Do you want more joy at midlife?
Midlife holds out the prospect of greater flexibility: maybe fewer child-rearing responsibilities, the prospect of retirement, more time to pursue hobbies, travel or other things you enjoy. But midlife reality often obstructs our dreams.
Are you sandwiched between almost-independent kids and parents who need your help more? Do you ever feel anxious about health, money or relationships? Do you wonder how best to spend the next 20-30 years?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re in the right place! Journey alongside me. I’ll share what I’m learning about how to navigate issues with health, money and relationships. I’ll offer tips on how you can find more purpose, confidence and joy at midlife.
My journey through midlife
Despite a BA from Yale and an MBA from Stanford, I felt ill-equipped to meet the challenges of midlife. Working, volunteering in the community, raising three children and staying married over thirty years still didn’t prepare me for the physical and emotional upheaval that hit in my late 40’s.
As my children moved out to attend college, I began to drift. I sensed an opportunity to do something I had put off while raising kids – but I didn’t know what I wanted to do or how to start figuring it out. About the same time, my father died, and my mother began to need more help from my sister and me.
Now in my 50s, I’ve weathered my own health concerns, empty nest syndrome and lots of college tuition payments. I’m adjusting to adult children, children-in-law and more time with my husband alone. At the same time, I’m encountering new worries — loved ones growing older, preparing for retirement, and how to make the most of the years I have left.
Which might be a lot of years. Life expectancy has doubled in the last century, and it continues to rise. While living longer sounds appealing in theory, the practical side of longevity introduces concerns about healthcare, finances, living arrangements, family relationships and alternative careers – just to name a few.
I’ve confronted my concerns the way I know best: Do research, take classes, learn from experts in the field. I’ve earned a Certificate in Health Advocacy from UC-Berkeley and studied subjects like positive psychology, longevity and wellness, retirement planning and writing with Stanford Continuing Studies.
I want to share what I’m learning with you, so you also can conquer your worries and claim your best midlife ever. Our goal is to live forward, with hope and expectation of good things to come.
Join me to learn how you can live with more purpose, confidence and joy at midlife. Give me your email below to make sure you don’t miss a post. And if you have suggestions or questions for how I can help you, please contact me.
Together we’ll make midlife a Jubilant Age!
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