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This is the time in your life to do the things you want to do
Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:57 am
This is the time in your life to do the things you want to do

Last week I talked to Jeni Barnett at BBC Radio London’s headquarters at the BBC centre. She is a woman in her 60s with amazing energy and joy of life which is infectious. She is determined to enjoy her next years and to ‘Live the life you love at 50+’

We talked about how you know what you want in your life.  It’s easy to say, ‘I’m not getting what I want’, and feel down and somewhat paralysed.  It’s harder to really focus on what it is you want and then how you are going to get there. Unless you know where you want to go and are clear about it, you will end up somewhere else! often dissatisfied.  

We also talked about doing the things we want and being less rule-bound and concerned to do it 'right' for everyone else, and often feel dissatisfied. 

This is the time in your life to do the things you want to do – of course you can’t just abandon anyone or do anything that might be harmful to anyone but with coaching, you can start to focus on 'you' rather than others.

We also looked at some of the issues that bitter people such as - finances, older children living at home and managing elderly parents who are unwell or living with dementia.

We talked about things that can be done for free or little money including volunteering and how we don’t need a lot of money to do everything. Of course it is nice, but there are things that can be done for free. A few listeners sent in emails with their dilemmas. It is clear that although this is a great age it, like others, it will raise it’s issues and these need to be managed. If you find yourself with an issue that you are grappling with and feel stuck, and you need someone to talk to you for coaching please contact me at


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