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  1. Is There An Ideal Age To Make New Friends?

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    Everybody remembers their best friend from school. Your meeting was writing in the stars, or at least, it wasn’t entirely in your control. The teacher sat you together on your first day of school. Within minutes, you were chatting as if you’d know each other all your lives, to the dismay of your teacher. When you think about it, teachers have been the first force of friendship. Nowadays, teachers play a significant role in helping young children to navigate the difficult rule of socialising at school. Many have introduced personal interaction skills and friend seeking as part of the essential day-to-day activities for primary school pupils. It’s easy to make friends when you’re at school because everybody shares the same values. When everybody around you...
  2. 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...
  3. Arise and Shine – how a great morning routine can make you happy

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    Article by Emma-Sue Prince   What’s your typical morning routine like? How you start your day impacts every single part of your day.  Once I realised that and changed how I began the day the effect was transformational. How you start the day pretty much dictates how the rest of your day will go and in terms of happiness, it is everything! So many people don’t necessarily think about that time period right at the beginning of the day when they wake up. They tend to do more or less the same thing – often putting the alarm back on snooze, or most of the time reaching for their phone and straight away checking for messages, news, email and social media. Then rolling out...
  4. 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...
  5. 5 Ways to Achieve your New Year’s Resolutions

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice When it comes to the New Year, many of us use this as a time to set goals for ourselves for the next 12 months that lie ahead. Whether it’s losing an unrealistic amount of weight or starting a new niche hobby, our New Year’s resolutions are often extreme and set us up for a fall – leaving us feeling demoralised and distraught when by the time spring rolls into town. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Most of Top Life Coach Carole Ann Rice’s work focuses on making people the best versions of themselves. In light of this, Carole has decided to share 5 ways to achieve your new year’s resolutions. 1. Be realistic – when setting your goal, it’s...
  6. Poignant Lessons I Learnt About Slowing Down In Palm Springs

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    Article by Claire Nash I love exploring the world. Travel for me is usually the chance to see new places, try things I’ve never done before, eat strange cuisines, and have fun with strangers. The older I get, the more adventurous I become. At least that’s how it’s always been. Recently, I found myself longing for a break. All I wanted was to get away to rejuvenate. Maybe it was my body telling me that I was on the verge of a burnout. But I think it was more than that. One of the reasons I’ve run myself ragged is because I don’t want to give in to my age. I feel like slowing down will be an admission that my body can no longer handle...
  7. Coping with Change in your 50s

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    Article by Beverley Harvey This weekend with only my faithful dog for company, I sat and sobbed my way through Finding Your Feet. It’s a wonderful film that has a stellar cast of a certain age; Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Joanna Lumley all act their socks off. It’s warm, witty and very funny in parts – but laden with pathos, too, so I highly recommend keeping the tissues to hand. I don’t want to spoil the plot, so I’ll just say that the story centres on coping with change. In this case, it’s concerning the abrupt end of a 40-year old marriage due to infidelity. The shock and despair of such a breakup is surely right up there with bereavement, and...
  8. Friendship over 50: 5 Reasons why Friendship is Vital to Life

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice  Friends aren’t just for summer like a dog isn’t just for Christmas. From better brainpower to the phenomena colloquially called, “friendfluence”, it’s safe to say friends can have dramatically positive effects on our lives. Top Life Coach, Carole Ann Rice knows how important it is to surround yourself with honesty and authenticity. So, she’s revealing the five reasons why friendship is vital to life: 1. You choose to be friends – you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family. The people in our lives who can be draining at times are often our family, but we can’t simply delete them from our lives. Whereas with friends are those we choose to be around, unlike the duty-bound family ties. Friends...
  9. 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...
  10. Top Life Coach reveals 5 reasons to become a Life Coach

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    Article by Carol Ann Rice Life coaches are regular people with the wisdom to direct, inspire, and inform. It’s a noble profession and a rewarding one. Top Life Coach, Carole Ann Rice is one of the UK’s leading life coaches. Winner of Best Coach in the Best Business Women’s Awards 2017, it’s clear Carole Ann knows just how important life coaches can be in people’s lives. So, she’s revealing the five reasons you should become a life coach: 1. BE FREE – now, life coaching isn’t something Oprah invented. Life coaching has been an invaluable and rewarding career for many. For one, life coaches enjoy the freedom that comes with no more bosses, no more lunchtime slots, no more stale commutes. Life coaches call...
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