Look at a Book Review by Jeff Hamaoui. Jeff is a family man with a wife and two children. He often worries what his children will think about the world. At work Jeff is a partner and the head of education and innovation at the Modern Elder Academy the world’s first midlife wisdom school. He … Read More
When was the last time you did something that scared you? The last time you really pushed your boundaries, took a risk, faced your fears head on, and used it to propel you forward? Risk taking is often associated with youth. The stereotype of the young and reckless teenager, free to make decisions without the … Read More
Dear Friends, Welcome to summer! To barbecues, S’mores, and enjoying time outdoors with friends. This month I want to share some hacks to help you create the time to do those things you love. Think about the taste of chocolate (that rich, satisfying flavor melting on your tongue). Now–while thinking of that sensation–add 47 and 56. How … Read More
Dear Friends, I was thrilled to appear on CBS This Morning April 30th to talk about middlescence. After the interview—my first on national television–I received dozens of messages expressing sentiments like this: ‘I want to make sure that I’m not spinning my wheels. I want to feel successful and I’m not always sure what that means or if … Read More
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to be on a panel with Candice Kumai at Thrive Global and Quaker Oats’ Rise & Thrive event. Once we met and became familiar with one another’s work we shared our surprise: how hadn’t we crossed paths until now? There is such synchronicity between the very concept of … Read More
Mia plunges into the life of self-taught woodworker Gary Rogowski, a 44-year-old craftsman who found mastery by choosing to repot himself.
Looking ahead early for the new year and reflecting on this year, what would you like to make happen in 2019? Want more worksheets like this? Subscribe to News You Can Use, Barbara’s blessedly infrequent e-mail newsletter. Download PDF Version
Lisa Kavanaugh breaks down The Crossroads of Should and Must, inviting us to get clear on our intention for our time and our life.
Jaye Chen reviews Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, a call for mid-career individuals to bring their experience to companies and reimagine the workplace.