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Navigating Midlife

Ideas to help you navigate, thrive and embrace life

Midlife doesn’t need to be a crisis. It’s never too late to pursue your dreams, change your vocation or try something new. Live the second half of your life with renewed passion and zest.

Part of our Life Stages Collection.

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Light a Spark, Navigating The Mid-life Malaise

(17 mins )

Balancing our unmet expectations with our daily obligations comes to a head in midlife. The youthful question of ‘what do you want to be’ develops into a question of ‘how do you want to be as you grow older and what’s next’. Patricia Katz details a journey of exploration, how to increase your excitement, and open new paths. Find your kindling, light your fire and fan the flame.




Feeling Like You’re in A Midlife Funk ? Any Why its The Best News Ever !

(27 mins)

Confused and unfulfilled, shrinking back from taking action, feeling weak rather than strong, looking for change but not sure which direction to take. Become aware, take control and open the door to something new. Women in The Middle, Loving Life after 50.


Ending Ageism with Ashton Applewhite

(41 mins)

Aging is a natural, powerful, lifelong process. So how come so many of us unthinkingly assume that depression, diapers, and dementia lie ahead? Magnificent Midlife with Rachel Lankester.


A Trip To The Therapist In Middle Age

(51 mins)

Mary Rogers and Diann Wingert discuss what’s going on around 50? Is this unsettled feeling normal or is it just me?
Interview Starts at 13.50mins




Life’s Third Act with Jane Fonda

(11 mins )

Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy, and these years aren’t just a footnote. Jane Fonda asks how we can re-imagine this new phase of our lives.


Growing Old: The Unbearable Lightness of Aging

(18 mins)

Ageing is a gift, according to Jane Caro. In this funny, insightful TEDx talk she encourages us all to embrace ageing.



Navigating the Midlife Crisis: What I’ve learned so far


Midlife doesn’t have to be a crisis, Midlife, when we embrace it, is about clearer priorities, self-appreciation, deepening relationships, perspective, and acceptance
Amanda Kuhnert for Medium

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Happy Ever After: 25 ways to live well into old age.


Determined to enjoy longer and healthier lives, two women researched the science to find the key. Here, they share what they discovered’

Susan Saunders and Annabel Streets for The Guardian

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Meet the Women launching Start Ups in their 50s


With a fifth of new businesses being founded by over-55s, it is a boom time for middle-aged entrepreneurs. We talk to three women who are doing it for themselves.

Moya Sarna for the Guardian

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Postcards from Midlife Podcast

Magnificent Midlife Podcast

Alternative Ageing Blog

The Rise and Rise of the Mamil.


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