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  1. 7 Tips to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

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    Have you ever felt like you don’t belong, or everyone is going to find out that you don’t deserve your achievements? If you can relate to those feelings of chronic self-doubt, you’ve probably experienced imposter syndrome. You’re not alone – studies suggest 70% of people experience imposter syndrome at some point in their career. Overall, imposter syndrome stems from a high sense of self-doubt. Instead of attributing your success to your skills, you might downplay your success and attribute it to luck. Signs You Might Be Suffering from Imposter Syndrome Do you relate to any of these patterns? You may set high goals for yourself. Because your goal is perfection, the smallest mistakes may make you feel like a failure. Attribute success to luck. You downplay your success because you do not believe you deserve the...
  2. Book review: The Island Home by Libby Page

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon How do you know where you really belong? Single mother Lorna has a stable, safe life in London where she works as a teacher. She has not returned to her home town on the remote Scottish island of Kip since leaving in her late teens. After twenty years following the death of her parents Lorna reluctantly takes her daughter to Kip to meet the rest of the family.  Her absence of two decades has sparked resentment and rumours. Can rifts be healed as Lorna and others are forced to confront the past? Until this visit Lorna had never met her sister in law, Alice,  but they strike up an instant rapport.  Alice lives on a tiny island in...
  3. Style over 50: What to Wear on a Staycation

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon However you define a  staycation whether you view at as taking day trips from your home, or simply taking a break in the UK, the British weather dictates that we have to be prepared for all eventualities. It might be warmer than the Mediterranean one day and cold and wet the next. I have pulled together some ideas of what to pack. I have also included some photos of me wearing clothes shopped from my own wardrobe for some additional ideas ?   Simple Black Midi Dress  £79 from Hush   A simple black midi...
  4. 12 reasons to be confident when looking for a job over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to looking for a new role over 50 as we emerge from lockdown , the good news is that job vacancies are very close to pre pandemic levels with 758,000 vacancies listed last quarter- so there are opportunities out there. Employees over 50 have so much to offer a potential employer – approach your job search with confidence in yourself and your abilities. You offer so many advantages over a less experienced hire! Changes in how we work as a result of the pandemic have also helped to level the playing field. Home or hybrid working are a plus for those who juggle work with caring responsibilities . So many reasons to be confident when looking for work over...
  5. The Importance of Core Strength

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    Many of us are well accustomed to the development of the glory muscles. Muscles like the chest, shoulders, quads and glutes will always get special attention in the gym – but how many people train their core correctly? Yes, you see others doing simple exercises like leg raises and crunches to work their “abs,” but when we say core, we mean something different. What is your core system? Think of the core as an entire muscular system that spans the entire surface of the stomach and back. The core is a system of muscles that starts at the hips and runs all the way up to the ribcage – supporting the body the entire way without fault.   With that said, many people have a very weak core which...
  6. A Simple Guide to Starting a Vegan Diet

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      One of the newest and most popular diets in the past few years has stirred up quite the discussion amongst health professionals.   A vegan diet is one that requires you to strip all and any animal products from your diet. This means no meat, dairy, eggs, or animal flavors of any kind.   Starting a vegan diet for many people can be a challenge,  not because there are no food choices, but because it is unknown and new territory that many people have never been taught about.   If you’ve been wondering how you could get started with a vegan diet, here is an easy guide to help you.   Step 1: Load Up on Fruits and Veggies   Most people start a vegan diet by looking at the “meat alternatives”...
  7. Best dresses to wear to a wedding or special occasion over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With so many weddings postponed over the last 18 months due to lockdown restrictions, weddings are finally able to take place- even if at the time of writing this singing and dancing are not allowed! So, the all important question – what to wear! I have come up with several options – all different price points. At a time when the emphasis is on sustainable fashion, I have selected a number of dresses at different price points which will be fabulous to wear at a wedding, but none are too formal so they are very wearable after the main event. Of course, if you really want to champion sustainability shop in your own wardrobe first and consider renting a...
  8. Should HRT be free in England?

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    I receive press releases on all sorts of topics every day. This morning one popped into my inbox talking about an all party parliamentary group looking at the menopause. Part of the group’s remit is to look at prescription charges relating to HRT in England. Apparently HRT is exempt from prescription charges in Wales and Scotland…. but not in England. It will be interesting to see how this pans out. “Menopause Revolution” This is what the press release said: “Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East, this week (28 June 2021) was elected Chair of the newly formed All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Menopause in the House of Commons – marking the first step towards securing the menopause revolution. Following her success in the Private Members Bill...
  9. More evidence to support the value of women over 50 in the workplace – the Oxford Astra Zeneca Vaccine lead Sarah Gilbert 

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We can’t ignore the fact that age discrimination exists in the workplace. We are still having to deal with the perception that women over 50 are slow to adapt, are unable to learn new things, are low on the productivity scale. None of these perceptions are actually based on facts and in are indeed not true. If we want to look at just one shining example as why women over 50 should not be written off and still have so much to achieve and contribute in the workplace we need look no further than the Oxford Astra Zeneca Vaccine team. The project lead was a woman over 50 The project lead for the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine was Professor Sarah Gilbert, who is 59....
  10. Book Review: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon  of Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason Mental health is discussed far more openly today than previously, with people being encouraged to discuss their issues and seek help. Sorrow and Bliss follows the life of Martha who is beautiful and talented yet never seems to quite ‘fit in’ and finds many aspects of life far more difficult to handle than others. Constantly being told that she is sensitive she battles on – until her life finally unravels and she is forced to confront her situation and seek a proper diagnosis. The book is written from Martha’s perspective with humour and curiosity as opposed to pity. It acknowledges the positives in her life as well as the negatives as she...
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