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  1. How tuning in to your ‘gut-brain’ connection can help to manage mental health issues

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    By health expert and author Sara Davenport Brain health has never seemed such a priority.  We are facing a tsunami of metal health problems – statistics show that one in four people (in the UK) will suffer from anxiety and depression in any given year. On top of that, the dementia epidemic facing our increasingly ageing population has become as frightening as the threat of cancer. Only recently (18th February 2020), a report by Alzheimer Europe has revealed that “the number of people with dementia is set to double by 2050”. I frequently get asked about the connection between the brain and the gut on my blog (www.reboothealth.co.uk), and it’s a subject that I’ve written extensively about in my latest book...
  2. Is your husband driving you mad in retirement?

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    Article by George Jerjian of Retirement Rebellion If you’ve read the title of this article and dived in to find out more, maybe it resonated with you? Maybe your significant other doesn’t seem like the same person that he did when he was working? And maybe that ‘new’ person is creating a different – and challenging – environment at home. If all of this rings true – don’t worry, you’re not alone. And more importantly, there are ways to address the issue. Do some planning How does he feel about retirement? If you’ve retired first, how does he feel about your retirement? Have you thought about what you will both be doing in this part of your lives? What are your shared passions? We evolve as we...
  3. How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Single Person

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    Article by Dr Tony Ortega   Ah, Valentine’s Day. The one day of the year coupled individuals are forced by this weird societal norm to do something special for their partner/romantic interest. The singles sit on the sidelines feeling left out and less than; beating themselves up for being single. We, as single individuals, need to challenge this. First, let’s take a look at the history of Valentine’s Day.   Its origins date back to Roman times in which fertility was celebrated and women were paired off to men by way of lottery as the festival of Lupercalia. Towards the end of the fifth century, Lupercalia was replaced with St. Valentines. There is no real identified person that was St. Valentine. There is a legend of a...
  4. How to Have Hard Conversations With Your Adult Children: Your boundaries matter

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    Article by Marie Miguel When your children grow up It’s easy to view your children as staying the same or always being “your baby,” but the reality is that our kids grow up into adults. The relationships between children and parents change. Having adult children can be complicated; you want to remember them as being dependant on you, but they’ve hopefully individuated from you and are living their own lives. Even if your children are still involved in your life, and you have grandkids, the dynamic has changed, and it’s important to remember that there will be difficult conversations that arise as you age. Having hard conversations Some conversations with your kids are lighthearted and fun, while others are hard. You and the dynamic your adult...
  5. Ways to prevent grandparents from being frozen out in 2020 when children divorce

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    Article by Peter Jones, founder, Jones Myers niche family law firm January can be a challenging month in many ways for parents who have undergone divorce or separation. It can also be an unhappy time for distressed grandparents who are being prevented from seeing their beloved grandchildren. Grandparents can be instrumental in sustaining their grandchildren’s critical routines both during and after divorce – as well as supporting their son or daughter practically and emotionally. Unfortunately, reasons including fractious and difficult relationships between their children and in laws/former partners can result in grandparents and other relatives being marginalised. Steps for grandparents to consider when children divorce If you are in this position, here are some steps to consider. We strongly advise only using the court route as a last resort. Negotiate some quality...
  6. The Phenomenon of the InstaGran

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    Article by Beth Dobson   Dwelling  quietly in an upmarket café, I experienced the wrath of a new subspecies and a revolution in middle-aged humanity. The instagran. Often hunting in packs, their eagle-eyed scouts spy out the very best grammable locations. Adorned in chic attire, they professionally practice their signature pose whilst their post-menopausal pals direct them encouragingly. Pensive, glamorous, aloof, ecstatic, they can do them all. Flash after flash, pose after pose. Then once the photoshoot has come to a reluctant close, the editing begins. An hour or so later, with a polished tagline and appropriate hashtag, one solitary, filtered image emerges on social media for all to see. The flurry of likes begins and the cycle of the instagran continues.   My first experience of the instagran was...
  7. Menopause at work: how your employer can support you through the menopause in the workplace

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    With more and more women working years beyond menopause, it’s important for them to understand how their employer can support them in the workplace. Deborah Garlick, Director of Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace explains more. Menopausal women are actually the fastest-growing workplace demographic. As more of us are working until later in life, it follows that many women will go through menopause while they’re still in employment. Take into account that the average age for a woman to reach menopause is 51, they could possibly continue working for another 15 or even 20 years post menopause. Menopause is a transition all women will experience. It’s impossible to predict exactly how it will affect you, as it really is different for everyone. But for many women, the...
  8. Facial Exercise: Four Basic exercises by Carme Farré to tone the face and reduce wrinkles

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    Exercises by Carme Farré Ageing is a natural and unavoidable part of life, yet many of us are keen to find a solution to help us look our best. Treatments and products play a big part, and facial fitness is the latest technique designed to slow down the natural signs of ageing. FaceToned® Facial Fitness was created by Pilates teacher Carme Farré. It is based around the theory that we work out the muscles in our body regularly, yet the muscles in our face tend to get forgotten. FaceToned® is a natural facial Pilates routine that tones the muscles to lift and rejuvenate your overall facial appearance. Carme says: “By toning the facial muscles, we start to reduce fine lines and loose skin. The technique focuses on the...
  9. What To Do if You or Your Spouse Has a Midlife Crisis

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    There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the idea of a midlife crisis. Maybe it’s a myth. Maybe it comes in so many different variations that it’s hard to describe. Still, many adults go through a stage where they feel washed up or question the meaning of their lives. They may follow the old stereotype of buying a sports car or join the newer trend of excessive exercise. Whether you visit a Jaguar dealership or a gym, the reaction often has more to do with specific events than with age. You’ll usually find some trigger such as divorce or the death of a parent. Plus, with the average lifespan growing longer, you could experience quarterly upheavals. Fortunately, these transitions offer positive opportunities as well as dilemmas....
  10. How Ballet Based Movement can benefit in our 50s and beyond. Simple exercises for beginners

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    Article by Susan Jacobson Ballet Based Movement is a series of online ballet exercises for beyond 50s and beginners. Set up by mother and daughter, Elizabeth and Susan Jacobson, the focus is on strength, balance, flexibility and enjoyment of dance exercise for anyone. Why Ballet Based Movement Ballet Based Movement is one of the few comprehensive ballet classes online aimed at the beyond 50s and beginners. The exercises can be done anytime, anywhere. And they are specifically for anyone, no matter your fitness, strength and mobility level. A Beginners Ballet series and a Seated Ballet series are offered. Each series is accompanied by individual video tutorials which break down the exercise and helps the dancer to focus on the right muscles, and move in...
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