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Yoda’s Top 5 casting tips for believable mid-life women in Star Wars 8

In a post that’s gone viral, Sue Bell ponders the youthfulness of Carrie Fisher’s face in The Force Awakens and wonders why aging is such a scary on-screen prospect. And we all know it’s an aging woman that scares us the most.

So Disney, be a good sport and let Carrie…

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Why John and Mary can’t read and write and spell

Twelve years ago I was shocked to find I had no idea how to teach anyone to read and write and spell.

For most people this would be no reason to panic. But it was for me because I was in my final year of teacher training.

Incredibly, I’d spent nearly four…

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Why job hunting has become a farce

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Recently, I applied for a customer service job with a large corporation and was shocked by how much effort it takes to secure the simplest of jobs these days. It’s farcical.

In 1979, I applied to be a clerical assistant with this same corporation, although in those days it was a…

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Why Pilates can also be Yoga

Pilates is Yoga. And so is washing the dishes and taking out the rubbish. And sitting in a yoga class with your legs wrapped around your ears.

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Why Emperor Marcus Aurelius was a yogi

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Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote a book called Meditations, and what a gem it is. Oprah needs to stick it in her book club. So what if it’s two thousand years old.

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How to wake up in bed with your guru

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Years ago, I lived with my friend Lynne who worked as a medical receptionist for a physician I’ll call Dr B.

She told me about a brief conversation between a distressed patient and Dr B. that I’ve never forgotten.

“I don’t know who I am,” said this patient to Dr B.

“But the answer’s simple”,  he replied. ”You’re Jane D. and you live at 55 Rose Street, Palookaville.”

Lynne…

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Thought. Just drop it

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Here’s a non-thought-provoking post from Claire Bell’s new blog fiftyshapesofyoga.com

The beauty of advertising is that people much smarter than me get paid a fortune to concoct clever catchphrases I can pinch for my yoga classes.

All I have to do is tweak them a bit and I sound as wise and deep as Obi Wan…

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The Romantic

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The Romantic is a woman in search of a soul mate. She longs for someone with whom she can wholeheartedly share a deep psychological and spiritual bond.

The Romantic looks hopefully and tirelessly for that special  person who will provide the basis for a committed, life-long partnership.

The Romantic’s quest for this special person means they either work to…

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