middle-aged women

Ask yourself: Can I let go of my hurt and my anger? I have a best friend. We became friends when we were six years old. We
For women over fifty especially, the challenges can be unsettling. Faced with changes to the body, major life transitions
For me, Kyokushin is the mindset that reaches outside the dojo and has helped me battle life's challenges for the past 20 years. Sure, I've learned discipline, control and focus. But the biggest lesson Kyokushin taught me was incredibly simple:
Skinnygirl cocktails and Anti-aGin are marketed across generations and cultures with the same message: drinking makes you
I think with any big life change expected or unexpected, there is always a period of adjustment when we will be uncomfortable, and in some cases terrified. Nothing lasts forever. This is a stage and it will pass.
As a culture, we skim over menopause as a subject because it's simply not sexy. Men can still age with rugged grace and women are still condescended to as they go gray. Many aging women are, on some level, embarrassed to not be young anymore.
I recently attended a women's networking group. One of the issues that came up for discussion was the tendency for us, as women, to doubt ourselves and our abilities, even when it's been objectively shown that we are quite capable and competent.
I have learned over the years though that 'nice' is good, but 'too nice' is not. 'Too nice' is the person who doesn't like to ruffle feathers. 'Too nice' is the person who is afraid to set boundaries. 'Too nice' is the person who is afraid to say no. 'Too nice' is the person who I used to be (and still am, sometimes).
I want women to know to just freeze their eggs if they want to. And for younger women, take a minute when you're in your 20's or 30's and just freeze them if you think having kids later in life is important to you. Because life happens - and sometimes things you think will line up, don't.
Some middle-aged women don't seem at all phased by the aging process and are generally unaffected by the many stigmatized aspects of getting older. These women don't believe for a second that the universe is closing doors in their faces or that it's too late to begin anew.
My mother was a sci-fi enthusiast, who successfully transmitted the virus to me, via Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and the more obscure television program, In Search of... (ellipses intended).
A 2014 study on women and middle age found that most women began to feel invisible and dismissed in society by the time they were 50. Here's what you can do to feel more relevant.
Seven days shy of this milestone, my heart still feels the same excitement for life and all its possibilities as it did at 14. And my mind is filled with the wisdom of 40 years of life lessons.
Look at you -- you've made it to midlife. Now is the time to revel in the fruits of your labor, celebrate each glorious day and make this life one for the record books. Before you move too fast, heed the warning signs that tell you if you're failing spectacularly at midlife.
Jones was born with cerebral palsy, which, according to the Mayo Clinic, is a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture
Some days, I just don't want to get dressed. If I'm lucky, it's a day where I'm working from home and I'll throw on a pair of exercise pants, a bra and a T-shirt. I'll brush my teeth but not put on any make-up. Then I sit down at my computer and write.
Beauty is fleeting, even for those of us who are genetically blessed. We age, we change. Shouldn't the notion of beauty, therefore, be more of a state of mind?
My birthday was coming up. Nifty fifty. The oldest I've ever been. The beginning, perhaps, of the end. Or the end of the beginning. Whatever your view, turning 50 is a milestone, and you ignore its implications at your peril.