Mid Life Celebration is being in a tribe of others celebrating life

2015 USATF Masters Track & Field Outdoor Championships
Still waiting on the sun to come up.


2015 USATF Masters Track & Field Outdoor Championships
Men’s 80 and older age group. Start of 800.


2015 USATF Masters Track & Field Outdoor Championships
Oldest competitor, either side of 95.


Epcot Morocco live music group
Epcot’s World Showcase Promenade (Moroccan Music ensamble).


Yesterday morning began in Jacksonville, Florida at the 2015 USATF Masters Track & Field National Championships.

So many older Americans there embrace thriving regardless of negative, aging stereotypes.

Twelve hours later, back home at Disney, we went to dinner at Epcot. The contrast between the physical vibrancy at the track meet and the overwhelming lack of it at the theme park was literally sickening unhealthy.

Sorry to be so honest.

Follow the Herd, or follow the Movement.

The movement is authenticity.

Being authentic to our deepest desires, one of which is to live (physically) vibrantly.

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Five-A-Day Bloggers

Five-a-day bloggers.  How many are there?

So I Googled five-a-day bloggers and got 367,000,000 search results, but nothing on the first page described anyone who actually writes five daily blogs.

Okay, no problem, let’s narrow the search, so I typed – “five-a-day bloggers” – using quotation marks to focus the search.

Click here to see the result.

When was the last time you Googled anything and got only one result?

If you are new to Mid Life Celebration, welcome.  Hope you find this (and the other four daily blogs) a refreshing visit in a cyber-world that is overcrowded with people trying to sell us stuff.

None of the five-a-day blogs I write are selling anything.  Maybe hope and inspiration. But nothing that costs money.

Mid Life World Class

Mid Life is world class. It really is. But we have to work hard at it.

How does a young child go from jumping off the kiddie ramp in the first photo, to jumping off the world class ramp?

The same way you and I become great at anything.


Last week I had the privilege to represent the United States at the Master’s Track & Field World Championships.

I got there the same way the ski jumpers did.


Today is a great day to practice.  If not today, when?

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Pushy at Mid Life?

What a GREAT day to be alive!

Hey, thanks for reading Mid Life Celebration.  Your time is very important to you.

Heck, mine is too.

And I devote a fair piece of it to Mid Life Celebration.


Because it makes me feel like I’m helping some of you mid-life folks find a home where you can come to for a gentle push or pull.

Finding people who care is a challenge.  Sometimes, that’s all that’s missing.  We just need someone to tell us not to give up.  Someone to tell us there is work to be done and we ought to do our fair share.

Someone to remind us that although we may feel like in this world, we are just one person, to another person, we may just be the world to them.

We all know what should be done.  But the hard part is actually doing it.

I’ve always liked people who pushed me to be a better person.

Hope you like those kinds of people too.  There aren’t too many of them, but they’re out there.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂