Readers told me: "These are more than "blogs", they're golden Insights!"

With a nod to the past, let's rename the famous reindeer to capture the key topics and themes that resonated with The Next Half over 2021. These names can help us all recall how we can help ourselves over the next year.

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Let's discuss current fashion trends for autumn '21 and why this could be our best fashion season EVER. Read some thoughts on fashion trends: The importance of the popular trend of hiring outfits, "activity fashionistas" and what I learned about myself.

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Let's talk about True Grit. It's a compliment to tell someone they have grit. But what does it really mean? Is it teachable? How has the definition evolved recently? Let's discuss the importance of mental well-being and refer to recent top athletes' move to take agency over their mental health.

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Do your loved ones? Read these top tips on how we can best manage this all too familiar emotion. These proven pointers will help you tackle feeling overwhelmed.

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Let’s discuss top tips to optimise the skincare routine for us women over aged 50. We each may have discovered our favourite products and techniques that we follow. But are they right? Today, let's discuss the most effective and important routines each of us should use to optimise what Mother Nature gave us.

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Many of us are now asking ourselves “What’s Next?". Are you? Let’s discuss that loaded question and propose ways to address the worries that loom when facing an undefined path. Not too much of an objective for a short blog, eh?

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This blog highlights a skill which if honed could improve our health. This skill would enable us to best carry on - and to even improve - despite poor health. Let's identify this attribute and then explore simple ways we can enhance it. What do we have to lose?

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Interested in themes that recur in parenting? Need some practical pointers for how to succeed at motherhood, no matter the age of your children? Read on for some helpful and thought provoking insights.

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Are you a Stay-at-Home Carer? Ever feel INVISIBLE? Ever fed up with ill-informed, sexist judgements? This blog explores issues facing Stay-at-Home Carers and discusses the current, and long overdue need for attitude readjustments.

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Part 2 of this topic shares some personal humorous - and cringe worthy- anecdotes supporting the concept that we must stretch out of our comfort zone to learn more about tech and social media. The blog offers some suggestions on how to do this and some warnings too.

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This discussion of the importance of being tech savvy introduces the concept of a Ladder and promotes the idea that everyone should reach for their own next rung.

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Introducing The Next Half! This blog discusses issues facing women around aged 50. Take a look why!

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