Midlife Clarity

Epiphanies From Grown-Up Girls

Midlife Clarity

Contributions by: Jane Foley
A woman’s wisdom is one of the Earth’s greatest natural resources. With a perspective that only a certain number of years on Earth can bring, the thirty-two women in Midlife Clarity show that midlife can be a release of our true self, a chance to be free of others’ expectations, and a time to inventory our blessings.

With personal anecdotes, essays, short poetry, and plenty of humor, Midlife Clarity focuses on issues common to every woman. Whether the topic is men, self-discovery, death, or struggle, each woman finds those small moments of satisfaction and joy that, after all, are what life is all about. Their midlife musings are at once basic and sublime, obvious and profound, individual and global. They inspire us to welcome change in our own lives with the same humor, grit, and strength.
  • Atria Books/Beyond Words | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781582700762 | 
  • April 2002

About the Authors

Cynthia Black
Photograph courtesy of author

Cynthia Black

Cynthia Black is the president and editor in chief of Beyond Words Publishing, Inc. She oversees the editorial and publicity aspects of the company and has been active in developing and promoting the importance of spiritual lifestyles and global wisdom for the past twenty-nine years.


Laura Carlsmith

Laura Carlsmith is a freelance writer and editor who believes strongly in the power women have to inspire and encourage each other. She is the editor of numerous nonfiction books and a contributor to The Unsavvy Traveler: Women’s Tales of Comic Catastrophe.