Emerging from mid-life invisibility

Midlife is a time when we are sometimes forced to let go of the old. It can be brutal and unforgiving. There comes a time when – woman or man – we can’t call ourselves quite as ravishing as before, years ago. At least in the eyes of our youth-worshipping culture.

I adore this post that I’m sharing with you today. I love the way Claudette has expressed so much in a single piece of heartfelt writing. I totally get where she is coming from, though not in the same way, because we are individuals worlds apart. There is so much wisdom and self-knowledge here.

Being a midlife mother working in the home says a lot about how she’d come to feel this way. Being a mother to teens adds volumes to that feeling (might as well define invisible). Being in a long-term relationship could well be another layer to the cloak. It’s a classic midlife female thing – but maybe men too have their own version? I know many of you will relate. I’d love to know your responses to the questions she raises – where do you get your self-esteem and self-image? You’ll find my answers on Claudette’s blog. Read on if you dare!

Pussy: A Reclamation

Welcome to the best blog post I’ve read yet by last week’s featured writer Year of Sluttery.

This post, for me, encapsulates the midlife change – or challenge, or energy, whatever you want to call it – and speaks loudly to our purpose for this age and stage.

We need to listen to our inner (and higher) selves now, because soon it will be too late. Whether you’re a woman or a man, this piece is meant for you. Listen to your heart (or your pussy!) and make the changes you need to live your truth and value your life and potential. Thanks Scarlett for voicing your thoughts that we can all relate to.