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  1. Midlife Reinvention: Sabrina Zeif sets up a business as the Midlife Food Guru following redundancy over 50

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   As you know, I love sharing midlife reinvention stories that inspire women to live their best possible life over 50. Today Sabrina shares how she turned redundancy into an opportunity to follow her dream of setting up her own business . Tell us a little about yourself:  I am Sabrina Zeif. I live with my husband and rascal rescue dog, Billy, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, for the past nineteen years. I am originally from Trinidad in the Caribbean and have lived in Texas, New Orleans, San Francisco and Switzerland. Our daughter just had her first baby. I am a very smitten “Nana”. What were your main activities  before turning 50? Before turning 50, I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 25 years. My last role was as a...
  2. How will history compare the Covid 19 pandemic to the Spanish Flu 100 years ago?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We have all experienced so much upheaval in our lives over the past 12 months – so thankful we have our roadmap to (hopefully) freedom in June here in the UK. Without going into the rights or wrongs of government policy and handling of the situation, how will we remember this period of our lives….and how will history look at it in 100 years time? What lessons can be taken forward should something similar happen in the future? Photos from the Spanish Flu Pandemic A really good friend of mine in Canada sent me these fabulous photos taken during the Spanish Flu pandemic. Apart from the fashions , so similar to how we are dealing with our pandemic today – with some rather...
  3. Review of Betty White, First Lady of American Television:  Inspiration for career longevity and positive ageing

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I just happened to stumble across this documentary about Betty White on Netflix over the weekend. Purely by coincidence I had posted an inspirational quote by Betty about ageing earlier in the day on Fab after Fifty’s social media channels. Made in 2018, this documentary takes a look at Betty’s career – hard to believe that Betty is now 99 years of age and still working! It was filmed over a period of 10 years between 2008 and 2018 and has snippets with former co-stars such as Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper and Ryan Reynolds. They all had such positive things to say about her. ...
  4. Should Influencers declare if they have had cosmetic procedures when promoting beauty products?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With so much pressure on women to look ‘younger’ and with the rise of online influencers, should there be a mandatory disclaimer if the influencers have had surgical and non-surgical interventions? With the beauty industry launching new products every day with the promise of diminishing our wrinkles, fading age spots, tightening our jawlines and plumping our skin –  ( and there are some excellent skincare products out there that do make a difference to 50 plus skin) – should the way they are presented to us also be realistic? No cream can actually reduce wrinkles in the same way that botox does, so if we see a line free ‘influencer’ chat about the latest skincare product that they have used, should we...
  5. Style over 50 : Some of the best red dresses with sleeves for stylish women over 50

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    Style Picks by Ceri Wheeldon Red is the colour associated with love and romance. As we approach Valentine’s Day I thought I would highlight a few of the red dresses available currently – although I have to admit that I struggled to find many that I liked – and when I added sleeves into the mix it became even harder. A lot of the dresses this season suggest more ‘little house on the prairie’  than ‘Fab after Fifty’. When I added sleeves into the mix it became even harder! During our 28 day Lockdown challenge we talked about the psychology of wearing red – it doesn’t have to be reserved just for Valentine’s Day.  I used to wear red a lot when I was a headhunter...
  6. Midlife Reinvention: Susie Whitfield Sets Up an Online Baking School

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   I love to share inspirational midlife reinvention stories. Today, Susie Whitfield shares how she followed her dream as she approached 50 to set up her own baking school The Cotswolds Baking Workshop.  Susie is currently offering baking workshops via Zoom – which I thought was a fabulous idea – ideal for those looking for an idea for a birthday get together! I caught up with Susie to talk about the inspiration behind her midlife business venture.   A little about yourself:  I live on the edge of the Cotswolds in Shipston on Stour with my partner Jake who is a photographer.  I am 52.   What were your main activities before turning 50?  I originally got my BA in education and trained as a primary school teacher.  After moving to...
  7. 10 top tips to stay confident in your job search over 50 following redundancy

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Lack of confidence is one of the issues that many of the jobseekers in the Fab after Fifty community say is an issue when looking for work. This is especially true in cases where individuals have been made redundant – and with the economic impact of the pandemic redundancy has become a shock reality for many who at the beginning of 2020 believed their jobs to be secure. So how do you maintain or regain your confidence when you are ensconced in what might seem like an uphill struggle to find a new role?   “For me, it’s...
  8. Why redundancy could also be time of opportunity for career reinvention over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Redundancy is never pleasant, and in these uncertain times is far more stressful than usual – especially if you find yourself navigating the job market over 50. Before you panic, take a deep breath and step back. Rather than jump in putting together a CV and applying for every and any job vacancy, take a step back and think about what you really want to do. Yes there are bills to pay. Perhaps you are still supporting children through their university education or rebuilding your life after a divorce.  But redundancy has also offered you a reset button? How often over the course of your working life did you take time to plan your career? Did you have a plan or did it just evolve? If you look...
  9. Best Home Makeover Shows to Watch on TV.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Since Kirstie Allsopp first hit our screens and started knocking on walls on house viewings to see which could be knocked down, I have been more than a little obsessed with home renovations. With most of us spending far more time at home than we could ever have anticipated. Our home environment has become more important than ever. Having undertaken major renovations in my last three homes and with a house move planned as part of a major lifestyle change, I am still looking for inspiration for potential changes I might like to make to my future home. In addition to  regular...
  10. The final challenge in our January series to stay positive and fabulous in lockdown

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon The day has come. We have reached the final day of our January challenge!   “The feeling is less like an ending than just another starting point.” –Chuck Palahniuk,   How have you found the challenges ? Have they helped to keep you positive and fabulous at the start of this year in lockdown? Which did you find the most rewarding – and which the most frustrating? Are you having a ...
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