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March 25, 2020 33 min

“Sometimes, I think I’m falling apart,” Ada Calhoun confesses in the opening line of an essay she wrote for in 2017. She struck a nerve with her Gen X peers who were ready to admit they could relate—struggling with careers, money, relationships, parenting, aging bodies, and more. Less than three years later, the award-winning journalist has expanded the piece into Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis. In this episode, we talk through the unrealistic expectations levied against an entire generation of women facing a plethora of obstacles that cannot just be meditated away. Calhoun has discovered ways to conquer them. More at

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