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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. 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...
  3. 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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  4. How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Single Person

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    Article by Dr Tony Ortega   Ah, Valentine’s Day. The one day of the year coupled individuals are forced by this weird societal norm to do something special for their partner/romantic interest. The singles sit on the sidelines feeling left out and less than; beating themselves up for being single. We, as single individuals, need to challenge this. First, let’s take a look at the history of Valentine’s Day.   Its origins date back to Roman times in which fertility was celebrated and women were paired off to men by way of lottery as the festival of Lupercalia. Towards the end of the fifth century, Lupercalia was replaced with St. Valentines. There is no real identified person that was St. Valentine. There is a legend of a...
  5. Reinventing Yourself Over 50 – The French Way: Part One

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a. The Wandering Parisian   France, and particularly French women – of a certain age – give us valuable insight, and set useful examples of how to tackle the health, wealth or emotional challenges of the years ahead.   French culture is very strong, and French history an important factor in French life, and this history includes a very rugged streak of individualism, a kind of refusal to accept, a desire to fight for the things you believe in (welcome to the strikes we all know about!). France’s most iconic women from Simone de Beauvoir to Catherine Deneuve or Jeanne Moreau have all been completely independent thinkers, each one – in a sense – happily selfish, making sure her choices...
  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. 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...
  9. 5 Ways to Step Up to Integrity

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice Just as no one admits to being a bad driver or a lukewarm lover, we find it hard to put our hand up to being out of integrity. Yet this is no brain twister – you are either in integrity or you are not. It’s really that simple. So how can you tell? When you are out of integrity, life’s “stuff” seems to conspire against you – people, bills, bad debts, relationships, and your health. You find yourself reacting in a bad way to others, life starts to feel something you endure rather than enjoy and there’s a sense that something is missing. There are many ways we can fool ourselves to avoid being authentic. Blaming others, things or circumstances or feeling...
  10. Midlife Confidence: Meet Your Mid Life Pushy Bitch

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    Article by Paula Gardner Mid Life Confidence You think that one might have got this confidence thing sussed by the time we reach our fifties, but there are more things besieging our confidence than ever. The menopause.  Friends and loved ones falling seriously ill. Health issues of our own, perhaps. That persistent low-level nagging question of what’s your purpose? Dealing with our children’s problems around cyber bullying, or digital addiction. The stress of modern day online dating. Even if only one or two of the above apply to you, it’s actually a wonder that you’re not on the floor in a gibbering heap right now. My own major confidence crisis was of the existential sort: who am I and what the hell did I want to...
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