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  1. 8 Ways of Finding Your Inner Superpowers

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    Article by Dr Janina Scarlet What would you do if you suddenly developed superpowers? Most people say that they would help others – save people from accidents, rescue others from disasters, or heal those who are ill. In short, most people say that that if they developed superpowers they would want to use them to help people. There are actually numerous ways in which you can boost your own superhero strengths and improve your quality of life. Gratitude. Connection with your happy memories is not only a magical Patronus charm from ‘Harry Potter.’ Experiencing and expressing gratitude can in fact boost our physical and mental health. Some examples of experiencing gratitude are to write down 1-3 things you are grateful for that day. It is especially helpful if...
  2. Empty Nests: Dealing with Loneliness and Boredom

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    Very often, women who’ve devoted the greater part of their lives to their families suddenly find themselves quite alone and bored once their children move on to uni and their own lives. This is especially likely if they are single by that time, or in a relationship that’s unfulfilling in some way. Being suddenly alone is, in a sense, a form of bereavement and is often associated with depression and a feeling of being rudderless. Few people are actually prepared for this kind of emotional upheaval, whatever they may think beforehand. Wallowing in self-pity won’t achieve anything, though, so think about what steps you can take towards your own happiness. Explore New Interests Most of us have spent decades “about to” learn Italian, get back to the piano lessons we had to abandon or start...
  3. Do you need a Midlife MOT?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Every year here in the UK we dutifully take our cars to be tested for road worthiness and ensure that they are safe to be on the road and enable us to reach the end of our planned journeys…but do we ever take stock of ourselves to make sure that all working parts are in order to get us through life’s journey? We are living longer, but are we doing the best now to  have a quality life as well as a longer life?  At 50 most of us have decades ahead of us. And it is very easy to focus on one or two elements of our lives and let others slip.  To live happily in old age we should probably take time now to address the balance, and bring...
  4. Now I’m Sixty Four : KL Loveley on life at 64

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    Article by K. L Loveley Listening to the radio, as I often do, while in the kitchen preparing yet another meal. My attention is caught by the familiar chords of a popular sixties song; encouraging me to sing along, in my out of tune, squeaky voice. It is likely, that some of you are familiar with this song. Written by Sir Paul McCartney, (credited to Lennon and McCartney) released in nineteen sixty seven on their album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts club band. Yes! You have guessed correct. When I’m sixty four. Over the years I have nonchalantly, sang along enjoying the lyrics; but never really put much thought into the message. Well Paul, I am listening now and I had to smile when I came across the following. ‘Will you still need...
  5. Are they a narcissist? Top tips for coping with a difficult person

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    Article by Richard Templar  We all know them, they’re pretty easy to spot and you could probably name a few with little trouble. These are those people for whom the universe revolves. And they must be at the centre, the figure of worship, never wrong, admired by everyone, always on top. Yup, narcissists can only see things in relation to the effect on them. This blinds them to much in the way of empathy, so they struggle even to switch into considering other people – you, for example – because they’re often just not interested in anything that doesn’t have positive repercussions for them. A self-focused partner or boss can be very tough to live with. Like bullies (they often are bullies), they don’t necessarily have the inner confidence their behaviour implies....
  6. 31 Happiness Hacks for a Joyous January (one a day to keep the blues away)

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    Article by Andy Cope and Shonette Bason-Wood The ‘Doctor of Happiness’ and ‘Fairy Godmother of Positivity’ have teamed up to bring you some top tips for a joyous January. Here are Andy and Shonette’s happiness hacks. Weird, wonderful and cleverer than they look – use them wisely. Calculate your happiness According to the esteemed researchers at the University of London’s Institute of Education, here are some monetary values of happiness: Seeing friends and relatives is equivalent to a pay rise of £64k a year Having nice neighbours is worth £37k a year Excellent health is estimated to be worth £300k a year to you We sincerely hope you can tick some of the boxes above, in which case, please do your sums. If you can tick them all then you can kick off 2018 £401,000 richer....
  7. Feeling blue this winter?  You are not alone…

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    Article by Beverley Harvey Anyone who suffers from depression and low mood, will know that winter can be a particularly challenging time.  According to NHS statistics, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects around 2 million people in the UK and more than 12 million people across northern Europe.  Add the SAD factor to the onset of menopause – a time when women are four times more likely to suffer from mental health disorders than women under forty-five – and frankly, it’s a wonder that many of us manage to function at all between November and March. I have personally battled depression for the last nine years and I’ve realised that, like the moon, it waxes and wanes.  Nobody would argue that depression is a serious illness and that it needs expert,...
  8. Make positive changes to bring your dreams alive

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    Article by Ruth Seodi Close your eyes and give yourself a minute to picture your dream life, dream home, dream partner, dream job.  Put all your current life obstacles and restraints aside and just allow yourself the luxury of picturing your dreams. If you didn’t do it – do it now, the rest of this article can wait.  Enjoy this brief window of escape… If it helps, my dreams would be to live in the South of France or the Caribbean from October to February where I would write and deliver self – help workshops, I would get involved in the local community and feel welcome.  I would have the perfect partner/relationship where love, admiration honesty and fun were in abundance.  My income would be plenty…I could...
  9. Top 10 tips to reduce stress

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    Tips from Susan Scott. How can we avoid  or reduce the stress in our lives? Susan Scott, author of How to Prevent Burnout offers her top tips Increase your personal stress awareness. Recognise the symptoms. These can be physical, emotional, behavioural or psychological. Consider what might be causing you to feel the way you do and what action might be required to address the causes. If you’re finding it hard to identify the causes, keep a stress diary recording the events that caused you to feel bad and how they made you feel.   Review your diet and lifestyle with honesty. What are you drinking, smoking and eating? Has this changed recently? If yes, and you’re drinking or smoking more or relying more on sugary carbohydrate foods to get you through...
  10. Are your knickers holding you back?

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    Article by Andy Cope Two rules for a great article. First, great content and second, a cracking title. With the latter sorted, here’s the best bit… Having reached 50, I’ve realized that the ageing process is inevitable. You can look after yourself, go to the gym, each healthy food, moisturize and take cod-liver oil, but ultimately, those birthday cards will have bigger numbers on them year by year. But what if it isn’t about vitamins and Nivea? What is the secret of eternal youth was in our heads – our thinking more specifically. And we could maintain some of that youthful, carefree exuberance that the young children manage to generate. They’re not fussed about the news. And, to be fair, they don’t have the same...
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