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  1. What is the Law of Attraction?

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    Article by Alexandra Sutcliife Made famous by the 2006 movie The Secret, the Law of Attraction works on the principle that our vibrations, created by our thoughts, are constantly attracting ‘things’ in life, good or bad. Quantum physics states that matter is simply condensed energy, and everything in the world is made of energy, which vibrates at different levels.   Matter contains consciousness, so whatever we think, say or do creates vibrations, which then manipulate the energy in and around us.   Our energy is constantly attracting matching energy, and the starting point for this is our thoughts.  Put simply, thoughts become things. The Law of Attraction is working 24/7, whether we like it or not.  Everything we have in our lives now, both good and bad, we have created...
  2. Time to let go of technophobia

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      The topic of women over 50 and their use of modern technology has already been touched upon a few times in this blog. Today, I want to revisit the subject and throw the issue of technophobia into the mix – a phenomenon that differs from your usual trepidations about digitization. Although it is most commonly associated with older generations, it is by no means limited to them. When you look at the statistics, the number of people from our fab generation who claim to have never used a computer is still a little baffling to me. Overall, the number of non-internet users has declined across all age groups over the years, yet 10% of people in the UK between the ages of 55-64...
  3. Generation Why Not – plenty of socialising, a tipple every day and minimal exercise – why the over 60s are living life faster than 30-year olds

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      Nearly 40% of people over the age of 60 admit to socialising regularly to help keep healthy and active Over 76% feel younger than they actually are A shocking 62% admit to not exercising regularly Forget OAPs, today’s over 60s are truly a ‘Why Not’ generation as they party the night away, enjoy a few cheeky tipples and spend plenty of downtime relaxing. And while this might sound like the average weekend for a 30-year-old, new research* by Camping in the Forest has revealed this is actually the average lifestyle for over 60’s as they enjoy letting loose in later life. The results of the survey by Camping in the Forest revealed 76% of over 60’s in the UK have a much younger outlook on life than...
  4. Finding my renewed passion for upcycling and arts and crafts

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I am planning to ‘upcycle’ an old pine wardrobe and chest of drawers, so when an invitation popped into my inbox  from French Chic Paint to go to an  introductory upcycling workshop/media day I thought I would go along – and get a few tips. I hadn’t expected one afternoon to have such an effect on me. I am so pleased that I went, not just for the tips, but I rekindled my passion for arts and crafts as a result of the afternoon. Many years ago I used to go ceramic classes – until the local studio closed down, and with running a previous business that involved lots of travel, maintaining relationships, and life in general, somehow I never got...
  5. Adventures in Twonderland: My 5 Reasons to be on Twitter

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    Article by Cherry Radford Believe me, I was never going to do Twitter. Like everyone else who isn’t on it, I’d spit out the word Twitter with disdain for the bird-brained, puffed-up twidiots promoting themselves and tweeting their damn croissants. But that was before I fell down a rabbit-hole and found myself in Twonderland. I was pushed, of course. Just before my first novel Men Dancing came out, my publisher at the time hauled me in for an emergency Twitorial. A young bunny of a creature made me a profile photo by using the book cover, with its sassy salsa woman; was that a good idea? On the other hand, I’d been given the Twitter name @CherryRad, which sounded like something you’d use to polish an old table. She...
  6. Parisian Valentines

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    Article by Meredith Keeve  a.k.a. The Wandering Parisian Yes, Valentine’s Day has become an international occasion, even in France there are cards and decorations for Cupid’s fete. However, our Fabulous French Fifty year old knows there is nothing less romantic or inspiring than dinner in a restaurant on the night of February 14th.  A “Holiday Special“ menu, overworked waiters, crowded tables, and a great deal of social pressure do NOT a fun evening make. Much as they decline to go out on Saturday nights (preferring to leave downtown to millennial revelers and tourists) the Parisienne is unlikely to insist on a restaurant dinner for Valentine’s Day. For a truly romantic evening, stay in! First, figure out how much your restaurant meal would set you back, including taxis or parking, and...
  7. 10 Things You’d Definitely Buy If You Ever Won The Lottery

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      Sometimes luck knocks when you least expect it. So here’s some scenario for you: what if you bet on lotto today and won your first-ever million (or millions) that quick? What will you do with the money? Having that much liquidity can be overwhelming, and if you’re not used to it, you may find yourself spending it on needless things. To make the most of your newfound wealth now you’re fifty, here are amazing investments you can make: Cruise around the World (£143,000)  A cruise around the world doesn’t come cheap. You may end up spending almost £150,000 per passenger. The good news is it’s already a state room. Cruises are also perfect for those who want to avoid the fast-paced travel moving from one airline...
  8. Writer’s retreats: Why escaping to an idyllic cosy cottage is no way to write a novel

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    Article by Louise Dean The little lodge in the middle of nowhere, with a raging fire and food and drink and you inside all toasty warm looking rather charismatic putting down thousands of words of pure poetry onto a page. That ain’t going to happen.   Never. No way. Not even one day. That ‘golden time’ to write your novel? It’s not coming for you. Nope. Sorry. So you’re going to have to buck your ideas up a bit. Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today! If I sound a little 1940’s, well I am thinking that today’s novelist needs to be like the war time housewife. Think of writing your novel as if it’s war time. I’ve got a recipe for you from the Kritikme Ministry of Novels this week. (One day, your ‘designer writer lifestyle’ might come but when...
  9. Embrace your inner rock chic and say YES to adventure: I saw the Rolling Stones

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    Article by Beverley Harvey It’s easy to let our worlds shrink as we get older. Whether from poor health, depression and anxiety or a general loss of confidence and energy, it’s all too easy to say ‘NO’ to opportunities that once we might have leapt at. In our thirties and forties, life is so frenetic that we have to learn the No word just to survive; there’s a limit to how many commitments a body can take.  By the time we reach fifty, in theory, we should be making more time for ourselves as children have likely flown the nest, work may have slowed a few degrees, and chasing materialism loses it allure. BUT, the pitfall here is that we can back-peddle too far and find that we are hiding away indoors. ...
  10. How my Grandson Inspired me to Write

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    Article by Kay Seeley Author Kay Seeley started writing short stories after she retired from the Criminal Justice System. Her stories have been published across the leading women’s magazines and now an author of over 3 books, she shares why her most recent book is so special to her.   My littlest grandson is six, autistic, non-verbal and the inspiration for my latest book “I have three grandchildren.  My eldest granddaughter is sixteen and keeps me up to date with the latest trends in books and music, who’s hot and who’s not. (So I know all about Bieber, Little Mix and Zoella) My eldest grandson is thirteen and a whizz with technology (I know that I can ask him for help with anything on my ipad!), my littlest grandson is...
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