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  1. 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...
  2. 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’...
  3. 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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  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Midlife Real Life Chat Show: Body Confidence Over 50 with Guest Rachel Peru

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    How easy is it to accept our changing bodies in midlife?

    In this week’s episode we are joined by silver haired model and body confidence champion Rachel Peru. Rachel became a model in her mid 40s and is often included in photo shoots for lingerie and swimwear campaigns.  Rachel is not a size 10 and is proud of her curves . She shares her tips on how to feel confident in your body over 50.

    I am joined by our regular panellists makeup artist Jo Jewett and stylist Maggie McMillan as we talk about accepting your changing body in midlife, the role of mainstream and social media in impacting body confidence and a lot more!

     

     

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  7. 5 Ways to Stay Mentally Active during Lockdown

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    The fitness sector has consistently grown as more people realise the many benefits of physical activity and the effects it has on their well-being. Now, more attention is shifting to being mentally active too – the perfect complement your overall activity. Going for a run or completing another HIIT session indoors becomes part of your daily routine, but what are some more creative ways to keep your brain engaged, healthy and sensibly occupied when in isolation? The International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring is the leading accreditation body for professional coaches. With that in mind, IAPC&M accredited coach Rima Dahdah shares 5 ways to stay mentally active during isolation. 1. Challenge your brain – chances are, there are many people with an instrument or...
  8. Children moved out… so why do they still bring home their washing?

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      You might be sad to see your children fly the nest and leave home…but you’re only human if you’re not also secretly glad at having fewer people to look after. Halving the housework sounds attractive, right? Well, the days of washing fewer clothes may be further away than you think. Not only is the average age of a child leaving home now 23 – even moving away for pastures new won’t stop them turning up with washing for you to tackle, according to a survey by Beko. Three reasons young adults use laundry of Mum and Dad Why? Well, according to the children there are lots of reasons. The three most used excuses discovered by Beko were: “My washing machine broke” “I was visiting mum and dad...
  9. Midlife Reinvention: Add Some Personality & Freedom to Your Life Right Now

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      There are so many different aspects of life that we can influence to make the second half of life the best life.  Now is the time to look at all the elements and look at where we can inject more control and personality – living the authentic life that will make us happy.  There are many ways of being able to achieve this. Firstly is there a particular area of your life that you would most like to change or improve? Is it work? Relationships? Where you live? Start Your Own Business Many women over 50  take the opportunity to set up their own business – some to fulfil a long term dream, others out of necessity when finding it difficult to find full time employment.   ...
  10. The Sun Lounger Principle: A Simple Way to Live Life to the Full over 50

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    By Gavin Oattes, author of Life Will See You Now We’ve all heard of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) right? Described as “an attitude of curiosity and a willingness to experiment that has left behind a trail of techniques.” Science Digest describes it as, “the most powerful vehicle for change in existence.” Now, I’m not prepared to argue with anyone on NLP and its benefits, while I believe it offers so much to so many, I think it has also got a tad crowded in its offerings. NLP practitioners are now in abundance and among the greats unfortunately we now have the ones who are kinda making stuff up. Let me introduce you to SLP. The Sun Lounger Principle is a simple technique that anyone can apply to their...
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