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16 Cool Midlife Women You Should Follow on Twitter

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.24.2015 | 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 09.22.2015 | 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.

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...

Discovering That Grace Is More Powerful Than Glory

Christine Carter | Posted 09.06.2015 | 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 08.28.2015 | 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.

Why I Became a Midlife Activist

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 08.27.2015 | 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 08.17.2015 | 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.

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.

The Ugly Truth About Being 40

Jess Kapp | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Jess Kapp

Forty is a time contradiction and complexity, a.k.a. horrifying reality and inner turmoil. It's realizing that these are the days of questioning every decision, wondering about regrets, and realizing that life is short, and getting shorter every freaking day. It's when the terrifying reality sets in that yeah, THIS is life.

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.

Why All Of Us Over 50 Should Take A Cue From Caitlyn Jenner

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

It's not just that Caitlyn Jenner looks good. It's the amount of courage she has to have to put herself out there, first on television as a man, and then on the cover of Vanity-freakin'-Fair as a woman. And not a young woman, either. Jenner is 65-years-old -- midlife, but approaching her senior years.

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 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.

The Top 10 Things Every Midlife Woman Should Know About Dating

Erica Jagger | Posted 06.24.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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.