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Speaking of finding meaning and purpose, MetLife’s Mature Market Institute just released the results of an interesting study this week on the priorities of those of us at midlife and beyond. Called Discovering What Matters: Balancing Money, Medicine and Meaning, the study explored how people prioritize their time and their goals in planning for [...]

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 [...]

In her classic book, Awakening at Midlife, Jungian analyst Kathleen Brehony tells the story of a successful attorney, who at 39, relates that he’s not actively unhappy, he just feels empty, that something is missing. Soon after, he experiences a heart pounding anxiety attack, and can’t understand what happened to his successful and ordered [...]

Midlife in a Nutshell

November 8, 2008 | 1 Comment

Though this site on building midlife skills site seems neglected, its brief insights and overview of the sources of conflict that take place during midlife crisis are relevant and enduring. It describes midlife crisis as an internal conflict between our true selves and our socialized selves, the parts of ourselves that learned to conform, [...]

“People always seem to prefer guilt to helplessness. No one wants to feel completely powerless, so they’d rather blame themselves because in blaming at least there’s a sense that it’s someone’s fault.” (Joan Borsyenko, Ph.D.)
There’s a vital distinction between healthy and unhealthy guilt. Healthy guilt is the recognition that you did something [...]