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Midlife Crisis

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

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 02.04.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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 01.01.2015 | 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.

Middle (St)age: I Got a Million of 'Em

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

I never heard of a life hack until recently. I thought it was what my Grandpa Henry was doing almost constantly by the age of 80 after he smoked two packs of cigarettes his whole life. Or maybe what our first cat, Brownie, was doing under the bed when she would leave us little fur encrusted gifts. Mmmmmm. Life Hacks.

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

7 Things Middle-Aged Men Don't Ever Want To Hear Again

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty

Just like a middle-aged woman would prefer you didn't suggest she was "acting menopausal" when she decides to make a citizen's arrest of the driver wh...

Yoga, Motherhood and Stumbling Through Transitions

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

This time in my life feels awkward, unfamiliar and off-balance. But as I return to these stories of humor, pain and sweetness, I see that experiencing deep love is a gift even though I'm stumbling through the transitions.

How 52 Firsts In 52 Weeks Can Change Your Life

Andrea Jarrell | Posted 11.05.2014 | Fifty
Andrea Jarrell

When we're young, we constantly make choices about what we do and don't like. When we get older, we relish knowing who we are. But there's a risk, too, in blindly following habitual likes and dislikes. I refuse to think what I know about myself to date is all there is to know.

Middle (St)age, Middle Age Acceptance Is Key! (Part 2) GO TEAM!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

I'm going to share some stories of my embrace, or struggles to embrace, this stage of life. We will find a way together to be happy and more fulfilled. Or at least to realize that there's not a damn thing we can do about it, so we might as well get happy and more fulfilled!

Why Your 20-Year-Old Self Wants You to STFU

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I realized that making peace with our past, with our crazy younger selves, works so much better than beating up on them or giving them advice. It makes us whole. It allows us to move forward and to age with gratitude and tolerance for ourselves and for others.

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.

The Good, the Bad, the Midlife Crisis

Narelle Hill | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Narelle Hill

A year ago, I was living in San Francisco and working as a corporate consultant. Then one night, as I was packing my suitcase for a business trip to Switzerland, I got a phone call that had me quit my job and get on a plane home to Australia instead.

Why Change Sucks Even When You're Middle Age

Donna Highfill | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Change is difficult. For some reason I thought being in my fifties meant that a change in life would no longer cause me to grieve. Instead, I would sit, Yoda-like, and spout wisdom such as 'Do or do not, there is no try.' Didn't happen.