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Midlife Reinvention

Should You 'Toy' With An Older Woman?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

MENOPAUSEOPOLY: The classic game of monopolizing stuff from your opponents as you wearily drag your little pewter token -- a miniature fan, a Naturalizer high heel shoe, L'Oreal hair color kit -- around the board attempting to purchase back the properties of your Mind, Body and Spirit

Middle (St)age, Middle Age Acceptance Is Key! (Part 2) GO TEAM!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

I'm going to share some stories of my embrace, or struggles to embrace, this stage of life. We will find a way together to be happy and more fulfilled. Or at least to realize that there's not a damn thing we can do about it, so we might as well get happy and more fulfilled!

Meet 10 Inspiring People Over 50 Giving Back To The World

Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiat...

Meet 10 Inspiring People Who Transformed Their Lives After 50

Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiat...

Meet 10 Inspiring People Who Followed Their Passion After 50

Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiat...

How This Woman Turned A Fellowship Into An Encore Career

John Tarnoff | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

For Boomers who have spent their career mostly in one or two jobs within the same industry, the prospect of flipping to a new career after so many years can be beyond daunting. It is inspiring when we discover Boomer compatriots who demonstrate that setting an intention, coupled with a sense of purpose, can make career reinvention a relatively smooth process.

Meet 10 People Who Prove You Can Reinvent Your Career After 50

Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiat...

Meet 10 Inspiring People Who Took Risks After 50

Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiat...

A New Kind of Midlife Crisis for Women -- From Sea Turtles to Social Work

Amanda Orr | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Amanda Orr

Not only is it possible to turn a passion into a profession, it's even feasible to pursue a career in something you never even knew existed when you were starting out as a young professional.

7 Ways To Find Your Long-Lost Self

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Living in the shadows is somewhere many of us women have spent our lives. Many of us got used to introducing ourselves as so-and-so's mother or wife. Somewhere along the line we lost our identity as it merged with the family or the husband's.

Selfie Psychology: Is There an Age Expiration Date for This New Trend?

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

There is a pleasurable and spontaneous quality about selfies. It can reflect an intimate yet idealized image of one's self. It is an image that can alter how we see ourselves and our lives for the better and add humor to an all too dour moment.

7 Ways Fear Is Actually Good For You

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Our brains contain more than 50 years of wisdom-gathering. When a challenge erupts, they go into Google mode and scan for solutions. Usually, they find them. But not so when reconstructing our lives after a significant life change. We're now in unknown territory. The message we get from our brains: "no information available." That's darn scary.

How To Reinvent Yourself By Being Your Own Brand

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.01.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

'After 50, you have to chase your own brand, and become your own kind of leader.' This is Lori Bitter's advice to Boomers contemplating (or being forced to contemplate) a career reinvention.

How One Woman Left Nursing To Follow A Courageous New Career Path

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Of all the profiles that I came across while compiling information for this series on boomer and reinvention, Patrice Fike's was the most unique.

Age UK: Embrace Aging and Seize the Day

Chuck Nyren | Posted 05.22.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

ddly enough, Roger McGough and yours truly have something in common.

Midlife Crisis...Or 'Gaylife' Crisis?

Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices

What makes a gay midlife crisis unique? That was the question on a number of media experts' minds during a HuffPost Live segment yesterday. Among t...

The Bidet, and Other Italian Household Mysteries

Lisa Condie | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Americans have a hard time acknowledging the bidet. Not quite sure how to use it, or exactly why it is even there, they ignore it mostly. The British, however, are out and out embarrassed to even have it in their apartment!

Why I No Longer Want To Be Defined By My Children

Barbara Wasserman, LICSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Wasserman, LICSW

The other night, our book group welcomed a new member. It's been a long time since we added someone to our group, so we decided to spend a minute introducing ourselves. You know, the usual drill: tell a little about yourself, like the names and ages of your children, where they go to school or work, etc.

Finding Happiness At 54 After A Lifetime Of Depression

Arlene Schindler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

After a lifetime filled with depression, disappointment and rejection, at age 54, happiness slammed me like a speeding train. This joyous collision contradicted everything I'd been prepared to expect. Surprisingly, with the onset of menopause, when my eggs dried up -- my life began!

She Built A Half-Million-Dollar Business Out Of Pancakes

Posted 09.04.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Mom Unwraps A Secret Family Recipe And Now She's Rolling In Dough

Posted 08.07.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

What I Have Gotten Out of Writing Besides Money

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

I know. Every case is unique. But in my case, becoming a writer in midlife has given me a new sense of meaning and purpose. I no longer sit and wonder...

I Said I'm Divorced, Not Contagious!

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 09.01.2013 | Divorce
Laura Lee Carter

Few marriages are matches made in heaven, and sometimes they truly need to end. Mismatched is no match at all. It's only fair that after a mistake, each of us might try again to find happiness before it's too late.

The Midlife Crisis Move That Shook Me Out Of A Midlife Funk

Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue How getting an earring shook me out of a funk by letting me play pirate and discover the treasure buried deep inside By...

5 Tips For Ending Your Most Toxic Relationships

Nancy Sherr | Posted 07.18.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

Life is not measured in a complicated game of mathematical precision. It's better to seek heartfelt clarity in what's true for you, in the parts of your life that matter most, and put that in play. Plan it out as best you can, and then go with your gut.