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  1. Review of Olympia The Film: Inspirational documentary about the life of Olympia Dukakis

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I love to learn from inspirational women – and this documentary film about Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis offers plenty to inspire. The film starts as the cameras follow Olympia being inducted into the Hollywood Hall of Fame at the age of 82. Although gracious, Olympia comes across as being rather bemused by the whole proceedings. It is evident that her passion is acting – rather than celebrity – but it also shows that it is never too late to achieve and be recognised for those achievements!! The daughter of Greek immigrant parents, Olympia hit barriers at every turn in her early acting career for being too ‘ethnic’. Not one to be deterred from her goals , she set up her...
  2. Midlife Real Life Chat Show: Navigating Life Changes

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    In this episode of the Midlife Real Life Chat show we discuss how to navigate major life changes. Some such as divorce and bereavement are dramatic, but others such as the menopause and becoming an emptynester can also have a major impact on our lives.

    I am joined by regular panellist Maggie McMillan and life coach Valerie Lewis of Visualise and Bloom as we discuss resilience, planning for the future, moving forward as opposed to looking back, and coming to terms with loss.

    Why do we respond to change differently? Do we all cope with loss in the same way? These are just some of the questions we ask.

     

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  3. Summer Dresses: Sale Picks for Holidays and Staycations

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   Strange times indeed and with all of our lives turned upside down, all regular planning of holidays has gone out of the window. I personally am so grateful for the fabulous weather we have had for much of Lockdown, it has made it so much more bearable. I have been wearing my normal holiday wardrobe for my weekends in the garden. So, whether you are planning a staycation or a summer holiday abroad,  I have looked at some of the best holiday dresses in the sales.  I have tried to select only those with a range of sizes available. There were others that I loved but had limited availability size wise! The right dress can help to downplay parts of our bodies...
  4. Could Mushrooms be the New Superfood in the Fight against Covid?

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    Nutritionist and author, Madeleine Shaw, explains how eating just eight vitamin D enriched mushrooms could help you hit your RDA following latest NHS advice Humble vegetable could be the solution for Brits in lock-down at risk of low vitamin D Half of the nation are determined to not drift away from new healthy lifestyle post-pandemic, adopting long-term habits that can boost immunity With Brits in lock-down, spending fewer hours in the sun and with little prospect of foreign holidays, a health expert has warned that vitamin D levels are at risk of falling and believes mushrooms could be the superfood solution. Research commissioned by The UK & Ireland Mushroom Producers, has revealed that one in four of us aren’t getting our daily recommended vitamin intake, with a further...
  5. What Will Salons and Cosmetic Clinics Look Like Post-Lockdown and What Treatments to Try?

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    If you’ve been locked inside, your beauty routine probably changed significantly. Maybe you are using fewer products now, and who needs to put on make-up for a quick run to the market while wearing a mask? Now that restrictions are lifting and the world is opening up again, you may be first in line at your favourite cosmetic clinic. But what safety precautions are clinics taking to ensure the safety of their clients?    All treatments require you to be up close and personal with your doctor or esthetician. So we asked a cosmetic clinic in London what safety protocols they have in place so clients feel safe for their post-lockdown procedures. We also share with you the top treatments that the over-50 crowd...
  6. Midlife Real Life Chat Show: Body Confidence Over 50 with Guest Rachel Peru

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    How easy is it to accept our changing bodies in midlife?

    In this week’s episode we are joined by silver haired model and body confidence champion Rachel Peru. Rachel became a model in her mid 40s and is often included in photo shoots for lingerie and swimwear campaigns.  Rachel is not a size 10 and is proud of her curves . She shares her tips on how to feel confident in your body over 50.

    I am joined by our regular panellists makeup artist Jo Jewett and stylist Maggie McMillan as we talk about accepting your changing body in midlife, the role of mainstream and social media in impacting body confidence and a lot more!

     

     

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  7. Inspirational Women over 50: Interview with R&B Legend Ruby Turner

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I felt extremely privileged to have the opportunity to interview R&B legend Ruby Turner MBE. What energy!! Ruby has released 20 solo albums during her career and has worked with some of the biggest names in music including Mick Jagger and Bryan Ferry and Jools Holland  Her latest project is writing and performing the theme song for a new film called The Host. This is what Ruby had to say when I caught up with her during Lockdown.   You’ve had a fabulous career. How did you get started? I have been so fortunate and had an amazing time for more than thirty years with my music, the theatre, acting.  I always found joy in singing and sang in the BBC Arena...
  8. Midlife Real Life Chat Show: Coming out of Lockdown- the issues and challenges

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    As Lockdown restrictions are relaxed, we are all coping with the changes in different ways. For many the transition out of full lockdown is not easy. We are all coping in different ways and approaching easing out of Lockdown in ways that suit us and our individual circumstances. In this episode of the Midlife Real Life chat show we have as our guest psychologist Dr Louise Pendry as we discuss the anxiety around emerging from Lockdown, coping with socialising while maintaining the two metre distance, how we have changed during lockdown, whether our age plays a factor in how we cope with Lockdown. We also talk about how we prepare for work post lockdown ….and more. Questions we ask about coming out of Lockdown include: When lockdown started most people embraced it, but now restrictions are being eased, many are finding it difficult to start socialising – even...
  9. 5 Tips for Fighting Anxiety And Depression Naturally

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    The onset of COVID-19, the quarantine measures, the loss of lives, and the general uncertainty that the world is currently experiencing are enough to leave many with mental health issues. For some people, anxiety is just a brief phase that only appears and passes. But for others, unfortunately, the condition can linger on well into advanced age and can even trigger depression. Thankfully, a lot of work has gone into understanding anxiety and depression. Thus, although more research needs to be done, listed here are five natural ways to fight this state of mind.   Get It Out Of Your System   Sometimes, we may feel that having so many things bottled up inside of us could be the only way to prevent a relationship from...
  10. The Impact of Women Working on the Frontline During Lockdown

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    Lockdown has not been easy for anyone. We have all had to radically change how we live our lives. While we have all had to comply with social distancing, with many adapting to working from home for the first time while also embracing home schooling, for those working on the front line their situation has been very different. There are so many unsung heroes, perhaps truly recognised and appreciated for the first time in their careers and in the 70 year history of the NHS as the nation has taken to their doorsteps on Thursday evenings to clap for the NHS, not only acknowledging the service and sacrifice of the NHS workers, but also delivering a sense of solidarity within the...
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