Over 50s Lifestyle Vlogcast

Reinventing Midlife – A midlife crisis or transition?

July 4, 2022

What light’s you up everyday?

We’ve reached midlife and beyond but sometimes we aren’t feeling good with the transition. We feel we need to make some changes as we transition into a new phase of our life but we aren’t sure where to start.

Do we really need a reinvention? Are you wanting more from life?

My guest today on the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast is Deb Johnstone from Reinventing Midlife.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Deb shares her story including two ‘reinventions’ in her late 40s and 50s
  • Midlife crisis or transition?
  • The roles we have identified with – what happens when they change?
  • Taking time to plan your transition
  • The importance of having support – identifying your cheerleaders
  • Listening to your inner voice
  • Your choices
  • The Women Reinventing Midlife Summits (the next one launches 25th July 2022) https://womenreinventingmidlife.net/

Listen to the Podcast

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Meet Deb

Deb Johnstone is a professional speaker, Transformational Life, Business & Career Coach, Personal Stylist, MidlifeTransition Mentor, NLP Practitioner, EDISC Profiler & Yoga Teacher.

She is the founder of
Transformational Pathways Australia
and Women Reinventing MidLife.
She is also the creator of her
signature program HER Rediscovery
and signature product Your Success

Deb is the creator and host of the Women Reinventing MidLife Summit
Series and has a global vision to build a connected community for
women in middle life and beyond to transition their lives feeling
confident, visible, vibrant and free to be their true selves.

She does this
by providing them with support, tools and resources to access their
own wisdom, rediscover who they are and create the purposeful life
they want and deserve.

Connect with Deb

Website: https://womenreinventingmidlife.com/

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Suzanne@PictureRetirement July 5, 2022 at 03:08

    Sue, I enjoyed this talk very much. I agree that our experience in midlife can be either a crisis or a transition depending on our level of awareness. I have had a few transitions in my life, with a couple of them bordering on crisis when I was much younger. At some point I decided to live life intentionally, rather than by the seat of my pants and as my self awareness deepened I became less afraid of facing change.

    Like your guest stated, it isn’t an overnight thing and you can’t just jot a few things down in a journal and expect to feel better about facing midlife changes. It is a process.

    These days, I am in tune with what I need to maintain balance and contentment and when things do go sideways, (catastrophic events aside) I am less likely to crumble. Thanks for sharing Deb with us today. You and she have offered up some good insights regarding midlife transitions.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 23, 2022 at 08:18

      Hi Suzanne sorry for my late reply. Life has been hectic and I’ve had to step away from a few things like blogging and social media. I’m so pleased you enjoyed my interview with Deb. She is a calming person with some great insights. Take care and thanks for taking the time to visit and comment. xx

  • Reply Retirement Reflections July 5, 2022 at 06:48

    Thanks, Sue and Deb – for this very thought-provoking chat. I agree that living our lives intentionally helps lead us into transition rather than crisis. I greatly enjoyed this conversation.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 23, 2022 at 08:19

      Hi Donna, thanks for visiting (my cheerleader) and yes, Deb is such a lovely person with some great insights into midlife transitions. x

  • Reply Erica/Erika July 11, 2022 at 08:16

    Thank you, Sue for introducing us to Deb. Deb has a wealth of information and gems to share with us. I love the term “transition.” Positive and filled with endless possibility. ‘Keep doing what I was doing’….’easy’…..interesting perspective……and how Sue says ‘exciting at this time of life’……..roles changing…..the concept of continuing to write our story. I am presently in the middle of reading “Women Rowing North” by Mary Pipher which segues into this podcast. Thank you for a thought-provoking conversation and sharing gems helping me manage and thrive in this “exciting” time of life. xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 23, 2022 at 08:23

      Hello beautiful Erica, sorry for the late reply. Deb was such a lovely person to interview and yes, she has a much to offer. Transition is really the perfect description for midlife and as you say ‘positive and filled with endless possibility’. I will check out Women Rowing North so thank you for the recommendation. xx

  • Reply Joyce in England August 10, 2022 at 00:46

    I think I should send this article for my mom!!!

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