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Midlife Reinvention

If At First You Don't Succeed, REtry, REtry Again

Lee Gaitan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Lee Gaitan

Missteps, stumbles and tumbles on our journeys do not have to be the final word for any of us. The challenges and struggles we have not quite conquered yet do not define us; we hold the power to define ourselves.

The Scary Thing One Couple Did For 365 Days Straight To Save Their Marriage

Tim Peek | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Tim Peek

Yes, we love each other; that much we never questioned. But do we really want to be together? Like Lord Voldemort, it is a thing so dreadful that we had avoided asking it for years. In relationships consecrated with the phrase "until death do us part," this is no casual question.

How I Blew Up My Job, Killed My Marriage And Still Lived Happily Ever After

Tim Peek | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
Tim Peek

My path away from marital meltdown began in the smoking pile of rubble that was my final workplace implosion. It was 1 a.m. and after months of 18-hour days launching a new show, I exploded: screaming, throwing things and threatening people. In front of a large audience on the production floor of 30 Rock, I bottomed out with a loud, messy splat.

I Was A 52-Year-Old (Thanksgiving) Virgin -- Until Last Week

Andrea Jarrell | Posted 12.04.2014 | Fifty
Andrea Jarrell

My place in the preparation of the Thanksgiving meal has always been that of scullery maid, table setter, or dishwasher. My mother's little sidekick, I wholeheartedly embraced these roles, being far more interested in how to fold a napkin than in making a perfect pie crust.

Why I Ditched My Plan To Ditch My Husband

Meg Dennison | Posted 12.05.2014 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

I don't know exactly when I decided to ditch my husband, but my plan was to be free of him as soon as our youngest child graduated from high school. Now, a few years later, we're thriving together.

Anna Quindlen on Reading, Writing and Real Life

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 11.18.2014 | Books
Lois Alter Mark

Anna Quindlen has been a huge influence on my life. Her "Life in the 30s" column in The New York Times was my bible when my kids were little and I've read every one of her books, columns and essays.

4 Tips To Put Your Best Foot Forward After Divorce

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Ultimately, the belief that we're doing well has to come from the inside. For many of us recovering from divorce, the dependence we had on our former spouse's opinion caused significant pain.

Jane Pauley Shares Insights For Reimagining Your Life

Judi Freedman | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Soon Jane will be 64 years old and she recently took a job as correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. She also is the author of a new book, Your Life Calling, about people who are reimagining their lives during their second act.

Learning To Live Out Loud In The Second Half Of My Life

Linda Wolff | Posted 12.18.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Learning to live out loud in my second half wasn't originally my goal, but it happened anyway. I pretty much spent a lifetime fluffing the pillows in my cushy comfort zone. But all that changed four years ago when I took a chance as the empty nest began to creep up on me. Fueled by hysteria and impulse I decided to pursue my first love ... writing.

Stress Keeping You Up At Night? 10 Tips To Calm An Anxious Mind

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

When we start over in life, irrational scared-to-hell fear is bound to happen. After all, the many emotional challenges we face are immense. During the day, we can train our brains with the power of positive thinking -- or at least manage the demons of doubt.

Should You 'Toy' With An Older Woman?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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 10.05.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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.