It’s hard to imagine a life stage that’s more misunderstood than midlife—or about which there is more misinformation. Not only is there no roadmap: you should consider yourself lucky if you actually manage to spot a road sign announcing that you’ve arrived.
Ann Douglas, trusted author of The Mother of All® series of parenting books, explores the messy and misunderstood midlife years in this big-hearted and encouraging guide for women. Join her online for a presentation of her her book Navigating the Messy Middle, which offers practical, evidence-based strategies for thriving at midlife, coupled with the compelling stories of more than one hundred midlife women. These women share their hard-won wisdom on everything from managing worries and regrets to chasing after long-held hopes and dreams. Their advice spans all aspects of midlife: from health and relationships to career and finances, while addressing other big-picture issues that get at the heart of why midlife can be a particularly challenging life stage for women.
Navigating the Messy Middle looks beyond the easy self-help answers and simple negative stereotypes, celebrating midlife’s unique messiness and giving readers the tools to imagine a new and better path forward.
Ann Douglas is an award-winning writer and bestselling author. She is the creator of The Mother of All Books® series, which has sold over half a million copies in North America to date. She lives in Hastings Highlands, Ontario.