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Midlife Crisis

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 beyon...

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.

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.