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Turning 40

40 Things I Know About Happiness As I Turn 40

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Dr. Colleen Georges

Seven days shy of this milestone, my heart still feels the same excitement for life and all its possibilities as it did at 14. And my mind is filled with the wisdom of 40 years of life lessons.

40 Years Worth Of Lessons From This Journey Called Life

Walter Punsapy | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter Punsapy

After celebrating 40 years of existence, I thought I'd share some tidbits of what I've learned. Change is the only constant in life. It moves forward regardless of how hard you resist. You are just a speck of sh*t in the grandness of the Universe. You are going to die. But that means you're alive.

You Are Beautiful Today

Caurie Putnam | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Caurie Putnam

I'm going to let you in on a big secret: You are beautiful today. It's taken me 39.10 years to figure this out, but now that I have, I have to share. Here's how I figured it out.

5 Lessons From My 40th Birthday in Paris

Michele Corvi | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Michele Corvi

First, let me say, I loved everything there was to love about this romantic city. The people, the energy, the architecture, the fashion, the coffee and croissants, the feel of the air, the sounds in the streets.

This Is What 45 Looks Like

Alisa Schindler | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Alisa Schindler

I see the lines. I see the greys. I see the birth year that I have to scroll pretty far down to find when I have to put my age in somewhere. I may be mid-40s but I haven't lost all my marbles. I know what's what. Um, when I remember.

40 Things I've Learned in 40 Years

Erica Diamond | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Erica Diamond

I've learned that being a "secretive" or "private" person, never sharing details about yourself or your life at the risk of looking vulnerable, weak or imperfect to others comes down to self-esteem (it generally means it's low) and can hold us back in life.

31 Things You Learn By The Time You're 40

Elaine Alguire | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Elaine Alguire

Exercising is essential, but so is eating a bag of kettle corn popcorn occasionally. It's all about balance.

A Single Woman Faces the 35th Birthday Blues

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

You think that you will always be stuck in the same place, that the story will never change, but it will. And the reason it will change is because even though you sometimes get very, very down, you never actually give up

Resolved to Teach More Through Writing

Coleman Baker | Posted 02.26.2015 | Education
Coleman Baker

Writing more, being more fully present, watching for opportunities to learn, and to teach. This first blog post at this new site is a first step. This seems like enough for one birthday. But there is so much more.

Over The Hill And Loving It

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

Yes, I am looking forward to the other side of the hill, to being over it and seeing just what is waiting for me on the other side

Happy Birthday To Us

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

The smiles are the same, and so are the values, the ambitions, the dedication to our families and to our friendships, as are our idiosyncrasies that we still love each other for.

15 Things To Love About Turning 40

Christina Vuleta | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Christina Vuleta

You know that voice. The one saying you aren't smart enough, pretty enough, strong enough, wealthy enough. By 40, you know it well enough to tell it to shut up.

The Truth About Being 40

Lindsey Mead | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

Forty has answered many -- most? -- of the big questions that haunted my young adulthood. Forty is about embracing the reality that those answers have built.

Nobody's Mother

Joy Mushacke Smith | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Joy Mushacke Smith

After divorcing in my late twenties, I was glad I didn't have children. For a time I believed I didn't want kids at all. But in my mid-thirties when my younger sister got pregnant, I absolutely struggled with the choice.

5 Things You Happily Stop Doing By the Age of 40

Sara Morgan-Beckett | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Morgan-Beckett

It doesn't get any more grown-up than 40. But I found that, with this realization, my shoulders noticeably dropped. I don't have to try so hard to be in the know. There's a freedom in becoming a bit of an old fart.

Age Is a State of Mind: I Choose Happiness

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

How can we choose happiness when society has programmed us to fear the aging process? Age is a state of mind. If we are always chasing youth, we are stuck in the past. But being stuck in the past only fuels the negative thought patterns in our minds.

The One Routine Guaranteed To Make You Beautiful

Glennon Melton | Posted 08.10.2014 | OWN
Glennon Melton

Since I am almost 40 now -- God, I love saying that -- I finally know what beauty is. To me, beauty is the beach near my house, puttering around my kitchen, the laughter of a good friend, my dogs' stinky fur, Amma's inability to say the letter R, Tish's sensitive heart, Chase's darkening summer skin against his ultra white teeth, Craig playing hide and seek by himself, the steeple of my beloved church, a hot chai tea, and the banyan trees in my front yard. Today I will FILL UP WITH THIS BEAUTY.

The 50 Shades Of Being Almost 40

Lynn Morrison | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Lynn Morrison

The gray hair on my chin is mocking me. I try to pluck it and miss. It cackles. This is one of the 50 shades of almost 40. With the big day looming off in the not too distant future, I am coming to realize that 40 does not look like what I thought it would.

40 Years on the Fence

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason P. Stadtlander

I think in turning 40, perhaps it is forcing me to take a step back. Not to look at 40 years that have passed, but rather 14,600 days that have passed -- 14,600 days to make myself either a better person, a worse person or a person that can make a difference in someone else's life.

Turning 40: A Mindful Shift in Perspective

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Age is a state of mind. If we are always chasing youth, we are stuck in the past. Being stuck in the past only fuels the negative thought patterns that can lead to feelings of hopelessness grief or depression. To be mindful is to be fully in the present moment without attachment.

Let's Celebrate Turning 40 Instead of Dreading It

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Risa Sugarman

Why should it matter? I don't feel 40, but when I turned 30, I didn't feel that, either. I don't know what it is supposed to feel like and the truth is, why should I even spend time worrying about that?

My Mother's Day Wish?

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Valerie DeLoach

I may be holding on (not so gracefully) to 39 with every ounce of my being, but lately I have noticed a few things that may be indicators that I really am older than I think I am...

Why I Spent My 40th Birthday In My Mother's Closet

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

In the years since my mom died, I watched my friends rely on their own moms to help care for their young children, seek advice and tell them every once in a while that they were doing a good job. I don't think anyone ever told me that. I knew mom would have, but where the hell was she?

10 Things To Remember For Your 40s

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Sara Sutton Fell

I am more comfortable in my own skin, calmer about the challenges I face and able to function better in my relationships in my personal and professional life. I also look a hell of a lot better because I have more money than I did at 20!

A Little Older, and Maybe Wiser

Yasmina Zaidman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Yasmina Zaidman

Some women dread turning 40, and some insist that it just doesn't matter to them, they're totally over it. Well, I am neither indifferent nor depressed about this birthday. But it means a lot to me.