My blog about middle-aged women, aging and well-being...
Who are Middle-Aged Women?
- Used to be considered in their 40s
- Now considered between the ages of 50 and 68 years
- 25% of the U.S. female population
- 40 million women strong!
According to research, by the time women turn 50, most feel:
- Invisible and "left on a shelf"
- Judged negatively because of their age
- Misunderstood by those around them
- Society was geared toward younger women
- Ignored by men their own age when at social gatherings
- Stressed out, depressed and guilty
- Increasing rates of alcoholism and substance abuse, including pharmaceutical addiction
What are the Challenges Middle-Aged Women Face?
- Menopause and weight gain
- Empty-nesting and aging parents
- The loss of youth in a youth-centered society
- Midlife divorce and financial insecurity
- Aches and pains and the loss of agility
- Unprecedented depression, anxiety and fear
- Dramatic increases in prescription drug addiction and eating disorders
- Way too much toxic guilt and feelings of isolation
- Decreasing longevity due to suicide and drug overdoses
What do Middle-Aged Women Need?
- More friendships and community
- More role models and guidance
- More passion and joy
There is Another Way!
- A way for middle-aged women to live lives with more community, more creativity, and more joy!
- A way for middle-aged women to live vibrant and meaningful lives and to fully fulfill their self-defined purpose in the second-half of their life!
- A way for for middle-aged women to begin their Aging Naked ™ journeys, by living more authentic and transparent lives, with more passion and fewer masks.
When I turned 50, I thought, I'm really tired of faking it so much, of always trying to be something I'm not. So I stopped.
~ A Middle-Aged Woman
Read about Dr. Michelle Martin work as an author, Huffington Post blogger, educator, and social worker. You can also read about her Aging Naked™ journey and what prompted her to create this website and engage in other work supporting middle-aged women.
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