SURPRISING THINGS WE’VE LEARNT SINCE LAUNCHING AUDREY

As audreyonline.co.uk celebrates its first year this month, editor Marina reflects on an incredible journey

WASP TERROR: FACING IRRATIONAL FEARS

Running screaming, arms flapping - it’s so not a good look

MY ANSWER TO WAKING UP ANXIOUS

When your morning alarm is a mental run-through of your worst fears, action is needed.

IS IT TIME TO PAUSE THE MENOPAUSE?

Now we know it can be done, is postponing the menopause something women actually want?

AT LAST I KNOW WHAT TO CALL MYSELF

After years of dabbling in bits and bobs, I’ve retrained. And it feels good.

WHY I’M WEARING A BIKINI AGAIN

A few thoughts from Joely Carey, fresh from the beach

I GOT SO ANGRY I STARTED A CAMPAIGN

Don’t underestimate a menopausal woman

IN PRAISE OF BALLSY OLDER WOMEN

No cleavage, dating or snogging allowed, says the world. We say: be more Grace.

IT FEELS LIKE TIME IS RUSHING BY

Stop the world, we want to get off.

WHEN DID WE BECOME ADULTS?

If society is now ageless, are we all just big kids?

MY GREAT BIG SUMMER ADVENTURE

What sort of 54 year old woman gets herself into this kind of predicament?

DISCOVERING THE BRAVE NEW ME

When Lou got to 50 the world became her oyster

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO FUN?

If those days of loopy spontaneity are in the past, it’s time to resister them

HOW TO CHALLENGE THE 6 Cs AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE

If you spend a lot of time daydreaming about the things you COULD be doing.

RAISING AWARENESS AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE

PR consultant Jenny Rose shares how meaningful work became a priority

THE FEMALE ICONS OF MUSIC THAT INSPIRE US TO THIS DAY

Strutting their stuff in the male-dominated music world, legends one and all

TACKLING LIFE’S CHALLENGES THROUGH WRITING NOVELS

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life

GENERATION RESTART IS DEFINITELY A THING

Launching Audrey came from a need to do something for myself

THE SECRET LIFE OF A CHILDREN’S AUTHOR

Best-seller Karen McCombie dispels a few daft myths

IS GIVING UP DRINKING THE END OF FUN?

Former ladette Kirstin gave up alcohol two years ago.

HAPPY 2019! LET’S MAKE AN AUDACIOUS CHANGE

The editor of Audrey shares a few lessons from the coal face of self-reinvention

THE CAREER THAT GOT AWAY

Do you sometimes wonder about that job you dreamt of, the one you coulda-shoulda-woulda made your life’s work?

BECOMING AN EMPTY NESTER IS A NEW BEGINNING

Far from sobbing at the sight of their empty bedrooms

MY SOLO TRIP ALL ROUND EUROPE

How did Lorraine manage to travel solo across 21 countries? Like this

HOW TO GO VEGAN WHEN YOU’RE NOT A HIPSTER

Why so many midlife women are going plant-based - and how to make it work.

A SECOND BITE OF THE CHERRY

It takes courage to face up to the fact that life hasn’t turned out how we wanted

WHY MID-LIFE IS THE IDEAL TIME TO WRITE THAT NOVEL

Best-selling author Fiona Gibson on seizing the day

THE ENVY TRAP

“OH PLEASE tell us more about that beach in Bali…” When every status update makes us wretched

CHASING SHADOWS

Anita rediscovers a long-dormant skill - and her confidence

WHY I STILL LOVE 70s STYLE

Fashionista Wendy Rigg’s retro obsession is not about to die

GOING GREY IS A REBELLION

Adele has turned her back on hair dye - and she’s not sorry

DO THE HUSTLE

Got an itch you’ve never had the opportunity to scratch? Start a side hustle

WHY THIS LIFE STAGE DOES OUR HEADS IN

Once we get to our middle years it’s hard to know where we fit in

I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY

Joyfulness is a choice, and it’s an approach to life worth trying

I’M A HAPPY URBAN GARDENER

You don’t need a huge garden or allotment to grow your own

TAKE THE FAST TRACK TO LIVING A MEANINGFUL LIFE

To find your true calling you need to work out what your values are