Be Happy with Life

Most of us think we will be happy if we lose 10 pounds, get a new job, buy that designer bag or a new pair of shoes. But will we? Maybe for a few minutes or a day. But then we return to our normal state.

Maybe it’s better to be happy with life as it is right now.
It’s choosing what is good for you, and the person you are. Not your ideal self, or the person other people want you to be.
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growing wiser it's time

There comes a day, somewhere in the middle of every woman’s life, when Mother Nature herself stands behind us and wraps her arms around our shoulders, whispering

“It’s time”.

You have taken enough now. It’s time to stop growing up, stop growing older and start growing wiser and wilder.
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Thinking of creating a business?

Did you know the average age of a successful startup founder is 45?
Whilst Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were all in their early twenties when they created their business, research of US business founders found the average age of creating a new business to be 42. But new business is not necessarily going to be a world renowned organisation, it can include small businesses run by owner managers.
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Could you work from home?

As we move on in life there may be thoughts of retirement, but we let them pass us by. We want to continue working, but maybe to do something different.

It could be a new job with a new company, but it could also be to work from home, to go for a more flexible approach to work. Maybe to work part time rather than 5 full on days. This is something I love the flexibility of working from home.
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Estrangement

Some of my blog posts are quite personal, and sometimes I hesitate to write. How open should I be?
I am estranged from my children. For many years. I was with a controlling husband who used all his anger to me to stop me having a relationship with my children. I never thought it would be like this – Estrangement from my children.
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Separation is like a bereavement

I’m in the midst of a separation. My husband and I have agreed the finances, sold the house and liquidised assets and have both moved to new apartments.

It was me who set the separation in motion. Wed had discussions over time, but this time it was final we both knew.
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Being Flexible – swimming and more

As we move on in life I think we need to focus on both maintaining and developing strength, through weight bearing exercise but also to make sure we are flexible.

I’ve had a rethink of my weekly activity it was brisk walking and weight training. A change of gym has led to me trying new classes back to Zumba, which I love and Body balance and Barre Fitness which are new, and Body balance in particular is challenging. I’m not used to Yoga moves.
Its worth making some changes.
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Time to shake up your exercise routine

We get comfortable, I understand we do regularly things each week. But when did you last try something new?
My exercise routine was good but was the same old a couple of dance classes, a 30 minute walk 3-5 days a week, the gym for 10 minutes of cardio warm up and then weights 3 times a week. Same old thing.
I’ve moved and changed gyms.
Now I can do a brisk 15-minute walk and I’m at my gym, and it has a lot of classes. Its fun trying out new things.
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