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The Joy of Being Alone

Is there any joy in being alone?  Solitude is not for everyone, but for me, despite a career in an industry that demands sociability, I love being alone.  In fact I would go so far as to say I positively crave it. Research findings suggest there are some…

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Tips for Talking to Teens about Cancer

How do you talk to teens about cancer?  The teenage years are historically filled with emotional ups and downs, add to this the knowledge that a family member has cancer and things can become particularly difficult. Millions are spent on cancer research every year and significant inroads in…

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The Battle Of The Hormones – When Puberty & The Menopause Collide

Parenting teenagers is an emotional rollercoaster.  Throw puberty and the menopause into the mix and you have a toxic cocktail of hormones which is guaranteed to involve a lot of tears, tantrums and door slamming. There is something quite cruel about the twist of fate that places the…

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Guest Post – Midlife Makeup Tips

If like me you are a woman with one eye on the latest fashions, the world of instagram is a pandora’s box of inspiration, awash as it is with ideas for new designers to look out for and outfit combinations from real people. One such lady and one…

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Fabulous Females Interview – Hannah Dwyer, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

Charities play a vital role in the fabric of our society, raising much needed funds for necessary research as well as providing an information and support resource for those who need it. The valuable role of the support services team within a charity cannot be emphasised enough, offering…

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The Drugs Talk

University students are heading home, the school holidays are on the horizon and the party and festival season is warming up, which for parents of teenagers and young adults serves as a pertinent reminder that it is time to reiterate a few health and safety messages, not least…

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Fabulous Females Interview – The Hot Flush

If you are a woman approaching or maybe already in the throes of midlife there are two women online that will no doubt have already grabbed your attention as they did mine. Jo and Ann, are the founders of the one-stop-shop The Hot Flush for all things menopausal…

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Fabulous Females Interview – Tessa Dunlop

I am excited to feature renowned broadcaster, writer and historian Tessa Dunlop in the next of my Fabulous Females series.  2018 is the year of the female and the interviews are intended as a celebration of the achievements of some extraordinary women.  Tessa encapsulates that sentiment perfectly, having…

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