How to Boost Your Self-Esteem After 50

Getting older has its benefits, but it can also be challenging. By middle age, you're likely juggling numerous responsibilities at the same time. What mattered to you a decade ago may no longer carry the same relevance today. Likewise, fears about the future may have you feeling stressed. Research shows that self-esteem steadily increases as people age. However, it typically...[ read more ]

8 Signs Your Aging Parent Likely Needs More Support

You love your aging parent, and you're concerned about their well-being. Over the past few months or years, you've started noticing some problematic changes. Maybe they seem more forgetful or disheveled or erratic in their behavior. Perhaps, at the same time, you're not sure if these changes are developmentally appropriate- or if they signify a serious problem. Here are some...[ read more ]

How Loved Ones Can Prepare for End-Of-Life Care

It is often extremely painful for loved ones in the final weeks or days of life. They don't know what to expect, what to do, or how to talk about their feelings with others. While you can't fully prepare for end-of-life care, you can empower yourself by learning some common experiences people face. Here's what you need to know. Plan...[ read more ]

5 Steps to Help You Emotionally Prepare for Retirement 

The time has finally come. Whether you've been counting down the days- or it all sort of sprung on you- you're getting closer to retirement. It can feel exciting, scary, and confusing all at the same time. Before your last day of work, you owe it to yourself to properly prepare for retirement. Being mindful of the good, bad, and...[ read more ]

Death Anxiety Is Real: Here’s How to Cope if You’re Struggling

Most people feel nervous about the topics of death and dying. After all, these can be uncomfortable, taboo subjects, and thinking about them can trigger intense feelings of worry, sadness, or even confusion. But death anxiety (known as thanatophobia) refers to specific anxiety about death. This type of anxiety extends beyond general worries, making it difficult to function in daily...[ read more ]

Are You More Likely to Experience Anxiety in Middle Age? 

Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. However, the type, intensity, and frequency of your anxiety may change as you get older. Anxiety disorders affect just over 18% of the population in a given year. Unfortunately, only about a third of those individuals receive the professional support they need. Anxiety in middle age can be distressing, but it is treatable....[ read more ]

What You Need to Know Before Reconnecting With Old Friends

Are you considering reaching out to a former friend? Maybe you stumbled across their social media and feel a pang of sadness for your old connection. Perhaps a certain song or memory triggered a happy thought associated with them. Even though we may feel incredibly close to certain people, life can get in the way. Career changes, relocation, and having...[ read more ]

What To Do When You’re Experiencing Marriage Problems After Retirement 

Has retirement made your relationship more stressful? Maybe you feel disconnected from your partner, and you don't know how to cope with all the new free time you have together. Perhaps you're dealing with problems related to money or kids or aging parents. As you may know, adjusting to retirement isn't all bliss, and acclimating to this new stage of...[ read more ]

Wanting To Switch Careers? Here’s What To Do Next

Are you thinking it's time to switch careers? You're not alone. Research shows that, on average, people have 12 different jobs during their lifetimes, and nearly 30% completely change fields. But changing jobs isn't easy, and the thought of navigating a new industry can feel frightening and overwhelming. That said, making a move can be extremely beneficial, both professionally and...[ read more ]

What Is Retirement Anxiety and How Can You Cope?

After all those years of hard work, you’re finally done. You no longer have to clock in or dress up or commute in rush-hour traffic. Maybe it all feels incredibly freeing and limitless. And yet, despite how rewarding and exciting this time can feel, many people also experience retirement anxiety during this new chapter.  Coping with new change can be...[ read more ]

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