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  1. Why you may become more introverted in your later years and how to recharge successfully

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    Article by Joanna Rawbone As an introverted female business owner in my ‘later years’, this topic had me intrigued from the outset. How true is it? Had I ever stopped to ponder this? Well, I have now! I know that many women report feeling more invisible as they get older, and I wonder if that indicates a vicious circle?  I feel less visible, so I’ll retreat more to save myself from the pain of invisibility.  Certainly Susan Cain, author of the bestselling introvert’s ‘bible’ Quiet, confirms that “We act more introverted as we get older.” Act and be are 2 different things though Notice that Cain uses the word ‘act’.  It is important to differentiate between behaving in a more introverted way and being more introverted.  The difference may...
  2. Don’t fear the menopause

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    Article By Dr Marion Gluck, Founder and specialist in women’s health at The Marion Gluck Clinic The recent news coverage around the menopause has been celebrated for raising awareness and giving women a voice about this sensitive and often divisive subject. Whilst the coverage has been brilliant, we must be mindful that the menopause isn’t something to be feared and for many women, symptoms can be minimal or are manageable. Yes, some women may find that symptoms are affecting their lifestyle, but for these women there is effective treatment available. The menopause is a medical condition, and as such medication should be used to alleviate symptoms. The difficulty comes in choosing a treatment option, with HRT receiving negative press and many GPS sadly lacking...
  3. Healthy Eating Barbeque recipe: Awesome Asparagus with Parmigianino & Lime

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    Recipe by Grillmaster Chef Brian George

    healthy bbq recipe Asparagus with lime image

    Serves 4 (as a starter)

    I think this is one of the simplest, yet most impressive alfresco snacks or starters that you can prepare. I prefer baby or young asparagus with lots of Parmigianino, but please remember to shave; do not grate!

    What you need

    16 Asparagus spears

    Juice of 1 lime

    30ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    15ml Balsamic vinegar

    A small wedge of Parmigianino Reggiano

    2 tsp’s Sea salt

    1 tsp Cracked black pepper

    What you do

    Mix lime juice, oil and balsamic plus ½ salt & black pepper

    Coat asparagus and grill slowly on medium, turn frequently and baste occasionally.

    Remove asparagus once cooked through, lightly cover with shavings of Parmigianino and drizzle remaining lime, oil & balsamic, season with salt & black pepper to taste.…

  4. Harnessing your Superpowers over 50 with Claire Walton

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    Article by Claire Walton I’m 52 and a high-performance coach working with Executive Directors, Senior leaders, and entrepreneurs. I have held all these roles. My main role in life now is to share what I have learned and to help others stop getting in the way of their Highest Potential Self (HPS). I recently published a global bestselling book, ‘Super Neuro You’ to make accessible to anyone some of what I do to help clients. I used to stress about getting old. At age 21 I remember telling some middle-aged women I would rather die than reach age 50. Not only was this insensitive but also very ignorant and sad. That said, I celebrated my 50th Birthday on a 2-week holiday in America with my daughter and my best...
  5. Healthy Eating Vegan recipe from chef Keith Squires: Mojo Rojo (Red Sauce)

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    Recipe by Keith Squires Mojo Rojo (Red Sauce) The raw pepper and paprika give this a fresh vibrant colour. This is a raw food dressing that adds sparkle to a meal. Traditionally served with wrinkly potatoes this could also be used as a sauce on all sorts of fresh vegetable or bean dishes.   Serves 2–3 2 garlic cloves peeled 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp ground paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 1 large red pepper deseeded & roughly chopped salt to taste   Keeping the salt to one side, place all the other ingredients in a liquidiser or food processor and blend until they become a smooth purée. Season to taste. Pour over the freshly cooked potatoes.   This recipe is from Keith’s Favourite Vegan Recipes  (available on Kindle ) ...
  6. An Excerpt from 86 year old stand up comedian D’yan Forest’s memoir ‘I Did It My Ways’

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    Excerpt from D’yan Forest Known by critics as the “naughty version of Betty White,” it’s no surprise that 86 year-old stand-up comedian D’yan Forest’s vibrant personality shines in her new memoir, I DID IT MY WAYS. In these candid tales on heritage, love, identity, divorce, and ageing, Forest dares readers to dream big, fall flat, and live life to the fullest. Showing us how to age defiantly and embrace identity, Forest reminds us that love has no age nor gender. Turning to stand-up comedy in her 60s, D’yan’s inspiring second act exemplifies the diverse experiences of women aging with attitude. D’yan has generously shared an excerpt from her book.  I Did It My Ways: An 86-year-old stand-up comedian’s lifelong journey from prudish Bostonian to scandalous Parisienne, and...
  7. Healthy Eating Vegan Recipe from chef Keith Squires: Quinoa Tabbouleh

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    Recipe by Keith Squires A traditional tabbouleh would be made from bulgur wheat or couscous. In this version I have used quinoa as it is gluten free and higher in protein. You can vary the vegetables and herbs in the salad. I often include spring onions, baby spinach leaves or celery.   Serves 4 200 g quinoa washed 450 ml vegetable stock 1 tbsp hemp oil or linseed oil 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp tamari 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 garlic cloves crushed 1 red pepper diced 1 fennel bulb finely sliced 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley   Place the quinoa in a medium pan and cover with the stock. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and cover with a lid. Simmer until the quinoa is cooked. (The grains are cooked when they are still a bit crunchy; there...
  8. 3 Top Tips for Combatting Lines and Wrinkles

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    Tips from Dr Emily MacGregor How do you combat lines and wrinkles? Dr Emily McGregor Founder of Story Aesthetics results shares her top tips to prevent and treat lines and wrinkles. “Number one – prevent them!  Some wrinkles are of course inevitable with ageing but we can do a lot to keep them at bay until later in life and to reduce the quantity and depth of skin wrinkling.  Aside from being blessed with genetically great skin the two things that you can do to prevent significant wrinkles are to religiously wear sunscreen and an antioxidant skin product. Antioxidants protect your skin in all sorts of ways but their key function is to further reduce sun damage – they actually make your SPF work better.  These days you can find...
  9. Ruth Vallis on not letting her blindness stop her from following her dream and publishing her first book

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    Blind before the age of three, Ruth Vallis went on to overcome tremendous odds and defied the expectations of others. She went on to move by herself to the U.K., biked from Ottawa to Toronto, completed a Master’s of Science degree online before technology accessibility was legislated, and become a successful physical therapist. She is now sharing her inspiring journey of overcoming the odds in her new book, Love is Blind. In Love is Blind, Ruth takes readers on her incredible path of trailblazing for the disabled all over the world, and showcases the power of tough love. Ruth shares her personal inspirational story I am a 61 year old single, blind woman, living in Toronto with my fourth...
  10. Get Lippy: Tips for Your Gynae Appointment

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    Get Lippy Tips for Your Gynae Appointment: Come Prepared Know your symptoms, when they started, and how they have been affecting your life. A timeline of symptoms is important to a doctor when assessing potential gynae conditions or gynae cancers and keeping a symptom diary will be helpful. Know Your Cycle Even if your symptoms aren’t period related, periods are often part of a gynae consultation. Know when your last period was, how regular you are, if anything abnormal has happened with your bleeding. If you’re post-menopausal, and you don’t have periods anymore, have the date of your last period to hand, and if you’ve had any bleeding or discharge since that last period. We have tips on tracking your periods and bleeding which can help! And remember: ANY post-menopausal bleeding,...
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