‘I have spent years feeling like an underachiever or a fraud’

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I’m often asked whether just knowing about midlife slump can…

‘It’s easier now to shrug off failure’

The New York Times has an article by contributing opinion writer…

‘Approaching 84 is one of my happiest periods’

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J. in Ohio provides a welcome example of the most surprising,…

‘It has always been hard for me to ask for help’

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K., age 50, says he is "second-guessing my worth in my relationships…

‘Where does individual agency fit in?’

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David C. asks: Nice piece and tracks with experience: rough…

Is the happiness curve ‘overhyped’?

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At EconoSpeak blog, Barkley Rosser, a distinguished economist…

“Apparently, I am quite normal!”

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Laura writes: I will turn 50 next year.  I have spent the last…

“Maybe I need to create more goals”

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An email from Nick: I’m turning 38 at the end of May and have…

“I wish I’d done these things all my life”

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A reader, T., writes: This past year, at 57, I’ve taken up…