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  1. Midlife Reinvention: Barbara Clarke publishes her memoir exploring mother daughter relationships

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon In the latest of our midlife reinvention series, Barbara Clarke talks about becoming a published author as her intimate memoir depicts change and discovery between mom and daughter — and how it’s never too late to come of age Tell us a little about you I am Barbara Clarke, author of The Red Kitchen, living in Bellingham, Washington. I have moved over 60 times in my life, starting in childhood, and finally happy to call the Pacific Northwest home.  I work part-time as a grant writer for several non-profit organizations and volunteer for various writing organizations. When did you start to write? I wrote the title story of The Red Kitchen in 1960 as a sophomore at the University of Missouri...
  2. Midlife Reinvention: Julie Ryan McGue publishes a memoir detailing the search for her birth family following a health scare

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon As you know I love to share inspirational midlife stories where women over 50 follow their dreams. Today Julie Ryan McGue who was adopted when young talks about the path to writing her memoir  which details how a health scare led her on an amazing search for her birth relatives Tell us a little about yourself I am an identical twin. My sister and I were adopted at three weeks old and raised together. By the time I was thirteen, my parents had adopted again–this time a boy–and after that they conceived three biological children. We were a blended family, and I never sensed that my folks played favorites. I always knew I was adopted and that I was loved. Researching...
  3. Midlife Reinvention: Sabrina Zeif sets up a business as the Midlife Food Guru following redundancy over 50

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   As you know, I love sharing midlife reinvention stories that inspire women to live their best possible life over 50. Today Sabrina shares how she turned redundancy into an opportunity to follow her dream of setting up her own business . Tell us a little about yourself:  I am Sabrina Zeif. I live with my husband and rascal rescue dog, Billy, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, for the past nineteen years. I am originally from Trinidad in the Caribbean and have lived in Texas, New Orleans, San Francisco and Switzerland. Our daughter just had her first baby. I am a very smitten “Nana”. What were your main activities  before turning 50? Before turning 50, I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 25 years. My last role was as a...
  4. Midlife Reinvention: Susie Whitfield Sets Up an Online Baking School

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   I love to share inspirational midlife reinvention stories. Today, Susie Whitfield shares how she followed her dream as she approached 50 to set up her own baking school The Cotswolds Baking Workshop.  Susie is currently offering baking workshops via Zoom – which I thought was a fabulous idea – ideal for those looking for an idea for a birthday get together! I caught up with Susie to talk about the inspiration behind her midlife business venture.   A little about yourself:  I live on the edge of the Cotswolds in Shipston on Stour with my partner Jake who is a photographer.  I am 52.   What were your main activities before turning 50?  I originally got my BA in education and trained as a primary school teacher.  After moving to...
  5. From acting to writing. Actress Melanie Chartoff shares her midlife reinvention story

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to share inspirational reinvention stories. Actress Melanie Chartoff talks about her journey from actress to writer and why she truly believes its ‘never too late’, marrying for the first time at 65! Tell us a little about yourself I hail from New Haven, CT, lived in New York City where I began performing on and off Broadway and in nightclubs. I started working bicoastally in Los Angeles in television in my late 20s. I bought my first home here in Los Angeles in 1991, a house built in 1921, with lots of character. It felt from the first moment I stepped inside it like my first real home. Still does, even more so since my brand new husband...
  6. Interview with KeraHealth hair growth system founder Fay Afghahi

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Thinning hair is a problem faced by many women in midlife and beyond. Fay Afghahi experienced the problem first hand, and founded product range to combat hair loss and promote hair growth. Fay shares the story behind her products with Fab after Fifty.   What is the story behind the KeraHealth brand? The brand really came about quite organically. My experience as Editor In Chief of Elle Arabia had given me a great insight as to what women were looking for in terms of beauty products and also meant that I had the opportunity to try nearly all of the beauty innovations as they launched. I realised that the best results I always seemed to get was when I was supplementing or...
  7. From Ghost to GHOSTE! Following my Passion and Becoming Visible over 50

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    By GHOSTE I know how it feels to be a ghost. An uninvited guest. I felt like one for the better part of half a century. One night soon after I turned 50, I had a dream. I was wearing a hoodie, shrouded in an encompassing, healing blue light. In this dream, I stepped past a piano onto a stage and behind me, the word GHOSTE hovered white and luminous against that blue glow while a voice announced, “Now, introducing GHOSTE.” I woke up. Yes, in every sense of the word. When you experience loss, all the clichés hit you in the face; foremost the one about life not being a dress rehearsal. I didn’t waste a minute in reaching out to gifted producer and friend, Matt Anthony. We met...
  8. Midlife Reinvention: Lorri Delahunty on setting up a vegan business, losing weight and a lot more!

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   Our latest inspirational ‘Fab Woman’ is Lorri Delahunty, who set up a vegan clothing company in her 50s, lost weight to go down several dress sizes, gave up alcohol…and remarried her ex husband!! Here Lorri talks about her life, philosophy and achievements over 50 Tell us a little about yourself Lorri Delahunty, age 55, married… re-married my ex-husband! After divorcing and being apart for 8 years, we re-found each other. Two children boy 29 who lives in Boston and is married and I have a grandson Jacob and a daughter 26 who is at university in Worcester. What were your main activities before turning 50? I have always been in marketing and about twenty years ago I set up my own agency so...
  9. Midlife Reinvention: Interview with Amanda Weinberg on having her novel published in her 60s

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Amanda Weinberg shares her story as she followed her dream and published her first novel at the age of 61. A little about Amanda I live in London with my husband and a series of dogs who join us when their owners are away. I have two grown up children who live nearby. I’m a languages teacher by profession and left teaching in the mid 80s to set up my own business, A to Z International sales with a close friend from university.  I have always wanted to write and dabbled when I was younger. I wrote many short stories, two of which were nominated for prizes. Working full time for my own business in advertising sales and events for...
  10. Inspirational Women over 50: Interview with R&B Legend Ruby Turner

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I felt extremely privileged to have the opportunity to interview R&B legend Ruby Turner MBE. What energy!! Ruby has released 20 solo albums during her career and has worked with some of the biggest names in music including Mick Jagger and Bryan Ferry and Jools Holland  Her latest project is writing and performing the theme song for a new film called The Host. This is what Ruby had to say when I caught up with her during Lockdown.   You’ve had a fabulous career. How did you get started? I have been so fortunate and had an amazing time for more than thirty years with my music, the theatre, acting.  I always found joy in singing and sang in the BBC Arena...
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