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Midlife Women

When They Go Low, We (Middlescents) Go High

Barbara Waxman | Posted 08.07.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Waxman

If make-up artist turned super model Cindy Joseph had let age define her potential, she never would have accepted Ford's offer to become a model at 60...

Interview With Jean Chatzky About Your Best Age Is Now For HerMoney Podcast.

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

We're feeling far better at midlife than we ever imagined we would and also feel that we are hitting this developmental milestone later and later in life.

There's A New Midlife And It's Happening Right Now!

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

The following is a speech I gave about the new midlife, based on my recently released book Your Best Age is Now. The speech was coordinated by New Yor...

MidLife Matters: A Sit-down On Doing Life

Ebony Combs | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
Ebony Combs

In an age where we constantly talk about the ever-changing environment for millennials and technology, we often forget about those who have come befor...

It's the Prime of Life: My Best Age Really Is Now!

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Life's possibilities during this time are endless if we embrace the truth of midlife and all it has to offer us.

Why A Woman's Relationship With Her Mother Is The Most Important

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 03.19.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

As I entered young adulthood, and broke free of the parental role my mother and I shared, I distanced myself from Mom. I wanted to be different from her in just about every way conceivable.

Midlife and the Seasoned Woman: How Seasoned Are You?

Valerie Albarda | Posted 03.02.2016 | Fifty
Valerie Albarda

So what's wrong with claiming our seasoned status? For me, absolutely nothing. I'm a seasoned woman, and I have no qualms with being viewed as such. Why? Well, I'm not a rookie at life. True, I'm no Yoda, but I've been at this gig for 52 years.

9 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Faye Nagy | Posted 02.25.2017 | Women
Faye Nagy

Do what you say you're going to do. Tell the truth.

Rethink the Midlife Crisis

Hippo Reads | Posted 02.19.2017 | Fifty
Hippo Reads

Why is our society so dismissive and negative about big changes that happen in midlife? And what if midlife reinvention, as I prefer to call it, isn't a crisis at all but an opportunity for self-discovery as we transition from one phase of life to another?

How I Finally Found My Midlife Mojo

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 02.17.2017 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

Not too many years ago I was a washed-up empty nester, a sad, depressed ex-soccer mom with no clue about what to do next. The bloom had fallen off my stem in a dull and squishy mess, and I watched from my lonely window as new school children of new moms kicked my old bloom into the gutter.

An Antidote For The Mid-Life Relationship Sex Blues

Pamela Madsen | Posted 02.10.2017 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Forget the "Seven Year Itch". That's got nothing on "The Mid-life Sex Blues". Whether it's menopause or manopause; mostly it comes down to just plain...

To the Girl at the Bus Stop

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.09.2017 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Early one morning I followed the blinking, grinding, lumbering school bus on its routine route to pick up students. Always the consummate people-watcher, I studied the colorful collection of gangly, boisterous pre-teens waiting at each stop. Then I saw her - the girl standing alone. She was me, fifty years ago.

When You Become Too Independent To Marry Again

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 02.02.2017 | 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 01.23.2017 | 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).

The Day I Came Face To Face With A Great White Shark

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 11.04.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

I am often told how adventurous, crazy or "brave" I am, especially for a midlife mama. Well, that's flattering, but I have to tell you that it is really not the case. I do take calculated risks, and participate in activities that may seem risky, but I make sure all precautions are taken. 

7 Life Lessons From Facebook

Michelle Tang | Posted 11.02.2016 | 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.

5 Things Mature Women Know That Younger Women Might Not

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.15.2016 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

After finding a hair on the rim of my ear, I had to regroup and remind myself why I love being 50. To do so I made a list of what mature women know that young women might not.

5 Life Lessons That Only Took Me 42 Years to Learn

Hilary Lauren | Posted 10.09.2016 | 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.

16 Cool Midlife Women You Should Follow on Twitter

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.24.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

If you aren't following these 16 Cool Midlife Women on Twitter, you should be! They are a combination of funny, wise, witty, and, once in awhile, downright crazy. When it comes to great blogging, traveling, writing, and tweeting, midlife women are a force to be reckoned with.

15 Ways To Beat And Benefit From A Midlife Crisis

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 09.22.2016 | 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.

My Real Mid-Life

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 09.11.2016 | 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...

Discovering That Grace Is More Powerful Than Glory

Christine Carter | Posted 08.06.2016 | Fifty
Christine Carter

They say that as you age, you slow down. Your metabolism burns those calories with less zeal, your stamina exhausts much quicker, and your muscles can't handle the weight they once could.

How To Live The Second Half Of Your Life With Renewed Purpose

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 08.28.2016 | 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.

Why I Became a Midlife Activist

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 08.27.2016 | Fifty
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Gee, I love my kids. You would think that as children grow up and fly away from the nest, one would get over the initial infatuation. Not so.

Know Place Like Home: Stepping Underneath the Waterfall That Is Nodus Tollens

Greg Archer | Posted 08.16.2016 | 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.