Silke Schwarzkopf

As the creator of 2nd Act TV, I stand by our motto: “We live what we bring you!” And I lived it all! Everything from divorce after 50 and starting life over; to on-line dating, finding love again and rediscovering sexuality; to taking charge of my health and fitness and getting into the best shape of my life; to starting a new career and risking it all. While it hasn’t been a smooth road, I’ll always look back on my journey with gratitude and a smile, and without regret. I choose to live life to the fullest after 50. Cheers!

Why Can’t I Lose Weight after 50? Hormone Imbalance, Weight Gain and What We Can Do About It!

Why can’t I lose weight after 50? A question many of us have asked. And despite what we’ve come to believe, most often, the reason for weight gain after 50 – and why it is so difficult to lose weight – is hormone imbalance! In fact, almost anyone who struggles with weight gain also battles […]

What’s the REAL Reason For Your Weight Gain? How Past Trauma May Be Keeping You From Losing Weight!

While there are obvious reasons why we gain weight, for those who have struggled with the ups and downs of extreme weight gain and weight loss, the real reason for packing on the pounds may run much deeper than overeating. Transition Specialist Joni Lerner Caldwell shares her inspirational story of how she gained and lost […]

Online Dating Over 50: Are Your Pictures A Turn Off to Women? Profile Picture Do’s & Don’ts for Men

Are you new to online dating and not getting a great response to your profile? Could your profile pictures be turning women off? Your profile pictures are your first point of contact. And while you may be a good looking guy, your pictures could be turning women off! Today, candid “girl talk” with Dating and […]

Feeling Guilty for Wanting a Divorce? Dealing with the Guilt of Leaving a Long Term Marriage!

Are you feeling guilty because you want a divorce and leave your long-term marriage? You’re not alone! The guilt you feel when leaving someone who is not a “bad person” but you know that “you don’t want to live like this the rest of your life” can be overwhelming! You feel like something must be […]

Is Menopause Ruining Your Relationship? What Couples Need to Know About Hormone Imbalances!

If menopause is ruining your relationship, you’re not alone! Hormone imbalances brought on by menopause (and andropause) can be the root cause of seemingly insurmountable relationship problems. Symptoms such as mood swings, depression, anxiety, anger and rage are normal and very common, not to mention low libido and other physical symptoms. It’s no wonder that […]

Dating after 50: Not Getting any Second Dates? 5 Reasons Why Men May Be Avoiding You!

Are you back on the dating scene after 50 and not getting any second dates? Does it seem like men are avoiding you after the first date? Maybe so! Men, and people in general, just might be avoiding you if you are prone to exhibiting any one of five behaviors that Love and Relationship Coach […]

Desire and Intimacy after 50: Got an Elephant in the Bedroom? What Men and Women Need to Know!

How is your desire for intimacy, or the lack thereof, affecting your relationship after 50? Chances are that if intimacy has declined or come to a halt in your relationship you are not talking about it – especially if you are a man. As author and radio host Robert Manni explains, lack of intimacy in […]

Relationships after 50: Do I Stay or Do I Go? Making the Decision to Leave Your Relationship, or Not

Are you struggling with the decision to end a relationship after 50, or not? Do I stay, or do I go? You’re not alone! One in four marriages after 50 now ends in divorce, and man or woman, making the decision to end your long-term relationship is agonizing, especially when you have 20-plus years invested […]

Relationships after 50: Has Man Bashing Become an Acceptable Practice? Men, Women and Emotions

Has man bashing become and acceptable pastime? Are you guilty of man bashing? Great questions! If you’re a woman, your immediate reaction is likely ‘of course not’. Yet, when taking a second look, it’s clear that male bashing runs rampant in the media, sit coms, music, ads, and everyday girl talk – especially when focused […]

Career Reinvention after 50: Putting Your Emotional Intelligence to Work! Age & Gender Differences

Are you reinventing your career after 50? Perhaps returning to the workforce after a long absence? Have you ever had your emotional intelligence assessed? As the trend to reinvent or restart a career after 50 continues to grow, so are issues with managing communication differences between the genders and generations. Enter, emotional intelligence! Transition Specialist […]

Online Dating after 50: Tips to Turn a First Date into a Second Date! First Date Do’s and Don’ts

Are you online dating after 50? If so, chances are you have been on a lot of first dates. The mere fact of it, online dating is, more often than not, a string of first dates. That’s normal! And while chemistry is a key determinant of getting to a second date, so are some simple […]

Life after 50: Why Wrinkles Are Beautiful and What You Can Do to Love and Embrace Your Wrinkles!

What if instead of fighting the aging process, we learned to embrace our wrinkles? Is it possible to love your wrinkles in life after 50? Absolutely, according to Alexandra Levin, who created the IMBUE Journal to help woman accept and embrace their beauty from the inside out. We live in a society where – every […]