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  1. “I’m not going into my fifties quietly!” says Amy White

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    Article by Amy White “I’m not going into my fifties quietly!” This has been my deepest knowing as I approached this milestone in my life.  And this motto has been evolving for the past decade. Turning forty felt empowering, like a new way of coming home to myself, but as I’ve approached my 50th birthday, this feeling of freedom has taken on a deeper resonance. While many of us are conditioned to believe that a woman’s value is defined, at least in part, by her age, completely and wholeheartedly embracing this milestone is an act of love and revolution. The difference in this new chapter is that in the past, the desire to become a more authentic version of myself felt a bit forced. While there was shifting in my...
  2. Life over 50: When adult children still live at home: Please Leave Me!

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    Article by Jayne Webb When I grew up it was accepted that at the age of 18 you would go off to further education and, on graduating, you would move into your own place, or you would start work at 18 and share a flat with some mates. This norm unfortunately isn’t normal anymore. Staggeringly the average age to leave home is now 32, which means I could be well into my 60s before I have the proper opportunity to experience ’Empty Nest’ syndrome. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my children. I just might love them a bit more if they were not here all the time. As a mother you nurture your offspring. You run their childhood lives for them, you wipe away their tears and...
  3. 9 Regrets That Women Over 50 Didn’t See Coming 

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    Article by Heather Farrell   This is the list you’ll wish you could somehow sneak back to your younger self in your own handwriting with a heading that reads: Stuff to get over first, hotshot…..   Regret #1 Not Admitting To Faults & Weaknesses Sooner The fastest way to win the hearts and minds of humans is by allowing them to see your imperfections. Shine a big spotlight, and laugh out loud about your awkward, embarrassing inadequacies and you’ll be met with friendly people who want to help and support you.     The Quick Fix: The next time you feel the blood draining chill of embarrassment, take a breath and try laughing it off instead. People will relate to your...
  4. #Metoo and the Death of Seduction or Catherine Deneuve versus the World

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a.  the Wandering Parisian In January of 2018, on the heels of the Weinstein affair  Catherine Deneuve and 99 other famous French women signed a letter that was printed in Le Monde complaining that the definiton of harassment, as articulated by some in the #MeToo movement, was too broad. While these women clearly supported the victims of Weinstein’s egregious aggressions, they felt that flirtatious commentary – whether or not it was requested or provoked – should not be included in the definition of sexual harassment. A week later Deneuve came back into the public eye to apologize for offending those who had suffered traumatic incidents of harassment. So much for fighting the zeitgeist. How do we define harassment? Rape and sexual aggressions are unspeakable crimes. However, when it...
  5. Why We Can’t Try To Please Everyone

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    Article by Dr Karen Kaye Graham, author of Accept How You Feel and Mind What You Think It can feel really good to please someone or when we make people happy. However, there is a big difference between doing our best to please some people – and trying too hard or expecting that we can please everyone. Trying too hard to please someone is stressful and can lead to more disappointment or frustration. We feel under pressure to succeed because we think we should be able to make them happy, or that somehow, we just need to do more. We remain worried or have concern in the back of our mind that they won’t be satisfied, or about not doing enough for them, or perhaps even being good enough. Having the...
  6. Befriending the Coronavirus

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    Article by Serge Beddington-Behrens Ph.D   Times have undoubtedly been tough over the last few months, especially if you live alone, feeling like you must walk the other way whenever a ‘mask-less’ person approaches, you can’t just go out and meet friends for a drink or a hug (knowing if we do, we may be risking our lives) and not knowing if our old jobs will ever return. We’re not, as some suggest, ‘all in it together’. The impact of this virus has been much tougher on some of us than on others. What I’ve come to see is that disasters act as magnifiers or intensifiers. If our lives had anyway been a bit insecure emotionally or financially, or if we were anyway feeling...
  7. 8 Ways to Motivate Yourself as we Ease Out of Lockdown

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    Lockdown has changed the way we work and live. Our daily routines changed as we we were all encouraged to stay at home to save lives. We slipped into a new, more relaxed way of living. Apart from the obvious stress of the pandemic itself , and worry over loved ones staying safe, many have found that lockdown has also had its benefits – spending more time with immediate family, less stress without the daily commute, enjoying a simpler way of living. Priorities changed. But as we ease out of Lockdown, how hard it is to go up a gear  and move forward as opposed to tread water? What can we do if we find it difficult to come out of our cocoon and embrace the ‘new’...
  8. Midlife Real Life Chat Show: Navigating Life Changes

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    In this episode of the Midlife Real Life Chat show we discuss how to navigate major life changes. Some such as divorce and bereavement are dramatic, but others such as the menopause and becoming an emptynester can also have a major impact on our lives.

    I am joined by regular panellist Maggie McMillan and life coach Valerie Lewis of Visualise and Bloom as we discuss resilience, planning for the future, moving forward as opposed to looking back, and coming to terms with loss.

    Why do we respond to change differently? Do we all cope with loss in the same way? These are just some of the questions we ask.

     

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  9. Top tips for keeping up morale post lockdown, with ideas and resources to help

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    Article By Sarah Lewis, C.Psychol., Appreciating Change The fact that lockdown is easing and more businesses including shops are reopening does make if feel that life is beginning to improve.  However, the virus is still with us and this fact combined with keeping up with the ongoing uncertainty and changing rules means that many will still be feeling anxious. To help ourselves what we can do is boost our resilience, finding ways to keep our spirits up. Here are ten tips for managing anxiety and making the best of current circumstances.   Count your blessings   The new science of positive psychology has proved the benefits of the old adage of counting your blessings. There is an exercise known as the ‘three good things’. At the end of each day, identify...
  10. Simple Self-Care Tips

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    You would be hard-pressed to find somebody that hasn’t had a difficult day every once in a while under normal circumstances. Adding the pandemic and lockdown in the mix has placed additional layers of stress for all of us. Even as restrictions are being lifted, we are emerging into a very uncertain new ‘normal’. It’s more important than ever to to invest in you.   If you aren’t particularly good at making time for self-care, that’s something you need to change. You don’t need to put self-care  in the diary for a Friday evening, it should be something that you can do any time day or night when you need it. The idea behind self-care is to nourish your mind, body, and soul. And self-care can be pretty individual. What...
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