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 [...]

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 [...]

In what may be a stroke of benevolent synchronicity, the emergent field of positive psychology could not have come at a more opportune moment for midlifers. Though its roots lie in the 50s, in humanistic psychology’s emphasis on healthy adult development rather than mental illness, it was given new life by Martin Seligman, who coined [...]

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 [...]

“A job should not just put bread on the table but also a smile on your face.” That’s the philosophy of Brian Kurth, founder of an innovative company, Vocation Vacations , that offers brief, pay-for-mentoring opportunities. A light bulb went off for Brian during a vacation he designed for himself as a break from his [...]

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, [...]

Do you want to know more simple natural healing techniques to help yourself, family or friends without having to reach for OTC drugs? Are you interested in expanding your holistic lifestyle in a way that earns you a little extra income as well? Maybe you’re a nurse and would like to [...]

How to Choose Well

January 30, 2000 | Leave a Comment

Learning to choose well is a valuable skill, saving time and hassles, building your confidence and self-worth, and generating its own positive momentum. Fortunately, with attention and care, it’s a skills that can be developed. Good choices are reality based, and making the right ones are based on what matters most to you, given all [...]

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