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?
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.
The weather had taken a turn and whilst it was still 26 degrees, it was very overcast, now reminding me of the UK at its worst. This cast a grey tinge over what was already a both physically and psychologically ‘grey’ scene.
Years ago, when I was foolish and naive enough to think that you could find love on dating apps I signed up to a few and became a bit of a veteran dater – and I silently judged people on their love for coffee.
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...
I’m really inspired to tell you about this book that a dear friend bought me for my 40th birthday – it was, and still is, the perfect gift. And, even though I’ve had it for nearly a year now, I still refer to it regularly.
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.
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…
This is the type of yoga that Russell Brand practices, and he calls it ‘the crack cocaine of yoga’ – now I’ve never smoked crack, but I have to agree with Russel – it can get you high.
My trip to Silvana Mallorca, at the foothills of the magnificent Serra Tramuntana mountains was somewhat unexpected. The opportunity came at short notice, and I thought: ‘Yes why not, I’d love to escape this awful Yorkshire weather.’ It’d been a particularly dismal...