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Midlife Reinvention

5 Reasons To Sit Down And Write A Bucket List -- Now

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 02.08.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

Life comes with stuff. Like schedules and responsibilities and deadlines and kids. Before you know it, everything that you wanted to do has been long forgotten, a lot like the fresh fruit you always made sure to include in the 12,000 school lunches you packed.

The First 4 Steps To Creating A New Life Chapter

Emily Conyngham | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty
Emily Conyngham

Maybe you already know how to start a radically different life. Maybe you're already in love with yourself. For me, moving to France, and learning to be really content in my relationship with myself, took a million little steps.

The Difficult and Surprising Solutions for the Challenges of Divorce

Thomas Reissmann | Posted 02.03.2016 | Divorce
Thomas Reissmann

As part of a documentary on dealing with adversity I interviewed several women on going through a divorce and raising children on their own. Naturally a divorce brought with it plenty of anxiety, doubts and worries and all of the women had to make some very difficult choices but ultimately prevailed and became stronger and happier in the process.

8 Ways To Stop The Past From Ruining The Present

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

The past has a strong hold over many of us and yet at the same time we long to be free of it. Each time we relive the past in our thoughts we keep it alive even though it's extremely painful. It might be a recent communication from an ex that reminds us of the power they once had over us.

When You Become Too Independent To Marry Again

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 02.02.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

I divorced when my daughters were 8 and 12. I knew I wouldn't be single long. That was 15 years ago. What the hell happened?

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).

How To Make The Most Of Your 650,000 Hours On Earth

Ken Budd | Posted 01.12.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

Twelve words in a Bill Bryson book changed my friend Ann's life. Ann was 34, living in her native England, and bored by her job as an office manager for a government contractor. Then she read Bryson's book.

Getting Back in the Game Over 50

D. A. Wolf | Posted 01.07.2016 | Fifty
D. A. Wolf

Looking to get back in the game over 50? The job game or the dating game? When it comes to psyching myself up, dusting off the conversational cobwebs...

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.

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.

Brand New CrossFit Man

Don McNay | Posted 12.01.2015 | Sports
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Don McNay

At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.

The Real Reason So Many Midlifers Stay Unhappily Married

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.21.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Constant quarreling between parents is unnerving to children. I have had a number of adult patients who told me they thought their parents should have been divorced, and that growing up they had wished for them to live apart.

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.

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.