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"I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world." — Mary Oliver, poet

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intentional living for driven midlifers

Published on Sundays, each edition of Midlife Cues explores topics that help us turn our midlife into our best years.

Hi. My name is Lou Blaser.

I'm the editor of Midlife Cues and the host of the Second Breaks podcast. I figured out a way to channel my curiosity, love of research, and reading obsession into something that's helpful to other people. Hah!

Some things you should know:  Although I talk and write about it a lot, I am not an expert on midlife! I am midlifer myself, working on making this a most wonderful phase in my life. I am anti anti-aging and if there's one thing I preach — and practice — it's #celebratemidlife.

Praise for Midlife Cues

Melissa Dinwiddie


Midlife Cues is smart, savvy, and sparking with wisdom. Lou's writing feeds my curiosity, my love of learning, my sense of humor, and because it's aimed at people in my stage of life, I feel completely understood. It's a rare newsletter that makes me feel smart and bundled in a warm sweater at the same time. Midlife Cues does that for me!

Randy Lumia


I’ve been following the Second Breaks podcast for years. Midlife Cues is a natural extension of the wonderful insights Lou has been sharing with her followers and brings a new dimension to the meaning of “Celebrate Midlife”.  I love, love, love, this newsletter.

Mary Beth Simon


Midlife Cues is my must-have Sunday read. Lou boils down the important topics of our time to a few salient points. After coffee and meditation, it's not uncommon for me to read it out loud to my husband. It's that valuable that I have to share the insights at that moment. Midlife Cues is so timely and insightful that it also informs my content strategy for the coming weeks.

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