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In Second Acts you’ll discover topics like pursuing your passion and discovering a purpose after retirement, advice on continuing your personal growth and tackling the new surroundings of life in your prime.

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In Second Acts you’ll discover topics like pursuing your passion and discovering a purpose after retirement, advice on continuing your personal growth and tackling the new surroundings of life in your prime.

Salsa Lessons
Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #18 Salsa Lessons

Like many of us, I watch Strictly Come Dancing each year and wish I could be spun around the dance floor by one of the male dancers in a flurry of seq... Read More
Cryotherapy
Personal Growth

Face the Freeze with Cryotherapy. Yes, it’s a Thing!

(This is part 2 of an ongoing series. You can view part 1 here.) I spent $20 on the world’s most expensive popsicle. I would’ve spent $25 but I... Read More
Overcoming Fear
Personal Growth

Overcoming Fear Can Change Your Life

Do you start the morning excited and ready to conquer the world but by the end of the day find you have accomplished little? You had good intentions b... Read More
Mindfulness
Personal Growth

The 50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #17 Mindfulness Meditation

My normal Saturday morning involves putting the Dyson through its paces as I hoover up the equivalent of a small puppy in dog hair. Which in itself so... Read More
Keep Moving Forward
Personal Growth

Keep Moving Forward: How to Let Go of What May Never Be

I recently attended two parties in the same day. The first was the celebration of neighbor baby’s first birthday. The baby recently took his first s... Read More
Life After 50 Self-Love
Personal Growth

What (Really) Goes Into Life Over 50 That Works: Self-Love

I have a vivid memory of watching a black and white television show featuring a then very young Pat Boone as a teenager. His mother on the show was a ... Read More
Homemade Bread
Personal Growth

The 50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #16 Homemade Bread

I have had a weekend of 'should haves' and up until Sunday at 6pm, I didn't feel like I'd achieved much. I should have attended a meditation wor... Read More
Women in Tech
Career Transition

Women in Tech: New Careers On the Horizon

“I thought you were a man,” the young female consultant exclaimed. “Excuse Me?” I said. “Oh, when the team said their manager was coming, I ... Read More
Invisibility
Personal Growth

Enjoying My “Cloak of Invisibility”

They say that women are feeling invisible over fifty; no more admiring glances or the Millennial equivalent of wolf whistles. Our skin becomes more tr... Read More
Going Blonde
Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #15 Do Blondes Have More Fun?!

The problem with having industrial strength thick hair, that once upon time was Auburn, is it shows the grey without a second thought. And having gone... Read More
Find Your Passion
Career Transition

Find Your Passion and Grit

So you want to find your passion and be satisfied with your work? It probably will not surprise you to learn that, in general, drive and determination... Read More
Sleeping Beauty Ballet
Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #14 The Sleeping Beauty Ballet

On paper, watching a ballet is not my thing at all. I'm much more of a jazz hands, foot tapping, feel good musical kind of girl. In my head, my nau... Read More

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