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How Purposeful Activity Affects Mental Health

How Purposeful Activity Affects Mental Health

Having a sense of purpose can work wonders for your mental health and happiness. As you approach retirement, you may have mixed feelings: excitement for a new season and the end of your working days; as well as anxiety over the clean slate and how you will spend your time. While you are preparing for…

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By 50 Shades, March 6, 2020 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
Time to Declutter and Simplify My Life

Time to Declutter and Simplify My Life

Lately I’ve been feeling unmotivated and guilty for not leading what I feel is a “meaningful” life. These feelings of despondency, boredom with my life and disinterest in things that I normally enjoy doing, has begun to worry me. I even started to think that I was a little depressed. This new year/new decade, I…

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By 50 Shades, February 26, 2020 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Seeking Counselling in Your 50s and 60s

Seeking Counselling in Your 50s and 60s

How’s your health? I can guarantee I get asked this question a lot these days. Generally I describe how I have a few aches and pains in my body, particularly in my hip joints. However no-one really talks about their mental health. It’s like a taboo subject unless someone directly asks you if you’re coping…

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By 50 Shades, December 18, 2019 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
Beware of the Buffet! And other unhealthy habits when on holidays

Beware of the Buffet! And other unhealthy habits when on holidays

Many of us over-indulge when we’re on holidays. We tell ourselves that it’s ok to eat and drink what we like. We’re on holidays so our natural instinct is to relax and take our eye off the ball. However I’m here to tell you from personal experience that generally the weight we gain from holidays…

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By 50 Shades, October 30, 2019 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
The Health Benefits of Volunteering

The Health Benefits of Volunteering

A work free retirement sounds blissful after decades of a working life, but while it might sound extremely enticing to spend your senior years having no plans and no tasks to get done, a lack of purpose can soon become frustrating as well as lonely. From lowering stress levels, to boosting self-confidence and a sense…

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By 50 Shades, May 1, 2019 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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The Alarming Effect Poor Nutrition Has on Your Body

The Alarming Effect Poor Nutrition Has on Your Body

It is no secret that it is incredibly important to eat well in order to ensure that your body gets the correct nutrition. This is why it is so crucial to make sure you are fuelling your body with only the best ingredients; with high quality ingredients you can make quick and satisfying recipes very…

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By 50 Shades, February 4, 2019 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Online Counselling Can Help You Beat Middle-Age Depression

Online Counselling Can Help You Beat Middle-Age Depression

It’s no secret that getting older can be a bit difficult at times. Some of us feel like we are ageing like a fine wine and others will wonder how the years flew by so quickly. Getting older is something that can be a real treasure, though. You have the ability to use all of…

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By 50 Shades, November 15, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Women’s Health Week

Women’s Health Week

We all know how critical maintaining good health is to our longevity and quality of life as we age. After quiet often putting our own health last behind children and elderly parents we seldom take care of ourselves. So this is why I’m very proud to get behind Women’s Health Week. What is Women’s Health…

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By 50 Shades, August 9, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Making Time Just For You in Your 50s & 60s

Making Time Just For You in Your 50s & 60s

I often converse with women of my age, mostly those that have retired from full-time employment and have grandchildren. They all tend to lament that they barely have time to scratch themselves in their retirement and as a consequence they are tired and rundown. My initial thought is “how come they’re so busy? Isn’t being…

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By 50 Shades, August 2, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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50+ Women Photo Shoot

50+ Women Photo Shoot

Are you a mature-aged woman that no longer likes to look in the mirror, catch sight of herself in a window or despises having her photo taken? I think many of we women over a certain age hate seeing our ourselves with the visible signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, blemishes, dull hair, and a…

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By 50 Shades, July 26, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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