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#MyMidlife

#MyMidlife

Real Stories from the CrunchyTales Community. A unique journey through midlife awakening with some disruptions.

Getting Over the Hump

Ageing is like climbing a mountain but, despite what we’re led to believe, getting to your peak is not the best part. Once you’re over the hump, there’s a whole new world to explore; a world that society and advertisers either ignore or tell us is all downhill. It’s not....Read the Story

Modelling in your 40s? YES!

I have never been what I would call slim, say a UK 10. The only time I have been that size is when I was 18 and made myself sick most days and when I got divorced. Neither of which I’d recommend. I have a large bust 34G and really...Read the Story

My Midlife | New Challenges | CrunchyTales

My Midlife Transformation

For four decades I lived what I considered to be a contented life of a city girl in my beloved Toronto. The only time I left was to go to some exotic Caribbean island resort to get away from the cold. It was all so convenient and easy; it never...Read the Story

My Midlife | New Challenges | CrunchyTales

Re-evaluating my path

I read a very good quote the other day which said: "Motherhood is not the graveyard of your dreams". In fact, for many, motherhood is the dream. It was my dream for a while, and then once I became a mother I found I had loads more. Small ones, dreaming...Read the Story

My Midlife | New Challenges | CrunchyTales

She who dares

I joined 'She Who Dares' on the cusp of my fortieth birthday. A women’s outdoor pursuit group, the only one of its kind in the UK, made up of inspirational, friendly and adventure loving females. I was never a big fan of sports at school, so this was a new...Read the Story

My Midlife | New Challenges | CrunchyTales

From Scars to Stars

In life, we have the ability to turn our stumbling blocks into, stepping-stones. In my twenties, life pulled the plug on my aspirations of earning a degree, or so it seemed. I was plunged into a sea of uncertainty as I unexpectedly lost most of my sight. At first, I...Read the Story

My Midlife | New Challenges | CrunchyTales

How I’ve Learnt To Validate My Kids’ Feelings

According to Mentalhealth.org ‘Mental health problems affect 1 in 10 children and young people.’ As I read this statement I can’t help but think that I’m partially to blame for this statistic. I started my parenting days with advice from the likes of Super Nanny. Armed with numerous books and...Read the Story

My Midlife | Motherhood | CrunchyTales

My Motherhood Turning Point

James Joyce used to call them “Epiphanies”: sudden revelations in which objects of common life become “revealing” of a deeper world. A ray of sun, a cloth left on a table, a missed train; the more irrelevant the objects are, the more explosive and relevant is the awakening. It is...Read the Story

My Midlife | Motherhood | CrunchyTales

The Rewards Of Self-Reflection

As the sun streams through the window in my room, I smile. Yes! I now have my own room, three little words that light up my face. My room is painted in olive green and has plants, twinkly lights, a hanging egg chair with fluffy cushions and box files relating...Read the Story

My Midlife | WellBeing | CrunchyTales

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