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  1. This is Midlife (not The End of Life)

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    Article by Carolyn Hobdey, the Midlife Mistress/Author De-Twat your Life Do you have that sinking feeling that there is more life behind you than in front of you? Welcome to Midlife. It’s a tricky moment, that’s for sure. A blend of crossroads and precipice with a touch of slippery slide – and not the kind you used to enjoy as a child. Our perceptions of midlife are long ingrained and hopelessly outdated. We still have this idea that it is the beginning of the end, and that the end will approach rapidly. It’s time to adjust our varifocals and start to see midlife differently. With increasing life expectancy, improved healthcare and modern...
  2. Loneliness by Carolyn Hobdey Author of De-Twat Your Life

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    Loneliness I have a very full and busy life. I box, weight-train, dance, sing in a choir, belong to a car club… and that’s before I begin to talk about my portfolio working life. I have so much going on my best friend says it makes her tired just listening to me. In fact, she says I’ll end up being the fastest woman in the graveyard! The rest of my friends ‘complain’ that they have to get a diary appointment to see me. I’m immensely fortunate that I am surrounded by such amazing, kind people. That’s why it surprises people when I tell them I am lonely. Profoundly so. I am not alone – far from it – and I enjoy my own company – I am an introvert who masquerades...
  3. Self-Care: Not just one more thing to add to your agenda

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    Article by Elizabeth Bishop When it comes to taking care of ourselves, “balance” feels like a magic word—or maybe a magic goal. Too often, our longing for this quality in our lives puts us on a kind of quest. And too often, balance feels elusive, hanging at the end of some stick like a dangling delight, always stacked behind more pressing to-dos, and exhaustingly just out of our reach. It doesn’t have to be this way. There’s another way to think about balance. Instead of a goal to be achieved at the end of a journey, what if we accepted it as a part of every moment, available to us whenever we need it? Balance is a true in-the-moment experience. We can only genuinely know...
  4. 5 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Can Combat Aging

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    Aging is inevitable, that’s just how the human body works. Even the world’s wealthiest and most influential individuals will eventually show signs of aging—grey hair, fine lines, and dry skin.  And while you can never prevent your body from aging, you can combat the signs of aging by making simple lifestyle changes. Incorporate the tips listed below into your daily routine, so you can age gracefully and have everyone guessing how old you really are!  Socialise More Getting old doesn’t mean that you should coop up inside your home and spend most of your days sitting on the couch or lying in bed. A sedentary lifestyle can take a toll on your mental and physical health, and double your risk of...
  5. How to Prevent Self-Sabotage and Reach a New Level of Success over 50

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    “Each of us has an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed our inner thermostat setting, we will often do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure.”  Gay Hendricks   Age is no barrier to success, but at times your biggest obstacle to success is yourself. The rest of the world is too busy to actively get in your way. That’s great news! If your lack of success is your fault, you can take steps to address the situation.   There are a variety of ways you sabotage yourself. You procrastinate, think negatively, and have other harmful habits. As Walt Kelly once said,...
  6. Where in the UK has the highest life expectancy?

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    Life expectancy has increased gradually over the past century and recent data has shown that women currently live an average of 87.2 years compared to 84.3 years for men. Reassured are passionate about life insurance, such as family and over 60 life insurance and wanted to find out more about what potential factors can impact life expectancy. They have analysed ONS data to determine whether gender, location, martial status and even children can impact the average life expectancy in the UK. Does marriage increase or decrease life expectancy? Although women currently have a greater average life expectancy than men, marriage actually bridges the gap with the life expectancy increasing for a married man, whereas it is the opposite for women. ...
  7. Why you may become more introverted in your later years and how to recharge successfully

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    Article by Joanna Rawbone As an introverted female business owner in my ‘later years’, this topic had me intrigued from the outset. How true is it? Had I ever stopped to ponder this? Well, I have now! I know that many women report feeling more invisible as they get older, and I wonder if that indicates a vicious circle?  I feel less visible, so I’ll retreat more to save myself from the pain of invisibility.  Certainly Susan Cain, author of the bestselling introvert’s ‘bible’ Quiet, confirms that “We act more introverted as we get older.” Act and be are 2 different things though Notice that Cain uses the word ‘act’.  It is important to differentiate between behaving in a more introverted way and being more introverted.  The difference may...
  8. Harnessing your Superpowers over 50 with Claire Walton

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    Article by Claire Walton I’m 52 and a high-performance coach working with Executive Directors, Senior leaders, and entrepreneurs. I have held all these roles. My main role in life now is to share what I have learned and to help others stop getting in the way of their Highest Potential Self (HPS). I recently published a global bestselling book, ‘Super Neuro You’ to make accessible to anyone some of what I do to help clients. I used to stress about getting old. At age 21 I remember telling some middle-aged women I would rather die than reach age 50. Not only was this insensitive but also very ignorant and sad. That said, I celebrated my 50th Birthday on a 2-week holiday in America with my daughter and my best...
  9. How To Make The Most Of Your Life Over Fifty

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        Do you think that youth is important? Do you feel like you had the time of your life when you were young but that those opportunities are now behind you? Then it’s time to change your mindset. Because life is very much what you make of it and thinking that your younger years were the best is an outdated attitude to have. At 50 most of us have more adult years ahead of than behind us. The best may yet be to come! There is more to life than memories or reminiscing. And there’s plenty of time for you to do so much more with your life and make further memories – whether you’re fifty, seventy or ninety!   In fact,...
  10. Wendy asks: Is becoming invisible over 50 similar to becoming a Stepford Wife?

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    Article by Wendy Reichental I remember watching The Stepford Wives, the 1975 version, now considered a cult classic, and was absolutely obsessed with it. It starred Katharine Ross as the doe-eyed, intuitive and devoted Mrs. Joanna Eberhart. The movie’s plotline follows Joanna as a budding photographer, wife and mother who at her husband’s insistence agrees to uproot their family from the grime and grind of big city life to a Norman Rockwell-style Utopian suburb of Stepford, Connecticut. First impressions are paramount. It’s not long before Joanna suspects that something is amiss among these beguiling, housecleaning obsessed robot-like women of Stepford. Following the rules of society The phrase “Stepford wife” has now become part of our vernacular. It epitomizes somebody with a perfect facade who obediently follows the accepted rules of society. Since being recently...
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