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perimenopause
Wellness

Midlife Happy Dance: Women in Their Prime

For every women, midlife is a unique time of life filled with challenges and  opportunities. For women in the corporate or business world it can sometimes be either brutal because of gendered ageism and perimenopause, or liberating. Either way, it is a deep and profound time in our lives when,… Read More
  • Barbara Mark, Ph.D. |
  • October 17, 2018
Burnout Feature
Wellness

Recognizing Burnout: It’s Time to Care for Yourself

When you look in the mirror do you see a woman you barely know, whose glazed-over eyes stare at you over dark circles and frown lines and your reaction is “whatever”? You may be burned out. Just what is burnout and how does it happen? Burnout is an emotional, physical,… Read More
  • Barbara Mark, Ph.D. |
  • September 12, 2018
Career Maker

How to Have a Dynamic Career: 40s, 50s, 60s

Women’s lives are complicated in their 40s, 50s and 60s. As someone who researches professional women in midlife and is a long time executive coach to this population, I get an up-close and personal view of the experiences that women have - the good, the bad and the ugly. I… Read More
  • Barbara Mark, Ph.D. |
  • August 27, 2018
perimenopause
Wellness

Perimenopause: The Rage is Real

How many of us have white-knuckled our way through a staff meeting, traffic jam or endless wait at the doctor’s office? Five years ago—heck, five months ago—these would have been irritating, but chances are we would have handled it just fine, greeting the overdue doctor or line-cutting driver with equanimity,… Read More
  • Barbara Mark, Ph.D. |
  • July 13, 2018
Midlife Vacation
New Surroundings

Why You’re Having a Midlife Crisis and Don’t Even Know It – Part 2

Part 2 This is the second part of a post by the same name. To access that click HERE. Feeling like a successful woman rather than an old woman. For many women, midlife is the beginning of feeling invisible. Our culture is a youth-oriented, visual culture. Even women who have reached the… Read More
  • Barbara Mark, Ph.D. |
  • June 15, 2018
midlife crisis
New Surroundings

Why You’re Having a Midlife Crisis and Don’t Even Know It

Part 1 What is midlife anyway? It is a term that elicits a lot of reactions from people in it, people approaching it and people past it. Midlife has gotten a bad rap. It is actually a misnomer in this day and age. It is a psychological, emotional, spiritual, and cultural phenomenon… Read More
  • Barbara Mark, Ph.D. |
  • May 30, 2018
menopause
Wellness

Middlescence: Keeping it Together While Falling Apart

Oh, to be 16 again, with all the hormonal chaos, lack of self-confidence, mood swings … OK, perhaps not. But like it or not, life does sort of throw us back to adolescence, only this time, with much more life experience and some wrinkles. “Middlescence” is my name for perimenopause… Read More
  • Barbara Mark, Ph.D. |
  • April 1, 2018

About Barbara Mark, Ph.D.

Barbara Mark, Ph.D.

Barbara Mark, Ph.D. is the founder and principle of A Time of My Own - providing Leadership, Career and Life Strategies for Professional Women in the Prime of Their Lives. You can learn more about Barbara and her work at ATimeofMyOwn.com. For over 35 years Barbara has worked with thousands of professional women seeking to maintain inner balance while facing diverse external demands, personal ambition, and the desire to feel satisfied and fulfilled personally and professionally.