(This program originally aired on April 25, 2017)
Today, it’s Midday on Mid Life. Mid Life can be a dizzying hash of juggling jobs, keeping a marriage vibrant, tending to children as they enter adulthood, and caring for parents as they enter their twilight years. No wonder the term “midlife” so often has the word “crisis” attached to it like a tentacle.
But our 40s, 50s and 60s can also be a time when we come into our own, forge new relationships, and discover fresh things about the world and ourselves.
In her most recent book, Life Reimagined: The Science, Art and Opportunity of Midlife, former NPR correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty takes a clear-eyed look at the challenges and joys of being old enough to know better, and young enough to enjoy the new things that life might have to offer.
(Barbara Bradley Hagerty talked about her book April 26th at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church on Dulaney Valley Road in Lutherville, Maryland. Her talk was sponsored by Well for the Journey, a spiritual wellness center offering classes and workshops in Towson.)