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!

Is Starting a Business after 50 for You? What it Takes to Become an Internet Entrepreneur after 50!

Thinking of starting a business after 50 and becoming an internet entrepreneur? You’re not alone! People between 55 and 64 now comprise the largest group of entrepreneurs in life after 50. And whatever your motivation is for starting a new business after 50, recent studies show that older entrepreneurs are more likely to be successful […]

Feeling Like You’re Not Being Heard? Finding Your Voice and Self-Confidence in Love & Life after 50

Do you feel like you are being heard less and less? We all want to feel like we are being heard and understood in our relationships and life after 50. When it seems like no one is listening, and that we’re not being heard in our love or business life, we’re left feeling frustrated and […]

Struggling with the Decision to Have Children, or Not? Advice from Those Who’ve Been There!

Are you, (or is your adult child), among the growing number of women (and men) today struggling with the decision of whether or not to have children? The childfree conversation has taken on a life of it’s own on 2nd Act, with young women seeking input and advice from those of us who’ve been there! […]

Are You Feeling Less Confident after 50? How Faking Self-Confidence Can Boost Your Self-Esteem!

If you’re over 50 and feel like your self-confidence has taken a hit, you are not alone – especially if you are a woman over 50! One study found that only 15% of women over 50 report having high self-esteem or confidence, (especially when it comes to the opposite sex). While there are endless reasons […]

Life after 50: Want to Turn Your Passion and Knowledge into a Profitable Online Business after 50?

Thinking of starting a new business after 50? You’re not alone. A 2016 study found that people between 55 and 64 now comprise the largest group of entrepreneurs in life after 50. Makes sense! Our generation brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion that positions us perfectly for launching a business after 50. All […]

Fit after 50: Staying Fit after an Orthopedic Injury or Surgery!

Are you dealing with staying fit after an orthopedic injury or surgery? Staying fit after 50 can be challenging enough, when it seems like your body just doesn’t want to cooperate like it used to. Top that off with orthopedic injuries and surgery, it’s no wonder we get down and discouraged about our long-term fitness. […]

Life & Relationships after 50: Have You Grown Apart in Your Marriage or Relationship?

Life after 50 brings on a series of changes that can take a toll on your relationship. Retirement is on the horizon, the kids move out, menopause moves in, and suddenly you find yourself living with someone you don’t really know any more. Have you grown apart in your marriage? You’re not alone. In fact, […]

Marriage & Infidelity after 50: Rebuilding Trust in a Relationship after an Affair. Is It Possible?

Is it possible to rebuild trust in a relationship after an affair? With the growing trend of infidelity in long-term marriages, couples over 50 are more often faced with the choice of whether or not to trust their partner again. For some, having an affair means the end of the marriage. Others still have feelings, […]

Infidelity after 50: Survey Says More People Over 50 are Having Extramarital Affairs. Are You?

Has the thought of having an affair ever crossed your mind? You’re not alone! According to the General Social Survey (GSS), a growing trend toward infidelity and extramarital affairs is being driven by people in their 50s and 60s. Additional analysis of the GSS data reveals that most of these people have been married between […]

Single Mother by Choice: A Candid Look Back on the Convoluted Choices to have a Baby Alone after 40!

Has your longing to have a baby after 40 driven you to contemplate single motherhood by choice? Today’s behind-the-scenes conversation with writer and radio host Treva Brandon Scharf was captured after we concluded our first interview, but the camera was still rolling. Treva recalled the time when her biological clock stopped ticking and her only […]

Love after 50: Why Stay in an Unfulfilled Relationship? How to Make the Best of an Unhappy Marriage

Why stay in an unhappy marriage or relationship is a question many couples over 50 ponder more often with age. A series of studies suggest that ‘our expected future satisfaction is a key indicator of whether or not we choose to stay in an unhappy relationship’. In other words, if we believe there is a […]

Single Motherhood by Choice: A Story of Determination and Disappointment to Have a Baby after 40

What does it take to become a single mom after 40? Among other things, a LOT of determination and disappointment, according to Treva Brandon Scharf, LA-based writer, radio host, and author of the popular blog “Late Blooming Bride.” Treva candidly shares her story of “forgetting to have a baby” in her 30’s, and then in […]