Wait Until You re Fifty

Author: Mindy Littman Holland
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611390397
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If you think your forties were challenging—wait until you’re fifty. Just don’t wait until you’re fifty to read this book. It’s easier to handle this momentous change of life if you’re armed with good information, a sense of humor and, perhaps, a stiff drink. Fifty doesn’t happen overnight—the journey into midlife takes years and it’s different for everybody, female and male. Some start earlier, some start later, but in the end, it’s all the same: By the time you’re fifty adjustments are called for. This book is about helping women (and men, to some extent) navigate the changes that midlife brings. It gives credence, validity and voice to real concerns about entering middle age and practical advice on preserving and/or improving minds, bodies, desirability, confidence and creativity going forward. The book covers a broad range of topics from the perspective of midlife veterans, members of a silent majority of women that have a lot more to talk about than hot flashes and other physical manifestations of middle age. It is characterized by straightforward, conversational language, humorous anecdotes, helpful suggestions and an unwavering focus on reality, no matter how controversial or unorthodox. Women are hungry to hear about other women’s experiences in this area—and men are anxious to learn how to relate to the changing women in their lives as they are going through their own changes. They are all looking for relief—comic and otherwise. “Wait Until You’re Fifty” focuses less on menopause and more on the perspective changes, little murders and unexpected awakenings that midlife precipitates, such as: the permanently empty nest (farewell to fertility), midlife love (a whole other affair), and re-prioritizing friendship (who will be there for the back fifty?). MINDY LITTMAN HOLLAND wrote this book based on personal experience and interviews with dozens of women and men who had something to say about the joys and adversities of midlife. In addition to writing non-fiction, she writes long and short fiction. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Miss Matched at Midlife

Author: Rebecca Brockway
Publisher: North Loop Books
ISBN: 9781634138888
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What can a middle-aged woman learn from a tryst with the college kid next door? What's passion like with a mesmerizing fifty-something surfer who sleeps in the back of his van? How does a regular gal wind up sipping tea with the ringleader of a sex club?Miss Matched at Midlife: Dating Episodes of a Middle-Aged Woman provides the perspective that only a book by a woman who has been on over 150 first dates can.At age forty-eight, Rebecca Brockway's seventeen-year marriage ended in divorce. Instead of giving up on love, she set out looking for Mr. Right. Over the course of nine years, Rebecca went on more than 150 first dates--and she also gave several romances a whirl.Featuring a foreword by therapist, author, and relationship expert Dr. Keith Witt, Miss Matched at Midlife is full of droll insights and scenarios that are too wild to be anything but true. In these page-turning essays, Rebecca invites us to share her journey, one filled with both triumphal successes and humbling missteps.

Understanding Men s Passages

Author: Gail Sheehy
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
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Explores the dramatic changes that have occured in traditional male roles, assesses their implications in terms of men's goals, hopes, and aspirations, and explains how men can rediscover the secrets of a satisfying and productive life

All My Funny Ones

Author: Mindy Holland
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979793155
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As the end of 2017 approached, it was clear that the world needed a chuckle. So, as I began to work on this book of short stories, it made sense to sift through my now-sizable collection, which I started writing in 2012, and select thirty of my funniest ones. The stories in this book are about life and death and all the strange and wonderful stuff that goes on in-between. Some are memoirs, some are about current events and some are just plain quirky. They all have one thing in common: They will make you laugh.

Not Your Mother s Midlife

Author: Marilyn Kentz
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740786482
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Aging ain't what it used to be. For one thing, people are staying younger longer. For another, countless baby boomers are rising up against the notion that with age comes worthlessness. In fact, Not Your Mother's Mid-Life: A Ten-Step Guide to Fearless Aging is more than a book; it's a movement. This gloriously gutsy volume challenges society's worn-out perceptions that women become less valuable as they age. Instead, authors Nancy Alspaugh and Marilyn Kentz celebrate the fact that today's women can be more powerful, more efficient, more capable, and even more desirable as they age. In Not Your Mother's Mid-Life, readers will find 10 practical recommendations to help women face middle age with confidence and a positive attitude. From chapters like Let Go of What's Not Working, Shore Up Spiritually, and Find a New Passion, Not Your Mother's Mid-Life contains personal growth exercises, humorous and poignant stories, and questions and visualizations to inspire new ways of thinking. Not Your Mother's Mid-Life takes the crisis out of mid-life, replacing it with passion, fearlessness, and unlimited possibilities.

MatchDotBomb A Midlife Journey through Internet Dating

Author: Francine Pappadis Friedman
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1627873309
Format: PDF
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What happens when you find yourself out there again, after years—or even decades—of being half of a couple? Ask the 89 million adult men and women who are living alone. Or, better yet, follow one woman’s true, touching, and hilarious return to singlehood. Filled with unforgettable characters, MatchDotBomb is the thinking woman’s Bridget Jones’s Diary—and an indispensable guide for smart men who want to know what’s really on a woman’s mind.

Fit at Mid Life

Author: Samantha Brennan
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 1771641681
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A uniquely feminist approach to how women can break free from what society thinks and get active in their forties, fifties, and beyond. What if you could be fitter now than you were in your twenties? And what if you could achieve it while feeling more comfortable and confident in your body than ever before? In this empowering, accessible book, bloggers and professors Samantha Brennan and Tracy Isaacs offer a new approach to fitness—one that champions strength, health, and personal accomplishment over weight loss and aesthetics. They share their own experiences of getting active later in life and explore the many challenges, questions, and issues women face when seeking fitness in their forties, fifties, and beyond. Drawing from the latest research and their popular blog Fit Is a Feminist Issue, they deliver a wealth of concrete advice on everything from how to keep bones strong to what types of fitness activities give the biggest returns. Taking a feminist perspective, the authors also challenge society’s default whats, whys, and hows of every aspect of getting fit to show how women can best take charge of their health—no matter what their shape, size, age, or ability.

The Smart Woman s Guide to Midlife and Beyond

Author: Janet Horn (M.D.)
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245565
Format: PDF
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Smart women understand that taking care of their health is essential to maintaining an active lifestyle. This comprehensive guide shows you how to work with your body instead of against it to stay healthy and happy through menopause and beyond. Written by two practicing doctors who have been close girlfriends since they met during medical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond includes the doctors' own personal experiences, patient stories from their medical practices, and all the information you need to age with good health, grace, and humor. Includes the information you need to: Care for your whole body to prevent common diseases Learn which health issues are normal, which are serious, and what to do about them Overcome memory loss, depression, and anxiety Understand menopause and hormone replacement therapy Nourish and protect your skin and hair Choose the right vitamin supplements for you Find out whether or not treatments like massage and acupuncture will work for you Know when to share your concerns with your doctor or healthcare practitioner Create a personal Health Maintenance Schedule to keep your health on track The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond is a complete, holistic, and state-of-the-art road map for any woman who is motivated to become a more effective steward of her health. The authors' relaxed, personal, and insightful style makes critical health information accessible. This book is a must-have for any woman inspired to improve her health trajectory. -Mark C. Pettus MD, FACP, medical director of the Kripalu Institute for Integrated Healing and author of It's All in Your Head There is no doubt that women past the age of fifty have different health issues than younger women-a fact often overlooked by many physicians. These women need to know how to care for their maturing bodies. Drs. Horn and Miller explore the full spectrum of mature women's health issues in a candid, conversational manner that integrates the body, mind, and spirit. A much-needed book. -Kevin Soden, MD, host of Healthline on Retirement Living Television I have often wished that there were a doctor in my family I could ask for health advice. If you have shared this desire, you'll love this book. It's a practical insider's guide to what maturing women need to be thinking about, and it's written as though the authors were concerned friends talking with you. Drs. Horn and Miller have superb training and years of practical experience caring for women patients. It shows on every page of this excellent book. -Judge Glenda Hatchett, star of the nationally syndicated television program Judge Hatchett The authors' approach is accessible and entertaining. These are the doctor girlfriends you want to call because they know everything about the area of your concern-not only from their medical practices, but also from their own personal experiences. -Robin Wolaner, founder of Parenting magazine and founder and CEO of TeeBeeDee (tbd.com), an online network for people over forty This is the girlfriends' guide to taking charge of your health. And these girlfriends are doctors. A winning combination! -Ari Brown, MD, pediatrician and author of Baby 411