8 Dec 2023

Why is a midlife crisis called a crisis?

Why is a midlife crisis called a crisis? A midlife crisis can indeed be considered a crisis due to the significant impact it can have on an individual’s life. It can happen between the ages of 40-65 years and is experienced usually after a profound loss that makes you question either yourself, others, the world,...
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17 Nov 2023

Overcoming sexual incompatibility in your midlife relationship?

Overcoming sexual incompatibility in your midlife relationship? Often midlife partners have been together for many years and as we change throughout the lifecycle sexual incompatibility in a relationship can arise. This incompatibility might refer to a situation where partners have differing sexual desires, needs, or preferences that create challenges or dissatisfaction within their intimate lives....
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19 Sep 2023

Why do people stop playing?

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Why do people stop playing? Play is important in midlife as it contributes to overall well-being and personal growth. While play is often associated with children, it remains relevant and valuable throughout life as a stress reducer, as a way to foster creativity and innovation, encourages social connection and improves mental and physical health. So,...
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8 Sep 2023

10 tips for a successful midlife career change

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10 tips for a successful midlife career change. If you’ve reached midlife and find your career no longer holds your interest or enthusiasm like it used to, what can you do about it? In my book, The Midlife Crisis Handbook, I talk about the necessity of staying in the liminal space – a betwixt and...
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16 Aug 2023

Why am I unhappy in retirement?

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Why am I unhappy in retirement? If retirement is supposed to be a joyous time, then why, do so many people struggle to adjust? A retirement party, a golden handshake, a slap on the back with a ‘You lucky thing!’ comment. These are all stereotypical accompaniments to this particular time of life., I’ve even seen...
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29 Jun 2023

Why you’re unhappy at work

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Why you’re unhappy at work. Nothing is more annoying than when you feel you are starting to lose all your enthusiasm for your job. So much of our day is taken up with work and if you are not happy in your role, low mood can start to infiltrate all other areas of your life...
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29 Jun 2023

What to do when you can’t leave your job

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What to do when you can’t leave your job. The last thing anyone needs when they have financial commitments is a sense that their job is unfulfilling, starting to drain them and it is becoming increasingly difficult to raise the energy to get out of bed each morning to go to work and be polite...
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29 Jun 2023

How to change career in your 40s and 50s

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How to change career in your 40s and 50s. It’s not uncommon in midlife, especially if you have been in the same job or industry field for a long time, to want to change career and bring a new exciting challenge into your life. The professional midlife crisis is a lot more widespread than people...
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29 Jun 2023

Why does having fun help?

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Why does having fun help? How often do you consciously make time for fun and to play? When did you stop doing what came so naturally to you as a child? Play is not solely reserved for children—it also holds significant importance for adults, as Albert Einstein said ‘Play is the Highest Form of Research’....
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29 Jun 2023

How to make new friends as an adult

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How to make new friends as an adult. People start to lose friends from around the age of 25, and particularly in midlife, a person’s social network begins to shrink. Unlike when we are younger, a consolidation process commences in these middle years as people choose to spend time with family members and familiar people...
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29 Jun 2023

How to have fun in life

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How to have fun in life. George Bernard Shaw said, ‘We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing’. You would imagine that playing and being playful would be the most natural thing in the world, but it isn’t. Without realising, many of us stopped playing somewhere between childhood...
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27 Jun 2023

Why do you grow apart in relationships?

Why do you grow apart in relationships? People are unique and every relationship is unique. We change as we age and if you are in a committed relationship over a long period of time many people sadly grow apart from their partner. Though individual circumstances can vary, here are some common factors that can contribute...
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