Dr. Barbara Collins | Authentic After 50: A Blog For Women
Dr. Barbara Collins is a midlife transition expert.
Midlife, Tranisition, Menopause
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Authentic After 50: A Blog For Women

  Caregiving After caregiving an increasingly difficult mother; she didn’t want to put her kids through the same ordeal. Writing a letter to her adult children about her future self in later years would help them during notoriously difficult times when she should stop driving, move out...

Happy New Year! We can change our thoughts. That’s our work to change how we see ourselves. What now? Can be a difficult question to ponder before and after retirement. Deciding to end a job after working many years may be delayed because of fear. Fear of...

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone - Maybe it's time Getting out of our comfort zone is an empowering goal for 2018.  The new year is an opportunity to explore goals to unleash natural strengths and talents. Unleashing our authentic self is experiencing life as though it were...

  Getting Older “Play to Your Strengths –Something that challenges you a bit” Dr. Brenda Milner, Neuroscientist I was thrilled to read an article, by Sari Harrar, in the October issue AARP Bulletin. Harrar, interviewed Dr. Brenda Milner, pioneer neuroscientist, whose groundbreaking research helped to unlock the...

My mother and both grandmothers were major influences to create a meaningful life while getting older. Living unique lives with faith in God helped me imagine a life worth living. Mother received her Master's Degree in Gerontology at age 60. She was Director of a Senior...

  For many of my blog subscribers, summer is almost over.  I hope summer met your expectations spending quality time doing what you love.  My trip to Israel with my daughter was one of the most amazing experiences. Israel opened my eyes to another part of...

Friends in our past can slip away while getting older. Life kicks in and memories about old friends may fade away. Maybe you remember how your friend supported you during a tough time. Or you recall someone that always made you laugh. Sometimes a reason...

Dear Friends, I was shopping at Wegman’s yes, I admit my favorite food store. A woman was reaching for an air freshner. All of a sudden the entire shelf of air fresheners came tumbling down. She laughed watching them fall all over the floor. While picking...

Decreasing stress during these uncertain times is critical for good health. Stress is linked to major illnesses, heart disease, cancer, and depression.One of the ways I relieve stress is by creating a "Personal Board of Directors" (PBOD). My PBOD are people that play a significant role...