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  1. Life over 50: Learn from mistakes and turn negatives into positives

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    Article by Jackie Beere As a child I was extrovert, gregarious, naughty and alternative but was also strangely introspective. I did and said crazy, loud things, then spent hours regretting them. You might think that once we get to our 50’s and have settled down (maybe), there would be less to mentally beat ourselves up about. Shouldn’t we, as the wrinkles lengthen and our kids leave home, be able to feel more philosophical now about mistakes and bounce back from them more quickly? Hitting the half century is a time for reflection on what has been and what we might still achieve. Do you feel that time is passing by too quickly to achieve any new goals? You’d be wrong! The secrets are not to have fixed views about who you are...
  2. Nose dive, Survive or Thrive? : What is Emotional Resilience?

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    By Geetu Bharwaney   Geeta continues to explain the role of emotional resilience in thriving over 50.  To read part One click here. Emotional Resilience is about choosing the thoughts, actions, feelings that enable us to function at our best. Whatever we are trying to do, emotions matter. – connect with a family member or partner? plan a holiday? go to work and deal with difficult conflict? cope with retirement?…..emotions are always involved.  Yet, this is something we have typically not learned how to do. My framework for Emotional Resilience involves three steps: Step 1: Understand where you are on 6 Essentials – the level of these are often set from a young age based on what we experienced in our formative years and how it shaped our personalities – these are Self-Worth,...
  3. Nose dive, Survive or Thrive? Why being emotionally resilient might be key to being your best self beyond 50.

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    By Geetu Bharwaney   Research shows that people with ‘emotional resilience’ will have the best chances of not only surviving critical events but thriving in life.  Geetu Bharwaney, Author of Emotional Resilience , describes what has led to her focusing on emotion for the last 17 years. She shares three topics that can help you to thrive after turning 50 –  ‘Living Legacy’, ‘Energy Management’ and ‘Adaptability’. In this article, I want to describe my own journey as I approach 50, what Emotional Resilience is, and three topics which have made a big impact for both me and clients I help. First a personal journey…. In my mid 30s, during the peak of my career as a high achiever, someone I met...
  4. Moving on after divorce in your 50s – practical steps to build a new social life

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    By the Midlife Divorcee Nobody expects to get divorced in their 50s, irrespective of who made the decision to bring the marriage to a close – with all the emotional and financial upheaval associated with it, but life does move on. Don’t let this life change turn you into a hermit! Look for groups to join to get out and about Finding yourself on your own also means reviving your social life. To begin with you might be happy to spend time with family members and other couples, but at some point you will want to branch out on your own.  But how? Meetup Groups have proven to be a valuable lifeline for many people wanting to relaunch their social  lives. Not just for singles, meetup groups  are informal groups set up by...
  5. 10 Tips to Add More Colour to Your Life

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    Article by Lynda Young Spiro How I use Colour to brighten my life It seems so simple – wear a bright colour and your mood will lift. But how many of us actually do this? I’m a colour evangelist. Using colour allows me to express myself and I have been told that I am indeed as colourful as the clothes I wear! Just walking down my local High Street, I’m always astounded by the number of women that pass me by wearing blues, blacks or even that funny oatmeal colour. There is a lot of beige as well but nothing that will bring out the colour of their eyes, or brighten their smile. I’m not suggesting that everyone wears as much colour as I do, because it could be said that...
  6. The Witch Guide to Confidence

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    Article by Bec Howard and Dannie-Lu Carr. Who fancies being a witch this Halloween? An evil, haggard old woman, hunched over a bubbling cauldron, cooking up your latest wicked spell or potion. Not a very attractive image, right? So why would anyone want to be a witch? Well actually, throughout history witch-hunts have been ways of targeting women who were a little bit different. Women who knew things others didn’t, like medical remedies, women who dared to challenge convention and embrace their individuality, and women who had the confidence to speak up for what they believed in. In fact, the whole wicked witch caricature reflects how...
  7. The importance of being 50!

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    Article by Anna Letitia-Cook “Youth is wasted on the young” George Bernard Shaw. Why? They don’t have the great advantages that you have: F – Freedom – Normally your children have left, or are about to leave, the nest so finally you have the time and opportunity to think about you – to do what you want, when you want, how you want. You can retire that chauffeur’s cap as well as the chef’s hat, and other parental chores you have had over the last 20 + years. With the family being off your hands you have more money available and guess what? It’s YOURS! Treat yourself, have fun, do things you haven’t done for far too long, remember old dreams… I – Informed/inspired – You have the knowledge...
  8. Kasha Grimes on winning Mrs UK Globe Classic 2015 at the age of 53

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    Article by Fab after Fifty Let’s welcome back Kasha Grimes, business entrepreneur and recently crowned Mrs UK Globe Classic 2015. We chatted to Kasha back in March this year and fell in love with her zest for life and desire to get us 50-plus ladies firmly on the global (pardon the pun) map. This is what Kasha had to say: I was extremely honoured to be approached back in March by Fab after Fifty to share the chronicles of my life with other like-minded ladies who are looking forward to living life to the full in the next half of the century. It certainly has been a busy time, carrying out all my commitments at work and home, as well as fulfilling my continued passion for pageantry. For those ladies who did not see my previous...
  9. How body confident are you over 50? : Body confidence comes at age 49

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Does our body confidence increase as we get older? As the news that Gwyneth Paltrow feels more bikini-body confident at age 42 than she did 20 years ago, a JD Williams poll has found that women feel best about their bodies at age 49. The Facebook poll asked 2,000 women aged 50 and over when they felt their most confident on the beach and happy with their body and appearance. Like famous beach babes Cindy Crawford, Liz Hurley and Halle Berry, age 49 is the magic number when it comes to looking ship-shape in swimwear. Body confidence is not just for teens and women in their 20s Body confidence isn’t limited to teens and women in their twenties, but women in their late forties are embracing their bodies and...
  10. How to Get The Support of Others When You’re Making Big Changes Midlife

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    Article by Liz Copeland Making that decision to change isn’t the end of it: bringing those who are close along with it can be a challenge, especially if they are feeling hostile or unnerved. We’ve possibly all experienced those moments when we announce a decision to adopt a major change, and then been disappointed by the reaction of those around us. What’s worse is that their negativity can then bounce back onto us and result in doubts and what ifs that veer us off course. Coach Liz Copeland of offers some practical suggestions for getting the support of loved ones when making changes.   1.            You may have to do some work It can take the wind out of your sails when people don’t take your intentions to change as enthusiastically as you might...
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