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Fabafterfifty: Mid-life Matters

  1. Tips for dealing with helpless, draining friends

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    Tips from Carole Ann Rice   Do you find yourself hurting yourself by helping an under achiever who takes sloth and excuses to new lows? Are you frustrated with being an on-call protector and rescuer to someone else’s poor decisions or dangerous behaviour? Is bailing out financially and emotionally a loved one’s latest dip sinking rather than floating your boat? Then either train to be a coach or shrink and invoice them – or just stop. Sometimes it’s a lifetime habit if you have grown up with that person whose neediness has become like oxygen it’s so natural and prevalent you have never questioned it. You have naturally bent with the call of duty and shouldered the load as though it was your natural path in life. Top tips for dealing with draining friends Top...
  2. Top Tips for Dealing with Procrastination

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    Article by Alexandra Sutcliffe     You’ve made a cup of coffee, turned on your laptop, and are keen to write the next chapter of your  novel.  All you have to do is click on the document icon, and set to work. But wait – another email’s just arrived, followed by a text.    Then there’s that developing news story, has there been an update?  Oh, and now an old friend’s posted something  on Facebook you really must respond to… Does this sound familiar?   To some degree we are all guilty of procrastinating, and today, more than ever, there are distractions all around us.  A phone is no longer simply for making calls, nor a laptop just a means for writing documents.  Both have become deliverers of entertainment, communication, news, gossip, games and so much more. It...
  3. Musings on friendship

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    By Beverley Harvey One evening last week, my kitchen reverberated with the laughter and conversation of nine smart, funny and attractive women.  It was all about supporting a friend who has recently entered the world of party selling – specifically, a fabulous range of organic beauty products.  Keen to help, I agreed to host a pamper-party to introduce a new circle who I thought would appreciate both Lisa and her beauty range.  I was right on both counts; it’s difficult to say which went down better, Lisa or her fab products.  So, we played with the make-up, road-tested the skin care, drank Prosecco and ate our own bodyweight in crisps and nuts (oh alright, just me doing the latter then). Only three weeks ago, I called upon the same fabulous...
  4. Start with Self-Love

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    Article by Laura Lacy-Thompson, M.A., M.S.  Somewhere in my early-fifties, I started to feel invisible. You know the feeling.  At first it’s subtle but then you realize that men no longer look your way or that younger people kind of ignore you.  It was shocking when it first started happening. At the same time, the rest of my life had turned into chaos.  My marriage was ending, my parents’ health started to deteriorate, and both my daughters had left the nest.  Fun times. I know my story is not unusual. When we reach our 50’s, these life transitions become inevitable and naturally we start to ask questions about what’s next for us. Suddenly everything has changed and it can be scary. The voice of the inner critic may become filled with negative...
  5. 8 Ways of Finding Your Inner Superpowers

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    Article by Dr Janina Scarlet What would you do if you suddenly developed superpowers? Most people say that they would help others – save people from accidents, rescue others from disasters, or heal those who are ill. In short, most people say that that if they developed superpowers they would want to use them to help people. There are actually numerous ways in which you can boost your own superhero strengths and improve your quality of life. Gratitude. Connection with your happy memories is not only a magical Patronus charm from ‘Harry Potter.’ Experiencing and expressing gratitude can in fact boost our physical and mental health. Some examples of experiencing gratitude are to write down 1-3 things you are grateful for that day. It is especially helpful if...
  6. Now I’m Sixty Four : KL Loveley on life at 64

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    Article by K. L Loveley Listening to the radio, as I often do, while in the kitchen preparing yet another meal. My attention is caught by the familiar chords of a popular sixties song; encouraging me to sing along, in my out of tune, squeaky voice. It is likely, that some of you are familiar with this song. Written by Sir Paul McCartney, (credited to Lennon and McCartney) released in nineteen sixty seven on their album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts club band. Yes! You have guessed correct. When I’m sixty four. Over the years I have nonchalantly, sang along enjoying the lyrics; but never really put much thought into the message. Well Paul, I am listening now and I had to smile when I came across the following. ‘Will you still need...
  7. Are they a narcissist? Top tips for coping with a difficult person

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    Article by Richard Templar  We all know them, they’re pretty easy to spot and you could probably name a few with little trouble. These are those people for whom the universe revolves. And they must be at the centre, the figure of worship, never wrong, admired by everyone, always on top. Yup, narcissists can only see things in relation to the effect on them. This blinds them to much in the way of empathy, so they struggle even to switch into considering other people – you, for example – because they’re often just not interested in anything that doesn’t have positive repercussions for them. A self-focused partner or boss can be very tough to live with. Like bullies (they often are bullies), they don’t necessarily have the inner confidence their behaviour implies....
  8. Feeling blue this winter?  You are not alone…

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    Article by Beverley Harvey Anyone who suffers from depression and low mood, will know that winter can be a particularly challenging time.  According to NHS statistics, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects around 2 million people in the UK and more than 12 million people across northern Europe.  Add the SAD factor to the onset of menopause – a time when women are four times more likely to suffer from mental health disorders than women under forty-five – and frankly, it’s a wonder that many of us manage to function at all between November and March. I have personally battled depression for the last nine years and I’ve realised that, like the moon, it waxes and wanes.  Nobody would argue that depression is a serious illness and that it needs expert,...
  9. Make positive changes to bring your dreams alive

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    Article by Ruth Seodi Close your eyes and give yourself a minute to picture your dream life, dream home, dream partner, dream job.  Put all your current life obstacles and restraints aside and just allow yourself the luxury of picturing your dreams. If you didn’t do it – do it now, the rest of this article can wait.  Enjoy this brief window of escape… If it helps, my dreams would be to live in the South of France or the Caribbean from October to February where I would write and deliver self – help workshops, I would get involved in the local community and feel welcome.  I would have the perfect partner/relationship where love, admiration honesty and fun were in abundance.  My income would be plenty…I could...
  10. Are your knickers holding you back?

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    Article by Andy Cope Two rules for a great article. First, great content and second, a cracking title. With the latter sorted, here’s the best bit… Having reached 50, I’ve realized that the ageing process is inevitable. You can look after yourself, go to the gym, each healthy food, moisturize and take cod-liver oil, but ultimately, those birthday cards will have bigger numbers on them year by year. But what if it isn’t about vitamins and Nivea? What is the secret of eternal youth was in our heads – our thinking more specifically. And we could maintain some of that youthful, carefree exuberance that the young children manage to generate. They’re not fussed about the news. And, to be fair, they don’t have the same...
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