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  1. 10 Alternative Wedding Ideas

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      Weddings no longer have to be the strict rigid tradition they once were. Many of the wedding ‘norms’ are slowly but surely being removed and new exciting ideas are being explored.    Maybe you have a wedding coming up and you just want something different? Maybe this is your second or third wedding and you are dreading going through the same old tired ceremony as before?   Whatever your thoughts on your upcoming wedding it’s worth knowing that traditional weddings are no longer compulsory. You can have whatever wedding you desire and be as inventive as you like with it.    In this article, we explore 10 alternative wedding ideas that break the traditional conventions and...
  2. How to Gain Your Spouse’s Support While Pursuing a New Business Venture over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   With an increasing number of women over 50 setting up business, how do you ensure you’re your partner is on side and fully supportive? If your partner second-guesses many of the decisions you make in the beginning of your new business venture, understand that he is simply concerned about your livelihood as a family.   This new business endeavor may be your personal project. But your family may be slow to adjust to your new found passion.  From an emotional and financial perspective, your family will experience this roller coaster of uncertainty and excitement together.   Use these five powerful tips to lead your spouse away from feelings of uncertainty toward throwing his support in your corner as you begin your new business venture.   Be informed and...
  3. 8 Easy Ways To Get Fit Without Joining The Gym

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    Whether you were a gym bunny in your youth or avoided it at all costs, it’s safe to say that exercise is still an essential part of a healthy lifestyle even if it wasn’t previously a top priority. However, being older and wiser, we tend to look at everything a little differently. Exercise might still be an important aspect of your life, but the way you exercise now can offer better results compared to the strenuous routines you used to put yourself through.    If the gym was a place, you never entered in your younger years and still don’t want to, that’s fine too. You don’t have to be in the gym every day to feel the benefits of exercise. With busier...
  4. Style over 50: What to wear for the Party Season

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It’s that time of year when the party season is in full swing, and the age old question pops up ‘what shall I wear?’ Personally I think that Christmas is the time of year when we women over 50 can really come into our own when it comes to style. We can really let the flamboyant side of our style personality come to the forefront. We have had decades of learning how to do ‘glamour’. And glamour never goes out of style – at any age! As always I would suggest shopping in your own wardrobe first. If you want to wear your favourite strapless dress, but feel self conscious about your arms, consider wearing a pair of evening glove (I ordered mine...
  5. Time for the fashion and beauty industry to wake up to the potential of women over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Readers of Fab after Fifty have long been complaining that they feel they are being overlooked by the fashion industry – and it is a topic that we have highlighted frequently on the website over the years – in fact I once was invited to comment on no fewer that 16 radio programmes in one day when a survey highlighting how women over 50 felt their needs were not being met by the High Street was published. Those brands who claim to cater to women over 50 may include a small number of high profile celebrities in their advertising campaigns, but when you click through online to make a purchase, the clothes are modelled by much younger women.  Something I receive lots of...
  6. How many ways are there to age : Should we follow rules on how to age?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I always find it amazing that people will behave in a way online that they would not dream (or at least I would hope not) if they were to meet in real life. This week comments coming through have related to how some people believe women ‘ought’ to age – and how I should present myself as somebody encouraging others to embrace ageing and live their best life over 50. I have become accustomed to having comments posted on my YouTube channel regarding whether or my eyes are ‘wonky’, the fact my hair is blonde and not grey, I talk too fast  – all probably true, but this week I encountered a new one ‘stop filling your face with BOTOX and...
  7. Looking for a Boost? Could CBD be the Answer?

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    You might have heard of CBD. You might have seen it being advertised in health food shop windows or talked about on TV, for example. CBD – or cannabidiol has been growing in popularity over the last few years, with the discovery of more and more health benefits that it can offer to you. CBD is a natural compound that is found in the cannabis plant. Researchers have found, over the past few years, such an increase in the potential positives to taking CBD that it’s now impossible to ignore and which has none of the negatives that have traditionally been associated with the plant. What is CBD? Cannabidiol is one of over 100 compounds that can be extracted from the cannabis plant. It was only discovered recently when...
  8. How to Host a Large Wedding

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      Having a large wedding is an expensive affair but when you have a large family and lots of friends you want to celebrate with, it is the best way to include everyone who matters. Though a large wedding is naturally going to take a little more organizing, much of your to-do list will remain the same.  The key aspect to remember when organizing a large wedding is understanding how the day itself will look. This means sorting out an itinerary so that your guests are occupied, fed and happy for the whole day as well as scaling up your decorations and meals.  So, here are a few tips to make life a lot easier!  Lean...
  9. Inspirational: Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka saves gorillas and the community as she breaks new ground and inspires others

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Every now and again you meet somebody, who is so inspirational you know that the encounter will leave a lasting impression.   I had the opportunity to meet and interview Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka on her visit to the UK when she was a finalist in the TUSK awards due to her incredible work with gorillas and a guest speaker at Media Hub. Gladys has dedicated her life to preserving the gorilla population in Uganda. Her 50th birthday is just weeks away. Always passionate about animals ( Gladys set up a wildlife club at school), she trained to be a vet, becoming Uganda’s first  ever dedicated wildlife vet – an achievement she is incredibly proud of – to do as woman – and before any man had achieved this before her….breaking...
  10. Women over 50: Do we feel pressured to hide our age in the workplace?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Often people believe that there is age discrimination in the recruiting of new employees, but increasingly I am being told that individuals are trying not to reveal their age to work colleagues due to fear of being considered ‘old’ leading to exclusion in projects, consideration for promotion, and inclusion in social events. In a world where we are living longer, and expected to work for longer – far longer than we had perhaps anticipated, why is it that many feel compelled , not to lie, but certainly not to be open about their age. A couple of recent incidents come to mind. I happened to meet somebody who was a marketing director at a large communications...
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