27 Jun 2023

Why do you grow apart in relationships?

Why do you grow apart in relationships? People are unique and every relationship is unique. We change as we age and if you are in a committed relationship over a long period of time many people sadly grow apart from their partner. Though individual circumstances can vary, here are some common factors that can contribute...
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27 Jun 2023

How does couples counselling work?

How does couples counselling work? When couples reach an impasse, and it seems that they can’t move forward together it can be beneficial to seek support from an independent person. Couples counselling, also known as couples therapy, can be beneficial in various situations and whilst every couple’s needs are unique, here are some conditions where...
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27 Jun 2023

How do we stay together in midlife?

How do we stay together in midlife? In your 40s and 50s, as in any stage of life, certain aspects of a relationship tend to become particularly important. For many couples when they reach midlife they have been together for a long time (20-30 years) and it can be a challenge to stay together as...
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27 Jun 2023

How to avoid a midlife crisis

How to avoid a midlife crisis. The best way to avoid a midlife crisis is to understand the concept of generativity, a psychological term coined by Erik Erikson, a developmental psychologist known for his theory of psychosocial development. Generativity refers to a stage of adulthood where individuals feel a sense of purpose and fulfilment by...
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27 Jun 2023

How do thoughts affect emotions?

How do thoughts affect emotions? If you are struggling with anxiety and depression in midlife, it can be helpful to consider how the way you are thinking may be affecting your emotional state. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy that focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. CBT aims...
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27 Jun 2023

How can a gratitude journal help?

How can a gratitude journal help? A gratitude journal, also known as a gratitude diary, is a personal journaling practice focused on expressing gratitude and appreciation for the positive aspects of life. It involves regularly recording things, events, or experiences that you are grateful for. The concept behind a gratitude diary is to shift your...
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27 Jun 2023

What is a rite of passage?

What is a rite of passage? Midlife provides everyone with an opportunity to reflect on life and for many can also be a rite of passage. As we go through life we experience many rites of passage, leaving home, getting our first job, getting married, having children etc, so why should midlife be so different?...
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27 Jun 2023

What is liminality?

What is liminality? Once the impasse has been acknowledged, and you have let go of unhealthy attachments holding you back, you enter liminality. There is no simple passage through the space here and you can feel a sense of social isolation as you traverse this very personal journey alone. Not everyone is as lucky as...
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27 Jun 2023

How to get through liminality

How to get through liminality We now know that traversing the liminal space can be challenging, and there is one essential tool to help you along the way and that is to manage and potentially change your mindset about time. In midlife, people begin to focus on the limitations of the second half of their...
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13 Feb 2023

How to Boost Menopause Weight Loss

If you’re currently struggling with your weight and are looking to drop a few pounds or more, rest assured that there are plenty of people in the exact same boat as you. Weight loss is hard, but it is not impossible. Just to make life that little bit harder however, (as if it wasn’t hard...
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11 Feb 2023

5 Ways to Avoid Osteoporosis Later in Life

Did you know, globally it is estimated that there are more than 200 million people currently suffering with osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition which causes the bones to become brittle and weak, leaving them more vulnerable to breaks. Typically, middle-aged individuals are most commonly affected, for numerous reasons. The menopause for example, can noticeably speed...
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9 Feb 2023

Understanding Values and Needs

Understanding Values and Needs – Is it Time to Reassess? When it comes to the midlife experience, something we don’t always consider is the changing spectrum of our values. We have been brought up with a preconditioned expectation of the values of our parents, our teachers and perhaps our first partners, but we need to...
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