Joy

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

I was told girls like me should be hairdressers. Now I’ve written a book

Julie Owen Moylan always wanted to be a writer. She finally stopped listening to her doubts...and made it come true

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Would you rather be thin, or happy?

After dieting and purging for years, Daisy Buchanan asks what really matters

Stacey Duguid's feel-good fashion

Some clothes aren't good for us. Some are! Here are Stacey's picks for the summer fashion that makes us feel good

Why I love beekeeping

Alison Graham tells us why beekeeping has become so common, why she got into and what makes it the perfect midlife hobby.

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I love cats: My intense relationships with them

Chrissy Iley has had several cats throughout her life. They have been more important to her than her ex....

June 2021: What to read now

Discover the best books to read, with advice from Sam Baker, host of the Noon Book Club.

Book Club June 2021: Curtis Sittenfeld

Sign up for our first Noon Book Club with bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld. It's FREE this month + you get a copy of the book

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What I've learnt about walking in nature

Women have been walking in the wilds for hundreds of years. Here, a few lessons on walking that they can teach us.

How forest bathing changed my life

Forest bathing is about connecting to nature. For Liz Dawes, it was a pathway to reconnecting to herself.

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Why friendship is important

In midlife friends matter more than ever -- both close ones and acquaintances. Find out why

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How to repot your life: Part 3

The final stage of repotting your life is about practices that add up to big changes.

Things can only get better… 

Linda Kelsey found midlife incredibly difficult. Now, almost 70, she sends us a postcard from our futures

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