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I loved the mothering years of my thirties. I did not bear children, but we don’t need to have given birth to be a mother. The archetypal Mother is not only a biological parent, She is a Mother of Invention, […]

  I recently received a call from one of my Midlife Midwife™ counseling clients. She had been divorced for quite some time and this autumn both of her teenaged kids left home for school and work. So now she found […]

From As Time Goes By (Blog) ITEM 1: Everyone knows that insomnia is a common condition of growing old; it just comes with age, like wrinkles. ITEM 2: We also know that the proper and natural way to get a […]

Hint: This isn’t your Grandma’s idea of going through the change. By Amy Capetta, Woman’s Day While it has become a common cliché, some women find themselves facing a challenging (and possibly even eye-opening) period anywhere between their 40s and […]

Mid Life Crisis: What is it? Is it inevitable? Is it even a real phenomenon? Or is it an invention of the media — that is, corporate advertising trying to sell us things we don’t need? (Not only do we […]

David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment By Alison Gopnik. Copyright © 2015 by The Atlantic Monthly Group. All Rights Reserved In 2006, I was 50—and I was falling apart. Until then, […]

  Claire*, a 26-year-old professional in an accounting firm is an only child, the daughter of an unmarried mother. Her mother was ‘her mother’ until about 8 months (or more) ago when, out of nowhere, she turned into someone Claire […]

by Kiran Manral We have a much better sense of who we are but perhaps, we’re just that little bit confused about where we’re headed to I had my mid-life crisis circa forty, and that’s around five years before the […]

I have been inundated lately by articles, poems and stories about the so-called “Midlife Crisis.” Clearly it is subject very much on the minds of many, many women.  Mid Life Crisis: What is it? Is it inevitable? Is it even […]

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. or Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.  Thank goodness there’s a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better even though I have it! This is how it manifests:  I decide to water my garden. […]