Turning fifty can be a wrenching experience for some people. Others discover that it is their sixtieth birthday that conjures up disturbing emotions. There is no doubt that big birthdays focus the mind on the aging process and what is often described as a midlife crisis. But should we fear the passage of time? Lisa Levine is a life coach and the author of Midlife No crisis, an insightful and entertaining exploration of the years that signpost our lives. In this LLAMA podcast conversation with Peter Bowes, Lisa explains why we should embrace "transformative" periods, instead of dreading them, and how the advancing years can propel us in a "more fulfilling direction," with excitement and optimism.
Topics covered in this interview include:
- When does mid-life happen and why is it associated with a crisis for some people.
- Pre-empting a mid-life crisis
- When the meaning of life becomes more important that just doing a job.
- The difference between turning 50 and 60?
- Leaving Hollywood and the entertainment business for a new calling - something deeper with more meaning.
- Becoming a life coach and "walking the talk."
- Dealing with health obstacles and fertility issues and discovering alternative therapies.
- Do men and women face the same mid-life issues?
- How our backgrounds and life experiences mold our lives and attitudes toward aging.
- Discovering the perks on midlife, wisdom and putting space between negative thoughts.
- The value of friends and community in dealing with the aging process - knowing that you're not alone.
- Social media - compare and despair. Avoiding the rabbit holes.
- The privilege that is aging.
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The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.