Are You a Middlescent?

Are You a Middlescent?

October 18, 2016

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

You Don’t Need a Facelift – But, Your Concept of Midlife Certainly Does!

You Don’t Need a Facelift – But, Your Concept of Midlife Certainly Does!

October 4, 2016

(Originally published on Sixty & Me) Once we pass 45 or 50, it often feels like the beginning of a slippery slope towards decline. Birthday cards telegraph that the best part of life is behind you. Anti-aging products are targeted at you. Articles point out how out of touch you’ve become with some newfangled piece … Read More

3 Middlescent Stories and a Secret

3 Middlescent Stories and a Secret

September 30, 2016

(Originally published on Huff/Post50) As a coach and gerontologist, I’m constantly exposed to stories from the modern workplace.  Again and again, my clients tell me about the culture of ageism.  These days, it seems like anyone over 40 is made to believe that their best years are behind them, that it’s downhill from here.  That … Read More

A Look at a Book – Being Mortal By Atul Gawande

A Look at a Book – Being Mortal By Atul Gawande

September 22, 2016

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

Fixing the ‘No Man’s Land’ of Midlife

Fixing the ‘No Man’s Land’ of Midlife

September 12, 2016

(Originally published on Huff/Post50) A New Stage of Life. Let’s face it – no one looks forward to being in midlife. It’s a no man’s land where you feel unsure about your place in the grand scheme of things. You’re not young but you certainly aren’t old. Your relationships are likely to be changing; your … Read More

Celebrate Life’s Newest Stage: Middlescence

Celebrate Life’s Newest Stage: Middlescence

September 1, 2016

This writer says: Think of age 45 to 65 like a second adolescence (Originally posted on NextAvenue.com and Forbes.com) Let’s face it: no one looks forward to being in midlife. It’s a no man’s (and no woman’s) land where you feel unsure about your place in the grand scheme of things. You’re not young, but … Read More

Generations Weigh In: What Are the Best Years of Our Lives?

Generations Weigh In: What Are the Best Years of Our Lives?

August 26, 2016

(Originally published on Huff/Post50) A recent piece in Vanity Fair revealed the results of a poll they sponsored along with 60 Minutes. It is a fascinating look at how the different generations – Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers & Millennials – look at each other and the world: “We love to slice and dice (the generations) … Read More

Five Essentials For An Olympic-size Life At Any Age

Five Essentials For An Olympic-size Life At Any Age

August 18, 2016

(Originally published on Huff/Post 50) U.S. Swimmer Anthony Ervin, at 35 years old, knocked Michael Phelps (31) off the block as the oldest swimmer to earn gold at the Olympics. No one can forget Dara Torres, who at 40, broke her own swimming record in the 50-meter freestyle just 15 months after having her first … Read More

When They Go Low, We (Middlescents) Go High

When They Go Low, We (Middlescents) Go High

August 9, 2016

(Originally posted on Huff/Post 50) If make-up artist turned super model Cindy Joseph had let age define her potential, she never would have accepted Ford’s offer to become a model at 60. And she certainly wouldn’t have launched her own line of cosmetics for women of every generation. She made a choice to not let … Read More