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Second Acts

Second Time's a Charm?

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Others in your age bracket are hanging it up, but not you. You're itching for your next big challenge. But unfortunately, you've climbed as high as you can go within your current organization. You know you need to make a move.

How I Began A New Career As A Voiceover Actor At 70

Ken Solin | Posted 02.29.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I'm sharing my aging journey in the hope that it might encourage other older boomers. I just began a new career as a voiceover actor at 70, something I inadvertently stumbled onto after receiving a spam email.

The Magic of a Re-Admit

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 02.12.2016 | Education
Linda DeMers Hummel

I arrived at my empty classroom and started rehearsing. It was my first day teaching a college class, and I felt the need for a dramatic opening line....

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.

Doors: The Gateway to Reinvention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.07.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Doors - they hold the promise of something new, curiosity, adventure, fresh starts, mystery. They all stand just on the other side of that door. So close yet so far away. Bringing two worlds together, yet part of the same. Inches apart yet so divided.

6 Ways To Gain Control In The Face Of Uncertainty

John Tarnoff | Posted 11.10.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Embracing uncertainty can be one of the toughest lessons we boomers must learn. We are all well aware of how our lives and careers have failed to conform to the rosy scenarios we learned as children.

Thank You Jon Stewart! Shifting Gears After 50 Doesn't Mean Retirement

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

As a woman who shifted professional gears and left the traditional employment track at midlife, I'm used to being bombarded by those nagging questions asked only by those who have never chosen to pursue a self-propelled career without a guaranteed paycheck.

Running in Heels

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

A friend of mine recently referred to me as the "CEO of Running in Heels magazine" -- I laughed, thought it was cute and clever, and then realized what it really meant.

What's Your Story?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

I love other people's stories. I see a family , a woman eating alone, a man in a biz suit, two friends chatting, a group of teenagers hanging out... and I'm curious.

A Surefire Way To Give Yourself The Edge In Today's Job Market

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.16.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Mature job-seekers face special challenges. It is common knowledge that younger employers are likely to hold several negative stereotypes relating to age. Perhaps the most prevalent of these is that you lack the necessary technical skills for the job. There is one surefire way to counteract this presumption.

Art Lessons: The 'Both/And' Life of Artistic Pursuit

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

The hydrangeas still bloomed when Mario Alberico opened his back door in November 2013 and took what he thought could very well be his last walk outside.

Winning in a Race of Life, Death and Renewal

Don McNay | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Don McNay

June 5 was a big day for me. The Tuttle Tots 3K in Carrollton, Kentucky was the first time I had been in a running race in 26 years, and I came in second in my age division. The day before, I had a medical checkup that confirmed that I had lost over 90 pounds in the past six months.

5 Ways To Engineer Your Own Transformation

Tim Peek | Posted 06.02.2016 | Fifty
Tim Peek

By midlife, most of us are experts at 'going through' things -- going through divorce, going through layoffs, going through child rearing, illness, accidents or whatever life has thrown our way. Life has had its way with us; we've survived, but not necessarily thrived.

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.

3 Tips To Finding The Right Job After 50

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

When recovering from a career transition later in life, take the time to reflect on who you are and what you want before jumping into a new job or starting a new business or freelance practice.

5 Reinvention Steps To Pave The Way For A Rewarding Old Age

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Rather than looking at the last act of our lives as a downward slide into powerlessness, loneliness and abandonment, we can start to pave the way right now for a rich old age full of meaning, connections, support, love and caring.

How To Get In Touch With Your Inner Hero

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

As boomers, we started off life as iconoclasts. We were the Woodstock Generation, the Counterculture Generation, the Me Generation. We turned on, tuned in and dropped out. But that didn't last very long.

How You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Since it's my birthday week, it's quite fitting to share this post ... as I will be having my cake and eating it too!!

How This Out-Of-Shape 62-Year-Old Is Becoming A Yogini

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkab...

At 52, This Former Flight Attendant Wants To Break Into Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkab...

Yagana Shah

Why This 50-Year-Old Mother Of Two Is Moving Across The World To China

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkab...

Yagana Shah

How This Woman Will Conquer Her Lifelong Weight Struggles In 2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkab...

Yagana Shah

How This 55-Year-Old Widow Plans To Bounce Back After The Worst Year Of Her Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkab...

15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015

Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 is proud to announce a new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." Last month, our editor-at-large Rit...

3 Transformative New Year's Resolutions For Boomers

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Many boomers are facing uncertain careers as we transition into 2015. We grew up believing in a fading myth: that if we got a good Education, and diligently pursued our Career, that we would be rewarded for our dedication with a sustaining pension for our Retirement.