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  1. The worst thing you can do after your divorce is NOTHING…

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    Article by Adele Theron. Exercise: Take some time to think back on your life. How have you dealt with loss in the past? (Whether it was the loss of someone special or a beloved pet) ————————————————————————– ————————————————————————– ———————————————————————— What steps did you take that were healthy and healing? ————————————————————————– ————————————————————————– ————————————————————————– What steps did you take, or not take, that hampered your recovery? ————————————————————————– ————————————————————————– ————————————————————————– Healing doesn’t simply happen over time. Healing is an active process, and processing all the feelings and emotions associated with your divorce is essential to getting over it. Divorce acts like a cut and if you don’t dress the wound and work on healing it you will end up with a lot of scar tissue, which will leave a lasting imprint on your life. The real killer to healing is the complacency...
  2. The Important Role of Grandparents

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    Article By Diane Priestley I remember the glory days of our kids’ early childhood: the Christmas that Nana and Pa presented two-year-old Justine with a giant fluffy bear bigger than herself; the birthday they gave her the bicycle with trainer wheels; the time Pa wrapped his arms around six-year-old Daniel and taught him how to swing a golf club and how they tinkered in the shed together. Then when Justine started school and we were working late, she would stay with Nana and Pa every afternoon and Nana would make her a ‘happy plate’ and she would sit on Pa’s lap for a story or they’d giggle together at the cartoons. The reliable ritual was a refuge in her little life. There was no place...
  3. Lulu shares her hair tips – we can all have fabulous hair over 50!

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    Article by Lulu For better or worse I seem to be known for my hair!  I have always been fascinated by hair and when I was younger wanted to be a hairdresser – I would do my mother and sister’s hair for them on a Saturday night (whether they wanted me to or not!).  I remember my mother’s comment when I married John Frieda  . . .’FINALLY you have your very own hairdresser!’  I have to admit I am a little obsessed so I thought I would tackle some of the questions I get asked all the time . . How do you get hair to look full and bouncy? Well, it starts with a great cut.  That’s essential.  My hairdresser,...
  4. Why your friends and family are sometimes the worst support during your divorce

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    Article by Adele Theron Although your friends and family are an important part of your life, you may find that they’re ill equipped to support you through your loss. I found that even though my friends and family were well meaning, they didn’t know what to say to me and I often didn’t feel better around them. Before you chuck up this well-meaning lot, remember that although they’re trying hard, they’re just not equipped or trained to help you. Society has conditioned them to deal with loss in a particular way. It’s not their fault. They love you very much and they hate to see you suffering. They’ll try to take the pain away and will do whatever they can in the moment to achieve...
  5. Do You Want To Drink Less Alcohol?

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    Article by Georgia Foster Many people decide to do a detox in January and often they plan to cut out alcohol to give their liver a break. They make great plans when February hits to drink less, however once back in the routine of drinking the old habits of drinking more than you plan to can creep in. But is the niggling worry in the back of your mind that you’re drinking too much getting ever-more insistent? Alternatively, perhaps you have a general concern that your tolerance to alcohol may creep up even further after the Christmas period because your tolerance to alcohol has increased, so planning to cut back or cut out alcohol for a period of time can be challenging. “There’s definitely more pressure on people to drink...
  6. 3 looks for one little black dress- just change your shoes and bags

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    Article by Fabafterfifty We’re approaching the Christmas party season which is great for socialising with colleagues and friends but causes a slight dilemma when you haven’t got time to go home and change your outfit.  Luckily we’ve come up with a solution and it only involves one dress!  Every woman has a classic black dress like this gorgeous one from Isabella Oliver: And we’ve searched the Jane Shilton website to find the perfect shoes and handbags that help to transform this dress into the right outfit for three different occasions. The Casual Daytime Look If you’re spending a day at the office, meeting up with friends for coffee or doing some last minute Christmas shopping then you can easily create a casual but smart look...
  7. Does being over 50 mean you are too old to start a new life?

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    Guest article by Edel O’Mahony The simple answer, ‘No!’ Let’s look at why so many people in our present societies seem to take half their lifetime to actually start to live a life they desire. We are all energy beings at our essence, living in an energetic Universe and having life experiences through these physical bodies. From birth into these bodies you are in total connection with your energy, everything is an experience of the moment; it is all about feeling through our senses. As you grow, generational and social conditioning sets in. You are told how you should think, feel or act, even down to what is a correct body size or what is the ‘in’ thing to wear. In taking in and believing these conditions, you alter your...
  8. Stephanie Beacham talks about her inspiration and life after 50

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Stephanie Beacham talks  about her life afer 50 and her plans for the future. How has your life and career progressed since turning 50? Ans:  I lost both parents and I became head of my family so I guess you can say the buck stops with me now.  I think that’s what they call being a grown-up.  As for my career, parts have turned more fascinating.  I’ve played Elizabeth I, Maria Callas, fashion tycoons and a couple of really nice people such as Martha in Coronation Street. Have you taken on any projects which have pushed you out of your comfort zone? Ans:  I would never take on a project that didn’t. What was it like stepping into the long established series Coronation Street? Ans:  ...
  9. Ian Waite from Strictly talks about How Zumba can Help Reshape our Midlife Bodies

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon As the Strictly competition progresses , we can all see the physical transformation of the female celebrity contestants.  They all get fitter. Their waists get smaller, arms and shoulders are more toned and legs look longer and leaner. If only we could all achieve the same! Dancer Ian Waite who has been played a part in so many of these transformations on Strictly says dance can help anyone get fitter – without needing a ballroom dance partner! Ian runs Zumba and his new ‘Ballroom Breakout’ classes ( an exercise routine based on ballroom moves). I asked Ian why Zumba offers such strong fitness benefits. Why is Zumba such good exercise? Zumba uses muscles most people don’t target with other forms of exercise. It has a lot of ‘hip action’ so is great for the...
  10. Lulu’s Golden Rules for Fitness and Getting Ready for Strictly and Brendan!

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    Article by Lulu I am often told I don’t look my age – and I certainly don’t feel it, which helps!  It seems that 60 is the new 50 . . . however, I must admit it’s not something that just happens (unless you are very lucky).  I am not obsessed, but I do put a bit of time and effort into looking and feeling my best – I consider it part of my job.  I work in a youth obsessed industry – and I want to go on singing and rocking and rolling as long as is humanly possible – so that means looking after both my looks and my health and energy levels.  I am a great believer in ‘use it or lose it’ and I do...
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