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Second Acts

Author Charlotte Rogan On The Unexpected Success Of 'The Lifeboat'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

For decades, and unbeknownst to many, Charlotte Rogan quietly wrote novels while raising triplets in Dallas, Texas. At 57, she published The Lifeboat, which is poised to become a huge success.

Kenny Loggins: What I Found In The Ashes Of The Jesusita Fire

Kenny Loggins | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

As I rode my bike through the fire-ravaged hills, I was amazed to see a few small sprigs of green reaching out from the trunks of the seemingly devastated, blackened oak trees along the way.

Laura Rowley

'Boundless Potential': How The Mature Brain Is Designed For Reinvention | Laura Rowley | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Mark Walton was in his late 20s when he became the first White House correspondent for the fledgling CNN. He won a Peabody award as a foreign correspo...

The Crazy Leap I Made When My Industry Changed Overnight

Gary Burr | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

That was a time when it felt like I would write a song on Monday, it was cut on Wednesday and by Friday it was on the radio. I liked those days very much. Very much indeed. Nothing stays the same.

Her Second Act: Building An Empire On Bloody Marys

Lori Weiss | Posted 04.04.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website,, was to have a place where women could come together and dream. Women should know that they ...

WATCH: Tony Robbins' Tips How To Reinvent Yourself After 50

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Tony Robbins, author, entrepreneur and star of the television program "Breakthrough," sat down with Marlo Thomas to discuss reinvention. Huff/Post50 a...

Laura Rowley

Encore Careers: New Study Highlights Challenges Of Transition | Laura Rowley | Posted 03.21.2012 | Fifty

Transitioning into an "encore career" can be a lengthy and expensive process, and more support mechanisms are needed to help post 50s bridge the gap, ...

A Poet Revives His Dream: 'My Soul Is Just As Young As Ever'

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

"I have not ossified. Maybe a little in my bones at my age, but mentally I'm like William Blake who said, 'My soul is just as young as ever.'"

The Reinvention Exchange: Courage, Focus, Inspiration

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 05.15.2012 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

The process of reinventing any aspect of our lives requires courage, focus and inspiration. Is it spiritual, a relationship, or your career that needs a little shaking up?

My Second Act Fulfilled Me In A Way My First Career Couldn't

John A. Anderson | Posted 05.13.2012 | Fifty
John A. Anderson

Second careers and those that might follow aren't necessarily about the money. We don't know how many days we have left, so if you have small hollows in your psyche that need to be filled, there's no time like to present to go find your trowel.

How To Avoid A Lifetime Of Regrets

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 05.07.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Like a character in a short story, I have carefully created this older self so that she seems very real to me. Her image now is my North Star toward which I navigate my life, especially in my creative pursuits.

Laura Rowley

Brilliant Second Act: Self-Published Author Sells A Million Digital Books | Laura Rowley | Posted 03.05.2012 | Fifty

Kentucky novelist John Locke is the first self-published author to sell more than a million digital books on His "Donovan Creed" series, a...

Following A Path Beyond Logic, Where Inspiration Lives

Kenny Loggins | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Something pushes you when you make art for a living, something beyond logic. So you look for the diamonds hiding in the grass, because that's where inspiration lives, that's where the fun is.

Laura Rowley

How She's Changing The World 'One Book At A Time' | Laura Rowley | Posted 02.23.2012 | Fifty

A little under a decade ago, Eileen Gittins was in her 40s and in need of a break. A former Kodak executive turned Silicon Valley CEO, she had run two...

Why She Decided To Join The Army After 50

Posted 02.22.2012 | Fifty

By Melissa K. Buckley Fort Leonard Wood FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., Feb. 21, 2012 – Army Sgt. Sandra Coast graduated from Basic Combat Training here...

It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over: The Artist Inside Her (PHOTOS)

Lori Weiss | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website,, is that I wanted a place for women (including me!) to come together and dream. Women should ...

Is Working The New Retirement?

Posted 02.20.2012 | Fifty

Retirement is taking on a whole new meaning for many midlifers: Some 57 percent of workers over 60 would seek a new job after retirement, according to...

Reinvention: Finding The Inspiration To Choose A New Path

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.20.2012 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

We all have an inner voice that nags at us with ideas of what we wish we could do or want to try. How do you convert that voice into action?

WATCH: A Second Act In Wine?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Fifty

In episode four of Mike Kravinsky's webseries "The Nextnik," Larry Zimmerman takes his search for a second act to the vines. Larry visits his friend B...

Launching A Second Act That Celebrates Women As They Really Are

Debra Ollivier | Posted 04.11.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Susan Hess Logaeis is a former model, actress, filmmaker and activist against breast implants. She wrote, produced and co-starred in "Not Dead Yet," a dramatic comedy about three actresses over forty who can't find roles for women their age.

The Number One Tip For Your Post 50 Job Search

Nicholas Lore | Posted 04.11.2012 | Fifty
Nicholas Lore

Many believe it's nearly impossible to land a great job after age 50, especially in today's tight job market. That point-of-view is not necessarily the truth.

Late Blooming: The Timeline For Second Acts Isn't Finite

Lee Woodruff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

For any of you who have struggled to realize a dream or long held the notion that there is a finite time line for what you want to accomplish, hang on a tick. I am here to say that anything, really, is possible.

It Ain't Over Till It's Over: Ditching Corporate Success For A Sparkling Passion (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website,, is that I wanted a place for women (including me!) to come together and dream. Women should ...

Dreams Deferred: Getting Back To Where You Once Belonged

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 03.31.2012 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

In my experience of documenting professional reinvention, I've found that it's often not really starting over; it's more revisiting a dream deferred.

The Nextnik Episode 2: Letting Loose On The Second Act Path

Posted 01.28.2012 | Fifty

In the second episode of Mike Kravinsky's new web series 'The Nextnik,' Larry Zimmerman -- a recently-laid-off Post 50 -- visits his friend Mark, who ...