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  1. What inspires a woman of 65 to run marathons?

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    Article by Annie Moore   Some may say I’m mad running another one in at my age! Well first I don’t do ‘age’! Second a little ‘madness’ can go a long way towards helping to cope with the sorrow and heartache of losing my son to a dreadful blood cancer disease. I have always been into fitness, in my youth it was pretty singular, keep fit classes and Jane Fonda videos, in the old days, when you kept going till you felt ‘the burn’… As time went on I gravitated towards yoga and meditation, regularly going to classes and developing self-practice at home. Yoga changed my way of thinking. It changed my attitude towards health in general, bringing awareness to my spiritual side, helping me to connect with my body, mind and soul. Today I enjoy teaching both...
  2. Midlife Reinvention: Setting up Cucumber Clothing in their 50s

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Eileen Willett & Nancy Zeffman share their experience of setting up Cucumber Clothing, using innovative fabrics to combat hot flushes, in their 50s About Eileen and Nancy Eileen is a transplanted Japanese-Canadian and Nancy is a born and bred Londoner. With one dog, three children, and a husband each, they are respectively 53 and 52. What were your main activities ( job, commitments etc) before turning 50? We both juggled family and work. Nancy’ background is in advertising, working at Saatchi and Saatchi and then in the charitable sector for many years; Eileen helped start up Nicole Farhi Menswear then created her own successful brand of accessories, Wada Bags and Accessories. What have been your main activities ( job, commitments etc) since turning  50? Cucumber...
  3. Interview with author Christine Webber on her career and inspiration behind her latest book Its Who We Are

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   I caught up with Christine Webber, on the inspiration behind her latest book, It’s Who We Are, and the life issues it explores for women over 50. When did you start to write? As a child, I was always writing stories. I also wrote plays – usually with a good part in them for me! One of these – which owed much to the plot of the Nutcracker Ballet – was called ‘Midnight in the Nursery’ and it was put on in my junior school.  Quite a proud moment.   What have been the challenges for you? My first book was a novel, published by Century Hutchinson in 1987. At the time of writing it, I was a television news presenter at Anglia Television. I had intended...
  4. 1000 miles, 200 plein air paintings and one donkey! Sharon Bamber’s artistic journey through France and Spain

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    Article by Sharon Bamber Hi everyone, I thought you might be interested in my incredible 1000-mile walking and plein air painting expedition with my donkey through France and Spain and over the Pyrenees!   This is me I’m Sharon Bamber, an artist living in British Columbia, Canada. I’m a Signature Member of the Artists for Conservation and the Federation of Canadian Artists. My work has been recognised internationally, with awards including first place in the Pastel Journal’s International Pastel 100 Competition, Pastels USA and BBC International Wildlife Artist of the Year. It can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, UK, France and USA. On my 51st birthday, I’ll be taking the first step on the most ambitious art project I’ve...
  5. Gina Potter reinvents her career over 50 as she turns her hobby into a business

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I connected with Gina on social media in the early days of Fab after Fifty.  Gina has turned her love for art into a business- designing and selling art prints and  fabulous T-shirts. Gina shares her midlife reinvention story. A little about Gina I live in seaside town of Bangor in Northern Ireland, but was born in Dublin and lived there until age 16.  I’ve been married for 34 years this month. Unfortunately due to various health conditions I don’t have any children, but have many wonderful nephews, nieces, great nieces and great nephews! What were your main activities  before turning 50? I was a secretary for 35 years before leaving to re-start my art as a hobby, which has now turned into a small business which...
  6. Tessa Levy talks about publishing her first book at the age of 88

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to share inspirational stories which epitomise being Fab after Fifty and show that it’s never too late to follow your dream. Today Tessa talks about how she achieved her ambition to write a book, and the challenges and thrill of having it published at the age of 88! About Tessa My name is Tessa Levy, I’m 88 years old and live in a flat in London, opposite Hyde Park. One of my daughters, a successful psychotherapist, lives in the same area as me, and the other is an amazing artist out in America. When did you start to write? I always have written, I used to spend a lot of time writing letters from letters to the family in America to love...
  7. Studying after the age of 50 has given me a new lease of life

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    By Julie Wren I decided to study Nutrition to ensure that I had a sustainable career future and because I wanted to do something rewarding with the chance to make a real difference to people’s health. Studying after the age of 50 has given me a new lease of life, it has opened doors and given me a sense of real purpose. My story on this path began more than twenty years before when my mother was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.  I was horrified that she received no nutritional advice that may have given her a better quality of the life she had left.  After my mother passed away I read everything I could get my hands on related to diet and lifestyle and their relationship to...
  8. The Three Degrees talk about career longevity and managing change

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I had the opportunity to chat to the Three Degrees about their long career in the music industry ahead of their scheduled UK tour. What motivates you to keep performing? Helen: Overall love for what we do, I like performing I like the smiles we put on people faces and the smiles they put on our faces. I am sure there are other things that we could do but would they make us as happy as we are now? Freddie: I love music and audiences. I always had a very strong passion for music and to sing on stage and there’s nothing else I would rather do. And what is wonderful is that I can see the positive effect if has on other...
  9. Gigi Schilling talks about Ageless Living and her book Ageless Bride

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Today  we feature Gigi Schilling as our latest ‘Fab Woman’. Gigi is a champion of living agelessly over 50 – and has recently published her first book, Ageless Bride About Gigi I live in Miami, 59 years ageless, married and have one son, he is 20. No grandchildren. Main activities before turning 50. Traveling the world with my husband and son. Main activities after turning 50.  On 2010 — I created a group on FB named ~ Over 50 & Irresistible. It is about “ageless philosophy” and we are about 5.500 members. April 2016 — I decided to do way with the “number” and thus SoAgeless was born (even though I still have the Over 50 & Irresistible). I also created all the social media to go with it (FB page & instagram...
  10. Clelia reinvents her life in her mid 60s by moving to Italy and becoming a tour guide

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I visited Lake Levico in Northern Italy last summer ( you can read my full review of the holiday here). One of the highlights of the trip for me was a visit to Arte Sella, a fabulous art complex in the mountains featuring art in nature by world famous artists. The visit was made all the more special by our guide, Clelia Di Loreto,  whose passion for the venue, and the art shone through.  When I heard that Clelia had relocated to Italy from South Africa relatively recently, I just had to feature her as a ‘fab woman’. Clelia shares her story – reinventing her life at the age of 65! A little about Clelia My name is Clelia Di Loreto I’m 70 years old and...
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