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by Carolina Smart You ever have one of those Ah ha moments? Either one you came to on your own volition, or after a conversation with someone else; that someone being a good friend, family member or a stranger. I […]

  Like most women, I can’t help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I’ve aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on […]

By Darcey Steinke Hot flashes are inner apocalypses, singeing the body and the brain. During my first volcanic night sweat, a chaotic force moved through me. Heat rose, busting through the top of the thermometer, and swept through my body […]

What if “aging gracefully” isn’t your style?. (And how to discover what is.) By Wendi Knox Don’t get me wrong. “Aging gracefully” is lovely. In a quiet, refined, elegant kind of way. Which is great, if that’s “You.” But it’s definitely not “Me.” I was never particularly graceful […]

  I see “Begin Again” as an ideal theme for this season. 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 and passions are […]

  By Cindy LaFerle     “I was in the midst of a hugely profound change and I wasn’t altogether sure of who I would be when the process was complete.” — Donna Henes, The Queen of Myself I finally figured […]

  By Alicia Keys For as long as I can remember, I’ve hidden myself. It might have started in school when I realized that I caught on to things a little quicker, and teachers started to show slight favor to […]

  by Joan Chittister Most of us know when we’re at a crossroad in life, when old answers have gone dry, when our souls have gone dry here, when nothing but another choice is possible. Then come the struggle and […]

QMD – When you imagined yourself as a woman in her middle years, how did you imagine your life to be? Is it? I am 62, so I am past my middle years. When I was a girl or even […]

Uncomfortable talks you should have with your Doctor By Dr. Karen Hardart As women move beyond the child-bearing years, their responsibilities and sources of stress can shift and even increase. But the transition from mommy to midlife shouldn’t be a […]