Midlife Crisis

How Do I Tell My Children Their Dad's A Big Fat Loser?

Mark Piggott | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Parents
Mark Piggott

On Tuesday, as I'm inspecting my navel (see past and indeed future blogs), out of the blue I get a call from the head of HR at the company that has been my main employer for almost four years.

Life After The City

LJ Ross | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ross

Back in 2007, Oliver James offered a searing critique of advanced, largely capitalist societies and how their systems impact negatively on the mental health of the people within them. His contention is that emotional distress is best understood as a rational response to 'sick' societies, where education and upbringing are geared towards making progress.

Midlife: How To Make The Next Phase Of Your Life Count

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

It's hardly surprising that many of us in our late forties and fifties end up either dreading the years to come or railing against them by trying to pack as much in as possible (younger lover, ultra-marathons, sports car, botox, face lift, breast implants, you name it).

Six Reasons Why 45 Is The Worst Age

Caroline Bourne | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

Our friends at Public Health England announced yesterday that mid-lifers are doomed to heart failure and dementia because we don't make time to exercise and eat healthy food. Thanks for adding to my woes, I think as I unwrap another KitKat. I'm 45 now and counting the days till my next birthday.

Rush Hour Commuting Takes On A Whole New Turn

Dan Flanagan | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Comedy
Dan Flanagan

Three hours a day, five days a week, twenty days a month. That's sixty hours being penned in, thinking you've had a right result if you managed to get a seat, even if it was beside a sweaty reprobate with the personal hygiene standards of a sumo-wrestler on a dirty protest in a Bikram Yoga session.

Parent or Not, No Single Role Determines Our Value or Future

Karin Sieger | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

here is nothing wrong in having a preference for how we would like our life to be. But rigid single mindedness can lead to vulnerability, when life and those around us do not deliver. We may not have the necessary mental and emotional resilience and agility to bounce back and adjust accordingly. If we are less accepting of the value of others' difference, then we may find it hard, if others struggle with our own difference.

Am I Too Early for a Midlife Crisis?

Ben Moore | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

Of course my life since then hasn't been a disaster, and you can't sift out and keep the good bits. I enjoyed my university education, despite being a long way from home and abjectly failing to make any friends. I'm happily married now, and I can't separate that from all the other choices that I've made.

Getting Out

Naomi Hefter | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So for now, it's back to my temp job ( I'm sat here now with nothing but this computer, my phone and people walking past this reception desk either ignoring me or being told "I smell delicious" by an old man), and some good comedy gigs to look forward to. Have a good weekend and if you don't enjoy your job, walk out. NOW (you won't regret it).

Never Stop Dancing - A Year in the Life of a Business Startup

Hannah Saunders | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Hannah Saunders

It's been over a year now and, as I hoped and feared, it's been the most fun/interesting/terrifying year I've had for a few decades. On the whole, it would have been cheaper to buy a sportscar and less time-consuming to have an affair with a 25 year old, but, as I can't drive and am happy with my fella, this 45 year old's mid-life crisis is a "follow your dream" business startup.

Why Every Woman Should Indulge Their Man's Midlife Crisis

Grant Feller | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

It was she who encouraged me to leave my dead-end job with no regrets and launch a media consultancy business from the kitchen table, join a gym and pump iron, write a book and two screenplays at exactly the same time with only vague notions about plot, indulge in a series of ineffectual health food fads and therapists...

I Can Remember When John Cleese Was Funny - Does That Make Me Old?

Grant Feller | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

My midlife reinvention from office-bound executive to dynamic media entrepreneur has, predictably, not been easy but it has been incredibly inspiring and life-affirming. Yet this morning a friend raised the ugly possibility that it was all doomed - because of my birth certificate.

Rebel Rebel - Turning a Mid-Life Crisis Into a Business Proposition

Hannah Saunders | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Saunders

At 41, I had a baby. Followed 17 months later by another... and all the life-skewing, skin-flaying emotions they have brought with them... so, what next? I set up my own business and Big Fish Little Fish Productions - running family club events on weekend afternoons - was born. A micro-festival for the post-rave generation of parents and children.

Why Bruce Springsteen Will Always Be Cooler Than Facebook

Grant Feller | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Who wants my precious spare ticket to this weekend's Bruce Springsteen gig? Really. Because I desperately need someone to tell me I'm not a boring, uncool, faded jeans, slightly-paunched, greying, 40-something rocker whose refusal to grow up is no longer charming but worrying.

In the Midst of a Mid Life Crisis

Daniel Warner | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

I'm hurtling towards my 42nd birthday. It's not even around the corner, it's standing right in front of me with a mean look on it's face and it's punching one fist into the palm of it's other hand. It looks like trouble, it looks like it means trouble and for all intents and purposes, it most probably is trouble.

I <3 EU

Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer

Posturing over a referendum on Britain's EU membership is the political order of the day, and accusations of Euro-human-rights-madness-keeping-murderers-and-rapists-on-our-streets abound: euro-scepticism is having a moment. MEP bashing up, Europhilia down.

Cartoon: Don't Fight the Quarter Life Crisis, Embrace It

Brian John Spencer | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

Graduating in the summer of 2010 and not finding a job for over 2 years was the most challenging period of my 25 years to date. It took me to some dark places and fanatical lows. Fortunately I never fully allowed for the dark dog of self-doubt and depression to take hold.

I Shot A Pilot...TV Show

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Macnaughton

It's about owning your own destiny and DIY - doing-it-yourself.

Hot Fuzz - The Wonderful World of Beards

Mr Pickwick | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

I have grown a beard. The decision came from nowhere although was accompanied by an undertaking to my daughters that I would get an ear pierced. There was therefore a whiff of mid-life crisis in the air that day.

The Lost Generation: How 30 Became the New 50

Anthony Dursi | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Dursi

Are we just being spoiled whiners, as older generations would no doubt label us? I'm not so sure. Our parents' generation had a solid understanding of what they were supposed to be doing at every stage of their life, until they hit their fifties and realised it had all been too planned out and they hadn't enjoyed their youth to the fullest.

Could A Midlife Crisis Lead To Dementia?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

New research has associated depressive symptoms in midlife, or late in life, with an increased risk of developing dementia. According to research, ...