Family psychologist Mary Jo Rapini says the new trend is Creativity. “My mid-life clients are taking painting classes and learning to dance the tango!” She says learning something new is good for the brain.
Dr. Rapini says dealing with the 40-something and 50-something “Is This All There Is?” doldrums by learning in a group atmosphere is also good for the heart – both physically and figuratively.
Dr. Rapini is sorry that her clients with lower educational backgrounds seem to want to use the Old Fashioned Method of a new car or a new date. She says learning and mixing with new people will make your next 30 or 40 years physically and mentally much more enjoyable.