Halfway There: Lessons at Midlife

Halfway There: Lessons at Midlife

by Elizabeth C. Haynes
Halfway There: Lessons at Midlife

Halfway There: Lessons at Midlife

by Elizabeth C. Haynes


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"Halfway There: Lessons at Midlife is a collection of stories that are meant to help readers make sense of their own lives - whether they're at the midpoint or not."

From an early age, Elizabeth C. Haynes faced hardships: abuse and trauma, tumultuous relationships, frustrating career shifts, and-when she reached her mid-thirties-chronic illness. As she approached middle age and began to examine her life's many ups and downs, she discovered that while the circumstances are individual, the emotions they carry are collective.

In Halfway There: Lessons at Midlife, Elizabeth shares some of her most personal stories (and the lessons she's learned) to help readers feel more empowered to embrace their own journeys. She writes with poignance, care, and a dash of humor about the many challenges humans face, such as: adversity and loss, frustrating career shifts, lack of purpose, childhood trauma, the pressure to fit in, conflicting beliefs, and chronic health issues. Her hope is for readers to come away with a better understanding of what it means to be human and how to grow older with grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781736173909
Publisher: White Ocean Press
Publication date: 02/16/2021
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth C. Haynes is an abuse and trauma survivor, a former yoga teacher, a rare disease sufferer, and a kindness warrior. Elizabeth holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from Kansas State University with a cum laude GPA and a concentration in American literature. She has been writing professionally since 2004. Elizabeth writes about the things that are close to her heart, the experiences she has had in life, and the beauty that can be found in the natural world.

Table of Contents


The Thing about Vacations

You're Healthy Until You're Not

Life Shows You Your Calling

To Wallow Is Human

Some People Hate Boundaries

Your "Meaningless" Job

Finding Confidence When Your Life History Is Contradictive

Step Away from the Screen

Mornings Are Important

Feeling Useful

It's Okay to Not Have Kids

Finding Meaning in Strange Places

Own Your Intro/Extroversion

Do Lots of Things

Stuff Will Still Bother You

There Is Never a Perfect Time

Friends Forever?

You Don't Have to Do HIIT

It's Soulmates (Plural)

Not Everyone Grows Up

We Have to Transition

You Can Read More than One Book

Boobs Will Sag

The Insecure Selfie

When Life Doesn't Go as Planned

The Lazy River

The Morning After

Some People Have It Harder than Others

Jump Off the Bandwagon

Cleaning the Bathroom

Prejudice Lives Within Us All

The Gold Star

What Time Is It?

I Lost My Hair

Peer Pressure

Moving On from the Grudge

Let's Talk about Bowel Habits

Purging Your Attachments

The Child Inside

Joy Is Attainable

Lessons from Lily

Home Is

It Takes Courage to Be You

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