Midlife Crisis

Women experience the midlife crisis too. It’s not all about fast cars.

There are days when I want to scream in frustration. Some days I feel a shed load of regret over past decisions. There are other days when I feel grateful to have reached my 50s in relatively good health. There are even moments when I wonder whether I have a right to be suffering from …

Midlife Ruminations

Why I wore yellow after the Queen’s death

A national shock of profound proportions is a powerful catalyst for uncovering long-forgotten childhood memories. Over the decades our memories become crammed with supervening events capturing the age related rites of passage such as leaving home, university and having children. The chronology of life takes precedence over remembering momentous moments. When a memory surfaces, you …

Midlife Health

Mindfulness as a way of coping with the midlife crisis

“mindfulness is the essence of bringing your mind fully to one thing that is happening in the present moment.” Life never seems to slow down, even in midlife. The promised land of a peaceful retirement in one’s 50s has yet to materialise for many, including me. Midlifers are looking after their own parents, children and, …

Do Women Suffer from the Midlife Crisis?

At what age does the Midlife Crisis start?

Waking up one morning in my late 40s I had this incredible urge to bite everyone’s head off. The urge was so strong that I wondered whether I had been visited by some alien being overnight intent on destroying mankind. Had I become an alien conduit, I wondered to myself. I can’t quite swear by …