This is our time to expand.

Second Breaks is a modern media company with a mission to help the ‘over-40 crowd’ skip the midlife crisis part of life and slide straight into thriving. The motto that we sing every day is Celebrate Midlife.

Members of our community believe that midlife shouldn’t be about hiding, contracting, or getting small. Instead, this is the time of our life to expand, take space, and step into all the roles we want to play.

Second Breaks delivers on the mission through The Briefing Notes: a weekly digital newsletter that curates resources and tools for working well and living well in our midlife. Each edition is a thoughtfully edited digest — from wide and varied sources — to help your continued growth and success in life.

The Second Breaks podcast is a seasonal show where we talk about thriving in our second, third, or fourth acts. Through stories and conversations with those “in the arena”, we explore the different ways we can flourish in our midlife.


She thought she could, so she did!


This all started as an idea in Lou Blaser’s head. “What if I did this?” was the question she asked herself. And so, with little financial backing, broadcasting, or publishing experience, she proceeded anyway.

What Lou had was years and years of experience working and climbing the proverbial ladder in corporate America. As a management consultant for PwC, she lived the value of staying relevant in an evolving marketplace. As a woman and an Asian American, she learned the importance of finding your voice and taking space. And as Gen Xer, she knows full well the challenges — and opportunities — mid-lifers face in a fast-changing world.