Encouraging the midlife woman to grow, thrive and prosper

Month: August 2017

Preparing for September: A New Year and a Time for Review

Preparing for September: A New Year and a Time for Review

I love September. The freshness of the new season, sends a ripple of delight through me. I adore the light at this time of year, and how it diffuses more softly. I love the smell of new school uniforms, and the crispness of academic books […]

Comfort Boxes: Building a First Aid Kit for the Authentic Soul

Comfort Boxes: Building a First Aid Kit for the Authentic Soul

Comfort is key – in my book, at any rate! Women are often keenly tuned to the needs of others and, at the drop of a hat, will offer comfort to those they love. But how good are we at putting our own comfort first? […]

Morning Reflections: Making the Most of My ‘Me’ Time

Morning Reflections: Making the Most of My ‘Me’ Time

I love the morning. I’m an early riser and it starts my day off just right to be up and about whilst the rest of my household are still sleeping. This is my ‘me’ time. I don’t have to feel guilty about it; I can […]

My ‘Post-Menopause’ Routine for Healthy Skin

My ‘Post-Menopause’ Routine for Healthy Skin

The Menopause has been a rite of passage for me. I find myself talking about it as if it were a tunnel that I’ve had to pass through in order to get to ‘the other side’. It’s been a time of ‘rebirth’ for me. I […]

Authenticity – Is it ever too late to become who we should have been all along?

Authenticity – Is it ever too late to become who we should have been all along?

Lately I’ve begun asking some big questions of myself: who am I?; what am I here for? We live in an age where the media has the stronghold. What they declare as the next big thing usually is. But where does that leave those of […]

Glossybox: Unboxing and Review

Glossybox: Unboxing and Review

This month, I thought I’d treat myself to a beauty box. There are lots of them around, but after watching a load of YouTube unboxings last month, I chose Glossybox. It costs £10 per month plus postage and packing of £3.25. It can be cancelled […]

60/60 Challenge # 3: Ooh La La – Falling In Love With Paris

60/60 Challenge # 3: Ooh La La – Falling In Love With Paris

You’re never too old to fall in love, and it’s easy to fall for Paris! The city of love had been on my wish list for as long as I can remember, but I had never been lucky enough to visit – until recently. Where […]

What’s In My Make-Up Bag?

What’s In My Make-Up Bag?

I’ve seen a few ‘What’s in my Make-Up Bag’ posts on various blogs. Most, though, have been aimed at younger women. I thought it would be fun to write a beauty post aimed at women like me. Although I’ve gone through the menopause I still […]

Menopause and the Possibility of a Happy Hair Day

Menopause and the Possibility of a Happy Hair Day

Hair problems are one of the more noticeable affects of the menopause. Many women report having dry, itchy scalp, and hair loss is common at this time. How we treat our tresses during and after the menopause can influence our overall wellbeing. The Sciencey Bit […]


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