Mid-Life problem or Mid-Life challenge?

Mid-Life problem or Mid-Life challenge?

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I was about to label a situation hopeless, when it occured to me, “There’s got to be a better way.”


Great Link for advice with older parents

Great link for advice with older parents.

Saw this link on my internet provider’s homepage and thought others might like it’s valuable resources as much as I did:

No one ever said life would be easy. Life is good. And, life is hard. Sometimes VERY hard. And, sometimes, VERY good.

This Mid Life Celebration blog is about mid-life challenges and celebrations. It’s here as a way for me, jeff noel the Mid Life Celebration founder, to offer encouragement and hope to people (like you and me) at a cross-roads in mid life.

Mid life, which is relative, by the way, can happen at any point in a person’s life. It’s really a metaphor for any time in our lives when we start to feel like our life is in crisis-mode.

This is exactly the time we have the opportunity to see things as a problem or an opportunity. As a crisis or a celebration.

If you have a website(s) recommendation and would like to share it, to help others, please feel free to do so.

Make today a GREAT, Mid-life day, because if you don’t, who will. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂


Lane 8, are you kidding me?

Lane 8, are you kidding me?


Why would anyone want lane 8?

Please forgive me, but it just feels compelling to suggest you check out yesterday’s post at:

It’ll reveal my answer.

Dream big. Get there. Stay there. If you don’t, who will? Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Need Help Not Giving Up?

Know what she said?

Know what she said?

Yesterday I heard one of our school’s middle-aged, elementary school teachers, with 35 years teaching experience, soliciting our parental feedback to make next year’s annual elementary, overnight camping trip more successful.

And in the process, she revealed two concepts I had to write down, because I thought they were profound. Now I’m sharing them with you.

First, she talked about the “Scared Privilege” it is to be a school teacher. And you could really feel her passion and sincerity.

It made me wonder what some of my sacred privileges are. Immediately, I had a decent list. Here are a few:

Being alive at Mid Life.

Being the parent of a student.

Being married.

Having good health and a roof over my head.

You know what it made me think?

It made me think. “Virtually everything we have is a sacred privilege”.

Secondly, she talked about her simple process for using any advice we give.

Tweak it or toss it“!

What she meant was if something isn’t working too well, tweak it. If it doesn’t make it better, toss it.

It made me wonder how long I hold onto something that doesn’t work, without even trying to tweak it.

So today, I promise to relish my scared privileges and tweak the way I find time to be in the moment of our Mid-Life Celebration.

Make it a sacred day, because if you don’t, who will? Carpe diem, jeff 🙂


Slowest of the Fastest

What is your motivation?

Tough question, unless I get more specific, eh?

What’s your motivation, to want to not only get healthy, but stay healthy?

Here’s a website and blog that will show you my motivation:

Lane challenges you and me to: Dream Big. Get There. Stay There.

Dreaming is fairly easy. Setting a big goal and attaining it, an aweful lot of work. Staying there is a whole other story.

Staying there is virtually impossible.

My big, hairy, audacious health goal? To be the slowest of the fastest – out in lane 8. In the finals. At the world championships. This August.

You’ll see.