don't know about you but my heart sinks. I've ALWAYS struggled with making and keeping resolutions. I've always felt that I'm setting myself up to fail each and every year.

Parents' Most Embarrassing Midlife Crises, As Shared By Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty

While the red Corvette may be the poster child for midlife crises, there's plenty more where that came from! Whisper posters had plenty of secrets to ...

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.

No, You Aren't Just Imagining Your Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.25.2015 | Fifty

Midlife crises provide stand-up comedians with plenty of material. And who hasn't snickered when a balding guy in a red Corvette drives by? But beyond...

7 Life Lessons From Facebook

Michelle Tang | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Tang

I am letting go of some of the things that used to give my life purpose. I recently realized that during this process, I have learned many valuable things about myself, simply by using Facebook.

What I Learned From My Midlife Crisis

Anne Hartley | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Anne Hartley

If, during challenging times you accept, trust, empathize, forgive and be willing to act as if you believe you can have what you want, you start to move towards your dreams. You may not even feel confident to begin with, you just need to be willing and take action.

4 Things To Do When You Become An Adult Orphan

Barbara Wasserman, LICSW | Posted 10.16.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Wasserman, LICSW

You will likely become an orphan at some point in your lifetime. My husband and I lost three of our parents in our late 20s and early 30s. We were pregnant, raising small children and building our careers. For better or worse, it was difficult for us to really grieve.