I think it’s no accident that we start asking hard questions about the quality and direction of our life around the age of 50. If we’re lucky and have taken good care of ourselves we have a good 30 - 35 years left. It’s a critical time. Big shifts in our lives happen around this age especially for women. Our parents become frail, ill or pass away, our major relationships either end or are transformed, our children leave the nest, our careers lose their meaning.
Questions about who we are and how we fit into the environment we’ve created for ourselves pester us around this time because chances are, we aren’t living the lives we really want to be living.