Dictionary.com Names “Middlescence” the Word of the Day

Dictionary.com Names “Middlescence” the Word of the Day

March 9, 2017News

Imagine my surprise when an acquaintance sent me an email, excited about the fact that “middlescence” is Dictionary.com’s word of the day. What really thrilled me is that people are recognizing the word middlescence and the work we are doing to spread the word about the importance of this new life stage in lives of … Read More

Is America Having A Midlife Crisis?

Is America Having A Midlife Crisis?

February 14, 2017Vision

I was recently interviewed on Maryanne Live!, a radio show that asks experts, for “insights and common-sense truths” about life. Only this time, it was Maryanne who delivered the most intriguing insight. She asked me:  “Barbara, is America going through a midlife crisis?” I hadn’t thought about it like that, and when I did, I … Read More

A Look at a Book – How to Live a Good Life

A Look at a Book – How to Live a Good Life

February 7, 2017Books

Based on the title, you might guess that Jonathan Fields’ How to Live A Good Life is just more of the same—another self-help book recycling the same old wisdom you’ve seen over and over. In reality, it’s anything but. That’s because author Jonathan Fields is keenly aware of who he is, and what sort of … Read More

A Look at a Book-The Road to Character by David Brooks

A Look at a Book-The Road to Character by David Brooks

October 25, 2016Books, Vision

A Look at a Book is a new series I’m hosting to help keep you informed about the latest books having to do with adult development and middlescence. Why is this important? The books coming onto the market are a reflection of our struggle with the very idea of aging in America. A Look at … Read More

Are You a Middlescent?

Are You a Middlescent?

October 18, 2016Vision

Busting the Stereotypes of Aging Midlife—turning anything over 40 – seems to begin the slippery slope of ageism.  Birthday cards telegraph that the best part of life is behind you.  Anti-aging products are targeted at you.  Articles tell you how to dress for our age.  It’s as though some time bomb went off and suddenly … Read More