You won’t believe the key to living longer

Is this the key to living longer? Watch this TED talk which focuses on the secret to living longer. You may be surprised by the fact that it isn't about what we eat, exercise or even making sure we get our flu shot. The key to living longer, according to this...

Returning to intermittent fasting

I want to be less fat and more lean - that's my ultimate goal and when I think about what helped me most when I started juicing back in 2014 it was intermittent fasting. I would juice all day and eat a meal in the evening - a liquid fast. Then some time in late 2016 I...

What we think of old is changing

I recently watched a documentary on ITV called ‘The Secrets of Growing Old’. It was a positive look at the many benefits of being older as well as some age defining insights into what ages us and how we can redefine our age. Using some inspirational older people the...

Mimi Kirk

Mimi Kirks (born September 1938) is 77 years old and has been a vegetarian and vegan for the best part of 40 years. She vibrates health and wellness (she has been voted 'sexist vegetarian over 50') and promotes a raw food diet. Something I love to eat but only in the...

Lew Hollander

Lew Hollander "IronLew" has been taking care of his body for a while. From a very early age (11-12 years old) he took a real interest in his health and everything he ate and did. He is an amazing man in amazing shape. He likes to workout every day plus he trains for...
I’ve given up my job

I’ve given up my job

Well, it is official. On Friday 9 February 2018 I let my team leader know I will not be renewing my contract which ends on 28th February 2018. I am now excited and very scared at the same time. On the 5 March 2018 I am due to start training as a live-in carer. I will...

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Is change after 40 possible?

Is change after 40 possible?

When we are over 40 it is possible to have fun. Laugh, enjoy life and make the most of every day we have left on this earth - isn't it? Some days I wonder. Really. Is it really possible to change after 40? Maybe life should remain just as it is now, get up and go to...

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Fear Less Live More

Fear Less Live More

It has taken me a while to figure out what 2018 will be about for me and recently I have had to live this phrase so it made sense to choose it. Back in 2016 I made the decision to make my life vision about enjoying more EXPERIENCES. I wanted my life to be filled with...

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Joy of Juicing

I am rediscovering the joy of juicing again. First I went back to intermittent fasting and now I am back into juicing - in February - which is a miracle. I am a fair weather juicer which mainly means I juice when it is hot so it's really great to be buying produce and...

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Day Of Plant-Based Eating

Day Of Plant-Based Eating

Thought I would share a day of plant-based eating with you, just to show you that even in February I am keeping to my desire to eat less animals and more plants. It was actually me listening to my body that made me to focus even more on eating this way. It has been...

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Acti-Lab Products

Why Join Acti-Labs?

When I was asked why I decided to join Acti-Labs I always have the same answer. I had researched the products, they were cheaper than the brand I was buying they seemed really effective at re-plumping the skin. I also wanted to get the 20% off as I was buying quite a...

Acti-Labs Slimming Wrap Results

Acti-Labs Slimming wraps work really well (if you were searching for ActiDerm slimming wraps you are in the right place – the company name has changed). They are very popular among people looking to lose inches for a specific occasion (e.g. wedding or special event)...

Acti-Labs Hydra-Slim Info and Results

If you are looking to buy Acti Labs (also known as ActiDiet) Hydra-Slim you can stock up here. If late night snacking is a problem. If you find carb cravings have you rushing for the bread and cakes, then Acti-Labs Hydra-Slim is the solution to your problem. It was...

Acti-Labs recruiting NEW Ambassadors

Acti-Labs are recruiting NEW Ambassadors Ever thought about a New Career in Health & Beauty? There are so many advantages to becoming an Acti-Labs Ambassador. Promoting the fabulous range of French skin care & beauty products that get results and actually work is just...

Benefits of developing a second income

In the past I put up WordPress websites for customers. I might have even completed a bit of online marketing for you. I certainly ran workshops on content creation. Together all of that work became an income for me but it wasn’t enough and it wasn’t what I wanted to...

september 2016 monthly business goals

It's September and Autumn is on the way, time to plan for the coming months to ensure my acti-labs business prospers. After the summer months and a couple of weeks on holiday many people wonder whether their life could be different. They think about starting a...

Looking for trained beauty therapists and make up artists

Earning money is different to how it used to be, now it pays to have more than one source of income so that if one dries up you always have another (or a few). This is why I am looking for trained beauty therapists and make up artists who are interested in earning an...

As an Acti-Labs Ambassador you are part of one big team

If you join a direct sales business it makes sense that you want to give yourself the best possible chance of success and so you look for the highest ranking person within an organisation. In fact when I read "how to succeed in direct sales" type posts from experts...

Zestizm 2018 update

Happy 2018. I thought I would start the New Year with a Zestizm update and a quick outline of what I am aiming to achieve in 2018. Of course the best laid plans can sometimes be shot to hell but I am giving it a go. Adventures, group activities and fitness are my main...

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Strong not saggy

In this video I focus on how I want to redefine age by being strong not saggy. I am taking my motivation from the young women who want to be strong not skinny, which is a great goal to achieve. Rather than focusing on being skinny and having no lean muscle and...

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My Flash Fiction Stories

Flash fiction story : Wait and dream

I watch the bumper cars and listen to the 80s tune that blares out of the cheap speakers, distorting the words so you have no idea what’s being sung unless you happen to know the song. The sound is so loud that it makes conversation impossible. The music mixes and...

The Silence

It rings out from empty pages and forgotten journals. It follows me as I watch TV and sit in the garden admiring the red of the robins chest. I want to do something about it but resistance grips me and another day goes by without a word written or a story shared. I...

Before a fall

I had never ridden a bicycle before but he dared me and I wasn't about to admit my failings to anyone, especially him. So what if I was a girl, I was older and taller than he was with a desperate need to prove I was equal. It wasn’t as if I hadn’t sat on a bike...

The Enchantress

Julian watched the pot boil. He added a few onions and some more garlic before walking over to the large pile of chopped wood he had put together earlier. He picked up some of the larger pieces to add to the fire. He wanted to make sure there was no chance of the fire...

Middle Of The Road

Roger McDonald lived his life with a clear understanding that nothing came from complaining about how bad life can be. Every morning he opened his carpet shop, one of four he owned, and greeted his customers not so much with a “can do” attitude but not with a “can’t...

Just Moving (micro-fiction story)

We were always running. My mum and me. Packing up what few belongs we had and moving in a new direction. No particular place. Just moving. I was never sure who or what we were running from but no sooner had we settled and no sooner had I made a few friends, and we...

How many ways do you read

There are many ways to enjoy reading. How many ways do you read? That's the topic for today. Do you enjoy reading for pleasure? Do you find yourself reading while sitting at home in the company of a loved one? Will you using reading for relaxation? Do you enjoy...

A lifetime of guitar tunes

He was given his first guitar when he was four years old. It was green, plastic, with no strings; still it obsessed him. It played tunes when buttons were pressed but it was limited. Guitar lessons started age eight, after his father bought him a ‘grown up’ guitar,...
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The confident (sometimes opinionated) but brutally honest chronicles of a post 50 woman who is working through social isolation, money issues, unhealthy eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle to find the strength to get fit, give up animal products and travel as much as the world as she is blessed to see.

“I am taking practical actions so I fear less, live more, fuel joy and participate in adventure my aim is to go into my Third Age enjoying my best life yet.”

I am NOT A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER. This site is for information only.

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You’re #over40 – Are you taking off or landing

You’re #over40 – Are you taking off or landing

I read this great analogy about people entering the third age (apparently that starts over 40) and how we are either taking off or landing. Most of the time we are landing because we believe, especially when we hit 50, that it is time to slow down. Well, that got me...

Change Transition Transformation

Change Transition Transformation

The three terms, change, transition, transformation provide us with a clear sense of how permanent change happens. It is easy to change and then revert back to old habits. This happens a lot during weight loss (for example) but real change only happens when what has...