Fab after Fifty - Leading the Pro-Age Conversation
Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Challenging Perceptions of Age and her New Book Grandmas Can’t Trampoline

Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Challenging Perceptions of Age and her New Book Grandmas Can’t Trampoline

December 20, 2019

Dr Louise Pendry of Exeter University talk to Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty on how we are influenced by stereotypes of ageing, and how our impressions of ageing are formed from a very young age.

Her new book Grandmas Can't Trampoline is written for young girls , to help combat the normal stereotypes they already have when it comes to negative perceptions of ageing.

Although written for children - the book has been well received by adults.

A lively discussion on a topic that affects us all!

 

A full transcript is available on the next page

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Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Managing the Menopause in the Workplace and the Benefits of a Menopause Cafe

Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Managing the Menopause in the Workplace and the Benefits of a Menopause Cafe

December 20, 2019

Dr Louise Pendry of Exeter University talks to  Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty about positive and constructive ways to manage the menopause in the workplace, based on her experience of setting up a menopause cafe, and putting together a menopause guidance policy for her own workplace.

Full transcript is available on next page.

Dr Louise Pendry can be contacted via her university email address l.f.pendry@exeter.ac.uk

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Podcast with Marie Fraser, on how to get to know yourself following a divorce

Podcast with Marie Fraser, on how to get to know yourself following a divorce

September 19, 2019

Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty talks to coach and therapist Marie Fraser, who works with women to help rebuild their lives following divorce. This is the first in a series of interviews. 

Marie talks about why it is so important to understand what you like and want in life as you transition from being part of a couple to being single. 

Why it is important to let go of your past life and plans as a couple.

How to identify new interests and passions.

Letting go of past routines and habits.

Setting your own goals and living your own dreams

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Interview with Jo Jewitt on how Great Make-Up can Boost Confidence over 50

Interview with Jo Jewitt on how Great Make-Up can Boost Confidence over 50

September 7, 2019

Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty chats to make-up trainer Jo Jewitt of the Make-Up Training Company about how great Make Up can boost confidence over 50 and help midlife women look and feel fabulous.

In the past Jo has worked her magic on Princess Di, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and Madonna. Today Jo wants all women to have the tools and techniques to transform their make-up in just 5 minutes using just 9 products in 9 steps.

 

Quick make-up transformation over 50 image

make-up before and after over 50

Jo is passionate about what she does - it's a lively conversation!!

 

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Interview with Ntathu Allen on the benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Midlife Women

Interview with Ntathu Allen on the benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Midlife Women

September 3, 2019

Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty interviews Ntathu Allen of Yoga Inspires You about the benefits yoga and meditation can bring to midlife women.

We talk about the different types of yoga and the benefits

How to get started

Why you don't have to be 'bendy' to do yoga.

Some simple yoga and meditation exercises you can do straight away to feel calmer, less stressed and more centred.

How simple things such as brushing your teeth with the opposite hand can help you be more 'mindful'.

Helpful links to accompany this episode:

 

Free online mini course 

https://meditation-for-beginners.teachable.com/p/relax-destress

Simple yoga poses (including the Mountain pose mentioned in the podcast.

 

https://ezinearticles.com/?Yoga-For-Beginners---Three-Basic-Yoga-Standing-Postures-to-Improve-Your-Concentration-and-Balance&id=1743815 

 

Useful articles written by Ntathu on the Fab after Fifty website

https://www.fabafterfifty.co.uk/2014/06/30/three-quick-and-easy-yoga-breathing-exercises-to-quieten-your-mind/ 

https://www.fabafterfifty.co.uk/2014/05/12/3-ways-to-wake-up-with-a-smile-for-a-happier-you/

https://ezinearticles.com/?Yoga-For-Beginners---Three-Basic-Yoga-Standing-Postures-to-Improve-Your-Concentration-and-Balance&id=1743815

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Interview with Mind and Body Expert Susan Scott on How to Have More Energy and Improve your Work Life Balance

Interview with Mind and Body Expert Susan Scott on How to Have More Energy and Improve your Work Life Balance

August 23, 2019

Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty  interviews mind and body expert Susan Scott , author of the book Life Force.

In this episode Susan talks about why we feel constantly tired

The role technology plays in ongoing fatigue

How we can best avoid stress

How we can create more energy

How to create a more positive mindset

The role of diet and exercise in creating more energy and balance in life

3 top tips to improve energy

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Interview with award winning author Helen Matthews on reinventing her career - from corporate life to full time writer

Interview with award winning author Helen Matthews on reinventing her career - from corporate life to full time writer

August 16, 2019

Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty interview Helen Matthews who  left corporate life to live her dream of becoming a successful novelist.

In this podcast Helen talks about how she transitioned from full time employment to writing for a living and the issues she had to address

How she came up with the idea for her first book which involved intensive research into the topic of human trafficking .

Having the confidence to base her second novel, Lies Behind the Ruin on elements of her own experience

How characters develop and ‘speak’ to the writer

Topics brought to life in her novel  – various types of deceit in relationships – including financial deceit and the impact that can have on a relationship

3 tips for transitioning from corporate life to writing – and still being able to pay the bills!

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Interview with business coach  Karen Knott on How to Set Up a Business over 50

Interview with business coach Karen Knott on How to Set Up a Business over 50

August 9, 2019

Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty interviews Karen Knott of Prime Time Business on How to Set Up a Business over 50.

We talk about why women over 50 set up businesses

Why more businesses set up by women over 50 are more successful than those set up by younger counterparts.

How to overcome the fear of technology when setting up a business

The essential things to do when setting up a business

The fundamental steps to take when setting up a business

Three top tips to set up a successful business

 

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Interview with Anne Keen, co founder of the WASPI campaign on issues surrounding the increase in state pension age

Interview with Anne Keen, co founder of the WASPI campaign on issues surrounding the increase in state pension age

July 30, 2019

Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty interviews Anne Keen, co-founder of WASPI about the WASPI campaign and the impact on women born in the 1950s of the increase in state pension age.

In this episode we talk about how and why the WASPI campaign started

Which women are affected by the increase in state pension age and how.

What progress has the  WASPI campaign made so far

Are transitional pension arrangements likely?

What can be achieved by the judicial review as a result of the Back to 60 campaign

Next steps in the fight for justice for women affected by the increase in state pension age

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Therapist and counsellor Wendy Gregory talks about how to recognise a narcissist

Therapist and counsellor Wendy Gregory talks about how to recognise a narcissist

July 30, 2019

Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty talks to therapist  Wendy Gregory about how to recognise a narcissist. A topic which has proven to be of enormous interest when we have discussed dating over 50 on the Fab after Fifty website. This is the first of a series of 3 interviews on recognising and dealing with narcissists.

In this episode Wendy will share:

How to recognise the signs of narcissistic behaviour.

The three phases of a relationship with a narcissist - love bombing, devalue, discard.

What is involved in each stage

What is gaslighting ?

Wendy's contact details: theWendyHouse57@gmail.com or TheWendyHouse facebook page

The patterns of narcissistic behaviour

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