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  1. Ten tips to help you make better decisions

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    Article by David Wethey – author of DECIDE Hopefully my own graduation to the next stage (Sage after Sixty?) gives me a degree of credibility on your excellent site, Fab After Fifty. Of course it’s a good time to be experienced and worldly wise. We all have the chance to be fitter, healthier and smarter than the generations before us. But we still need some guidelines to make those important decisions which will make all the difference. Here are my ten best tips: 1. Write it down Most of us make lists. However lively we are feeling, it is just so easy to forget things, and our ‘to do’ lists keep us on track. It is the same with making decisions. Deciding is a process and...
  2. Is setting goals more effective than making New Year Resolutions to achieve success

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have spent so many years making resolutions, only to have most fall by the wayside before we even hit mid January. Most of my resolutions seems to consist of doing ‘less’ of something – such as eating, or doing ‘more’ of things such as exercise. All a bit vague. Setting goals So this year I am setting concrete goals and not making resolutions. Last year I looked to do similar, but my career and personal goals took a back seat to renovating a new home, which although much loved by its previous owner, had been mostly untouched for nearly 50 years. So now, with renovations complete, I can focus on real life. So this year I am starting with a list of goals,...
  3. Don’t let your age limit your possibilities in life – limiting beliefs explained

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    Article by Priscilla Elliott There is a great saying by Henry Ford……“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right”! That statement is absolutely true because whatever you believe – IS! If you think you are too old to enjoy your life, too old to make something of your life, missed your chance in life and now too old or believe that you can’t go for that job or start your own business because you are too old…….that is your “belief system” kicking in! Your belief system resides in your “subconscious” (below your conscious awareness – in other words, it’s automatic and what you have always known).  Your belief system contains a number of “limiting beliefs” which are extremely powerful!  In fact,...
  4. Step Out and Master Your Life One Step at a Time!

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    Article By Kathy Andersen Have you ever thought there is more to life, yet you haven’t quite been able to put your finger on what that “something more” is? Well, it’s easier than you think. In fact, it is just a step away. We all know Lao Tzu’s saying “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Today, in our over busy, super-fast, technology-filled world, those words are more true than ever. Why? Because in our busyness and our desire to take multiple leaps and bounds as quickly as we can, we often leap over the single step right in front of us that can take us in the “right” direction. Instead, we leap into many directions that simply expend us, rather than expand us. We miss the opportunity to pause in our step...
  5. Self-care or selfish? – that is the question!

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    Article by Doreen Gowing Some years ago when I stopped to have a look at my life, it was about the same time as another relationship came to an end, work was plodding along, I watched too much telly and I was nearer to 50 than 40. I found the words, “Are you someone who is very good at looking after everyone else to the almost exclusion of yourself?”  jump out at me. Even though I didn’t see myself in this light at all, they somehow stuck in my brain, funny how that happens.  The more I thought about it the more I realised I was labelling myself selfish for being busy, busy, busy. I was into distraction and the bottom line was I wasn’t taking care...
  6. Adaptability : Never Grow Up!

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    Article by Max Mckeown. Where do you want to be by the time you’re 50? Or 60? In ten years ? Or twenty? Do you want the future to be exactly like your present situation? Do you want the future to be worse? Most people want to live well. Many of us want to live as well as possible. You wouldn’t be reading this article on this web site at this very moment in your life if you didn’t want more than survival. You want it all. And if you can’t have it all, then at least you want a future with fewer doubts, fewer regrets and more fulfilment. You want some of your fears to disappear, some of your dreams to come...
  7. The Power of Reinvention –Your ‘ABC’ to success. Introducing Debbie Arnold

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Actress Debbie Arnold has had a successful career as an actress in TV, film and theatre, and has appeared in all of the major TV soaps in her 30 year career. But although having appeared to live a charmed life, Debbie herself has had periods  where she has lost sight of her own direction in life, and has fallen into depression and despair. She hit the ‘bottom of the barrell’ and had to find her own way out of a life which had left her feeling negative,unloved and defeated. Following an unsuccessful audition, Debbie was at an all time low, carrying much anger and angst. A friend loaned her a DVD ‘You can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay. Something at that...
  8. Mid Century Magic! It’s never too late to be great!

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    Article by TomButler-Bowden Many oak trees wait 50 years before, in a burst of creative power, they produce their first crop of hundreds of acorns. It’s the same for many people: nothing major happens for several decades, and then it all happens. We use the phrases ‘late starters’ and ‘late bloomers’ as if there was some problem or delay in a person’s flourishing, but surely this is a tautology. The point of ripening is that it happens when it does, and not before. Our fifties see us running on full speed! To use another analogy, if the forties are the decade in which people gather steam, the fifties see them on their full speed run. In this decade...
  9. Are you a Zippy Woman? Zestful, Inspirational, Proficient, Passionate, Youthful (in mind and outlook)

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    Article by Caroline Carr Are you a ZIPPY Woman?  You’re probably thoroughly ZIPPY already, or maybe your ZIPPY-ness has got a little lost somewhere for a while. Confidence plays a large part in ZIPPY-ness, and confidence can come and go. Sometimes it takes a real knock. Life events can leave you reeling –  for example, when something didn’t turn out as you expected or hoped. Maybe you have been made redundant –  yet you have so much to give and contribute, and years of experience behind you. Unwanted redundancy can be devastating for many women, and if this has happened to you, your confidence and ZIPPY-ness might well wobble for a while. And if you have been ill, or out of work – or just generally ‘out of the loop’ for a time, you...
  10. Become visible to yourself, so you are not invisible to others

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    Article by Irene Brankin I’d like you to consider the following questions – Are you feeling a confident and mature woman or middle-aged and miserable?  Feeling that life is flat, a bit dull and not as enjoyable as it once was? Aware that life is worth living to the full, but aren’t doing it? I wonder what your answers were and also if you’ve taken the time to reflect on those questions before. Become visible to yourself I’ve written a book in response to those questions and it is for women who’ve reached a stage in life where they’ve decided it’s time for them to become visible to others and more importantly to themselves.  For those who want to be able to stand in their own shoes and not those...
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