The Succulent Wife's Blog Posts Tagged 'midlife' (14)

Defining My Own Beauty Now That I’m Fifty

By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor

As I recently delved into all sorts of questions regarding oh… little things such as the dichotomy of  love & desire in my marriage and the …

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Added by The Succulent Wife on June 11, 2013 at 5:44am — No Comments

Making Your Dreams Come True

By Carol Cassara – Contributor & Midlife Wrangler

We’re the first generation to hit middle age (and official “senior” status) that knows we’re going to live longer—and healthier.  And that means we still have at least another 20 years to make our dreams come true.

Julia Child, Gandhi, Dr. Ruth, and authors Laura Ingalls Wilder and Frank McCourt were all late…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on June 9, 2013 at 6:48am — No Comments

Making Your Dreams Come True: Can’t do it? Sure you can.

By Carol Cassara – Contributor & Midlife Wrangler

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Since we’re living healthier and longer, we Boomers are finding time to do the things we once dreamed of doing. I’m sharing my own path to making a dream come true with you, and hope that…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on June 1, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments

Turning 50 - 6 Things I Learned About Turning 50

By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor

It has been six months since I started this series on turning 50 and, finally, the day arrived last Sunday, June 10th. It is official! I am half a century old. Woot!

I am so thankful that I took this opportunity to celebrate my 50th…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on July 26, 2012 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Beauty and Wisdom - Altering the Perception of Aging

By Robbie Kaye, Photographer and Guest Contributor

Why is it a daunting task to alter the perception of aging and beauty when we all do it? What if there were billboards of sexy 50 and 60 year olds doing sports or just close ups of their aged faces? What if there were pictures of older men and women in hair salons? Why should…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on March 5, 2012 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Turning 50 and I am NDY (Not Done Yet!)

By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor

Happy New Year!  I am very excited about this year! I am turning 50 and I am truly embracing it! Here is a video about my plans for this year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AekhVdZrgB0



 

The t-shirt I am wearing in the video was given to me by…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on January 19, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

By Marjie Killeen, Contributor- Midlife Wisdom

The death of Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs at age 56 made many of us keenly aware that our time here on earth is limited and if we want to live our lives to the fullest and realize our dreams, we’d better get going now. However, it isn’t that easy to take your life in a new direction, especially if you’re a procrastinator like me. I’ve found all sorts of…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on October 21, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Wise Up About Menopause - Watch Hot Flash Havoc

By Marjie Killeen, Contributor- Midlife Wisdom

Hot flashes. Night sweats. Sleeplessness. Mood swings. Anxiety. Memory loss. Low Libido. It’s enough to make a woman crazy!

Historically, menopausal women were considered that and worse. In the Middle Ages they were burned at the stake as witches; in the 1700′s they were institutionalized as lunatics. Even today, many women view the phase so…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on September 14, 2011 at 6:22pm — No Comments

A Simple Secret to Feeling Great

By Marjie Killeen, Contributor- Midlife Wisdom

In the fifth month of my midlife crisis, I went on a retreat to a health spa – alone – to get motivated to take better care of my middle-aged self. It was a wonderful luxury to focus on what I needed for a change, as opposed to worrying about everyone else in my family. In addition to working out and eating healthy spa cuisine, I learned a simple…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 14, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Living Your Passion

By Jennifer Urezzio, Contributor – Spiritual Affairs

I’m grateful for my life. I live a life of passion. Each morning I jump out of bed and look forward to my day – even the uncomfortable moments.

How do you feel when you wake up? Do you jump out of bed or…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 12, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Take a Compliment Like a Man

By Marjie Killeen, Contributor- Midlife Wisdom

As part of my midlife crisis, I’ve been considering the theme of empowerment. Because even though I’m on fire in many areas of my life, I sometimes feel insecure about my choices, or worry what other people think, or downplay my accomplishments.  You know who doesn’t waste time undermining themselves this way? Men!

Men are comfortable talking about…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on June 15, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Mid - Life Crisis - 5 Things I Learned About Getting Organized

 

By Marjie Killeen, Contributor- Midlife Wisdom

Now that I’m in my late 40s, I’m creating my own midlife crisis in hopes that I can experience meaningful growth without having a nervous breakdown. After coming to terms with…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on April 29, 2011 at 12:38pm — No Comments

5 Things I Learned About Getting Organized From My Midlife Crisis

By Marjie Killeen, Contributor- Midlife Wisdom

Now that I’m in my late 40s, I’m creating my own midlife crisis in hopes that I can experience meaningful growth without having a nervous breakdown. After coming to terms with…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on April 13, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

4 Things I Learned From Being a Sex Columnist

By Marjie Killeen, Contributor – Midlife Wisdom

(See the intro to Marjie’s series here)

This year I’m being proactive and confronting the issues that come with middle age by having a creative midlife crisis.  I’m hoping for all the excitement and…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on March 17, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments

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