Research shows that women’s lowest level of reported happiness is at age 47. For those in perimenopause, the reckoning is often accompanied by changes in sleep and other physical and emotional symptoms.
Instinctively, I found myself looking for examples of women ages 50+ who were cutting new paths.
Midlife and the pandemic called me into communities. The desire to gather might partly be due to isolation, but this yen is more than an urge to re-people my life. Wisdom circles welcome us—the changes and cycles of life—with open arms.
One out of three women report feelings of invisibility in midlife. This is not surprising. Midlife women are rarely featured in media or advertising, a missed opportunity since the same number also report greater financial freedom.
As parents, we expect a lot of our children and I want to pause when I feel those expectations coming up. I’d like to trust this instead: my kids will find their way. It will not be my way. It will be their way.