A term used to define the act of taking your life in a second (or third or more) direction at midlife. For example, a corporate executive decides to volunteer with disadvantaged kids, a lawyer decides to become a chef, or a stay-at-home mom faces a newly empty nest and decides to write a book, go back to college, get a job or take on a volunteer project of significant magnitude.

Quite often, Baby Boomers look at reinventing their lives at retirement, after caring for a parent who dies, or some other change in their lives precipitates a period of awakening, as happens after a midlife crisis.

NABBW Associate, Karen Batchelor is a Life Reinvention Expert.