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  • n. The period or condition of middle age, especially as a time of transition comparable to adolescence.

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Blend of middle age and adolescence.

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  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-waxman/a-letter-to-our-middlesce_b_14263078.html

    As a middlescent you are living through a time of growth and change—you may complain to one another that your body is morphing -it takes more time, energy and attention to cultivate your vitality. You know you aren’t young anymore and you also aren’t old in any way shape or form. Your relationships will certainly be shifting...sound anything like the life stage of your daughters—adolescence?

    No surprise. The stage you are in, Middlescence, may be best understood as something akin to a second adolescence, but with wisdom. Between the ages of about 45-65, middlescence is marked by an increased ambition to find or create meaning in your life. Often accompanied by physical, social and economic changes, it is a turning point from which you continue to develop and grow—yes there is so much life to be had and learning to come!

    January 20, 2017