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  1. How to Stop Blaming and Start Changing

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    Article by Adrian Kirk Are you the kind of person that makes change happen or do you hope that someone else will do it? Gandhi famously said: “Be the change you want to see in the world”. If we want something in our own world to be different, then we mustn’t wait for others to change it for us; we must be willing to take action ourselves. I’m sure you’ve heard people complaining about things they experience around them: queues in the doctor’s surgery, local government building plans, the behaviour of young people these days; we’re good at talking about these things but how willing are you to change them? We’re quick to blame external sources and circumstances: the system, family, the weather; you name it we’ve become well practised at placing blame on external factors. But what...
  2. Inspirational quotes for women over 50 Part 2

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon More inspirational quotes to inspire you throughout the day. I get so many requests from people who share the daily quotes on our Facebook page to pull them together in one place. Here’s part one with 10 inspirational quotes about life, age, friendship and beauty to keep you going. Why have a Bad Day when you can have a Good day? ~ Dr Murad ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The cheapest facelift is a smile  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. Dreams are forever ~ Walt Disney ...
  3. Women over 50 are worried about what the future holds when it comes to employment prospects.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I was at The Young at Heart Show over the weekend and got to meet a lot of Fab after FIfty readers face to face – which was great. As I chatted to hundreds of women over the 2 days there was a recurring theme in many of the conversations.  Nobody was talking about wrinkles or grey hair – but many women in their 50s and 60s were concerned about what their financial  future would hold.   Many women had found themselves divorced and either had been made redundant or thought they might be, and were concerned about how they would cope financially – especially in the context of having seen their retirement age increase as a result of recent changes in legislation. As one said – ‘I thought I could...
  4. Does size matter? Not when it’s the size on your label!

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    Article by Judith Brady When I’m working with my clients I’m always encouraging them to forget about what the label says and just concentrate on getting clothes that fit them well. It sounds so easy and yet while on holiday earlier this year I was severely tested – could I practise what I preach? I was in Florida and had decided that I wanted a white dress. Not usually a colour I go for but with a great tan sometimes only white will do! When I found a lovely cotton white shift dress with a low scoop neckline front and back made of a lovely modern sort of broderie anglaise I was thrilled. I would have happily paid full price for it as it was just what I wanted but it was...
  5. Is 53 the age when we see ourselves as Middle Aged?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon As I am currently 53 of course I had to take note of the latest lifestyle study. Although I’m not sure I have actually encountered many – if any – of the top 40 signs of middle age? Brits don’t actually hit ‘middle age’ until they turn 53, research has shown. A lifestyle study of 2,000 men and women found attitudes towards hitting the middle of our years are rapidly changing. Rising life expectancy and healthier lifestyles mean the average person now feels it’s not until well into our fifties that we begin the downward curve. Less divide between the age groups was cited as a big contributor, with social media sites and lives led increasingly online blurring the lines between young and old. The research, commissioned by Benenden Health,...
  6. What are the best products for longer lashes and thicker brows as we age? Video review

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     Article by Ceri Wheeldon As we get older our lashes tend to look shorter, and feel coarser, and our brows tend to thin. So are there are products in the market that can address this? Fortunately there are. There is a whole range of products to stimulate lash and brow growth – with various price points ranging from just a few pounds to some requiring a more significant investment. I’ve picked out a range to suit most budgets. Some I’ve tried myself and others have been tested by Fab after Fifty readers. Meanwhile, the lashes and brow product review video is featured below. If you have tried any of the products featured yourself, please add your comments below. Enjoy!     Lash Enhancers M2 Beaute £125 Rivitalash £75 EyeCandy xlr8 £19.99 Revitalash Eyelash conditioner...
  7. Featured in Fabulous magazine. Are women over 50 winning the battle to be seen?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon As I look at the feature of me in Fabulous Magazine ‘The Golden Age’ in ‘The Age Issue’, I can’t help but wonder if we are finally starting to change perceptions of women over 50. I started the Fab after Fifty website because I am so passionate about women over 50 being recognised for the value women over 50 bring to society, and I have a determination that no woman of any age should be invisible. In part a magazine article I read when I was 49  propelled me into action and launch the website. In a letter to an agony aunt, where the writer, in her 50s, felt her life was effectively over and everything was passing her by, while she saw her...
  8. Do I have to know my purpose to live with Passion?

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    Article by Sharon Eden the Passion Whisperer Many blogs, articles and even books tell you discovering your purpose here on earth is essential to you living a fulfilling and creative life.  Absolute balderdash! Whether you know it or not you’re already expressing your purpose even if you don’t know it.  Could be through your profession or business.  Could be through your personal life, in relationships, through a hobby, or through the way you present yourself to the world. Yes, it helps to get conscious about what you’re doing.  Doesn’t it always??? Look at all the roles you fill in life So, if you want to know what your purpose is look at all the roles you fill in life… organiser, comedienne (I just refuse to use the masculine term which is...
  9. How laughter yoga can be good for your health

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    Article by Caroline Carr Laughter Yoga. One cold, wet, grey morning last summer I woke up and thought: “You know what – everyone needs a little bit of sunshine in their lives.” This was a massive turning point, as I decided to rebrand from Help! My Partner is Depressed to Let the sunshine in! and somehow in amongst all that this involved, I  stumbled across Laughter Yoga on the internet. “Really?” I thought, “Laughter YOGA? How on earth does that work?” I soon found out when I decided to become a teacher of it. Laughter Yoga is wonderful. It’s hilariously wacky, has great health benefits, and the yoga refers to the deep breathing that is an integral part of it, so there are no yoga postures as such....
  10. The Fab 50s – Managing the new Chapter of your Life

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    Article by Carole Spiers Being over 50 can be the beginning of a new chapter in your life; a time of growth and a period of regeneration. Middle age may be upon you but you have the experience and possibly the lines on your face that go with it!  Of course, you might wish that they weren’t there but that is another story!  However, they are there and each one tells the tale of your life’s experience. The post 50’s chapter brings not only experience but also brings you greater influence.  This is a time when reality starts biting and the dreams that you had when you were younger may now be drifting away into the mists of early romantic visions.  Having now faced the hard realities of life and the work required...
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