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  1. Podcast with award winning Helen Matthews on career reinvention: Leaving corporate life to be a full time writer

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      Available on iTunes: Link Helen Matthews left corporate life to live her dream of becoming a successful novelist. In this podcast Helen talks about how she transitioned from full time employment to writing for a living and the issues she had to address How she came up with the idea for her first book which involved intensive research into the topic. Having the confidence to base her second novel in elements of her own experience How characters develop and ‘speak’ to the writer Topics brought to life in her novel  – various types of...
  2. Six Tips to Help You Throw The Best Multi-Generation Party

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    Successful multi-generation parties are not easy to pull off. Getting everyone engaged can be tricky when different age groups have a different idea of fun. These tips will help you throw the multi-generation party of a lifetime. Venue Is Everything One of the most important features of successful multi-generation parties is that guests of all ages can leave when they want to. Bussing your guests out to a secluded location for a party that goes on late into the night might be an amazing idea for you and your friends. However, this may not appeal to young parents, who need to put their children to bed, or much older guests, who perhaps aren’t up for a late night. Either choose a venue that is in a central location with frequent...
  3. A Review of Future You FocusZen supplements to help with Brain Fog

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon One of the many symptoms that women in their 50s say they suffer from is ‘Brain Fog’. The ability to concentrate for extended periods of time is affected in part due to hormonal changes which affect cognition, and in part due to fatigue through lack of sleep – a common symptom of the menopause for those suffering hot flushes at night. We are possibly the first generation of women to continue working through to retirement age, and so brain fog is perhaps more talked about now than previously.  Brain fog may not be overwhelming – but there is that feeling that you just aren’t running on all cylinders. If you are used to being constantly on the go,...
  4. Summer Sale Picks to look Stylish on Holiday over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon If you are looking for some things to buy last minute before this year’s holiday, or buying ahead for next year – something I often do at sale time – then there are some great summer buys at the moment. Due to the UK’s unpredictable summers (apart from last year’s exceptional weather) , my own summer wardrobe seems to consist of the same things brought out year after year, so sale time is a good way to add a few bits without spending a fortune. I am also conscious of my ‘cost per wear’, and my summer clothes are typically the ones that get worn the least – so I limit my spend per item. I have selected just a...
  5. Review of Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon We can get so caught up in trying all the new products that are being launched, that it can be easy to forget established products that do a great job. Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer is a haircare product I was first introduced to about fifteen years ago –  and it one I continue to use to this day –  it is one of my ‘must take’ products whenever I go on holiday to a sunny location! A pre-wash intensive conditioning treatment, Elasticizer was initially recommended to me following a disaster at the hairdresser’s where my hair had been over processed when I should have had a few subtle highlights. My hair was dry, and brittle.  A new hairdresser I visited to ‘rescue’ the...
  6. Podcast Interview with Business Coach Karen Knott on How to Set Up a Business over 50

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    Podcast Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Also available on itunes So many women in their 50s and 60s set up successful businesses. In this podcast episode I chat with business coach Karen Knott of Prime Time Business on how to set up a successful business over 50. We talk about why women over 50 set up businesses Why more businesses set up by women over 50 are more successful than those set up by younger counterparts. How to overcome the fear of technology when setting up a business The essential things to do when setting...
  7. Top To Toe: TLC For Your Feet

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    Our feet are important parts of our body, and ones which we all too often take for granted. We spend a large chunk of our lives working on our feet and this is something which can, after time, cause our feet to suffer and need some TLC. This is why today we want to take a look at some of the different ways that you can look after your feet and give them the care they need this summer.  Wash and dry your feet properly Luckily for most of us, we don’t ever face a situation where you suffer with a fungal disease, but it is always something to be aware of. A fungal disease...
  8. Is Ageism being blamed for not getting an interview when the problem could be your CV?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have had several instances in the past few weeks of people contacting me to say that they had been unable to find employment due to their age. They stressed how many CV’s they had submitted without receiving any responses or being invited for any interviews. In fact in all cases the volume of CV’s sent out was emphasised – in some cases in excess of 100 and even in excess of 250! Could it be that age isn’t the issue here, but the actual CV that is being submitted that is the issue. In each case they had sent out one standard CV – not tailored to each role they applied  for, and...
  9. Making The Most Of Your Garden

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      Maximising the use of our outdoor space and gardening can be a scary prospect at first. We might fear using the wrong type of soil, or creating somewhat disorganised flower beds, or neglecting to maintain our gardens in the right way. We might fear pests, the issues that can occur when growing vegetables, or simply wasting too much time for very little result. And yet, anytime you can spend within your garden is time well spent, because it’s thoroughly restorative to your mind and body. This  means that while we’re embracing plants and trowels, taking a healthier mindset towards gardening can be worthwhile. So what if you’re not quite keeping up with the Joneses, or you wish to take a few chances? This is how we...
  10. Easy Ways To Mind Your Mental And Physical Health over 50

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    It’s something that we’d all like, right? A perfectly sound mind and the perfect body at all times. We see amazing people on the covers of magazines, and we hear about people with a strong mindset that takes them to the levels of success we could only dream of. There’s some good news, and there’s some bad news here. The bad news is that you won’t ever have the perfect body and the perfect mindset. The good news is that there’s no such thing as perfection regarding these two points, so you don’t have to worry about it! As much as some people like to act like they are, nobody will ever...
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