Until recently, my main concern in life was ensuring people knew who I was. That meant trying to be the centre of attention at work, in bars and on Facebook. I lived on the basis that if I dictated to life what I wanted from it, then I would not only get what I wanted but also be assured of happiness.
Today, women over 60 are defining and creating a whole new category of bold and fearless individuals with style, energy and ability! Many younger people might be surprised at the reality of life for women over 60 and the depth of their desire to be heard, respected and visible.
An interview with Nadine Dorries aired on Day Break on Monday 3rd June, sent a shiver down my spine. Initially I thought great, here we have a public figure who is willing to share her story about alopecia. But alas no. The interview was far from positive on any level and did not promote the condition to be something that one can face in order to live a normal life.
In my life as an artist, I have never needed to look further than my own garden for inspiration. I could fill ten thousand canvases with the marvels our magnificent Earth so graciously gives.
Whenever one episode comes to its end, we wonder whether or not we used it right, miss the things we did not get to do and gain energy and enthusiasm for the up-comming challenges. Being thoughtful does not hurt at this point
When we settle - when we give up on it ever getting any better - then we stop seeing. We stop seeing the possibilities that are all around us. We stop seeing the people we love who are lying right next to us in bed. We stop appreciating the good things that happen every day. We stop being in awe of this amazing world we live in.
The irony is that even though most women over 40 fail to lose weight and keep it off using this approach, they still think that deprivation and suffering is the key to weight loss. They rationalise that previous failures were due to insufficient commitment or willpower.
In this series of articles, international artist Ana Tzarev explores the history of love as depicted through art. The second installment focuses on re...
From the moment the Paralympians exploded into the Olympic Stadium and onto our screens, to the moment Cold Play dazzled at the Paralympic Closing Ceremony, something profound happened. Risks were taken, a moment seized, and a nation was lifted by the power of possibility.
How often do we go through our days feeling as though the whole world is against us? It can sometimes just take one minor incident to take us off track and we allow our entire day to go into a negative spiral at times. Remember, only YOU have the power to change YOUR life.
You've heard people say, "It's all in the mind," true enough half of our battles are won if only we are able to put our minds on it. As humans capable of dreaming and yearning for more in life, we set out to achieve different goals and embark on projects. But the sad thing is, most of these plans are left unfulfilled.
As the bank holiday weekend approaches, many are only just getting a chance to think about what their summer might bring this year. The kids are on holiday and the sun might even be shining - so what will you be getting up to?
Time to muster up fun, inspiring ideas for all levels of exercisers. There are still unconventional ways to expend calories without having to go to the gym! 'No pain, no gain? Not in my world. Just dedicate your work-out to someone you love and believe me, there will be no pain, only pleasure!
I was sitting in a coffee shop last week with another coach and we were discussing the fact that we both come across many people who settle for a life and lifestyle that they are in fact not at all happy with. You deserve to do more than settle for the life you chose all those years ago if it's not what you love now.
Sadly, thousands of the young people we help at The Prince's Trust do not grow up surrounded by positive role models. Many have had difficult childhoods, or grown up in workless households, with no one to turn to for advice about how to apply for a job or do well in an interview. They may look up to successful people they see in the media, but without the right support, they feel that their own dreams are out of reach. At The Prince's Trust, however, we are determined to prove them wrong.
Someone once said that the British lack passion. And someone replied to him: "look at their gardens. That is where they show their passion." Few countries display such vibrancy , dedication and eagerness to horticulture. Chelsea Flower Show is the finest example.