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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. The 7 Most Important Things for Achieving Goals and Resolutions

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It’s the time of year when we set our New Year’s resolutions – but how often do we achieve those goals that we set for ourselves? Goals have the power to shape your future. But most people don’t have a good understanding of how to achieve goals. Consequently, most never even set goals. Understanding what it takes to achieve a goal will greatly enhance your odds of success. Consider these ideas: A proper goal. Most people don’t have goals to begin with. Those that do have goals often have goals that are ineffective. You can’t achieve a goal without having a goal. Avoid setting goals that don’t excite you. What’s the point? It’s easier to achieve a goal that you find motivating. A clear conclusion. How will you...
  6. Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Challenging Perceptions of Age and her New Book Grandmas Can’t Trampoline

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    The podcast is also available to listen on iTunes Dr Louise Pendry of Exeter University talk to Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty on how we are influenced by stereotypes of ageing, and how our impressions of ageing are formed from a very young age. Her new book Grandmas Can’t Trampoline is written for young girls , to help combat the normal stereotypes they already have when it comes to negative perceptions of ageing. ...
  7. 5 Tips for going through a lost loved one’s possessions

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    Dealing with loss is one of the most difficult things life throws at us, so needing to go through the possessions of your loved one is something a lot of people struggle with. Sometimes you’re on a time limit to look through their things, but you may not always feel ready.   A safe way to deal with it in a timely fashion would be to put it into storage until you’re emotionally ready to get it all back out again. You don’t need to rush yourself, try and do it slowly so you’re able to take it at your own pace. We’ve also put together five tips for handling their possessions and how to deal with the loss.   Don’t do it if you’re feeling upset Obviously...
  8. Like A Breath Of Fresh Air! Ways To Enjoy Yourself Without Drinking Alcohol

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      As we get older, the temptation is to make the most of life in every way. Some people find themselves in a midlife renaissance, where they end up going out and socialising loads more than they used to. While this is, in one respect, a great way to recapture your youth you don’t necessarily have to go out and hit the booze all the time! In fact, for those people that drink quite a bit, it becomes an habitual way to calm down after a busy day. But there are plenty of ways to relax and enjoy yourself without actually hitting the booze!  Relax At Home With Friends It’s simple, yet understated. If you don’t want to drink, you don’t have to. You can easily purchase something...
  9. Podcast: Carole Ann Rice on Friendship over 50 – Old and New

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    Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty talks to Life Coach Carole Ann Rice of the Real Coaching Company about Friendship over 50. Also available on itunes In this episode we talk about friendships old and new. How we may outgrow old friendships and managing the sense of loss Making new friends – where and how Impact of social media on friendship How and why friendships change Different types of friendships Setting boundaries with friends How to make long lasting and fulfilling friendships If you want to listen on iTunes, here’s the link 🙂 Full...
  10. How to be Fab over Fifty (and Under)

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    By Will Hussey, Gavin Oattes and Dr Andy Cope There was a time when you oozed. You oozed with vitality, vim and vigour.  In short, you oozed with life.  You were alive – not just living and breathing but, well – lively.  Trust us: You (Version 1a) were a bundle of spritely enthusiasm packaged in recyclable, re-chargeable packaging. But times have changed, I hear you say.  The world is different, not like the good old days.  Of course, even the good old days aren’t like how the good old days used to be.  But maybe it was simpler back then.  You went to work (or not) and returned home to more work, housework or a Kit-Kat.  But at least you escaped from the working day.  These days, there’s no...
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