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

A woman was unfortunately laid off from her job. She did not receive a severance package, just a goodbye and a thank you for her 15 years of service. She needed to pay her bills and rent. Survival was her main goal. This woman loved baking...

When I first discovered Facebook, I was not "feeling the love" to connect on Facebook (fb). Why was it important to have a minute-to-minute update as to what people were doing and feeling? I couldn’t imagine how people found the time to write on fb....

[caption id="attachment_15554" align="alignnone" width="300"]  [/caption] After I retired, I explored several options on what to do next — teach graduate school, consult or write my first book. My daughter suggested modeling. She was attending law school in New York and modeling herself at the time. She said her...

One day on a train to New York, I engaged in a conversation about aging with a woman in her mid- to late-50s. We started by sharing our common connections on getting older. We laughed about the sudden pains that have appeared in places not...

One day I was waiting in line at the Post Office. The line was so long, I was tired and stressed out. I wanted to just leave, but I needed to get an important document in the mail. I thought, "This is not working for...

A cardiologist once told me that speaking what’s in your heart creates a healthier heart.   It is also an act of loving yourself. You may have noticed that’s it’s been awhile since I launched my blog in May.  Life kicked in with a major health crisis...

Tony Robbins once said, “There is no such thing as failure, only results.” That quotation hit close to home at midlife when I tried photography and failed. Or I should say, I realized photography wasn’t a natural strength. During a difficult time in my life, I enrolled...

I met a wonderful woman at a crafts show who was knitting the most beautiful hand knitted scarf.   Her hair was strikingly gray with the most peaceful and gentle smile. She looked like she was enjoying her knitting craft. People passing by were taking a...