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  1. Are You Ever the Martyr?

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    Article by Caroline Carr My elderly great Aunt Betty was an unusual character. An eclectic mixture of talent, fun, warmth and stoicism, she also had an ability for self-deprecation that matched no other. She was a concert pianist, and in her youth played piano accompaniment for the silent movies. Even in her eighties, she regularly trotted along to various care homes to “Play for the Old Folk.” Quite often she never got there though. She’d fall over in the street, pass out, and then catch the bus home whilst her head bled profusely under her wig. My granny worried about her. “Betty,” she’d say each time, “you should go to the doctor to get checked over.” “Oh NO dear. There’s no need. I wouldn’t want to be a nuisance....
  2. How certain are you of your success? Age with attitude: Attitude 8

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    Article by Lindsey Agness I  am Certain of My Success. What if you could be as certain about the future as you are about the past? To know for sure that the goals you have set for yourself will happen just as you have planned? The last myth of midlife is that it’s too late for you to change. This 8th and final Attitude challenges this by making you 100 per cent certain of the success that lies ahead of you.  If you are certain of your success, then it’s never too late, is it? Which of your goals would make the biggest difference to your life? Let’s re-visit the goals you set for yourself in relation to the first Attitude (“...
  3. Age with Attitude: I take time for me. Attitude 7

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    Article by Lindsey Agness One of the comments I hear most often from my midlife friends and clients is that they want more ‘time for me’. What does that really mean? It means time to ourselves, to do whatever we want without having to worry about anything else, such as money or family responsibilities. This might mean shopping, a day at a spa, lunch or dinner with friends, or just plain chilling out. As midlife women it can be challenging to extricate ourselves from the daily grind to really enjoy the moment. This Attitude is all about time. Do you embrace time as your friend or your enemy? Are you someone who often says, ‘I don’t have time for that’? If you are someone who experiences time...
  4. Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions

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    Article by Caroline Carr It’s so easy to start the New Year with a pile of good intentions – after all, it’s a time of rebirth and renewing. It’s even easier to let those fine resolutions drift away, as the weeks and months go by and ‘life’ gets in the way. But you know, the intent was there, and surely that’s what really counts. They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but I think you have to start somewhere. The most important thing is to set the intent, and to imagine yourself sticking to what you have decided. When you take the time to daydream – to visualise or feel your way into what you want, it begins to take on a momentum of its own. The...
  5. Do you agree that women are most confident about their bodies at the age of 52?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Women are the most confident about their bodies aged exactly 52 and two months, according to a new study. A poll of 3,000 adult women by myspecialk.co.uk found this was the age at which women said they felt most confident about their bodies, inside and out. It means 52 year olds such as actress Emma Thompson, TV presenter Lorraine Kelly and The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson may currently be feeling better about their looks and body than they did when they were younger. Speaking as someone who is 52 years and 3 months old, I can honestly say I am far more comfortable within myself than when I was younger- although if I’m totally honest, I was probably more confident about my body 10...
  6. How to feel comfortable in your own skin

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    Article by  Lisa McCourt Sounds nice, right? So what’s keeping you from it and why don’t you just claim it? The only thing standing between you and that kind of freedom and confidence is your inability to live authentically from your innermost core. Notice that I’m not telling you to be authentic because it will make you a better person, or because you owe it to the world or anything like that. I’m telling you to be more authentic because authenticity and self-love are your keys to the kingdom. Without them, nothing else can bring you joy. With them, nothing can fail to bring you joy. We all started out gloriously authentic, but our authenticity was beaten out of us. Over and over, we got the message, implicitly...
  7. ‘Tis the Season to be happy

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    Article by By Lisa McCourt It’s the Hap-Happiest Season of All… (But No Pressure) ‘Tis the season to be jolly, right? So if you’re not, what the heck is wrong with you? The biggest contributor to the holiday blues is the inescapable expectation that we’re supposed to be extra joy-filled this time of year. Every freaking movie, commercial, and song is reminding us to feel ecstatically happy, loving, giving, and generous toward everyone we encounter. But what if we aren’t authentically feeling that way and we hadn’t noticed it until “the season” brought that to our attention? We want to feel grateful for all we have, and excited about the promise of a new year. All these expectations bring up the one question we can easily avoid asking ourselves during all those other less-festive seasons: Am I happy? Most...
  8. Stress Guru’s Countdown for the New Year Tips 8-11 for the weekend

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    Article by Carole Spiers Friday 16th December:  Second class post.  This is your last day to ensure delivery by Christmas.  If you miss it, you always send an ecard.  Not quite the same but people will know that you have remembered them. Saturday 17th December:  The last weekend before Christmas.  Have you got to attend a children’s carol concert or nativity play next week?  Make sure you can make-up any lost time at work so you are not stressed-out by it.  Schedule it into your diary. Sunday 18th December:  Is your central heating working?  Have you renewed your service contract  for your central heating boiler.  Do it tomorrow before it goes wrong over Christmas and costs you a fortune to get it fixed over the...
  9. Sress Guru’s Countdown Tips for the New Year Tips 4-7

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    Article by Carole Spiers Monday 12th December:  Finished buying presents or are you going to be a last minute stressed-out shopper?  Order online to save travelling to the shops and ask everyone what they want.  Easier than them having to return goods afterwards!  There is still time! Tuesday 13th December:  Having people over on Christmas day? Have your forgotten anyone?  Some relatives or neighbours may be lonely.  This is a time to put any past quarrels to one side and move on.  It can be lonely time for many as well a fun for others. Wednesday 14th December:  Make a time to wrap your presents and don’t leave it to the last moment.  Have you got the wrapping paper and sellotape at home.  Do you...
  10. The Stress Guru’s Festive Season Stress Tips

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    Article by Carole Spiers December can be a stressful time for many different reasons. The shops are crowded, the weather is often miserable and shortening days and lengthening nights make us feel as though we’re constantly running to keep up with the demands placed upon us. This year the credit crunch will most certainly add to the stress of the festive season for many of us. The pressure to meet the expectations of your family and create a special and memorable Christmas on a reduced budget will be challenging to say the least. Then of course there’s the drain on our bodies created by the party season. This can become an ‘endurance test’, where one office party or social gathering follows another in an endless cycle of late nights and subsequent hangovers. Christmas can be a sad and difficult...
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