Meeting the Challenges of Midlife

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Stress is inevitable. But psychologists are learning more about how to keep it from becoming overwhelming. Midlife, in particular, can bring with it many stressful events: divorce, the death of a parent, a stagnating career. In this hour, we’ll discuss how to develop the coping skills needed to meet the challenges of midlife.


Barbara Bradley Hagerty, author, "Life Reimagined: The Science, Art and Opportunity of Midlife"; former religion correspondent, NPR

Karen Reivich, director of resilience training services, Positive Psychology Center at University of Pennsylvania; author, "The Resilience Factor: 7 Essential Skills for Overcoming Life's Inevitable Obstacles"

Steven Southwick, professor of psychiatry, post-traumatic stress disorder and resilience, Yale Medical School