Ep 251: What You Can Learn When Someone Says “You’re Not Dead Yet” in Midlife

Ep 251: What You Can Learn When Someone Says “You’re Not Dead Yet” in Midlife


What You’ll Learn About When Someone Says “You’re Not Dead Yet” in Midlife:

  • Why it’s important to think about what the expression “you’re not dead yet” means to you in midlife.
  • Why it’s common to have an urge to tell someone “you’re not dead yet” in midlife.
  • Why hearing this expression can help you see how you’re not enjoying life.
  • Why so many midlife women start to get into a negative thought loop about aging in midlife.
  • Why conceptualizing what is still possible for you no matter your age is critical.
  • Why gaining perspective about your responsibility to create your exciting life can actually change your life.



Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle Podcast

Join us today to consider the impact of a powerful and weird little expression commonly used in midlife, “You’re Not Dead Yet.”  It seems so obvious and blunt; however, it’s often the perfect expression to give you a bit of a wake-up call to appreciate how you’re showing up in the world.

In other words, many midlife women actually benefit from hearing the expression because the contrast of being dead vs. being alive is a huge one. Not showing up vs. showing up in the world, retreating vs. leaning in and enjoying life and failing in advance vs. trying new things because you want to are examples of how huge the impact and related awareness can be.

Several quotes are used in this episode to illustrate some interesting concepts to consider when thinking about how you’re showing up in the world. If someone tells you, “hey, you’re not dead yet,” you’re likely to appreciate having thought about these perspectives in a mindful and compassionate way as you explore your WHY in life. You’ll also get to explore the extent to which you’re ready to take more responsibility to create the life you want, on purpose.

Please enjoy this episode!

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George Carlin Quote: Part of the pleasure of being alive is the knowledge that you’re not dead yet.”

Henry David Thoreau Quote: None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”

Sophia Loren Quote: “There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life, and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age”

Monty Python References: Movie: Monty Python and The Holy Grail; Sketch: Parrot Sketch

Suzy Rosenstein Quote (50 Ways to Celebrate Life after 50): Getting older is something my parents didn’t have much of an opportunity to do. They died way too young……As a happily married, midlife mom, I’m extremely aware that I’ve outlived both of my parents and am way older than they ever were. I’ve been on this planet 25 years longer than my mother and 16 years longer than my father. Even though this fact is still sometimes hard for me to believe, I also feel incredibly grateful.

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