Loneliness affects over 40% of people at midlife. It can impair your mental and physical health now and in the future. A prior post covered causes and health risks of loneliness, as well as how to spot it in your own life. Now we’ll turn to ways you can combat midlife loneliness. [Read more…] about 3 X 4 tips to combat midlife loneliness
Loneliness is increasing in developed countries throughout the world. It affects as many as 25% of people in the US. The UK and Japan, among other countries, are devoting resources to address loneliness in their populations. More specifically at home, loneliness affects over 40% of Americans at midlife. And midlife loneliness often leads to health problems. [Read more…] about Midlife loneliness: what, why and how
Ever feel like the dizzying pace of technology is passing you by? I’ll admit it: there are days when I’d like to go back to the rotary phone, handwritten address book and being unavailable – especially to people who want something from me. But most days I love learning about technology. I especially like to collect tips for non-techies. At midlife, we probably aren’t running in front of the pack. But a slower pace might help us enjoy the journey even more. [Read more…] about Introducing Techie Turtle: tips for non-techies
You’ve probably experienced envy enough times by now to learn it has no upside. But it’s hard to break the cycle of envy. Wanting what someone else has can lead you to feel bad about yourself, even to act in ways you later regret.
Envy’s a human condition. It’s one of the so-called seven deadly sins, after all. As human beings, we’ll always confront feelings of envy at some level. But still, it’s possible to break the cycle of envy in your own life. [Read more…] about Break the cycle of envy at midlife
Elder financial scams proliferate. Although anyone can fall victim to identity theft, unscrupulous individuals prey on senior adults in particular. Even the most cautious people can be tricked into revealing personal information. And if your loved one has experienced cognitive decline, she may begin to misplace or confuse her credit cards. You can protect her finances while preserving independence with a prepaid debit card. [Read more…] about Preserve elder independence with a prepaid debit card
Our youngest child got married last weekend. In the past five years, we’ve had three college graduations and three weddings. Now we’re finished, I guess. Or at least that’s how it feels today. The house is empty, and the fridge is full of leftovers that are going bad. From where I stand, midlife transitions are all about loss.
But they’re not. [Read more…] about Midlife transitions: milestones, losses and gains