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  1. Coping with Change in your 50s

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    Article by Beverley Harvey This weekend with only my faithful dog for company, I sat and sobbed my way through Finding Your Feet. It’s a wonderful film that has a stellar cast of a certain age; Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Joanna Lumley all act their socks off. It’s warm, witty and very funny in parts – but laden with pathos, too, so I highly recommend keeping the tissues to hand. I don’t want to spoil the plot, so I’ll just say that the story centres on coping with change. In this case, it’s concerning the abrupt end of a 40-year old marriage due to infidelity. The shock and despair of such a breakup is surely right up there with bereavement, and...
  2. 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...
  3. 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,...
  4. Embrace your inner rock chic and say YES to adventure: I saw the Rolling Stones

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    Article by Beverley Harvey It’s easy to let our worlds shrink as we get older. Whether from poor health, depression and anxiety or a general loss of confidence and energy, it’s all too easy to say ‘NO’ to opportunities that once we might have leapt at. In our thirties and forties, life is so frenetic that we have to learn the No word just to survive; there’s a limit to how many commitments a body can take.  By the time we reach fifty, in theory, we should be making more time for ourselves as children have likely flown the nest, work may have slowed a few degrees, and chasing materialism loses it allure. BUT, the pitfall here is that we can back-peddle too far and find that we are hiding away indoors. ...
  5. Are older women having a media-moment?

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      By Beverley Harvey   Hats off to lingerie giant Triumph for casting Julianne Moore and Liv Tyler in its Autumn/Winter 2017 advertising campaign.  It’s so refreshing to see beautiful, confident – and at 56 and 40 respectively – mature women in this role, as opposed to the twenty (or even thirty) somethings we are used to seeing. Both women look absolutely drop dead gorgeous in the ads and for many will be an inspiration and a shot in the arm – proving once again that over fifty doesn’t mean over the hill.  A sucker for marketing, I went on to Triumph’s website to explore the range for myself; there’s no doubt that the new Florale Collection of bras and briefs are stylish and flattering, however with prices north of £50 for...
  6. Why spend over £70,000 in a lifetime on beauty products? Because you’re worth it.

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    Article by Beverley Harvey   With the icing on her 72nd Birthday cake barely dry, Helen Mirren stunned fans and beauty industry insiders alike by claiming that using moisturiser “probably does f**k all”. The Oscar-winning actress commented while sitting on a L’Oreal panel in the South of France, where she was appearing in her official capacity as a brand ambassador.  She went on to soften her remark somewhat by adding: “…but it just makes me feel better. I’ve always said to L’Oreal that I will only do what makes me feel better.” One can only imagine the collective cringe that must have rippled through L’Oreal’s panel at such a revelation. But as a woman of a certain age, what was your reaction?  Mine was multi-tiered; my first thought was; ‘good on you,...
  7. Throw out the rule book on long hair and hang on tight to your skinny jeans

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    By Beverley Harvey When it comes to personal style, turning fifty can either be completely liberating or a disaster waiting to happen, depending on your point of view. Because unless you’re Madonna, the rules of the game have changed; you can’t just sling on a linen-look sack from H&M or Primark and expect to look amazing. What you can do, is take said bargain ‘sack’, layer it with a boxy little jacket, put it with black leggings, a great pair of strappy heels and ONE huge statement piece of jewellery – and expect to look fabulous.  Because after fifty, accessories are a girl’s best friend. As are well cut jeans, whether boot or skinny (it’s the fit that counts), butter soft leather jackets, beautiful prints that light...
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