women's wellbeing

Musings of a 40 year old woman

My mission here at The Future of 40 is to help you accept your unique and beautiful self, feel more empowered and confident, and enjoy life as much as possible. Simple.

The Vietnam Experiment

My new life in hanoi

How will I get on? Will I make any friends? Will I like the lifestyle, the culture, the people, the food, the heat? How will I navigate this new life? 

Chaos, Kindness & Tears – my first 3 weeks in Hanoi #1

As a reminder, I left my life in the UK to start a new life in Vietnam. I’m a 40 year old woman who is feeling the fear and doing it anyway   When I left the UK I wasn’t feeling good at all. It was like a toxic vapour had taken over my mind and my body and I had a...

How To Feel Better in Less Than a Minute – Yes One Minute

I want to share with you a relaxing and rejuvenating technique that’s so quick and easy that you’ll probably be suspicious about how effective it could possibly be – I can I assure you that it does work and I use it on a daily basis.

Self-Hate, The Perfect Dress, & Complete Insanity

So I did what any other self-respecting, insecure lunatic would do. I started asking Google for help and ideas. Luckily for me, there were millions of women who’d already been in this awful, life-changing predicament…

Getting Over Myself #4

The windows of my bedroom display a faded Finding Nemo scene and there’s iron bars across. Most windows in Vietnamese apartments seem to have bars on, I can’t work out whether it’s to stop people coming in, or to stop people jumping out.



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