Mindfulness and meditation long ago moved from Hollywood to Silicon Valley, and on to Main Street. By now you may have relegated “mindful” to a category of overused phrases like “lean in” and “deep dive.” Don’t write off mindfulness meditation just yet, however. It has the potential to address several concerns that people our age face. Like stress management, cardiovascular health and cognitive decline. Mindfulness meditation at midlife can help you thrive now and in your life’s next chapter. [Read more…] about Mindfulness meditation at midlife: what, why and how
Busyness is a burden, a status symbol and a lifestyle choice. Ironically, being busy all the time takes a toll on your productivity. It also erodes your relationships and sense of well-being. Without realizing it, you can become trapped in your own busyness cycle and not know how to escape it.
Breaking Up with Busy* is a new book by entrepreneur and author Yvonne Tally. It helps you identify causes of your own busyness and then take steps to free yourself. [Read more…] about Breaking up with busyness
Women may approach retirement planning with diligence, fear, confusion and hope. A majority of women do not view themselves as savvy investors and may leave retirement planning up to their husbands if they’re married. There are distinct challenges for women and retirement planning. At the same time, potential upsides mean you should take a bigger role in your long-term financial plans. [Read more…] about Women and retirement planning: an overview
You’ve read old magazines in the waiting room, then moved to an exam room — only to shiver in a paper gown. Finally, your doctor arrives. You’ll get about 15 minutes with her. And if you’re like most patients, you’ll have less than 20 seconds to state your case before she interrupts you. How you talk with your doctor now can affect your short- and long-term health.
You can improve communication with your doctor. [Read more…] about Improve how you talk with your doctor
He’ll always be your kid brother. She’ll always be your big sis. There are certain things you’ll never stop teasing the other one about. But once you’ve grown up, you and your siblings can encourage and support each other. In fact, adult sibling relationships at midlife can be a source of joy.
After all, who knows your story better than someone who was there from the beginning? Who has known (and probably will know) you for more years than anyone else? [Read more…] about Adult sibling relationships after age 40
Want to do something new at midlife, but having trouble doing it? Midlife is a great time to shift your focus, learn a new skill, even start a different career. But it can also be difficult to do something new at this point in your life. Especially if by now, you feel you’ve been doing the same thing for lots of years.
Don’t give up yet, though. The resilience that’s brought you this far will help you do something new at midlife. Read on for specifics. [Read more…] about Succeed with something new at midlife