Read today’s San Francisco Chronicle to discover whether a male midlife crisis is more than a state of mind, or linked to andropause, hormonal changes occurring in midlife men that is the equivalent of perimenopause and menopause in women.
According to psychotherapist and male midlife expert Jed Diamond (pictured), author of The Irritable [...]

In this blogpost that came across my desk yesterday, the writer reflects on how heroic characters in the movies played a key role in motivating and inspiring him to stay positive during a rough midlife decade. He describes a recent 50 something Liam Neeson character, an action hero who takes calm control of a [...]

Here’s an authentic and real time voice of a valiant midlife - in- process. Recently, Jim Selman posted on his blog, Serene Ambition - isn’t that a great name? - about his upcoming ‘inventure’ – his inner adventure - trip to Africa. He says he’s always wanted to go to Africa, but for one reason [...]

“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will [...]

Many of us, as we age, come to feel that life has an inherent purpose and that we’re here to fulfill it. It can take the form of a deep spiritual longing, a certainty and a need to fulfill this purpose to give our lives meaning. But there’s a fly in the ointment - many [...]

Okay, that last entry felt a lot like hard work, so with all due respect to the men reading this post, I feel the need for a little eye candy. Seriously, listen up! We all desperately need images of what a thoughtful, satisfied, successful – and meaningful - midlife can look like, and under [...]

As midlifers, asking your grandmother for wisdom is something you may no longer be able to do. But sometimes there’s just no substitute for the unsentimental, kind, but straight talk you want to hear. And although most questions put to Elders at the Elder Wisdom Circle on this free site most often come from [...]

It is an uplifting and sea-changing sign of the times: Today’s New York Times headline – and among the ten most frequently emailed - is a must-share. Starting Over, With a Second Career Goal of Changing Society, describes an experimental - and experiential - leadership program initiated by Harvard University this week designed for [...]

The tagline of this press release is What if Tens of Millions Devoted 10-Year Encore Careers to Solving Society’s Most Pressing Social Problems? , and announces that five people over 60 who have successfully taken on a social challenge will be awarded a $100,000 Purpose Prize. The summit is sponsored by Civic Ventures, an [...]

News from The Body Shop

November 14, 2008 | 1 Comment

Many of us remember the Body Shop. It brought natural cosmetics to the mass market, was a pioneer in refusing to sell products tested on animals, and advocated for Trade Not Aid, long before it became a buzzword. I loved to walk into my local shop just to smell the delicious scents. But [...]

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