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  1. Midlife Real Life Chat Show: Navigating Life Changes

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    In this episode of the Midlife Real Life Chat show we discuss how to navigate major life changes. Some such as divorce and bereavement are dramatic, but others such as the menopause and becoming an emptynester can also have a major impact on our lives.

    I am joined by regular panellist Maggie McMillan and life coach Valerie Lewis of Visualise and Bloom as we discuss resilience, planning for the future, moving forward as opposed to looking back, and coming to terms with loss.

    Why do we respond to change differently? Do we all cope with loss in the same way? These are just some of the questions we ask.

     

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  2. Top tips for keeping up morale post lockdown, with ideas and resources to help

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    Article By Sarah Lewis, C.Psychol., Appreciating Change The fact that lockdown is easing and more businesses including shops are reopening does make if feel that life is beginning to improve.  However, the virus is still with us and this fact combined with keeping up with the ongoing uncertainty and changing rules means that many will still be feeling anxious. To help ourselves what we can do is boost our resilience, finding ways to keep our spirits up. Here are ten tips for managing anxiety and making the best of current circumstances.   Count your blessings   The new science of positive psychology has proved the benefits of the old adage of counting your blessings. There is an exercise known as the ‘three good things’. At the end of each day, identify...
  3. Simple Self-Care Tips

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    You would be hard-pressed to find somebody that hasn’t had a difficult day every once in a while under normal circumstances. Adding the pandemic and lockdown in the mix has placed additional layers of stress for all of us. Even as restrictions are being lifted, we are emerging into a very uncertain new ‘normal’. It’s more important than ever to to invest in you.   If you aren’t particularly good at making time for self-care, that’s something you need to change. You don’t need to put self-care  in the diary for a Friday evening, it should be something that you can do any time day or night when you need it. The idea behind self-care is to nourish your mind, body, and soul. And self-care can be pretty individual. What...
  4. 5 Ways to Stay Mentally Active during Lockdown

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    The fitness sector has consistently grown as more people realise the many benefits of physical activity and the effects it has on their well-being. Now, more attention is shifting to being mentally active too – the perfect complement your overall activity. Going for a run or completing another HIIT session indoors becomes part of your daily routine, but what are some more creative ways to keep your brain engaged, healthy and sensibly occupied when in isolation? The International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring is the leading accreditation body for professional coaches. With that in mind, IAPC&M accredited coach Rima Dahdah shares 5 ways to stay mentally active during isolation. 1. Challenge your brain – chances are, there are many people with an instrument or...
  5. Children moved out… so why do they still bring home their washing?

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      You might be sad to see your children fly the nest and leave home…but you’re only human if you’re not also secretly glad at having fewer people to look after. Halving the housework sounds attractive, right? Well, the days of washing fewer clothes may be further away than you think. Not only is the average age of a child leaving home now 23 – even moving away for pastures new won’t stop them turning up with washing for you to tackle, according to a survey by Beko. Three reasons young adults use laundry of Mum and Dad Why? Well, according to the children there are lots of reasons. The three most used excuses discovered by Beko were: “My washing machine broke” “I was visiting mum and dad...
  6. Midlife Reinvention: Add Some Personality & Freedom to Your Life Right Now

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      There are so many different aspects of life that we can influence to make the second half of life the best life.  Now is the time to look at all the elements and look at where we can inject more control and personality – living the authentic life that will make us happy.  There are many ways of being able to achieve this. Firstly is there a particular area of your life that you would most like to change or improve? Is it work? Relationships? Where you live? Start Your Own Business Many women over 50  take the opportunity to set up their own business – some to fulfil a long term dream, others out of necessity when finding it difficult to find full time employment.   ...
  7. How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Single Person

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    Article by Dr Tony Ortega   Ah, Valentine’s Day. The one day of the year coupled individuals are forced by this weird societal norm to do something special for their partner/romantic interest. The singles sit on the sidelines feeling left out and less than; beating themselves up for being single. We, as single individuals, need to challenge this. First, let’s take a look at the history of Valentine’s Day.   Its origins date back to Roman times in which fertility was celebrated and women were paired off to men by way of lottery as the festival of Lupercalia. Towards the end of the fifth century, Lupercalia was replaced with St. Valentines. There is no real identified person that was St. Valentine. There is a legend of a...
  8. Reinventing Your Life Over 50 the French Way : Part Three Downsizing

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a. The Wandering Parisian   RIGHTSIZING…and learning to live in smaller spaces   In a sense, many French women have a head start, they have been living in tiny Parisian apartments and thus have managed to avoid accumulating too much. But for those of us who lived in houses (as I did in North America for over a decade) the luxury of space meant the luxury of acquisition and now, as they say in museum-speak we must de-acquisition. If you are so inclined Marie Kondo and her Konmari method is everywhere in books, on television and on youtube. If she is not your cup of tea there are other organizational methods, numerous books and articles…. But, if you cannot be bothered...
  9. Reinventing Your Life Over 50 the French Way: Part Two – Moving Forward

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a the Wandering Parisian   Freedom of choice/Le bon choix Discernment has long been my favorite adjective to describe French lifestyle and culture. Reflecting then selecting is the operative way to move forward in all of your decision-making processes at this point. If we think about lifestyle as a series of choices we pare things down to their essentials. What do you want your lifestyle to be? What do you want your life to look like? Many people at this stage of life dream of traveling – whether that means exotic adventures in Borneo, or wandering through museums in Florence or simply sitting by a turquoise sea – if that is truly your dream and your desire then what choices...
  10. Reinventing Yourself Over 50 – The French Way: Part One

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a. The Wandering Parisian   France, and particularly French women – of a certain age – give us valuable insight, and set useful examples of how to tackle the health, wealth or emotional challenges of the years ahead.   French culture is very strong, and French history an important factor in French life, and this history includes a very rugged streak of individualism, a kind of refusal to accept, a desire to fight for the things you believe in (welcome to the strikes we all know about!). France’s most iconic women from Simone de Beauvoir to Catherine Deneuve or Jeanne Moreau have all been completely independent thinkers, each one – in a sense – happily selfish, making sure her choices...
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