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Learning To Love Midlife

"12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better With Age"

Why I’m Giving You This Book For Free…

I've written 'LEARNING TO LOVE MIDLIFE' as a beacon of hope and guidance for those navigating midlife.

My passion is to share these life-changing insights with as many people as possible.

This is why, if you order today, I'm offering the book for FREE, asking only that you cover the shipping and handling cost of $9.95.

This isn't just a book; it's a journey to rediscover joy and purpose in your most transformative years. Join me on this journey.

Who Should Read Learning To Love Midlife?

This book is a must-read for anyone in their 40s to 60s and beyond who is seeking to embrace and transform their midlife experience.

If you're feeling uncertain about the future or just want to make the most of this dynamic phase of life, this book is for you.

Whether you're reevaluating your career or personal life or simply looking for inspiration to reignite your passion, 'Learning to Love Midlife' offers the wisdom and tools you need.

Get Practical Insights for a Richer, More Rewarding Journey Ahead

By reading, you will reflect on how to consciously curate the second half of your adult life, as well as discover 12 reasons why life gets better with age, including:

  • No longer being defined by your body and finally growing comfortable in your own skin.

  • Joyously stepping off the career treadmill by redefining what a successful life looks like.

  • The “Great Midlife Edit” when we let go of our emotional baggage, limiting mindsets, and obligations that no longer serve us.

  • Growing whole and the pleasure that accompanies the feeling that we’re part of something bigger than ourselves.

Who is Chip Conley?

Chip Conley is on a mission. After disrupting the hospitality industry twice, first as the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the second-largest operator of boutique hotels in the U.S., and then as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, leading a worldwide revolution in travel, Conley co-founded MEA (Modern Elder Academy) in January 2018.

Inspired by his experience of intergenerational mentoring as a ‘modern elder’ at Airbnb, where his guidance was instrumental to the company’s extraordinary transformation from fast-growing start-up to the world’s most valuable hospitality brand, MEA is the world's first ‘midlife wisdom school.’

Dedicated to reframing the concept of aging, MEA supports students to navigate midlife with a renewed sense of purpose and possibility.

A New York Times bestselling author, Conley's 7th book Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better with Age is about rebranding midlife to help people understand the upside of this often-misunderstood life stage and he was asked to give a 2023 TED talk on the "midlife chrysalis."

What People Say

Rarely have I read a book that so succinctly captures the upside of midlife, a life stage that is more an opportunity than a crisis. Chip Conley reminds us all to savor the wisdom, self-knowledge, and joy that accompanies this time in our lives.

Richard Rohr

Author of "Falling Upward:
A Spirituality for Two Halves of Life"

"I've personally experienced the magic of midlife at Chip Conley's MEA where thousands of people have learned how to curate a life that's as deep and meaningful as it is long. Finally, Chip has gathered the secrets of that program into a book that will help you to feel happier, healthier, and wiser starting in your forties."

Dan Buettner

New York Times bestselling author, creator of "The Blue Zones," and National Geographic Fellow

“Does aging give you a sense of dread? If so, you need to read Learning to Love Midlife right now. In this wonderful book, Chip Conley will show you that aging is a superpower, capable of changing you (and our world) for the better.”

Arthur C. Brooks

Professor, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, and #1 New York Times bestselling author

“This vital and necessary book is a roadmap for the rest of your life. With large doses of wisdom and frequent sprinkles of wit, Chip Conley shows how all of us can approach our 40s, 50s, and 60s with intention and wonder. LEARNING TO LOVE MIDLIFE will stir brains, open souls, and transform lives.”

Daniel H. Pink

#1 New York Times bestselling author of WHEN, DRIVE, and THE POWER OF REGRET

“For many of us, midlife can be a confusing stage of life, full of unfamiliar transitions and few clear milestones. And now that we’re living longer, this period lasts much longer than it did in the past. Learning to Love Midlife is an invaluable guide to how to navigate this period with curiosity, energy, and optimism. With cutting-edge research, deep insight, and examples drawn from real life—including candid accounts of his own experience--Conley provides a clear blueprint for creating the lives we want.”

Gretchen Rubin

Bestselling author of The
Happiness Project and Life in Five Senses

"If we are lucky enough, midlife will find us all, but that doesn’t mean crisis has to accompany it. The brilliant and beloved Conley reminds us that with transition and uncertainty comes possibility. No, our doors are not closed after forty, fifty, sixty: in many ways, they are more open than ever. Read this book to reimagine every stage of midlife."

Esther Perel

Psychotherapist, Author and Host of "Where Should We Begin"