The M Word….Menopause





Menopause in the Workplace

We need to talk about the M word…..

Menopause is the time in most women’s lives when menstrual periods stop permanently and they are no longer able to bear children. Menopause is usually a natural change. Generally it occurs between 49 and 52 years of age. Many women of this age are active in the workforce and the symptoms of menopause can interfere with a woman’s ability to work.

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Divorce after 50


Divorce at any age can feel daunting and scary. For those of us at a more mature age it can be more so. We may have given a good many years looking and caring for the one we are no longer with not to mention any children who have since flown the nest. We may experience a touch of empty nest syndrome or feel we are too old to start again.

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Tips for viewing a new property

Tips for viewing a new property

Tips on viewing a new property can help you make the right house move choice. Moving Home can be one of the most stressful things in life.

You may be looking for a new home for many different reasons and could be keen to move as soon as possible but more haste less speed is essential here.

It has been said that the average person spends only around 30 minutes viewing a property before making a decision – I can spend longer than that choosing a new pair of shoes.

When you are looking round a property here are some tips to make sure you know exactly what you are getting and the right questions to ask.  That way your new dream home will not become a nightmare.


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10,000 steps a day challenge

Why you need to take the 10,000 steps a day challenge to keep fit.

Keeping active with your mind and body is vital for all ages and more so the older you get.

There is a lot of talk regarding taking 10,000 steps a day for extra fitness – this may sound a lot but can be achieved very easily.

I often manage between 10,000 and 12,000 steps a day.

10,000 steps can amount to around 5 miles a day.

If you are in any doubt about any form of exercise and how it could affect your health do check with your Doctor first.

  • Walking 10,000 steps a day may sound a lot but is very easy to achieve.

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Too old to take driving lessons?

Too old to take driving lessons?

I have reached the age of 53 and still a non-driver.

It does not worry me – passing my driving test is not on my bucket list. Thankfully I have excellent transport links where I live.

Of course for some over 50s this is not the case – you may live in a rural area with poor transport (if any) and feel isolated from family and friends.

So is it too late to start driving lessons? –  Having done some research I am pleased to say that this is not the case.

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