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Fabafterfifty: Wellbeing

Empty nesting”, “sandwich generation” these are examples of   terms associated with our age group- here we look to explore what these terms mean to us, and how we can better understand ourselves  and our reactions to this phase of our lives.

A selection of your questions will be responded to as we move forward.

  1. Are You Still Living In Your Parent’s Shadow?

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    Article by Maxine Harley   We may have left our parent’s home in our 20s but some of us might as well still be living under their roof – because of the influence and power they have over our self-esteem, moods, choices and relationships. For those of us who’ve had a ‘troubled’ childhood – which can also be a euphemism for having been emotionally and psychologically squashed by trauma and abuse, and of having to endure the torment of toxic parents – our past  experiences still relentlessly invade the present day. Most (apparently about 90%) of our behaviour is sub-consciously driven, and so it isn’t available for our objective scrutiny, evaluation or updating. None of us really knows why we are the way we are, or why we react, speak and behave as we do. Each day of...
  2. 9 tips to liven up your winter

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    Article by Anna Letitia Cook As the winter months can seem long and sometimes dull, particularly just after the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I thought I would give you some fun tips to enliven the next few weeks! Please add your ideas below, don’t be shy, share with us, the more the merrier 🙂 Don’t be afraid to follow the seasons – Hibernate, change your food, your exercise, your daily habits. Read and learn more about Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest holistic whole-body healing systems. They celebrate and follow the seasons instead of fighting against them – and to wonderful effect! (Contact me if you want more info about it or names of good books to read) Imitate an eskimo regularly – on...
  3. The Importance of Optimism

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    Article by Dr Sally Norton. Many people see positivity as a genetic trait – something they are either born with, or not. In the same way that we might talk about our eye colour or height, many of us will describe ourselves as naturally optimistic or pessimistic. However, your brain can change! In the same way that we can train our brains to appreciate healthy food, we can train ourselves to have a more positive outlook on life. When you find yourself thinking those negative thoughts about yourself, your circumstances, or even about others, STOP! Instead, force yourself to think of three positive things instead – there will always be something. If you persevere with looking for the good, instead of the bad, it will become...
  4. Why is success so much better, quicker and higher when it’s 4-dimensional?

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    Article by Anna Letitia Cook How can you achieve the success you are aiming for better, quicker and higher? Seriously? By focusing on all 4 dimensions – nutrition, exercise, mind, career – and not just espousing one, which for most people is normally career. Before you jump off to the next article in horror about someone again ranting about the dreaded health and fitness regime, or eating veggies and no coffee or booze just read a little longer… Remember extremes in anything are NOT what lights our fire! Throughout history health, fitness and a clear active mind have been revered as essential for everything, but particularly for success: – From Buddha in the 4th-6th century BC: “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our...
  5. How to Channel your Mind for Success

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    Article by Anna Letitia Cook Our mind, how we feel, react and view the world around us are one of the main – if not the main – keys to happiness and a dynamic, capable, go-getting attitude in whatever field – and ultimately create our success both in our career and life as a whole. We live in difficult times – Being under a regular or long-term burden of worry, stress, fatigue and general negativity doesn’t help anyone do anything or get anywhere – and often leads to burnout or the dreaded depression. If you have never experienced depression, believe me, you don’t want to ever take the risk so learn how to manage your stress and fatigue right now! A calm mind, a positive, serene mindset and centred, balanced mental...
  6. How to Avoid the January Syndrome

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    Article by Anna Letitia Cook   Putting yourself under pressure already? Started to think about January 1st and what you ‘should’ do? As it is the start of a brand-new year, everyone looks to make resolutions for ‘better’ everything, weight, fitness, working harder, promotion to name but a few. I don’t! Never, ever… I fully accept that they work brilliantly for some people, but not for me – I find resolutions so constraining, I don’t like putting myself in a cage and under pressure – there are enough people out there already trying to do that for me 😉 I find having a Big 5 for Life, (brilliant book by John P Strelecky), is a wonderfully inspiring and productive way to find more fulfilment in life and work. It is what...
  7. Sleep for Success

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    Article by Anna Letitia Cook Sleep for Success (part 4 of your fulfilment journey)   Did you sleep well last night? Do you sleep well usually? I have been suffering from exhaustion recently, I was so tired I was getting dizzy spells – not good for anyone – and definitely not good for me! I know full well the dangers and problems of not getting enough sleep, I coach people on it for goodness sake, so why wasn’t I listening to my own pearls of wisdom? Full of great ‘reasons’ here: running two businesses, a very intense coaching schedule, new book being published while writing another one at the same time, new programme launch, speaking at 3 important events in the near future, The Hague, London and New Delhi (I will let you into a secret,...
  8. Exercise for Success

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    Article by  Anna Letitia Cook (Part 3 of your fulfillment journey)  So how are you today? Is your journal progressing? Here we woke up to a beautiful misty morning with the sun just shining through, glinting off the spiders webs in the grass on our early morning walk – we and our being the dogs and me – lol… Early risers all of us, and can’t wait to be out an about. This could also be due to me following my own advice and doing the journal too… and particularly paying attention to my sleeping, but more of that another time.. Let me give you a very brief reminder about exercise and fitness here – I will go into it in more depth another time… As I have already mentioned, you can read an...
  9. Nutrition for Success over 50

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    Article by Anna Letitia Cook (Part 1 of your fulfilment journey) How are you getting on with your journal that we spoke about last week? I hope you are finding it useful. It is amazing how you don’t realise what you do automatically every day and how just noting it down can really heighten your awareness. I just want to give you a very brief reminder about nutrition here – I will go into it in more depth another time… You can read an article I wrote about 3 quick tips to stoke up the success engine which shows you how important it is to consider physical, mental, health and fitness. Think about your food and nutrition as fuel – this means eating well! What you eat is your body’s fuel. If you constantly...
  10. How Mind-Body Health Increases Success

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    Article by Anna Letitia Cook   (Part 1 of your fulfilment journey)   Do you consider yourself successful? What do you think helps to be a success? Apart from skills, talents and knowledge what is the key to being able to perform and do well, achieve your objectives and have ever better results? The absolute fundamental, can’t-do-without, essential is good mind-body health! Just think about the following and rate them in relation to you now and over a few weeks to see your current norm… How do you feel today? Right now? Both in your personal, and particularly, your professional life… Happy or neutral Full of energy or tired Interested or drifting through just doing what is needed Slim, fit and healthy or lethargic and possibly with a few extra kilos or slightly high body fat Serene and stress-free...
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