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  1. Jill Shaw Ruddock talks about The Second Half of Your Life – the book.

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I read and the reviewed the first edition of  The Second Half of Your Life shortly after launching the Fab after Fifty website. Well, Jill has now updated the book to provide women over over 50 with more inspiration and information to make the second half of life the best half! In this video interview Jill shares her motivation for writing the book. She explains that it was essentially a springboard to open a dialogue about life after the menopause, and how the changes to the female brain due to hormones help to empower midlife women to be confident and successful in the second half of life.   Jill believes in the philosophy of ‘5 a Day’...
  2. Going Gypsy: a video interview with Emptynesters and Gypsynesters David and Veronica James

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to share stories of people who inspire. I first connected with David and Veronica James about 5 years ago when they had started on their adventure after their kids leave home. As they launch their first book talking about their travels and new life, I caught up with the Gypsynesters in a video interview. They are great fun and I hope you enjoy my vdeo interview as they share their highs and lows, and Veronica shares her story from being a helicopter mum to jumping out of a plane in Australia.   These are the questions I put to the Gypsynesters about their fabulous midlife adventure. Most people become emptynesters when the kids leave home – but you left home too. How did that come about? What was it like having ‘no nest’ at all? How did your kids react to you leaving home? What was...
  3. 10 Easy Steps to lose weight, look younger and feel healthier : Review of Eat Nourish Glow

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon It is refreshing to come across a book which is straightforward, talks common sense and makes you want to take accountability for your own health. Eat. Nourish. Grow. by Amelia Freer guides you through 10 steps to destock and restock your cupboards and your approach to diet and fitness. Starting many of her chapters with thought provoking quotes such as : Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later...
  4. How do you define style? Look at Advanced Style for Inspiration

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Does wearing a hat make you stylish? Is the shoes, the earrings – or just a strong sense of self? Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen is a wonderful book – full of photographs of stylish women – advanced in both years and style as he captured them on camera as they walked through the streets of New York. A I looked through the wonderful images in the book, it struck me just how many of the stylish women featured wore hats or headpieces. They all look stylish – incredibly ‘pulled together’. The hats add to both their style and their stature. It did make me wonder why so many of us (myself included) tend to wear hats only for special occasions, when a simple hat really can transform an outfit – not...
  5. Top 10 Tips this Christmas – Plan Ahead

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    Article by Christine Ida Harrington Christmas can be both the most enjoyable time of the year and the most stressful.  Here are my top ten tips for a stress free Christmas. Start thinking about Christmas early, preferably in September, jotting down ideas as they come to mind in a special Christmas notebook. Make lists in this book for cards, presents, shopping, jobs plus don’t forget the armoury of stationary at your disposal allowing you to accessorize these lists anyway you want for instance colour coded highlighting modeled on a traffic light –  ‘RED’ you need to get this done now! Keep a detailed accurate diary or calendar. View it daily and enter dates and times of commitments as soon as they are known – I prefer a traditional paper diary as it...
  6. Why I wrote ‘A Woman with (No) Strings Attached’

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    Article by Lucie Novak Six years ago I thought my life was over. My husband left me for younger woman. I began comfort eating made which obviously made me put on weight, I felt old. After a year of living in this way I caught sight of myself and realised I had to force myself to wake up. I joined a gym, lost the weight, found a new man, an American.   Most of my life, I could not understand what people saw in sex. Sex during my marriage was a small gift for my husband, nothing more. At the age of 53 I met my new (and current partner) and I discovered what most women already knew, that sex can be fun and that there are men out there...
  7. The Making of Her – Two Different Sides of Women over 50

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     Article by Susie Nott-Bower It’s not often that I stay up all night to read a book I had just started – but that’s exactly what happened when I read The Making of Her , Susie Nott-Bower’s first novel. I’m going to say which of the two key characters I saw myself in – those who know me can probably guess! I have asked Susie to tell us a little about the thinking behind her book. Enjoy…Ceri 🙂 “Fifty is the new thirty,” I said.  I’d read these wise words in a magazine full of images of underage, underweight models. “Fifty,” Clara replied, “is the new geriatric, at least in my game.  I’m well past my sell-by date.  Not only on the shelf, but shoved to the very back of it.”   This conversation between...
  8. 6 Top Tips for Life from Women over 60 given for Younger Generations.

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    Interview with Sarah Dale. As  psychologist Sarah Dale approached her 50th birthday, she wanted to better understand how life was viewed by women in their 60s and beyond. With this in mind Sarah set out interview a number of women over 60 to understand their philosophy and life, friendship, acceptance, confidence and deciding on priorities in life in their 50s and beyond. Sarah shares all the wisdom of these women over 60  in her book, Bolder and Wiser. In this video interview Sarah shares the top 6 lessons she has learned through her interviews with this special women, all over 60, who have taken the time to share their experience gained over six decades. As  always, do share with friends who you feel may benefit from the tips given . A link to Sarah’s fabulous book...
  9. Are You in High Heel Heaven?

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Are you addicted to shoes? Anyone opening my cupboards or wardrobes will probably think I am! What is it about shoes that draws us in? If you are addicted to heels then you’ll love Tracy Martin’s latest book High Heel Heaven. As Tracy explores the history of shoes , talks us through Vintage, Tribal, Artful, the shoes of the 50s and 70s, and how shoes have evolved. There is ultimately a shoe for everyone, the book is full of wonderful images of shoes. and includes wonderful shoe quotes such as: “Give a girl the right shoe and she can conquer the world” Marilyn Monroe. We all know women who are remembered for their footwear – Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, the interest taken in Teresa May’s leopard print...
  10. 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...
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