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By Alana Kirk, The Irish Times In 150 years the life expectancy of women has doubled and they are grabbing new opportunities Imagine if you could be handed your life over again, but this time with the wisdom you have gained […]

by Danielle Pergament, executive editor of Allure Here’s the upside to a midlife crisis: black eyeliner. No, obviously, I don’t mean pretty, flattering (office-appropriate!) black eyeliner. I mean the kind of black eyeliner you’d wear if you were having a […]

By Sharon Mesmer (Article first appeared in the NYTimes online on 2/11/16, and in the Sunday Review print edition 2/14/16: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/11/all-praise-the-women-of-menopause/?_r=0) For some women, menopause is no big deal. Some say they barely notice it. My mother, long ago, described […]

I have taken this ongoing discussion about the definitions and descriptions of Queendom to The Queen of My Self Page on Facebook. What does being a Queen mean to you ? As a little girl I wondered what it would […]

By Helley Emling When does middle age actually start? Is it when you hit 50? Or when you send your first kid off to college? Or after you’ve been married a good 25 years? For those of you feeling old […]

Despite the rude awakenings, the unsettling physical and emotional chaos of midlife and all of its frightful, presumed ramifications, an amazing number of women find this stage to be the most personally fulfilling and satisfying of their lives so far. […]

Who is The Fairy Godmother? “The Fairy Godmother is an enchantress, a holy sacred mother of the ancient mysteries. She ushers in what we think we do not know or cannot have or dare not express. She offers us gifts […]

“Bibboldy … Bobboldy… Boo.” –The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella As far as I am concerned, we can all use a Fairy God Mother. At any age, at any stage, in any situation involving the heart and soul, it’s so reassuring to imagine […]

By Dani Sutliff I see “Begin Again” as an ideal theme for the next while. We have the supreme opportunity now in the autumn of our midlife to begin again. How shall we reinvent our Selves? What new programs, projects […]

By Susan Tolles   I can still remember the day when it hit—who was I, and where on earth was I headed? I was sitting at my computer, exploring such sites as Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com and Craigslist, looking for a job […]