NABBW Teleseminar ~ “Opportunities for Women to Bloom In the Second Half of Life”
NABBW Teleseminar ~
“Opportunities for Women to Bloom In the Second Half of Life” with
“Second Blooming” Authors Kathleen Vestal Logan and Betsy Smith
Teleseminar Topic: “How Women Can Make the Most of the Second Half of Life“
Hosted by: NABBW
With Guest presenters: Kathleen Vestal Logan and Betsy Smith, Ph.D., authors of “Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life That Matters After Fifty”
When: Tuesday, April March 26, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time (7 PM Central, 6 PM Mountain, 5 PM Pacific)
The Happiest Women Over Fifty: What Do They Know That You Don\’t?
Midlife angst. Many of us suffer from it, and literally thousands of books, plays and articles have been written about it.
Recently Barbara Hannah Grufferman blogged about it in the Huffington Post. In an article titled “Life After 50: Aging Without Angst” She said:
“What\’s past is prologue,” Shakespeare wrote in “The Tempest.” Looking back can be helpful in understanding your present and planning your future. It\’s healthy and wise to examine choices and decisions you\’ve made so far, and studying those that conjure up a twinge of regret offers the greatest opportunity for guiding your future and avoiding “midlife angst.”
Conventional wisdom states that “midlife angst” most often occurs in those who are no longer happy with how they look when they peer in the mirror — but guess what?
According to my own anecdotal research, that\’s not the case. Most of those over 50 whom I\’m in contact with, or whom I meet when I give talks about living your best life after 50, have some degree of angst because they have regrets about career paths, relationships or other “unfulfilled dreams.”
Those who experience “midlife angst” run the gamut from women who left the workforce to care for children — or a sick spouse or parent — and are unsure how to re-enter it again, to people who have been in careers their entire lives and have always questioned whether they had made the right decision, wondering if perhaps they should have taken different paths. Or, it could be those who will always think about that relationship they had before they got married, especially if the marriage is unsatisfying. And, with some I\’ve met, it\’s been as simple as regret over not having learned how to ski or knit, study an instrument or run a marathon.
The Most Common Causes of “Midlife Angst” Seem to Be:
- Not accomplishing what you had hoped
- Thinking your decisions weren\’t always the best
- Feeling as though you no longer control your own destiny
- Believing you\’re running out of time
- Feeling invisible – or less important than you used to feel
We Boomers may, perhaps, suffer more from midlife angst than our forebears, because, as Kathleen Vestal Logan and Betsy Smith point out in their book, “Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life That Matters After Fifty,” the tumultuous events of our early years — the 60\’s and 70\’s — including the development of The Pill, Civil Rights and Women\’s Movements, Title IX, and the Roe V. Wade decision — mean that we are living in a different landscape than that of our mothers and grandmothers. As we have always done, we Boomers continue to be treading new ground as a “transitional generation” with few role models or guidelines.
So the Question Is: Are YOU Thriving After 50 — Or Merely Just Surviving?
If you\’re seeking strategies to allow you to bloom anew, this is the call for you. The call is FREE, is scheduled to last an hour, and you are welcome to invite your friends to be on the call as well.
Here are some of the topics we will cover in this vitally important 60 minute teleseminar:
- What does this term “second life” mean? To whom does it apply?
- Do you have to be in crisis to benefit from this discussion (e.g., widowed, divorced, laid off, retired, etc.)?
- Why this stage of life is sometimes referred to as Women’s Lib Part II
- Exactly what were the seeds of change for women? What happened that made us such a transitional generation?
- Most women dread turning fifty. They don’t see that there’s anything to look forward to. How to turn your thoughts around so that you can see it as a grand opportunity. Why you should be excited about your life after fifty.
- What are the “good losses” women can experience after fifty?
- What is the “new reality” for women over fifty?
- Some women enter their second half of life with fear and trepidation. On the call, Betsy and Kathleen will offer suggestions to help you overcome these fears
- If you have given to others all your life, how can you abruptly start focusing on yourself?
- Proven strategies to enter life after fifty with enthusiasm
For more information on the call, and to download a free worksheet that you can use while listening to the call, here\’s all you need to do:
- Reserve an hour for yourself this coming Tuesday, April 26th at 8 PM Eastern time. That\’s 7 PM Central, 6 PM Mountain and 5 PM Pacific. Click the link below to register:
Participate in this call and you\’ll be able to embrace the second half of life with optimism, self-understanding and enthusiasm. You\’ll learn how to say again: “My life matters.”
This call is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC so be sure to tell your friends about this event! Come, be inspired, learn to let yourself \’grow!\’
TUESDAY April 26th at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.
Presented by the National Association of Baby Boomer Women