If you thought that being a baby boomer woman meant bowing to the ‘change of life’, slowing down, sticking closer to home, bringing out the blue hair dye or saying goodbye to your sex life, think again! The beauty of life after 50 becomes quickly obvious. A sense of confidence and a new-found freedom offer the chance to do some things you’ve long dreamed of but never had the time.
There’s no doubt about it – the physical and emotional roller coaster going through the ‘change of life’ are significant. The challenges of the onset of menopause, watching your family life evolve, and coping with the realities of finances and personal management can seem overwhelming. But take heart, ladies – it’s ALL good!
A Post 50 Journey of Discovery
The best part of being ‘post-50′ is that it’s as though everything is new again. Of course, this can be a very difficult time as well for any number of reasons, but our approach to challenges and our ability to handle both delights and difficulties contines to evolve.
No matter what, this is indeed a new landscape – whether you are enjoying empty nest and a new-found intimacy with your spouse, or are entering the dating world for the first time in a long time…whether you think fifty is the new forty, or fifty is the new thirty…it’s all good!
I want to clarify some information about this website, Fifty Is The New Forty. First, let me say “thank you” for being here. If you are reading this it means you took the time to explore something new or are one of my regular readers who make my day! I started this website in 2007, [...]
Change is easy. Change is hard. Change is just part of life. Is the journey really the destination? How many times have we heard these words about change and either nodded in agreement, or rolled our eyes in disgust? Turning 50 is a significant milestone for women. (Men too, yes, but we’re talking specifically about [...]
It’s easy to dismiss it when someone suggests you should enjoy aging. What…? Well, the fact is that aging does have its benefits indeed. They may reveal themselves slowly, subtly at first, as you begin to realize you are reacting to situations differently and not taking the bait that life so predictably presents. So…what’s the [...]
What is a WYSIWYG relationship? WYSIWYG relationships – or “what you see is what you get’, are relationships that are – in a word – simple. Clear. Without the need for or desire to implement any heroic efforts to keep it on track. So many of our relationships are incredibly complex; personal relationships with spouses, family, [...]
Ode To The Realistic Chronomatic 223 What was so great about cutting edge 1980′s technology? The Realistic Chronomatic clock radio was released in 1981, when my husband bought it brand new and shiny off the shelf. The latest in AM/FM technology, it was designed with buttons on the top, buttons and knobs on the front, [...]
Whether it’s not your first time around or you are a late bloomer, these tips for baby boomer brides offers some insight into how to make your wedding special and unique to you! Enjoy this guest post by Merdith Garzon…. As any industry professional can confirm, more and more baby boomers are preparing to exchange [...]
Notable Women Born In 1963… There are a number of baby boomer women turning 50 this year – here is just a sampling! January January 11: Tracy Anne Caulkins, American former competition swimmer, three-time Olympic gold medalist January 26: Daryn A. Kagan, American broadcast journalist, formerly a news anchor for CNN February February 12: Jacqueline [...]
Is Oprah Abandoning Her Base? Having a Midlife Crisis? There’s no standard for change as it relates to what life is like after 50. One of the most interesting blog posts on AARP of late has got to be the one by Barbara Hannah Grufferman, Would Oprah Turn Her Back On Women Over 50? Hufferman makes [...]
I’m a big believer in change – as in growth. I have a firm commitment to resisting complacency, to constantly stay fresh, thoughtful, always open to something different. My husband and I are in our mid-fifties. Most of the people we know our age are still working…some have had to begin new careers at this [...]
Why are these ladies so funny at 50? There are some really funny female comedians, writers and comedic actresses out there right now. Unlike their trailblazing and priceless “foremothers”, Lucille Ball and Phyllis Diller, these post fifty female comedians don’t require props like red wigs, curlers or cigarette holders. These women are funny, savvy, attractive [...]
So, this week I turned 55. Since turning 55 is sort of a milestone, I got thinking about when, why, and how this website idea got started back in 2006. When and why are easy…in 2007, I turned 50. The birthday was in the summer, the website started in November that same year. My son was [...]
The Anti-Valentines Day Album? Dubbed the Anti-Valentines day album, Terry Radigan beats a path down the road to reclamation from betrayal and emotional pain in her latest album The Breakdown of a Breakup. Better known for writing music for artists like Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood and Pam Tillis, this one is personal. A collection of songs that is an [...]
Madonna: A Safe Choice For Superbowl Halftime Show? Well, it’s official. With the recent news that Madonna is performing at the Super bowl half-time show, the miserable truth is out. None of us are transcending the over-50-is-one-foot-in-the-grave attitude any time soon. Not even Madonna. Safe. That’s the adjective used to describe her selection as a [...]
Is 50 the new 30 When It Come To Sex … or Not? Enter Dr. Liu…. Check, out writer, director, producer & screenwriter Tracey Jackson’s Fifty@Fifty video interview with Dr. Ed Liu! Discussing sex at 50 may be harder than we thought – is it such a sensitive subject that even your girlfriends are lying [...]
Where Is the Transition From Aging to Elderly? Never before has the semantics of aging been a mainstream consideration. Right now baby boomers comprise the largest, loudest, and most affluent demographic in the country. Being a boomer is kind of, well, in, frankly. Cool. We’re the “can do” generation; the dreammakers if one would believe [...]