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  1. Anita Gabrielle: The ‘Dyke in a Hat’ Raising Money For Parkinson’s Disease

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    Article by Jasmine Hodge Around 145,000 people live with Parkinson’s in the UK and it is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. With other fifty years of research history, the condition is most understood today than it ever was. We are getting closer and closer to a cure every day; however, this is only possible with funding for life-saving research. 66-year-old singer-songwriter and self-proclaimed “dyke in a hat”, Anita Gabrielle, has spent her life fighting against obstacles put in her path as an artist, from being a woman to being gay and as an older woman in the music industry still finds her opportunities to be heard limited. However, for the Bedford based singer’s latest releases, the forthcoming EP, ‘Just Neat’ and the single, ‘Best Friends’,...
  2. Connecting: Margo Krasne in her 80s talks about the value of friendship over 50

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    By Margo T Krasne  I don’t know how many times over the last nine months—for that matter the last two years—I  have uttered the words, “What would I do without you?” I have said it to friends of long  standing. Said it to people with whom in the past I’d get together now and then but who have  come back into my life on a more regular basis. That those words turned out to be the title I  would eventually choose for my book of short stories was pure happenstance. My words weren’t  said lightly. I truly had—correction—have no idea as to how I would have gotten through these  last years if they hadn’t all been there.  You see in a few weeks, as of this writing,...
  3. Finding the words to understand a loved one’s terminal diagnosis

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    Article by Dr Esther Ramsay-Jones      On Christmas Day 2017, on my husband’s suggestion, we bought my mother a Dictaphone to record her memories and her life. Having taught English for many years, and being a relentless storyteller and chatterbox, Mum always had a lot to say. The following year, on Boxing Day 2018, she was rushed into hospital, having lost her speech, mumbling semblances of words that had once so easily flowed from her. ‘During that dislocating, jumbled time where words combined with other words to form sounds that no one around her could comprehend, one thing was clear and she repeated it with whatever half-words she could: this woman, with her determined, forceful spirit, did not want to survive without language. Though noises came, she had been rendered...
  4. Your gut and how it feels – Examining gut health

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    Article by Amber Tsai Our body is home to about 300 to 500 different types of bacteria. They can be found in our gastrointestinal tract or GI tract. While some of these bacteria are good and some bad, all of them are crucial to our gut health. The balance between the good and bad bacteria is the indication of our gut health. Though we want to keep the bad bacteria to a minimum, it does not necessarily mean that we should eradicate and flush out the bad ones from our systems. Why is gut health so crucial, you ask? Your gut is the MVP when it comes to overall health. The responsibility of the gut, which is more than just your intestines, is to breakdown the nutrients from the food we consume...
  5. Live life to the full over 50: Leave the Waiting Room of Your Life

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    Article by Christine Foley  You know, I have this suspicion that most people actually waste their best years waiting for something to happen to them that will make them happy and that they accept that that is just the way it is. I think that the majority of people believe that the best they deserve is to feel reasonably OK with things the way they are. It so often seems like everyone is waiting: Waiting to be ready Waiting for the right time Waiting to feel confident Waiting for the children to leave home Waiting until the New Year Waiting until things are more certain Waiting until we’ve finished whatever project we’re on with right now so that we can fully concentrate on doing what we really want to do: waiting for...
  6. From Ghost to GHOSTE! Following my Passion and Becoming Visible over 50

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    By GHOSTE I know how it feels to be a ghost. An uninvited guest. I felt like one for the better part of half a century. One night soon after I turned 50, I had a dream. I was wearing a hoodie, shrouded in an encompassing, healing blue light. In this dream, I stepped past a piano onto a stage and behind me, the word GHOSTE hovered white and luminous against that blue glow while a voice announced, “Now, introducing GHOSTE.” I woke up. Yes, in every sense of the word. When you experience loss, all the clichés hit you in the face; foremost the one about life not being a dress rehearsal. I didn’t waste a minute in reaching out to gifted producer and friend, Matt Anthony. We met...
  7. Travel over 50: Your Rights When it Comes to Holiday Bookings if Cancelled

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    With such uncertainty throughout 2020, many of us may be thinking of an escape to sunnier climes. With travel restrictions  constantly changing, how confident can we be in making any travel bookings? What are rights if all or part of our holiday is cancelled? Ashlee Robinson, Associate, DAS Law, and Thomas Pertaia, Legal Adviser, DAS Law explain what you need to know around your cancellation rights… Your Rights When it Comes to Holiday Bookings Recent news that there may be a possible vaccine for Covid-19 sent hotel and airline company share prices soaring.  As a holiday gives us all something to look forward to and a chance to change our surroundings after a very difficult year, it is also little wonder that it sent millions of people to their...
  8. Author Sue Moorcroft talks about exploring Sweden to research locations for her book Christmas Wishes

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    Article by Sue Moorcroft Last December, I mentioned to my British-Swedish friend author Christina Courtenay that I was wondering where to set my next winter book. She suggested, ‘Make it Sweden and we can go together. We can stay with Mum.’ My editor agreed that Sweden would be a gorgeous Christmas setting – what’s not to love about snow and glögg? – and Christina transformed herself into my creative director, researcher, translator, PA, historian and travel guide. She created an itinerary between Småland, the area of southern Sweden in which her mother lives, and Stockholm. Airline bookings, hire car invoices and event tickets flooded my inbox. She arranged everything except the hotel in Stockholm. That was my only duty...
  9. “I’m not going into my fifties quietly!” says Amy White

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    Article by Amy White “I’m not going into my fifties quietly!” This has been my deepest knowing as I approached this milestone in my life.  And this motto has been evolving for the past decade. Turning forty felt empowering, like a new way of coming home to myself, but as I’ve approached my 50th birthday, this feeling of freedom has taken on a deeper resonance. While many of us are conditioned to believe that a woman’s value is defined, at least in part, by her age, completely and wholeheartedly embracing this milestone is an act of love and revolution. The difference in this new chapter is that in the past, the desire to become a more authentic version of myself felt a bit forced. While there was shifting in my...
  10. Life over 50: When adult children still live at home: Please Leave Me!

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    Article by Jayne Webb When I grew up it was accepted that at the age of 18 you would go off to further education and, on graduating, you would move into your own place, or you would start work at 18 and share a flat with some mates. This norm unfortunately isn’t normal anymore. Staggeringly the average age to leave home is now 32, which means I could be well into my 60s before I have the proper opportunity to experience ’Empty Nest’ syndrome. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my children. I just might love them a bit more if they were not here all the time. As a mother you nurture your offspring. You run their childhood lives for them, you wipe away their tears and...
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