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A mug for me
A mug for you
Overcoming middle-age
Offers a wonderful view
Sit thee down
And rest your bones
At this stage of life
We don’t have to answer phones
Or worry about looks
Or what “other people say”
We can simply sip our warmth
A beverage called “live for today!”


It definitely is NOT a time when life must automatically become slower and less challenging! It is a juncture in our lives when we need to delete two words from our vocabulary…"I Can't" Whether you have already arrived there or are headed in that direction…. Fifty IS FINE and definitely a time to . . .

Find Interesting New Experiences

“You stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits and suffer contradiction.”
^*^Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach^*^


Do you hear that noise? It's the sound of doors opening…..why should the Marines have exclusive rights to the expression, "Be all that you can be?"


Take a look around and think about…."if only I had the time"….and then decide you do have time for the things you really want to do….those are the things you "MAKE TIME" for if you intend to take control of your own life.

How well do you know yourself? A little self-discovery is a good place to begin exploring the prospect of Finding Interesting New Experiences!

There is actually only one person you must be accountable to and she should be your best friend! She’s The Lady in The Glass Click Here

Online Tests: An online test search engine and your guide through the jungle of different tests on the Internet from IQ to Personality. Click Here


Have you thought about reinventing yourself at this point on your journey? Some views and observations which could offer insights as you ponder the possibilities of a new direction.
Reinventing Yourself     Click Here

From Psychology Today: Reinventing yourself (memory, remembering)
Click Here

Very personal questions posed by a woman pondering the future:  Check it out Here

Self-Esteem Thoughts from Women!    Check it Out!

“I’d discovered you never know yourself until you’re tested and that you don’t even know you’re being tested until afterwards, and that in fact there isn’t anyone giving the test except yourself.” Marilyn French

Check out Women Blossom During Midlife by Stephanie Marston

Many find it helpful to keep a record of their thoughts, feelings, and activities, particularly when in the throes of self-examination. Whether you call it a diary or a journal, the one cardinal rule is THERE ARE NO RULES! Except the ones you make yourself. The fundamental purpose is not about finding the answers but understanding life’s questions. Remember that the important things often don’t happen on the surface but just below it and that’s where such writing can take you. There are multitudes of possible reasons to do this. A journal/diary can serve as: a confessional, a record, to improve writing skills, even as a form of meditation. We located a couple of resources.


"How Do I Start Keeping a Journal?" by, author, Carol Martzinek, which includes helpful links, a follow-up bulletin board forum. Click Here

Ten Steps to Recording Your Personal History by, Juliana Smith, which lists other excellent online resources. Click Here

"How we remember, what we remember, and why we remember form the most personal map of our individuality." Chrisitina Baldwin


Begin with The Last Exit on the 40’s Freeway   Check it out Here

A Penny For Your Thoughts is a look at journaling.   Check it Out!

Journals: Resources - Writing on a personal level. The Busy Person's Guide to Journaling - Sites to help anyone writing a journal. Click Here

Follow Your Dream speaks for itself!   Click Here

Through the Looking Glass asks that all-important question, Who Am I?   Check it Out!

Finally, think about -- SOS: Saving Our Stuff vs. Simplifying Our Space     Click Here

We’re recommending a couple of books for your consideration. There are more volumes on mid-life than any of us can count, so we hope you’ll explore all the possibilities because that’s what this time of life is all about!



“I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when the finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find-at the age of fifty, say-that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study or read about…It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.” Agatha Christie


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