Alison Biggar expands on the economic reality of working past midlife to make ends meet.
Mia reflects on life after college and “finding her why” with the help of this step-by-step, exercise driven workbook.
Jodi Morris gives us her take on essentialism, optimism, and why she isn’t afraid of saying no. “I heard you’re really good at saying no.”
A Look at a Book—The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty By Estelle Frankel
A Look at a Book is a series I’m hosting to help keep you informed about the latest books having to do with adult development and middlescence. A Look at a Book is an efficient, enjoyable way to stay informed. This is a guest review by Karen Hirsch:
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
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
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
To hear Barbara read this letter, click here. Dear President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, I write to you not as President and First Lady but as two middlescent adults with 8 years of wisdom gleaned from your rarified roles serving our country. You are so different from the rest of us in so … Read More
(Originally published on Sixty & Me) Increased longevity has created a new life stage in the middle of our lives – not at the end – and I call it Middlescence. Think of it as a second adolescence, but with wisdom, resources and the beauty of not caring so much about what the world thinks! … Read More
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