“A book that tries to demystify and encourage you as you approach your own midlife”

Title- Decoding Midlife

Author- Aesha Shah

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Price- Free (for now)

No. of pages- 61

Publication- Self-published

Format- Ebook Pdf


‘Decoding Midlife’ is about approaching Midlife with positivity and vigour and not consider it to be a crisis phase of life. Writing this book has been an enriching and moving experience for the author as she explores facets of her own unknown personality.

My Thoughts

Aesha has introspected deeply about her current life and her approaching midlife. Through this book, she looks at what she can expect in the years to come and lays down the framework for her midlife. She looks at what action she must take to have fulfilling days ahead. Her attitude to live a life full of zest shines through her words. She has bared her soul to give the reader truthful glimpses into her life and her mind.

Who is this book for:

Women in their 30s or 40s or maybe even 50s(if you have a late onset of midlife:), this book is right up your alley. As a 30-something I found her thought process quite relatable. Younger women might be able to snatch some words of wisdom. Men, if you want to find out what is going on in the minds of your women, yep, you will find some pearls here.

What worked for me:

  • Short chapters dealing with one central concept: ideal for reading, assimilating an idea, introspecting about our own lives and then implementing.
  • Helpful pointers are sprinkled in each chapter on how the author plans to achieve her intentions, be it her goals or being joyful through midlife.
  • I found the chapter on nutrition well researched and useful (which has insights from an expert).
  • The emphasis on self-care and self-love is evident throughout the book. This is such an important topic to be discussed with regard to women, who routinely put everyone else’s needs before their own.

What could be worked upon:

The book is written as an introspection by the author on her own life. As a reader, you can draw parallels to your own life, but I would have liked a little more to have been written to decode midlife from a reader’s perspective.

All in all, an insightful read.

A Book Review of ‘Decoding Midlife’ By Aesha Shah
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