Mid-Life Crisis or Mid-Life Awakening? (Video)

Dearest One,

It finally happened. I knew it was coming. It was inevitable. I turned the big 4-0.

Yep, November 2nd was my 40th bday.

I had a wonderful celebration that I’m truly thankful for, but 40th birthdays can also feel like an ominous portal into mid-life. The time when people go a little nuts and throw away marriages, careers they’ve spent 20 years building and end up with a Porsche in the driveway of the home they have 3 mortgages on.

Instead of doing all that I’m choosing to turn the midlife crisis into a midlife awakening. I made a short video to show you how:

No matter what your age, chances are there is something in your life that could use a perspective shift. A re-frame if you will. Watch the video and use it to do just that.

Leave a comment below about what value you will start honoring so you can turn your crisis into an awakening! And thank you for sharing this post with your communities!

Wearing my 40s like a new pair of fabulous shoes,

Love This? Never Miss Another Story.


da c.
Past Member 1 years ago

thank you

Tanya W.
Tanya W.1 years ago

Life is too short for mid life crises... so have an awakening and grow, learn and ascend! Happy Birthday Amy - love your smile and outlook on life!

Tanya W.
Tanya W.1 years ago


Carole R.
Carole R.1 years ago

Every birthday should be celebrated because it means you have been able to enjoy another year of life. Many are not that lucky. The ageing process is natural. Each stage of life brings it's own enlightenments and challenges Just relax and try to enjoy it. .It's a short ride.

Natasha Salgado
Natasha Salgado1 years ago

I can't see myself suffering a mid life crisis--i'll have to stock up on the wine should that day ever come to visit me. Thanks

Claudia McCall
Claudia McCall1 years ago

I remember the TV show Judging Amy. Amy was whining about turning 40, zero birthdays, etc. and her mother Maxine (played by the incomparable Tyne Daly) told her to stop whining and said "Ordinary women dread the zero birthdays; extraordinary women celebrate them!" Her tone suggested zest and gusto. I was turning 40 later that year and it's no exaggeration to say her advice changed my life. the Big 5-0 in 1 1/2 years and I honestly can't wait!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen1 years ago

Thank you :)

Mac C.
mac C.1 years ago

Happy Birthday, Amy. Enjoy every year of the next decade! Thanks for the post and advice.

Sue H.
Sue H.1 years ago

Thanks for sharing... please let us know how this applies when you hit 60! ;)

Heather M
Heather Marv1 years ago

It really is about attitude.