Joy

Experience an infusion of delight with our Joy topic for women in midlife, from books and travel to interiors, shopping and more.

'I Had My First Child and Published My First Poetry Book in My Forties'

Anita Pati published her first book of poetry, Hiding to Nothing, which explores topics that encapsulate her life as a woman of colour. She writes for Noon about coming to this and other milestones in midlife - and feeling like a late bloomer.

'I left my husband for a woman'

VG Lee married her first boyfriend at 18, and though she could sense something was wrong, it wouldn't be until nearly 20 years after that that she could explore her true identity.

Why midlife is the best time to start hitting the festival scene

If there are seven ages of man, there must be five ages of festival-going women. Jane Dyball, co-founder of Primadonna festival and stalwart of many other festival weekends, is here to talk you through them…

My mum, the hopeless alcoholic

It's hard enough when your mother dies -- but what if you have always had to look after her? That is a whole other story.

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Hooray for unlikeable heroines

We should embrace female characters who are deeply flawed and not nice

Minnie Driver talks midlife power, Hollywood & Managing Expectations

The Brit and Hollywood A-lister has published a memoir as a collection of essays. Here she talks midlife with Eleanor.

Older women and sports cars: True love?

In California, Chrissy Iley met the bevy of older women falling in love with sports cars.

Why we love dogs: Noon talks to Dog Days author Erick Waller

How are dogs important to us and how do they relate to midlife transformations

Why we need female determination and what it means

Noon gathered an illustrious panel to talk for International Women's Day to talk about Female Determination

The Noon Reboot Retreat

Over an amazing 4 days, Noon hosts our Reboot Retreat in the Yorkshire Dales. Read more about it -- we are now booking for our Spring and Autumn Retreats!

Book Club March 2022: Ericka Waller

Join us as Eleanor Mills talks with Ericka Waller about Dog Days at only online book event for midlife women.

Why I'm still a rock chick in midlife

Julie Poole started singing at her her rough comprehensive in Nottingham. After a few detours, she's grabbing the mic again.