Although we’ve been conditioned to think “middle aged” is practically a four-letter word, the realities of women in midlife today are far different than what our mothers experienced. Women in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s are living younger, vibrant lives. But influenced by our youth-obsessed culture, we fear that when we hit midlife, we stop being relevant and no longer have options—that it’s simply too late for us.
Contradicting long-ingrained beliefs, Robi Ludwig draws on myth-busting data from scientific research and on her experience as a therapist to show midlife is not the beginning of our decline—it is actually a time to pursue our dreams. In Your Best Age Is Now, she offers specific advice on how to change our perception of this next life phase and make the best of it by:
· Letting go of stress to create a more balanced life;
· Identifying false thinking that is holding us back;
· Taking charge of our love life and relationships;
· Staying relevant in the workplace or starting new, exciting careers;
· Becoming more spiritual and leading a life of gratitude; and more.
Your Best Age Is Now provides the guidance you need to reject the status quo, become more “you” than ever before, and find the kind of happiness you never thought possible.
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About the Author
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. is a nationally known psychotherapist, award-winning reporter, and author. She is a relationship contributor for Investigation Discovery Network’s Scorned, and has hosted TLC’s reality show One Week to Save Your Marriage and GSN’s Without Prejudice? Dr. Ludwig is a regular guest on CNN, Fox News, and Headline News, discussing psychological and lifestyle issues as well as the criminal mind. She has appeared on Today, Entertainment Tonight, 20/20, World News Tonight, Nightline, The View, Fox and Friends, Steve Harvey, The Wendy Williams Show, and is on the medical board and a contributor for BELLA Magazine. She also writes for the Huffington Post. Dr. Ludwig lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
1 It's Time for a New Midlife 1
2 Adopt the "Best Practices" of Youth 19
3 Fighting Regrets with Resilience 33
4 A Midlife Without Anxiety or Stress 53
5 Feeling Stronger Every Day 87
6 Beauty Can Be A Beast 119
7 Finding Love 146
8 Making A Living, Making A Life 177
9 A Spiritual Opportunity 200
10 Discovering New Purpose and Meaning 220
Recommended Reading 233