Welcome to the world of Fortyology.

This blog and podcast (coming soon!) was created specifically for the special cadre of women about to turn forty and women already in the swirl of this complex decade of forty-something.

My intention is to inspire, guide and inform women in their forties about everything from relationships, scientific research, mental health, fertility, to friendship, aging and so much more.  If you are ready to blow the lid off the next ten years of your life, we can help you do that. If you are hanging on for dear life and just want to figure out the next 24-hours, we can help with that, too.

After years of research, combined with a true passion to mentor women hitting 40, I’ve discovered so much to share about how you can take control  of your next decade, be happier, healthier, calmer and have the latest information at your fingertips.

Turning 40 is a big deal.  Sure, it’s just a number, but, it’s a loaded number, and, if we’re being honest, most women feel a twinge of anxiety around it. Or, like me, full blown panic.

Whether you’re unattached and kid-free, a single mom in the thick of it,  happily married, or happily divorced; if you’re looking to reinvent yourself, or just want to be a better version of you, you’ve found your tribe, a supportive, intelligent and inspiring community aka Fortyology.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Please look around, and take what you need. If you find it useful, share it with someone else who could benefit from it.

(If you’re curious about the word Fortyology, and how it came to be, check out my post here.)

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Oh, and if you’re counting down the days ’til your fortieth, don’t worry, you’re gonna rock it.


Your Fortyology Tribe

About Frances

Fortyology is founded and edited by Frances MacKinnon, an award winning writer, journalist, television producer, podcast producer and a lifelong advocate of women.  She’s a ride-or-die creative who’s traveled the world telling stories for networks like Discovery Channel, National Geographic, TLN, NHK and many corporate clients and travel magazines.

Combining years of research, interviews with world renowned experts and conversations with regular women she’s sharing fresh and exclusive content featuring women 35+ and the issues they care about. Fortyology was borne out of a desire to create a platform to tell important stories using her skills as a content producer, through videos, photos and essays.