Midlife assessments

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On this Saturday morning, I’m enjoying some reflective moments that midlife sometimes invites — or requires. And although I don’t have the means to do a demographic survey of this blog’s readership, my best intelligent guess is that a good chunk of you have crossed the 40 year mark. I thought I’d collect a group of previous posts that enable some of that healthy reflection, especially for those who identify as being in midlife, but also hopefully useful to anyone who wants to live meaningfully. In these posts you’ll find some of my own commentary, as well as recommendations of books and articles for further inquiry.

David Brooks and his “moral bucket list” (2015)

Defining, refining, creating, and redefining your “body of work” (2015)

Taking stock at midlife: Time for reading assignments (2014)

Personal reinvention: Take a look at “50 over 50” (2014)

Holiday reads: Fueling heart, mind, and soul (2014)

“The Shift: Ambition to Meaning” (2014)

Transitions and inner callings (2014)

Inauthenticity at work and the fast track to a midlife crisis (2013)

“Follow your bliss”? Parsing Joseph Campbell’s famous advice (2012)

What’s your legacy work? (And how can you de-clutter way to it?) (2011)

Embracing creative dreams at midlife (2010)

Will our avocations save us? (2010)

Does life begin at 46? (2010).

Are You a Marathoner or a Sprinter? (2009)

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  3. Your readings are always high quality recommendations.
    However for many people who have paid the huge price of hanging on to their integrity and moral decency
    In the face of despicable people (bullies & mobs) the reading evoke sadness and tears for what was lost upon exiting the reach of a despicable bully.
    Many of us had a achieved a meaningful way of contributing to our world via not for profit environments.
    It’s hard to get back meaningful work when one is dislodged especially at the executive or managerial level.
    I think we need more effort beyond the few books out there to articulate what the aftermath is like for those displaced by bullies and keep that part of the conversation going.

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