Not Your Mother's Midlife:

A Ten-Step Guide to Fearless Aging


Midlife Journeys

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Waiting for Wyatt

Not Your Mother's Midlife: A Ten-Step Guide to Fearless Aging s a gloriously gutsy volume that challenges society's worn-out perceptions that women become less valuable as they age. Instead, authors Nancy Alspaugh and Marilyn Kentz are encouraging women to become a little militant about the fact that today's women can be more powerful, more efficient, more capable, just as desirable, and even happier as she ages.

Don't expect a sentimental, sugar-coated view of middle age from this book. While Marilyn and Nancy want you to learn to celebrate midlife, they are well aware that you aren't going to

This groundbreaking book provides ten practical recommendations to help a woman face middle age with confidence and a positive attitude. It includes personal growth exercises, riveting real-life stories, and meditations to inspire new ways of thinking. A CD is included featuring these guided visualizations from the text.

Every woman will eventually need this book! Not Your Mother's Midlife is for any woman who tries to keep the illusion of youth by carrying a tampon in her purse long after menopause, for those of us who wake up in the middle of the night worrying about losing our parents, for the woman who has to borrow someone else's eggs in order to get pregnant, for those of us whose houses are empty, and most importantly, for those of us who aspire to age happily.

FEARLESS WOMEN Midlife Journeys by Nancy Alspaugh and Marilyn Kentz with photographer Mary Ann Halpin (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

The impressive subjects of the new book FEARLESS WOMEN: Midlife Journeys did not listen to society's antiquated warnings that once a woman turns forty her life will be downhill. Many things have changed in the 21st century. We have added twenty years to the human life expectancy -- and we've added them to the middle. Authors NANCY ALSPAUGH and MARILYN KENTZ, along with photographer MARY ANN HAPLIN, have created a venue to honor the fearless women of America who are between the ages of forty and sixty-something and are redefining, reinventing and reigniting what midlife means.

FEARLESS WOMEN: Midlife Journeys honors both the famous and yet-to-be-celebrated women of this country who have pushed themselves to become strong, active representatives of this new lifestyle. Women like SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO, the Oscar nominated actress (The House of Sand and Fog), who is more than an actress, shes a human rights activist for women in Iran. And LONNIE ALI, wife of Mohammed Ali -- a woman who once lived her life in the background, has stepped up to the plate to become the real strength behind the fighter. There's ANN BELLS, who fearlessly adopted and fostered forty handicapped children and BROOKE MEDICINE EAGLE, a Native American spiritual leader who, after obtaining a degree in psychology and mathematics, turned to healing. Singing icon JONI MITCHELL is another great example of those who are all about reinventing themselves.

FEARLESS WOMEN gives fifty fine examples of just how powerful women can be if they forget about whats sagging and where their breasts fall, and put that energy into making the world a better place.


The real goal is to age gratefully, say authors Alspaugh and Kentz who are outspoken and emphatic about the topic of aging. In fact, they're all for it! They call their movement fearless aging and it shows up in everything they do. It was at one of their Fearless Aging Classes they met photographer Mary Ann Halpin. Halpin's creative eye was the perfect visual expression to support the fearless concept. This companion piece to Not Your Mothers Midlife: A Ten Step Guide to Fearless Aging continues to support the platform: Make the second half of your life be the best half!


So here's to the woman who, in the middle of her life, is full of passion, has plenty to say, no longer bothers to care what others think, loves the word reinvention and is determined to make the world a better place... even if she does keep losing her car keys! Here's to Fearless Women and their fascinating journeys!

Waiting for Wyatt (working title).... is a mother's personal journey through the world of autism. Nancy's story is a fight for all....


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