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Mid Life

Why You Need Your Girlfriends In Midlife More Than Ever

Susan Pace | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

One joy in reaching midlife is that I know my friends and I are still pals after all these years not because we are bound by PTA or corporate meetings, but because we have all thrown every possible foible onto the table along with plenty of glasses of wine.

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

How This Lawyer Rediscovered Herself And Her Career At 60

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Let's assume that we're all going to hit a wall in our careers sooner or later. If we're 50 or over, and it hasn't already happened, be on the lookout. This installment is a personal story about a longstanding friend of mine, a New York lawyer named Janet Scully who worked for 22 years as an attorney for Travelers Insurance.

The Biggest Makeup No-No A Woman Can Make

TueNight | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty
TueNight

I don't care how many charming articles I see declaring that '40 is the new 30.' It's bullshit.

7 Steps To A Brand New You In Midlife

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

Suppose you meant to make a change in your life. Perhaps you wanted to lose weight, or write a book. Perhaps you meant to develop a better exercise routine or finish a degree.

Have You Ever Wanted To Chuck It All and Start Over?

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

Deciding a major shake-up of our lives was necessary to heal from the breakdown of our family, we turned to our longstanding passion for travel. So we chucked it all to travel around the world for a year. What would we do when we returned? We had no idea.

Over 40, and Not Washed Up Yet

Sandi Vidal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

Telling people you have 15-20 years of experience is no longer impressive, it just makes you sound old. With the increase in technology at exponential speeds, older is not necessarily better and new does not mean it has no credibility.

The Mother of All Realities

Susan Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

Am I having a self-pity party because I chose to spend time creeping upstairs to put a tired toddler to bed rather than clambering up a corporate ladder?

Still In My Pajamas

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 07.06.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Gertler

Nothing made me happier than motherhood, despite the loneliness of the suburbs. Despite the fact that my husband left early in the morning and came home well after nine at night. Despite the fact that I missed my mom, my friends, my touchstones.

Why A Career Change Is Possible At Any Age

Gail McMeekin | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Gail McMeekin

Even if you made a great career decision for yourself at age 22, it's often unrealistic to expect that you'll be content with that choice for 40 years or more. Poor life choices, whether it's work you despise, an unsatisfying marriage, or living in the wrong climate, are serenity stealers.

Is it Time to Quit? When (and Why) to Surrender

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

Recently, I've come to a place of deep acceptance and surrender about a situation in my life that just isn't where I want it to be.

What This Rwandan Child Taught Me About Compassion

T.P. Allen | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
T.P. Allen

I have long been fascinated (or, more honestly, flummoxed) by the "lottery of birth." How is it that some are simply born into so much, and seem to have life so easy, while others are dealt such very, very difficult cards?

A Potluck Is a Perfect Place for a Mid-life Crisis

Jody Melto | Posted 12.11.2012 | DC
Jody Melto

The worst thing about going to a potluck is not knowing it's a potluck until you arrive. Like last Saturday.

10 Ways To Spark New Insight

Sura | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

Life changes as we change. It's a natural part of life. Accepting these inevitable changes are instrumental to our personal health and happiness. Making new decisions can be challenging.

A Different Way to Have a Midlife Crisis

Michael Neill | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

To the extent that I identify with whatever impersonal energy, force, or intelligence it is that animates not only our bodies but also the entire world that they inhabit, a midlife crisis is no more or less than an invitation to awaken to our true spiritual identity.

WATCH: How To Make A Successful Career Change

Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty

The Today Show hosts Katie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb spoke to Today Financial Editor Jean Chatzky, and career website The Grindestone's Editor At Larg...

Midlife Dreams And The Harvest Of Possibility

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 03.04.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

At mid-life, dreams are hard to come by. We invest in the practical: a healthy 401(k), college educations for our children, a paid-off mortgage by the time we retire. We may indulge in a hobby or take up a pastime, but we tell ourselves it's too late for a life-changing dream. By the time we reached the stage of realizing it, we'd be too old to enjoy the results. Unless, of course, our dreams are already there, waiting to sprout.

Can You Spot A Highly Semi-Happy Marriage?

bigthink.com | Pamela Haag | Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty

Friends sometimes ask me about the signs of marriages on the brink. Can mere mortals, without credentials even!, predict which marriages are likely to...

The Best Is Yet To Come

bestofeverythingafter50.com | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Getting older is something that happens to other people. As children, 20 seems impossibly old, thirtysomething is unimaginable. But when we reach our ...

Are You A MAMIL?

www.high50.com | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

If anyone were looking for evidence that in the 21st century we are just as snobbish as ever we have been, then you only have to look at the acronyms ...

Is 50 Really the New 15?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

As someone well into my fifties, the popular aphorism "50 is the new 15" makes me laugh. Who are we kidding? Sure, being 50 today means something different than it did for our parents. But 50 is simply the "new 50!"

Secrets To A Longterm Marriage: They're Not What You Think

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

My husband and I continue to feel romantic love, in spite of -- and perhaps because of -- our continued awareness of these myths about marriage.

The Loneliness of Living Long Enough to Be Lonely

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I remember the moment I truly understood my mother, a woman I couldn't understand for the life of me ... I saw her loneliness that day. I saw it because, for the first time, I felt glimmers of it in my own life.

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.01.2011 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The beauty of career reinvention is that you can change direction at any time. You should feel comforted that you have the power to control your care...

Dealing With a Middle-Aged Brain

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

As we age, our brain slips into this inner dialogue more easily and regularly which makes it hard to keep hold of other thoughts. The good news is that distractibility does not equal dementia.