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  1. 5 Tips for going through a lost loved one’s possessions

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    Dealing with loss is one of the most difficult things life throws at us, so needing to go through the possessions of your loved one is something a lot of people struggle with. Sometimes you’re on a time limit to look through their things, but you may not always feel ready.   A safe way to deal with it in a timely fashion would be to put it into storage until you’re emotionally ready to get it all back out again. You don’t need to rush yourself, try and do it slowly so you’re able to take it at your own pace. We’ve also put together five tips for handling their possessions and how to deal with the loss.   Don’t do it if you’re feeling upset Obviously...
  2. Like A Breath Of Fresh Air! Ways To Enjoy Yourself Without Drinking Alcohol

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      As we get older, the temptation is to make the most of life in every way. Some people find themselves in a midlife renaissance, where they end up going out and socialising loads more than they used to. While this is, in one respect, a great way to recapture your youth you don’t necessarily have to go out and hit the booze all the time! In fact, for those people that drink quite a bit, it becomes an habitual way to calm down after a busy day. But there are plenty of ways to relax and enjoy yourself without actually hitting the booze!  Relax At Home With Friends It’s simple, yet understated. If you don’t want to drink, you don’t have to. You can easily purchase something...
  3. Podcast with Mind and Body Expert Susan Scott on How to Have More Energy and Improve your Work Life Balance

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            Also available on itunes In this podcast episode  I interview mind and body expert Susan Scott , author of the book Life Force. In this episode Susan talks about why we feel constantly tired The role technology plays in ongoing fatigue How we can best avoid stress How we can create more energy How to create a more positive mindset The role of diet and exercise in creating more energy and balance in life 3 top tips to improve energy   Read Full Transcript: Full episode transcript : Interview with Mind...
  4. Podcast with award winning Helen Matthews on career reinvention: Leaving corporate life to be a full time writer

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      Available on iTunes: Link Helen Matthews left corporate life to live her dream of becoming a successful novelist. In this podcast Helen talks about how she transitioned from full time employment to writing for a living and the issues she had to address How she came up with the idea for her first book which involved intensive research into the topic. Having the confidence to base her second novel in elements of her own experience How characters develop and ‘speak’ to the writer Topics brought to life in her novel  – various types of...
  5. Podcast: Carole Ann Rice on Friendship over 50 – Old and New

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    Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty talks to Life Coach Carole Ann Rice of the Real Coaching Company about Friendship over 50. Also available on itunes In this episode we talk about friendships old and new. How we may outgrow old friendships and managing the sense of loss Making new friends – where and how Impact of social media on friendship How and why friendships change Different types of friendships Setting boundaries with friends How to make long lasting and fulfilling friendships If you want to listen on iTunes, here’s the link 🙂 Full...
  6. How to be Fab over Fifty (and Under)

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    By Will Hussey, Gavin Oattes and Dr Andy Cope There was a time when you oozed. You oozed with vitality, vim and vigour.  In short, you oozed with life.  You were alive – not just living and breathing but, well – lively.  Trust us: You (Version 1a) were a bundle of spritely enthusiasm packaged in recyclable, re-chargeable packaging. But times have changed, I hear you say.  The world is different, not like the good old days.  Of course, even the good old days aren’t like how the good old days used to be.  But maybe it was simpler back then.  You went to work (or not) and returned home to more work, housework or a Kit-Kat.  But at least you escaped from the working day.  These days, there’s no...
  7. How we create our own obstacles and how to leap over them…

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    Article by Georgia Varjas “It is your right to question everything.” We are all born with a talent and/or creative genius. It may be a gift you have tingling in your soul to sing, paint or write. Perhaps, you’re desire is to communicate and lead, or it could be to mend, fix or repair, even care, love and give. I believe we all have natural abilities. And, I am also aware of how we down-grade ourselves and often conceal our natural gifts and talents. From an early age, codes, regulations and laws hold us back and keep us trapped in low-esteem jobs and painful relationships, while filling our heads with complexes and inhibitions. We end up hiding our natural talents, playing small...
  8. Is There An Ideal Age To Make New Friends?

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    Everybody remembers their best friend from school. Your meeting was writing in the stars, or at least, it wasn’t entirely in your control. The teacher sat you together on your first day of school. Within minutes, you were chatting as if you’d know each other all your lives, to the dismay of your teacher. When you think about it, teachers have been the first force of friendship. Nowadays, teachers play a significant role in helping young children to navigate the difficult rule of socialising at school. Many have introduced personal interaction skills and friend seeking as part of the essential day-to-day activities for primary school pupils. It’s easy to make friends when you’re at school because everybody shares the same values. When everybody around you...
  9. 3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Maintain a (Real) Social Network in Life

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      There are all sorts of things which are said to contribute to a healthy sense of well-being, balance, and satisfaction in life over 50. Fulfilling work is certainly one of these things. Optimal overall health, and good nutrition play important roles too. But, one of the things that is most consistently regarded as essential is maintaining a healthy social network. Some of us are naturally less social and more introverted than others. And various situations in life – including even just getting older, or moving away for work – can mean that we are less socially engaged than we would ideally like to be. All the same, here are some reasons why it’s important to maintain a real social network in life.   1. Some degree of social interaction...
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