FiftyPlusFabulous. How To Make Your 50’s Your Best Decade Ever

FiftyPlusFabulous. How To Make Your 50’s Your Best Decade Ever

So far, every decade of life has had its own unique flavor. My 20’s. I needed to finish growing up, something that took me a bit longer than I had anticipated. The 30’s? I was fixing the mess I had made in my 20’s. In my 40’s, my mantra became,...
How Has Writing 200 Posts Changed Me?

How Has Writing 200 Posts Changed Me?

I can’t quite believe it. This is my 200th post. I’ve come to love sitting down in front of a blank screen, the little cursor blinking an early morning hello at me, and trying to convey either something that I have talked with patients about during my...
15 Things I Learned In My Fifties

15 Things I Learned In My Fifties

They say hindsight is 20/20. I am gaining perspective on the decade I exited a year or so ago. In some ways it was my least favorite. In some, one of my more dear. If you can have favorites for that kind of thing. So what did I learn? 1) How to grieve my...
Finding The Courage To Confront The Apathy Of Aging: Five Ideas

Finding The Courage To Confront The Apathy Of Aging: Five Ideas

Many articles that focus on living well in midlife preach the importance of keeping the umph in your step. They feature people who have changed careers from stock broker to sculptor at 50, walked the Appalachian trail at 60, or learned how to sky-dive at 70. (Not...
Sometimes You Need A Hand. The Gift Of Empathy.

Sometimes You Need A Hand. The Gift Of Empathy.

We traveled this year for the holiday. Not to see family, but to be family. It was inspired by friends of ours that were doing the same thing, and the fact that this will likely be the last time our son has several weeks off at the holiday, at least for the near...
Do You Fear An Emptier Empty Nest?

Do You Fear An Emptier Empty Nest?

When I introduce myself now, I tell folks I write. At least it brings up other comments than when I tell them I’m a psychologist.  That usually elicits the joke, “Ahh, are you going to psychoanalyze me?” Not particularly funny when you have heard it...