Too Late to the Les Mis Party?

50 ways to Leave your 40s: Experience 28 - Les Miserables Ok, ok, I know I'm very late to the party with this one but all the best things are worth waiting for, right? Jobs, friends, relationships, marriage.... surely the longer you wait, the sweeter the outcome. Well, I certainly…
  • Jo Howell |
  • July 15, 2019
Personal Shopper Advice 50 Ways to Leave Your 40s

Will Personal Shopper Services be stylish and age fitting?

Series: 50 Ways to Leave 40s Experience 27: Personal Shopper Services As a rule, I don't shop in River Island. It's bright, shiny, loud and full of young trendy things. It's no place for a 49 1/2-year-old who listens to Radio 2 and wears clothes that are comfortable, cover as…
  • Jo Howell |
  • July 8, 2019
Pool Workouts Feature
Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #3 Running In (Not On) Water

Since I ruptured my ligaments in my ever-weak ankle back in August, my running days came to an abrupt halt. To this day I'm still not sure how it actually happened - there wasn't a great fall from grace as I pounded the streets and I didn't fall over Harley…
  • Jo Howell |
  • December 2, 2018
Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s: #1 Clubbercise

If you haven't read the first of this series from Jo Howell - about her determination to find 50 ways to leave her 40s, you may want to back up and start there. We hope this series will encourage anyone reaching a milestone birthday – or any birthday – to…
  • Jo Howell |
  • November 1, 2018
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Personal Growth

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s

Everyone, meet contributing editor Jo Howell. She is sharing her adventures with us in a series of posts. We will let her explain (below) the plan she is carrying out. We are a little behind, as Jo has been engaged in 50 ways to leave her 40s for the past…
  • Jo Howell |
  • October 30, 2018

Are You Mind Full or Mindful?

It’s a simple question. But are you able to recognise the difference between the two states in yourself? There is a big difference. And mindfulness and mind ‘fullness’ is a big deal when it comes to you, your health, your well-being and also how you interact with those around you…
  • Ali Mortimer |
  • October 25, 2018
Sleeping like homeless people for a nigh
Personal Growth

What’s it like to be “homeless”? See my experiment.

50 Ways to Leave Your 40s Experience #26: The Big Villa Sleep Out Of all the challenges I've done so far, this one had to be the most 'out of my comfort zone’. This one was also the most emotional. The Aston Villa Foundation I saw 'The Big Villa Sleep…
  • Jo Howell |
  • June 24, 2019

Prime Women Head for London Fashion Week

If you are even remotely interested in fashion, and probably even if you aren't, you've no doubt heard about Fashion Week and its twice a year shows in New York, Paris, London and Milan. But do you know how Fashion Week came to be? History of Fashion Week In 1943,…
  • Ann Franks |
  • September 12, 2017
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Food and Wine

Kathryn Hall – Creating Napa Valley Memories: Women in Wine Series

Well-known vintner and former US Ambassador to Austria, Kathryn Walt Hall invites us to “create memories” in Napa Valley through the myriad of experiences her Hall Wineries offer. The Halls (Kathryn and Craig) set the stage for their guests to have fun and experience wine in beautiful spaces including the…
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • January 14, 2016
Career & Business

Women and Philanthropy: The Secret to Social Change

Here's something you might not know: If you want your philanthropic dollars to have the greatest impact and drive the most social change, give them to organizations that benefit women and girls. "Research shows that's one of the most effective ways to change the world," says Gillian R. Howell, National…
  • Carol Meyer |
  • September 23, 2014

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