A Gallery of Midlife Calm Stories

Brian Shircliff

Brian Shircliff

I remember when our team’s winning score at the 2009 Boys District Golf Tournament was posted.

Fr. John Blaser

Fr. John Blaser

I have been using haiku since the early 1980's to capture and express my experiences. It has been a blessing for me. A Mid-Life CrisisIt's a time to engage CalmNow what is your choice Calmness is our goalIt is a worthy concernAll times and places...

Amy Carpenter

Amy Carpenter

It fascinates me how long I walked through life blind, and also, to what I now see!I had an awakening of self and spirituality when I was 46, after wandering through life just bouncing off all the events in my life. The best analogy for that way of...

Thom Powers

Thom Powers

My calm story goes back a few years to my early sixties. I had just retired and with more time on my hands and no longer having work as my identity, I began doing too much thinking.

Patrice Powers-Barker

Patrice Powers-Barker

Inspired by the words of Bernadette Noll’s poem, I Want to Age Like Sea Glass, I too want to be, “smoothed by tides, not broken.” Noll’s poem is about sea glass and the tides of the ocean. When I think of the ocean, I think of summer and vacation and relaxing days.