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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Coincidence? Or was it really seen in the cards?

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    Article by Sophie Jenkins In 2015 my friend Cathy, who is gorgeous, intuitive and half French, started reading tarot cards and as practice, she offered to read mine. Me, I’ll try anything, usually, but I didn’t like the idea, mainly because I didn’t believe in it but also because I sort of did. What if she saw bad news in the pack, something that would worry me and keep me awake at night? My life was, after a period of turbulence, currently fine, and if there was trouble ahead, I didn’t really want to know about it in advance. Two months before this, in the summer of 2015, my mother had gone into a dementia care home and surprisingly, considering how hard we’d fought...
  7. How to be charismatic and not invisible over 50

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    Article by  Catherine Stothart A recent poll of my over-50 friends revealed that most of us had experienced feeling invisible.  Growing up female, we get used to having attention (not always wanted) from others – wolf whistles, comments, glances in the street.  As we get older, we notice that it is our daughters getting the attention, not us.  And although this is natural, it can undermine how we feel about ourselves at a time when we may already feel vulnerable. However, we can also all think of older women who have confidence and charisma – public figures like Judi Dench, Sandi Toksvig, Julie Walters, Sue Barker, Tessa Jowell, Judy Murray, Kirsty Wark, and many more, plus the people we know personally.  So being invisible...
  8. 5 Signs You’re Lonely and 5 tips to feel less so

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice You can have over 1,000 friends on Facebook and still feel lonely. Those feelings of disconnection and isolation is something we all experience at some point but aren’t always aware of. Top Life Coach Carole Ann Rice knows the difference between having no plans on a Friday night and loneliness. So, here are her top five signs you may be lonely, and her tips to combat it: 1. Emotional pain – being lonely is emotionally painful. You may feel as if you’re looking through the window of life at everyone else having fun, but you’re not there with them enjoying it like they are. Solution – Why: find out why you’re lonely; do you not have many colleagues at work, you’re not close to your family? Or...
  9. Dealing with Sudden Death

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    Article by Lianna Champ Unless people die young themselves, nobody gets through life without losing someone they love, something they need or something they thought was meant to be. When a death occurs suddenly and cuts across life in its fullness, our minds shift back and forth from reality to disbelief, stuck in the trauma. We are numbed and time seems to stand still. It may feel as if we have entered a new and very different world and that nothing will be the same again. Our last conversation with the person we have lost may have been rushed. This can leave us stuck in a loop, wanting to turn back time and say the things we should have said, before we can even...
  10. 5 Ways to Push Through the Wall (During the London Marathon or the Marathon of Life

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice With the London Marathon coming up on 22nd April what lessons can we take away from marathon training that you can apply to winning at life? ‘Hitting the wall’, a process whereby your body runs low on the easiest and most readily available fuel source to burn – glycogen, leaving both your mind and body screaming for you to stop. Top Life Coach Carole Ann Rice knows the importance of staying on track to achieve your goals (even when you are desperate to quit), and has come up with a list of 6 ways to support you – whether you are hitting the wall whilst running a marathon or whilst simply living your life: LANDMARK YOUR PROGRESS – working toward several small goals is far easier than working toward one large...
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