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Midlife Reinvention

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."

5 Life Lessons That Only Took Me 42 Years to Learn

Hilary Lauren | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilary Lauren

It's been a rocky 42 years, but I am pleased to report life seems to be turning itself around. It wasn't for a lack of trying, because I have always been a scrapper. Rather, it was for a lack of understanding.

Rescuing Winston Churchill

Jean McCormick | Posted 09.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jean McCormick

In January 2013, on a chilly, rainy Washington, DC morning, I adopted a 5-lb, one year-old Yorkie "mix." With 1.4 million dog adoptions in the US ea...

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.

The Adventure Volunteer Trip That Changed My Life At Age 50

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

Did it sound crazy, absolutely nuts, to pick up and head off to Africa for six weeks alone, to live in an unpopulated area where there were no doctors? Probably. But I did it anyway.

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.

Finding A New Calling After Being Laid Off At 50

Wendi Knox | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Wendi Knox

Turning 50 is challenging enough. But losing a job at 50 in the youth-obsessed world of advertising, well, that was a crisis. For me, ...

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.

How To Stop Mourning Your Empty Nest

Barbara Wasserman, LICSW | Posted 08.03.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Wasserman, LICSW

I have come to consider myself a poster child for the joys of being an empty nester. My nest has been empty for three years with daughters in New York, Atlanta and until recently, Boston. These years were exciting and fulfilling for me as I pursued my own passions and watched my adult children creating their own lives.

Why The 'Best Time Of My Life' Keeps Changing

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Now is the best time of my life. This day. And, tomorrow could be even better, so I am willing to anticipate that happening. I believe that a positive attitude makes all the difference, no matter what age or circumstance surrounds us. I'm 63-years-old, and I'm not done.

Comings and Goings and Leavings and Arrivings: Goodbye NYC and Hello Austin - at a Ripe Old Age

Ann Fry | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Ann Fry

Today, I'm driven to begin a series about the excitement of living in NYC for the past 9+ years, why I loved it, why I'm leaving it, where I'm going. I hope it's helpful. Perhaps it will move you to "reinvent" yourself ... at any age.

Heroes and Mentors... Especially in Midlife

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Midlife can be a time of great flux and turbulence. We can feel quite isolated, unsure if others are feeling similar things or if it's just us.

How Model Valerie Ramsey Is Opening New Worlds For Older Women

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Lutrell

"It's good to be in the race, to be engaged with other people; to challenge your mind; to be curious; be inquisitive; always be willing to improve you...

A Grandmother's Legacyg

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

My grandmothers were the quintessential matrons: they grew lush gardens, baked pies, canned peaches and then peacefully passed away in their nineties. My life has been a bit different, and I just hope I don't die tomorrow by getting hit by a wine truck while dancing in the street.

Trying To Find The Light At The End Of The Depression Tunnel

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

My intention in writing about depression is to share my experiences frankly and openly in the hope that something inspires or supports another going through their own hell. Depression is a serious illness and one that sadly carries a huge stigma. It frustrates me that people are fearful.

This Is How Women Can Become More 'Visible' In Midlife

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

There used to be a time when women of a certain age were respected and held in high esteem. They were recognized for their wisdom and their intuition. They were the keepers of stories. They were the nurturers and caregivers and they were honored for this. Over time that changed.

Realistic Tips For Reinventing Yourself At Any Age

Lori Osterberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Lori Osterberg

The more we have available to us, the more it loses its appeal. The more choices we have to evaluate, the more overwhelming it all becomes. The greater the potential of successful opportunities, the more we become fearful of the possibility of not succeeding at all.

(B)Older Americans Month

Marc Middleton | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Marc Middleton

Learning how not to fall is important, but learning not to fear failure is equally important. Men and women over 60 need help building new careers, starting new businesses and finding new relationships. We need encouragement to pursue our passions, to reinvent ourselves.

10 Key Things I Learned While Dating After Divorce

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

When we said our wedding vows or made our commitments to our partners we never imagined that one day we'd be facing separation and divorce. We never imagined having to date again. That was my experience anyway. Yet, after the ending of a 20-year marriage, I picked up the pieces again.

How My Forever Home Finally Found Me

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

During 36 years of adult life, I lived in 22 places in eight cities in three states. My forever house found me when I was lost and it was in foreclosure, and we became a perfect match of two losers in search of a purpose. Now I have a permanent address. I'm home.

The Only 9 Things On My Midlife Bucket List

Jill Robbins | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I'm not getting all morbid on you, people, but it occurred to me that there are things in life that I want to do that I haven't done. Some people call it a bucket list. Here's mine.

Here's How To Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

The transition we go through in midlife can have a fundamental and painful impact on our attitude and confidence. It raises many issues for us that can affect us at a deep emotional level. We often experience self doubt in midlife which is kicked off as our roles begin to change.

Top 5 Tips for Career Change at 40 and Beyond

Jessica Sweet | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Jessica Sweet