Transformation Stories

Tauseef Mustafa

I left government in midlife to be a doctor

Victoria Whitworth once loved her work in the Foreign Office, but she had a growing desire to be a doctor...

Being Punjabi and divorced shouldn't define my life

Aged 40 and divorced, Minreet Kaur had to overcome ingrained prejudice to regain her independence

My mad life: Caring for an autistic teenager

Midlife for Sarah Shackleton revolves around the needs of her autistic son

Lockdown love? More like lockdown labour

Staying home with your nearest and dearest may have turbo-charged some relationships, but for me it’s pushed the limits

The Joy of Running

After recovering from brain surgery, Rosie Millard ran the London Marathon in less than 4 hours

Photo by Mary Hennessy

Happy, healthy, sober

Giving up alcohol proved inspirational for the BBC presenter and author Janey Lee Grace

What mums can't do (according to their daughters)

You've heard of U and non-U. As the mother of a teen, you should know about Mum and Non-Mum

'I longed to be a mother'

John Angerson

The joy of lockdown with teenagers (really)

A year of lockdown with children was difficult -- but it provided unexpected benefits for Clover Stroud and her teenager

'I left my life to work at a magic mushroom retreat'

Denise Rue felt she'd lived small...then left her comfortable life to work at a magic mushroom retreat in Jamaica