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Midlife Women

The Dos And Don'ts Of Writing The Perfect Online Dating Profile

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

There is such a lot of conflicting advice out there on how to write your online dating profile. And let's be honest, it is important to get it right. I've found it helpful to think about your profile rather like a cross between a CV and a great piece of PR. Does that sound tough?

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 05.01.2015 | 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.

The Top 10 Things Every Midlife Woman Should Know About Dating

Erica Jagger | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

When my marriage ended, I wondered if I'd be spending all my free, non-kid time with my books and my cat. There have been weekends when I've done just that, but there have also been long stretches when I've dated up a storm.

Self Sabotage -- Why Do We Do It?

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Ladies and gentlemen, self sabotage is a b*tch. It keeps us trapped within our comfort zone. It prevents us from living a fulfilled life.

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.

How To Create An Irresistible Online Dating Profile

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 05.05.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Many of us in midlife are finding ourselves in a situation we never thought would happen to us ... we're single again and venturing back into the world of dating. This time, however, it's online rather than offline.

Remembering Who We Were Before We Were Defined By Our Careers And Family

Barbara Wasserman, LICSW | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Wasserman, LICSW

How does one even begin to sum up 30 years in a 90-minute lunch? We began by catching each other up on the parents we had lost, husbands we had matured with, children we had launched and iterations of the career paths taken. The conversation then shifted and we began to reminisce.

Midlife Matters: Menopause, Sexuality and Women's Health" will feature frank talk on topics too often ignored

Kathy Kastan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Kastan

Healthcare providers -- and the rest of us -- need to recognize that these very personal health concerns are more common than we think. And PFD issues affect the overall wellness of women and their partners.

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.

5 Steps To Avoid The Sunday Evening Blues

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 01.30.2015 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

It's late afternoon on Sunday. The weekend hourglass is trickling down to its last bit of sand and you feel a pervasive sadness cascading over you. As the afternoon wanes into evening, the intensity of the "Sunday blues" gets worse.

Jane Pauley Shares Insights For Reimagining Your Life

Judi Freedman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Soon Jane will be 64 years old and she recently took a job as correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. She also is the author of a new book, Your Life Calling, about people who are reimagining their lives during their second act.

10 Tips for Reinventing Your Wardrobe After Divorce

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 12.16.2014 | Divorce
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Self-esteem and divorce: When it comes to reinventing yourself at midlife and beyond, they mix together as well as oil and water. At best, your divorce settlement leaves you happy to finally move on. At worst, you're scraping yourself off the floor.

Get Plastic Surgery Or Buy A Car?

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.07.2014 | Style
Elaine Ambrose

He looked at me and caught his breath. I was the perfect candidate for his advertisements that revealed the "before" photograph... the one that shows just how grotesque the human body can become.

Ladies Who Lunch

Linda Wolff | Posted 11.23.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Around the table our ages ranged from 48-59, of which I'm on the lower end, but not lowest (though I'm holding on to that like a pageant girls' sash), so after catching up with the lives of our mostly grown kids, you can imagine conversation quickly moved to how our bodies have morphed over the years. Not just weight gain, but some seismic shifting too.

3 Things Women Need To Stop Doing When Speaking In Public

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Jacqueline Wolven

Listen Up Ladies of a Certain Age. You know, you 40 to 60-year-old women. Midlife Ladies. What I see and hear you doing when you are public speaking and in social situations has got to stop. It probably starts earlier, but we are women who have seen a little bit more and done a little bit more so we should know better.

The Best Birthday Gift You'll Ever Receive: Self-Compassion

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

One thing is for sure -- charting your own destiny can be extremely liberating providing you first lighten up -- on yourself! Have some self-compassion.

Does Motherhood Ever Become Obsolete?

Mindy Trotta | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Mindy Trotta

I'm not quite sure who first used the metaphor "nest" to refer to one's home, but that wise soul was really spot on. We'd often come across nests poki...

Middle (ST)age, Middle Age, Midlife. Whatever you Want to Call it, it's Here!!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

We are being asked not to sit on our possibly slightly more padded bums and contemplate retirement, NO! We are being asked to remain fit, youthful and learn new things at an exponential rate in order to keep up with this ever-changing world.

Yagana Shah

5 Summer Essentials For Every Woman's Handbag

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty

You can tell a lot about a woman by the contents of her purse. Smart men know better than to look inside a woman's handbag. But kids know you can alwa...

7 Ways To Find Your Long-Lost Self

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Living in the shadows is somewhere many of us women have spent our lives. Many of us got used to introducing ourselves as so-and-so's mother or wife. Somewhere along the line we lost our identity as it merged with the family or the husband's.

Why I Came Out Of The 'Good-Girl' Closet At 50

Erica Jagger | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

There's an extra layer of shame to being told you're an old slut. A young woman's "sluttiness" can be excused in part because she hasn't lived long enough to buy into social mores, and she's too hormonal to delay gratification. But an older woman who admits that she likes erotic pleasure without all the packaging? That's not just slutty, apparently, it's freakish.

The Sexy Thing Every Woman Over 50 Needs To Try

Erica Jagger | Posted 08.01.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

Here I was at 50, rediscovering my sexuality with new partners, and more at ease with my body than I had been when it was "perfect." I no longer have the time, money, or inclination to exercise obsessively as I once did. I have better things to lament than the situation with the underside of my arms. I look at the sloping breasts that fed two babies, the skin that hangs down slightly from my belly when I bend over, and I think, not bad for 50!

How to Survive Spring Cleaning

Linda Wolff | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

ll that sunshine and fresh air energizes me and puts me in the mood for a good spring cleaning (and a deep exfoliation). It makes me want to feng shui my life, one closet at a time.