What is Midlife Cues?

MC is a newsletter for the midlifer who’s far from done, who is still asking themselves the crucial Q, “Who do I want to be when I grow up?”, and wants to keep getting better as they get older.

Every issue covers topics about personal growth, intentional living, reinventions, and handling midlife transitions like a pro, together with highly-researched and curated resources.

“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

Who is behind the Midlife Cues?

Hi! I’m Lou Blaser. I’m the creator of Midlife Cues!

I used to be a happy corporate ladder climber and thought I’d never want to do anything different. Until one day, I realized I do indeed want to flex other muscles and pursue other things. Who knew that would happen?! Hah!

My entire corporate career was focused on helping organizations initiate and implement change to reach their business goals. When I stepped out of that world, I realized I still want to help people deal with change — just a different kind of change and for different reasons.

Today, my work is focused on helping midlifers navigate the second half of their lives. I write about personal growth and “getting even better” in Midlife Cues. I also host a podcast (Second Breaks), where I explore how we can thrive through — and from — midlife transitions.

Oh, and I also self-published the book, Break Free: The Courage to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career.

I invite you to subscribe to Midlife Cues so you can get your weekly free resource for personal growth and intentional living every Sunday.

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Lou Blaser

I'm the creator and publisher of Midlife Cues, a weekly resource for intentional living and personal growth in midlife. I'm also the host of the Second Breaks podcast, a show about thriving from midlife transitions.