Welcome to 2nd Act TV!

At 2nd Act TV we focus on taking charge of our physical, emotional, and sexual health to live life to the fullest after fifty. With an eye towards humor, we tackle the trials and tribulations of aging head-on!

Our motto: “It’s never too late to be the person you always wanted to be!”

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Featured Expert, John Gray, Ph.D

John Gray, Ph.D is the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3gJXydi

Dating & Relationships after 50

Back on the dating scene after 50? You’re not alone! Roughly 30% of adults over 50 are single, and many are looking for love! Here are tips and expert advice for dating after 50! Have more questions or topic suggestions? Click on Contact Us!

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Healing Your Mind, Body and Spirit at Midlife and Beyond for Beginners.  Created by Silke Schwarzkopf and Paige Valdiserri, available on Udemy

Connect to the Healing Properties of your Soul and Spirit. Created by Silke Schwarzkopf and Paige Valdiserri, available on Udemy

In the midst of ending a 25-year marriage, creator Silke Schwarzkopf developed 2nd Act TV based on her stormy, emotional and – more often than initially anticipated – comical experiences with starting life over at fifty. 

Appropriately dubbed “Hormonal Reunion,” the pilot shoot featured a circle of real high school friends reuniting 35-years later to discover that, not unlike high school, all are navigating major life issues … now with just a few more wrinkles! 

A supportive setting (and a few glasses of wine) prompts open conversation about highly personal matters that surprisingly are not so unique! The desire to have true love, purpose, passion, and yes – hot sex – is alive and kicking after 50. The challenge is taking stock and – if need be – charting a new course in the era of “menopause without a manual.”


Had a great time being on the receiving end of the questions again, on Fathers after 50 a fun and informative podcast focused on life after 50! Today I share my story of starting over again after leaving a 25-year marriage! What is it like to […]
A few months back, we did several videos on the topic of being childless or childfree after 50. Was it by choice or circumstance? Regrets, no regrets?? While the intended audience was women (and men) of our age, the videos exploded with thousands of views and […]
In honor of Veterans Day this year, we want to share a collection of stories Next Avenue assembled for last year’s commemoration. Well worth sharing. As the editorial states, the stories are “about veterans, as well as stories of people who love and honor them. Ranging […]
Today I was on the receiving end of the questions, and had a great time telling my story of how 2nd Act TV came to be on I Have Today with Diane Forster.  The theme of today’s how: Why the 2nd half of life is the […]
Ran across a great article with Boomer perspective from Sabine Reichel in Better after 50. The movie “Book Club” would not have been made even 5-years ago. The climate for women in their 2nd Act has changed drastically – a big thumbs up from 2nd Act […]
Wanted to share this thoughtful article in Boomer Café by long-time New York television anchorman Rolland Smith who remembers how Memorial Day was celebrated when he was a kid. He writes, “Memorial Day is a holiday. But many of us tend to forget why.”  Wishing you […]