Whether feared or embraced, turning 50 is a milestone. You might be seizing the moment and revelling in the freedom of life as a quinquagenarian [kwing-kwuh-juh-nair-ee-uh n] (Yes there is a name for people aged between the ages of 50-59) Or you could be struggling to deal with the massive changes that are typical in the “third age” (as Deborah calls it). However … [Read more...] about What does being over 50 really mean?
How do women age gracefully when it comes to fashion and style? Are there certain colours that we should or shouldn't wear? Is it okay to buy tops with plunging necklines once we reach a certain age? The Balance website offers up a range of information and advice on beauty and fashion - whether it's tips on hair and makeup, or finding a flattering outfit for a special … [Read more...] about Ageing Gracefully
This week on Balance we're privileged to have the company of Anna Bligh, ex-Premier of Queensland and now CEO of one of Australia's oldest charitable organisations - the YWCA NSW. As Queensland's first female Premier, who can forget Anna's compassionate, yet steely leadership that helped guide QLD through the devastating floods of 2010-11? In this clip, Anna talks about … [Read more...] about Anna Bligh and the liberation of being in your 50s
Close your eyes and imagine this. You are living your dream life – successful television career, happy marriage, about to give birth to your first child conceived through IVF, when during a routine obstetrician appointment you receive the news that you have Stage 3 Breast Cancer and told your baby must be induced tomorrow so that cancer treatment can start immediately. In my … [Read more...] about From spreadsheets to smoothies!
One of the points I made at our Reconnect event last week was the importance of connecting not only with yourself and your purpose but to be brave and reach out to other like-minded people. Being open and sharing your passion with others, opens the door to opportunities and the exciting part is you never know what lies behind it. This happened last week to me. I received an … [Read more...] about Fashion style at every age