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!

Have You Forever Sucked at Relationships? Love and Relationship Advice from a Late Bloomer!

When it comes to relationships, writer, radio host and dating coach Treva Brandon Scharf is the ultimate late bloomer. In her words, “she sucked at relationships” and wrote a blog about it! In today’s video, Treva takes us through her late-in-life journey of finding love and getting married for the first time after 50. She […]

Growing from Past Heartache and Getting Out of Your Own Way of Finding Love After 50

Is past heartbreak holding you back from finding the love of your life after 50? If relationships never seem to work out for you, could you be the one actually standing in your own way of finding love? Relationship Coach Darrell Gurney explains that if there is one thing holding us back from “the best […]

Have You Kept Your Emotions Bottled Up for Decades? Benefits Of Getting Emotional after 50!

By the time we reach 50, how much junk have we kept inside that we haven’t shared emotionally? The men of our generation, in particular, have suppressed emotional impulses for decades for fear of showing weakness. As a result, bottled up emotions play havoc on our relationships, health and overall wellbeing, especially as we age. […]

Recreating Life after 50: The Bare Truth About Going to a Clothing Optional Resort

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to a clothing optional resort, especially at “our age”? Today, we take you inside The Terra Cotta Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, a premiere clothing optional resort for couples, that has been popular with the over 50 crowd, among others, for more than […]

Love after 50: Are You Choosing to be Alone and Stay Single out of Want or Fear?

What is driving your decision to be alone and single after 50? At this point in our lives, we’ve all experienced the pain of an ended relationship, or several more likely! Depending on the nature of the breakup, wanting to find love again after 50 and becoming vulnerable to a new partner may be the […]

Life after 50: Is a Midlife Crisis Really a Bad Thing? The Telltale Signs of a Midlife Crisis!

Most of us would agree that the reference to a midlife crisis is generally perceived as a bad thing. But is a midlife crisis really all that bad? A midlife crisis could simply be a time when we start to question our self and what we are doing with our life; more of a wakeup […]

Finding Love after 50: Moving On After a Breakup and Leaving Resentment and Bitterness Behind

Are you finding it difficult to move on after a breakup or divorce? Is bitterness and resentment keeping you from finding love again after 50, or even wanting to try again? After a relationship or marriage ends, it is very difficult not to feel rejected, angry, and jaded to the point of never wanting to […]

Food For Thought: Simple Tips to Keep in Mind for Peace of Mind on Thanksgiving

Coming to you with just a quick hello! We are very grateful for your support this year and hope you are creating a fabulous holiday, exactly the way you want it to be! We know that holidays can be joyous and stressful. As you go through your day today, here are a few tips to […]

Learning to Rethink Holiday Stress, Family Dysfunction, and Idealized Expectations …Finally!

At this point in our lives, we’re bound to have experienced memorable episodes of holiday stress and family dysfunction. Why is the “season to be jolly” so stressful? Most likely, because we make it that way! Year after year, we attempt to live up to idealized expectations, like those created by the movies, holiday ads […]

Life after 50: How Pets Help Boost Our Health and Emotional Wellbeing after 50

Want someone to love and adore you unconditionally? No problem! Adopt a dog, or any other pet you feel drawn to – preferably one that is older, like us! Pets can have an amazing impact on boosting our health and emotional wellbeing. Dogs are especially important to the over 50 crowd, because they promote socialization […]

Love and Relationships after 50: Facing and Overcoming the Fear of Getting Hurt Again

Have you given up on love and relationships after 50 for fear of getting hurt again? Have you experienced heartache in a current or past relationship that is holding you back from ever allowing yourself to trust and love again? If so, you are not alone. While self-preservation can certainly protect us from experiencing the […]

Honoring the People Who Served Their Country

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 from memories of former soldiers to information about how […]