is arguably one of the least understood, appreciated and studied life stages.
? I 'm a writer, it's necessary.Feeling tied down: Same job for six years.
For men, a midlife
crisis is a cliched affair - sports car, cycling and fear of hair loss
decadent delightPUMPKIN AND GINGER CHEESCAKE INGREDIENTS: Serves 8) 125g Midlife
LSA (see below) or ground almonds 2tsp ground ginger 75g Medjool dates, pitted and finely chopped 2tbsp coconut oil, melted if solid egg white, lightly whisked For the Midlife
LSA (makes approx 12tbsp - store in the fridge): 6tbsp flaxseeds (another name for linseeds) 4tbsp sunflower seeds 2tbsp whole almonds (skin on) For the filling: 250g ricotta cheese 150g thick Greek yogurt 400g can pumpkin puree (100% pumpkin) 60ml runny honey 2 large eggs 2tbsp lemon juice 2tsp ground cinnamon 1tbsp peeled and finely grated fresh root ginger To serve: A handful of fresh raspberries More runny honey for drizzling METHOD: 1.
A person's midlife
can bring change and transition for many, as aging parents may need to be cared for more.
While there is a significant body of research that focuses on early childhood and "the twilight years," what was missing prior to MIDUS was a thorough, in-depth study of what happens to people during midlife
. 'We ask questions that get into the texture of people's lives," explains Ryff, "but the important part is that we combine these subjective reports with objective data from the hard sciences.
Dementia was independently associated with midlife
hypertension (140/90 mm Hg or higher), with a stronger association for systolic hypertension (hazard ratio, 1.57; 95% confidence interval, 1.05-2.35).
According to Jaques (1965) coming to terms with our mortality is the central developmental task of midlife
. Adults in midlife
start worrying about deterioration in health and various manifestations of ageing (Dziegielewski, Heymann, Green & Gichia, 2002).
Women of all ages who are approaching midlife
or are in transition will learn from Dean's story the importance of exploring dissatisfaction, tuning into joy, trusting creative intuition and knowing when it's time to take a leap into the unknown.
A review of the existing literature on body image dissatisfaction and disordered eating in midlife
women reveals several key points.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty has some good news for us in Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife
. As she sees it, midlife
can be a challenging time as we endure many transitions--empty nest, retirement, the deaths of our parents--but these later years can be a time of discovery and reinvention as well.
The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now discusses a 'midlife
reboot' that happened to the author after consulting with a famous psychic.