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Packing Up My 40s

Kathy Radigan | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
Kathy Radigan

I'm not packing up a house, I'm packing up a decade. My 40s will expire in about a week, and I want to make sure I bring the things I want into my 50s and discard forever the I'm-way-too-old-for-this-nonsense stuff of the last five decades.

How Silliness Can Keep You Sharp

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 10.18.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The history of great ideas is littered with many that, when they were proposed, qualified as silly but ultimately proved to be correct. Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Marx are examples of clever silly originators.

Advice from Midlife

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 10.16.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

Normal is a subjective word, and I find that I am constantly adjusting to the "new normal." At midlife, I am rediscovering some pretty simple truths: what is normal differs with each stage of life.

4 Things To Do When You Become An Adult Orphan

Barbara Wasserman, LICSW | Posted 10.16.2016 | 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.

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.

The Bulging Suit in the Jazzy Sports Car

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 10.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Garry Gilfoy

It's too much of a cliché really, the sun-glassed ageing dude in the cool sports car. Some smile at the sight, others cringe depending on how close t...

An Empty Nester's Sweet Memory Of Rocking Her Babies

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 10.08.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

One more time of rocking them and singing soft lullabies; that's all I would want. How can I order such a day?

11 Important Lessons You Learn After You 'Grow Up'

Jill Robbins | Posted 10.03.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I might not be enrolled in school but I'm a learner...and I've learned enough about life to know that what I know is a drop in the bucket compared to what I don't know.

Stop Being Fragile Parents

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 09.29.2016 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

To toughen kids for real life, bewildered parents should halt most organized activities and throw in these handy tips to challenge their children's self-confidence and encourage self-reliance.

These Awesome Tweets From Mid-Lifers Will Help Get You Through The Week

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.01.2016 | Fifty

With age comes wisdom, which is why there’s nothing better than oh-so-true (and oh-so-funny) comments from mid-lifers on Twitter.

Know Place Like Home: Letting Go, Leaning in and Lightening Up

Greg Archer | Posted 09.27.2016 | 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.

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.

Learning How to Save Your Own Life: Side Notes on How to Be Truly Alive

Dana O'Dell | Posted 09.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana O'Dell

This post isn't about c*ancer because quite frankly a lot of us living with c*ancer get really damn sick and tired of talking about it. Many of us ref...

Midlife Creates the Right Time to Write

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 09.24.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Instead of moaning and groaning about empty nests, expanding waistlines, and lost libidos, midlife women should write something. Now is the time to release the passionate muse that has languished for years beneath responsibilities for raising children, establishing careers, maintaining homes, retaining happy marriages, and campaigning for political causes and charities.

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.

5 Steps to Thriving After Divorce

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 09.21.2016 | Divorce
Rebecca Perkins

Thriving after divorce for me meant nourishing my body, mind and soul. It was about seeing possibilities rather than problems. It was about risking more and stepping outside of my comfort zone. It was about growth, respecting myself and living authentically.

Do Something Extraordinary

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tam Warner Minton

Getting Ready to Dive and do Citizen Science in Mozambique! A few years ago, I saw a BBC documentary that prompted me to reinvent my life. The docu...

7 Books To Help Get You Through Your Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty

It happens to the best of us. That nagging feeling, as we enter our fifth or sixth decade (sometimes earlier), that maybe we haven't become everything...

When Buoyant Boobs Become Tittie Tubes

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 09.16.2016 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Gravity is the phenomenal force that keeps the moon in orbit and eliminates the chance of us floating off into space. A less attractive fact is that gravity has relocated my once-perky breasts down near my knees. It's only a matter of time before I'm pushing them in a cart.

"But Today Is My Day - Sorry Guys"

Johanna Wise | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
Johanna Wise

Unseeded tennis pro Roberta Vinci beat Serena Williams at the 2015 US Open Semifinal in a stunning defeat. Williams' goal to earn a Grand Slam was cut...

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...

The Seven Deadly Sins, Birthday Edition

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 09.09.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

For this year's birthday, I intend to find ways to exchange the seven deadly sins for seven lively good deeds. I'll trade lust for gratitude, gluttony for self-control, greed for compassion, sloth for efficiency, wrath for joy, envy for love, and pride for humility.

9 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Sabotage Your Success

Tyler C Beaty | Posted 09.05.2016 | Business
Tyler C Beaty

We know that the right thing to do is to be honest and not to tell lies to others. And we know the ramifications of getting caught when we do lie.

The Wisdom Of Embracing Your Inner 'Inconvenient Woman'

Pamela Madsen | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

At some point each convenient woman needs to simply jump into the land of being an inconvenient woman. She's the one that does not show up at Thanksgiving because she is riding her RV through the country, dancing tango in Spain, or embracing her midlife sex goddess in Tuscany.

Why Middle-Aged Women Need Friends More Than Ever

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

If you are still, at midlife, grappling with the mean girl relationships in your life, it's time to move on. Being cute and bitchy is expected in middle school, but at middle age it's inappropriate and toxic. So take a good look at the relationships in your life and be honest with yourself.