Women in Midlife

Aging gracefully? Give me a break! Can’t we just do one single thing as women without being graded on our performance??

Here I hold nothing back as I share everything I’ve learned so far about being a woman of a certain age.

Sex, love, marriage, infidelity, midlife crisis (his and yours), vaginal health, overall health and wellness, fashion, beauty, and what the hell are we supposed to do with those ungrateful kids and our annoying parents anyway, are covered here.

That Fire Sale on my life I promised back in November of 2012 is nearly over. By this time next week, all of my earthly possessions will either have been sold off at garage sale, placed in a metal container at a self-storage unit, donated to the local humane society, or thrown into the trash. Downsizing is Not […]


At the invitation of AARP, I’ll be attending the Life@50+ National Event in Miami, Florida next week as a social media champion. It wasn’t exactly easy squeezing in a 6000-mile roundtrip for a couple of days between shifts at the hospital, but since my personal mission and AARP’s corporate vision sync so well these days I took them up […]


I’ve stopped and started this post dozens of times. Like most of what I “write” today, I imagine the words coming together so beautifully in my head while I’m driving to work, but it all breaks down into nonsensical babbling the minute I find myself sitting in front of my computer. Here’s hoping today it’s […]


I love irony, specifically this definition by Mirriam-Webster, “a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.” Except irony is only amusing if you are in on the joke. See, last week, I received a little known beauty treatment known as “hand […]


In my 20s, I believed that by the time I was in my 50s I’d have my life all figured out. So color me surprised to find myself 52, and not only haven’t I arrived at a destination, I still don’t exactly know where I’m going! Who Hid the Road Signs? I’m not alone in […]


There you are. I knew I’d find you here. Waiting for me. Like you know I could never stay away. I don’t want to come here, you know. I never do. I don’t want to need you this badly. But I do. No more excuses. I am here. And so are you. The war that […]


Sitting in the Atlanta airport after the Mom 2.0 Summit waiting for my plane, I’m doing what I do a lot these days: pondering the meaning of life, and what it means–and what it takes—and what it has taken so far–to create a life worth living. No. Really. I’m fine. After the umpteenth person approached […]


Today, I’m on the road to my own Life Reimagined. My house is gone. My dog is dead. And my heart’s been broken by people I once trusted and loved. If your life has ever gone to pot then you’ll know that I’m feeling about as blue as a person can feel. So it’s not […]


Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu It’s over. We let go of our house. In the end, I hardly shed a tear. I’m relieved that it’s over. So […]


It feels like I’ve spent the last two years giving my life a high colonic. I’ve made no bones about the fact that anything and everything that stands in the way of joy and fulfillment is going into the crapper. Empty Nest Marriage Syndrome Two years ago my husband and I faced the most serious […]