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Fabafterfifty: Mid-life Matters

  1. One hundredth of one second – first impressions count.

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    Article by Philip Adcock Scientists have worked out that it takes one hundredth of one second for each of us to form that all important first impression. Whether it’s a job interview or first date – follow these simple steps to make sure you make the best impression possible. We know that in only a fraction of a second after meeting, people make initial judgments about others. But what exactly is it that people connect with in others? Although material possessions can play a part, our instincts determine believability, trust etc. in ways used by our ancestors long before bespoke suits, designer watches, expensive cars, luxury handbags, or even boob jobs, cosmetics, face-lifts, or liposuction ever came along. Here are some simple steps to make sure you make better first impressions. Face...
  2. Divorce over 50: Friendships as you move on

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon From my own experience, friendships do change as you go through a divorce –  and your new life creates opportunities for new friendships. Divorce is never easy at any age – and navigating your way through friendships as you go through the process and come through the other side can be difficult – especially if you have an ex who not only tries to take ‘ownership’  of  assets but clearly sets out friends he believes he ‘owns’ as well! Not an issue to be argued in the divorce courts, but certainly one that needs some careful handling. I have been incredibly lucky in that as a result of my divorce I have some very special friendships that have become stronger  now that my ex is out of my life, but I...
  3. Revision: A Parents Guide to Surviving Exams: 3 Top Tips for You and Your Child

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    Article by Bradley Busch For many parents up and down the country, the exam season brings with it anxieties, frustration and late night tears. Often that’s the case for the parents themselves, as well as their students. Fortunately, advice is on hand on how to help you survive and your child thrive over the coming weeks. Father of two and founder of study skills company InnerDrive, Edward Watson, 55, says “exams can be stressful for everyone. We now know more than ever about what parents can do to better equip their children and also reduce their own stress levels”. So, what 3 things do you need to know to survive the exam season? Make Sure You Know What Revision Techniques Work Research has consistently demonstrated that ‘little and often’ is far more effective...
  4. Young by Nature: Is Optimism the key?

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    Article by Juliet Young Surely  a surname cannot influence our outlook on life. But in my own family the Young women have always certainly lived up to their name.  Grandma Peggy was like a wind-up toy, moving non-stop (especially her mouth), walking faster than everyone around, to the point that we lost her on several occasions because we just couldn’t keep up. She travelled incessantly right up to the end of her ninety-one year old life, always full of boundless energy and joy. She never became old in her eyes or anyone else’s. My own mother, now eighty-two, doesn’t look a day over sixty-five. She is always impeccably dressed, wearing jeans, sparkly trainers and most recently...
  5. Human Connection Plays Huge Part in Patient Care

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    Patient care is more than just physical healing, it’s a total package that involves building a human connection that goes beyond the body to include the mind and soul. In a word, it’s called empathy, or the capability to put oneself in another person’s shoes and share their feelings and emotions. It’s what we, as humans, are capable of doing and do so to people around us.   In the clinical setting, empathy allows health care professionals to connect with their patients and help them through their treatments. In a nutshell, it humanizes the whole hospital or clinic experience and gives it more meaning, whereas it would otherwise be a cold and lonely process that a patient has to go through in order to heal the body. But why is this human connection...
  6. Natalie Savvides’ ten changes that you can make today to make you feel happier

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    Article by Natalie Savvides   The UN’s International Day of Happiness is on March 20th. Author Natalie Savvides is lending her support to this vital awareness day as part of her mission to help every girl, teenager and woman feel less alone, and happier, by living their life their own way and being true to themselves. Her book, Full Circlehttps://natalieunedited.com/ )   1) Wear a lipstick you like…always. A gorgeous colour lipstick makes you feel good, more alive, more awake and more glamorous in an instant.   2) Stop comparing! Don’t compare the external worlds of others to your internal world. Plenty of people project images that are not a true reflection of their real selves or lives. Comparisons are the thieves of joy! Count your blessings.   3) Eat well & sleep well: Eating well, slowly...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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