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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. ‘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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Does being over 50 mean you are too old to start a new life?

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    Guest article by Edel O’Mahony The simple answer, ‘No!’ Let’s look at why so many people in our present societies seem to take half their lifetime to actually start to live a life they desire. We are all energy beings at our essence, living in an energetic Universe and having life experiences through these physical bodies. From birth into these bodies you are in total connection with your energy, everything is an experience of the moment; it is all about feeling through our senses. As you grow, generational and social conditioning sets in. You are told how you should think, feel or act, even down to what is a correct body size or what is the ‘in’ thing to wear. In taking in and believing these conditions, you alter your...
  9. Age with Attitude – Are you being True to Yourself?

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    Article by Lindsey Agness One of the comments I hear from many midlife women, is that they believe it’s better to be secure in their lives than happy – to stay ‘stuck’ rather than go for something different. This often means spending their lives with the ‘wrong’ person because they don’t want to be alone or they want someone to look after them financially, or both. Or maybe they have spent their lives in the wrong job because it pays the bills. What a waste! The only thing keeping us stuck in a rut is fear – fear that by making a change we may end up with something not as good as what we currently have. We are scared of moving into the unknown, of doing something...
  10. How to Overcome Stress in the Workplace – Part 1

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    Article by Carole Spiers The first in a series of articles by Carole Spiers – the latest ‘expert’ to join the Fabafterfifty team Q. How do you cope with the stress of insecurity if your company or organization is making redundancies? A. As we all well know, there is no such a thing as a ‘job for life’ and job insecurity does bring its own stress.  We human beings tend to like certainty but such is the nature of business today, that you need to be flexible and open-minded about your future career.  You have to keep your eyes and ears open about new opportunities that may be of advantage to you. If you are in the position of being made redundant, then you can use this time to enable you...
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