Rock Your Midlife

7 Steps to Transform Yourself and Make Your Next Chapter Your Best Chapter

Non-Fiction - Self Help
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 11/04/2022
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Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite

Many women feel dissatisfied at midlife but do not know where to start to get something more. Yet, if they find the right person to help them, it is possible for them to make their next decades the best of their lives. Thanks to Ellen Albertson's mind-blowing book, Rock Your Midlife: 7 Steps to Transform Yourself and Make Your Next Chapter Your Best Chapter, women who now feel they are suffering a midlife crisis will find powerful tips to understand who they really are, learn to love themselves, reprogram their brains thanks to neuroplasty, get rid of their Good Girl syndrome, and much, much more. Thanks to Albertson, these women are seven steps away from their fulfillment.

Rock Your Midlife is a book that every woman who has reached middle age and does not want to settle for what she has achieved should read. Ellen Albertson is a wise and sensitive adviser who never forgets what significant changes happen in a woman's life in these delicate but beautiful years. She covers all topics of interest to her readers, from loving their bodies to relationships with children and partners. I liked that Albertson includes many stories (including hers) of women she met and helped because they enable readers to realize they are not the only ones facing these problems. I also liked the 7-day plan of action at the end of the book because it will help readers put Albertson's advice into practice right away. Rock Your Midlife cannot be praised enough. It is the first step on a fabulous journey that every woman deserves to take.

K.C. Finn

Rock Your Midlife: 7 Steps to Transform Yourself and Make Your Next Chapter Your Best Chapter is a work of non-fiction in the motivational and self-help subgenres. As the title suggests, its intended audience is specifically women reaching their mid-life stage, and it was penned by author Ellen Albertson. In this concise and insightful read, the author instructs and inspires on how to beat the frustration of being stuck in a rut and get back out into the world to grab what you want from life. From reprogramming your brain out of bad habits to re-assessing and refreshing old relationships so that they work for the new you, the end goal of empowerment and a more fulfilled life is in sight.

Author Ellen Albertson speaks from a wealth of knowledge and experience on the topic of self-help, presenting a very professional book with a confident narrative tone and all the advice you could possibly want. But what makes this book so special, above all of that, is the way Albertson is able to convey such joy and compassion in the writing, lifting it out of a simple, technical look at life and instilling such powerful energy into her readers that it’s quite impossible not to be moved by the work. I also found that Rock Your Midlife was very well presented in terms of its organization, which made it easy to refer back to certain sections when you need a boost or a reminder. Overall, I would highly recommend it for any woman of any age if she’s looking to reboot her life.

Foluso Falaye

Rock Your Midlife: 7 Steps to Transform Yourself and Make Your Next Chapter Your Best Chapter provides guidelines to realizing a healthy, successful, and bountiful reality at midlife. The book would benefit anyone who wishes to turn their life around and make the best of the years to come. Rock Your Midlife provides insights that will help you discover who you are and who you want to be, develop self compassion, defeat negative body image, find the energy to transform your life, heal, change your limiting "thoughts, habits, and beliefs," and more. After losing her friend to cancer, Ellen Albertson discovered she needed to transform her life and make the best of the rest of it. Rock Your Midlife contains the deep lessons she gained as she transformed her life to the life of her dreams.

Written with the expertise and carefulness of a highly skilled writer, Rock Your Midlife contains the right balanced mix of engaging and educational features: an upbeat and cheerful tone, elaborate personal and secondhandedly witnessed examples, practical exercises and challenges, and several profound, reflective questions and thoughts. I gained a lot from the brilliant concepts in Rock Your Midlife, such as the idea that knowing yourself helps you to know what you really want and not what society wants for you—which might look good on the outside but has the opposite effect internally. Though particularly targeted at middle-aged women, Ellen Albertson's book contains several insights that will benefit any readers who wish to live a fulfilling and flourishing life. Rock Your Midlife tackles the unfortunate stagnation that many grow accustomed to and encourages not just surviving but thriving in and adapting to the new circumstances that middle age brings.

Pikasho Deka

Rock Your Midlife by Ellen Albertson is a self-help guidebook for middle-aged women seeking to lead a fulfilling life. Author Ellen Albertson, a psychologist, former dietician, and wellness and fitness coach, uses anecdotes from her personal life to provide a set of functional guidelines to help those who feel stuck in the mud as they age. Ellen encourages people to treat midlife as a wake-up call from the universe, a gift of second adulthood. She draws from her years of experience in sessions with her clients as a psychologist, encouraging them to seek solutions to the problems of procrastination, self-loathing, and depression that are prone to hit people in middle age. Ellen emphasizes the notion of self-love and tells readers to energize and empower themselves. She also cites the importance of having a healthy body image.

In the times we live in, with a global pandemic sweeping the planet, anxiety levels have gone through the roof for most adults. As such, a book like Rock Your Midlife feels especially significant. Dr. Ellen Albertson showcases ways to approach midlife that act as a jump-off point to your second adulthood. The author insists that with the right mindset, the middle years can be some of the most rewarding times of your life. The most impressive aspect of the book is that every tool or technique that Ellen recommends feels accessible and doesn't need much to put into everyday use. Although targeted primarily at women, I think even middle-aged men will find something to extract from Rock Your Midlife. Highly recommended.

Vincent Dublado

Rock Your Midlife: 7 Steps to Transform Yourself and Make Your Next Chapter Your Best Chapter by Ellen Albertson, a.k.a. The Midlife Whisperer, is a much-needed guide for women in their middle age who are struggling to cope with the burden of a midlife crisis—and it doesn’t have to be this way. The author taps into the sisterhood and reaches out to help women navigate and maximize the quality of their midlife. Through solid transformational tools and techniques, the book helps to rewire your brain to undo the conditioned thinking that you have grown accustomed to so you can release a transformational version of yourself. It’s a method of shifting your energetic vibration to make you more objective in what you want to achieve.

Although Ellen Albertson wrote Rock Your Midlife for women, any guy in his middle years can similarly find this book enlightening, as it will give them a better understanding of what women are going through during midlife crises. Struggling with mortality is different for men and women. While men fall into the trope of trying to rekindle their youth, women are dealing with far more problems to the point that they are missing out on the social, psychological, and physical health benefits of midlife. Through her simple and straightforward writing, Albertson reveals the barriers that women experience and presents practical, effective approaches to re-engage them in embracing and making the most of the period that many say is the true beginning of life. If you are looking for a definitive guide on how to bring out your best in your middle years, this book is the one to read.