Celebrate Midlife

Curated resources to help you navigate — and thrive in — every stage of life!

They Say

"A bright spot in my weekends! It’s one of the few I make sure to read slowly and thoroughly."

" I know these newsletters go out to the public but she always sounds like she's talking directly to me. These emails keep me moving forward."

"Authentic and collaborative. Very refreshing!"

"I love this newsletter. It's one I look forward to every week."

"Lou covers the topics that are important to me and my career. Well done, Lou!"

"I love the thoughtfulness, research, and insight that Lou puts into crafting each issue of the newsletter."

"I love every bit of this newsletter. So carefully curated"

"An invaluable resource for anyone who has ever contemplated a career move."

"These newsletters combine Lou's experience and deep insight with her sense of humor and personal touch."

"A fresh point of view full of ideas you can use right away. I always learn something new."

"I appreciate Lou's take on current events and their professional implications."

Hi. My name is Lou Blaser.

I'm the editor of Briefing Notes 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 mid-lifer 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.


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