ARE YOU GOING THROUGH MIDDLESCENCE?

Loss, anger, confusion, isolation: these feelings are weirdly familiar

I NEVER WANT TO LOOK BACK AND THINK I WASN’T BRAVE ENOUGH TO TRY

Alison talks bravery, acceptance and the power of a community that supports you.

I DIDN’T KNOW I WANTED A JOB UNTIL I WAS OFFERED ONE

I turn 60 next week and I've just been offered a job.

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I FACED MY FEARS

When scary opportunities come along, do you resist the urge to run away?

MY LOVE OF 70S FASHION, SECOND-HAND CLOTHES AND FESTIVALS

Party-girl, festival fan and gig-goer Wendy has no intention of quietening down

OUR EMPTY NEST HAS REVOLVING DOORS AND THEY’RE MAKING US DIZZY

When adult kids move back home

THE BIGGEST BARRIERS ARE OFTEN WITHIN OURSELVES

It took years and a major career change for Jeanette to find the self-belief to truly thrive

I WANT TO REFLECT THE TRUE BEAUTY OF WOMEN IN THEIR 50s

Photographer Yolande is showcasing the strength and beauty of women as they age.

WHY I HAD BOTOX AND WROTE ABOUT IT

How we look should be ‘enough’ yet the world judges us for looking our age.

THE INSOMNIA DIARIES: HOW I LEARNED TO SLEEP AGAIN

After her marriage broke down, Miranda's insomnia went into overdrive

THE THANKS I OWE TO MY SINGLE PARENT DAD

His massive-hearted parenting shaped me and made me the kind of mother I am.

MY SWIMWEAR BRAND IS ABOUT MORE THAN SWIMMING

Sandra’s brand is ethical & sustainable and wild swimmers are big fans.

WE SHOULDN’T BE JUDGED FOR HAVING A BABY LATE IN LIFE

Lucy is championing older mums with We Are Geriatric Mums

MENOPAUSE ANGER: NO WONDER WE’RE FEELING IT

The floodgates are open for menopausal rage. It's about time.

NAILING MY CORE VALUES GAVE ME A NEW CAREER

But when insecurity set in, was Lucy’s career switch a mistake?

IT’S TIME TO WRITE OURSELVES A NEW STORY

Sam Baker, author of The Shift, on what comes next for midlife women and beyond

I JUST THOUGHT WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?

Nic created a brand loved by people and their dogs. And then disaster struck.

MY LIFE OF ADVENTURE IN A CAMPER VAN

Siobhan is challenging ageism, championing pro-ageing and carving out her own destiny

BEATING SELF-DOUBT AND FINDING CONFIDENCE

It feels like now or never for Suzy. If she can overcome the obstacles in her way

WHY WE’RE PUTTING WOMEN BACK INTO HISTORY

Co-writers of new book give overdue recognition to awesome females through time

HOW THE GENERATION GAP WORKS FOR US

Vicky is 57, Isabella 26. And somehow it's a business partnership made in heaven

WAS I MAD TO QUIT MY STEADY JOB JUST BEFORE LOCKDOWN?

Vicki’s yoga business has survived and thrived and helped others do the same

IF I’VE GOT THIS FAR I’VE DONE SO UNDER MY OWN STEAM

At school Lorraine hated being typecast. So she changed the narrative on her life.

IF YOU HAVE A DREAM KEEP REACHING FOR IT

Once Helen starting writing, she just couldn't stop

RETRAINING HAS GIVEN ME A WHOLE NEW LEASE OF LIFE

When Vanessa was made redundant she already had a plan up her sleeve

HOW I COPED WHEN MY DAUGHTER BECAME SUICIDAL

Suzanne empowers mums to partner their kids through mental health issues.

FROM ART DIRECTOR TO CO-FOUNDER OF A RUM BRAND

After working on the biggest celeb mag in the UK, Alison needed a new career

THERE’S A FINE LINE BETWEEN PASSION AND BURNOUT

And Shilpa crossed it. Here’s what she learnt in the process

HOW I TURNED WHAT I KNOW INTO A COURSE

When Karen’s work evaporated over lockdown, she moved into online learning.

I SPECIALISE IN HELPING WOMEN LOOK THEIR BEST

Is having ‘tweakments’ cheating? Mixed messages are causing misery says Dr Mayoni

10 THINGS WE’VE LEARNT FROM LAUNCHING A CLOTHING BRAND

The hard-earned wisdom of Nancy and Eileen from Cucumber Clothing.

MY HOBBY HAS BECOME A THRIVING BUSINESS

Sarah has created bags of joy that you can cram your life into - and a whole new career for herself.

FINDING MY PASSION AND RUNNING MY OWN RACE

Helping the community has always been her driving force and now Shana’s found the ultimate way to do it.

IMPOSTER SYNDROME IS NO LONGER HOLDING ME BACK

Lorraine always felt like the token black manager in the workplace. Now she’s defining her own success.

FIGHTING RACISM AND SOMETIMES SAYING THE WRONG THING

When something hits your emotions you feel there is a call to action. What’s yours?

I PUBLISHED MY FIRST BOOK DURING LOCKDOWN

When the worst happens do you freeze or reach for the stars? For Natalie it was a no-brainer.

I LAUNCHED AN ONLINE FESTIVAL

Last year we were in a barn. This year's Super Sunday is available from your laptop

WE’RE ALL WEARING TV MAKE UP NOW

Zoom meetings and FaceTime calls have made full slap de rigueur.

WHY I TOOK A LEAP AND PROPOSED

There’s nothing wrong with making your own magic happen. For me that was a Barbados beach wedding

ON BEING TOO SCARED TO REVEAL OUR TRUE AGE

How many candles are on your cake? Reveal it if you dare.

HOW I GOT MUCH BETTER AT ONLINE DATING

Fearless online dater and profile photographer Lucy finally found love. Here’s what she’s learnt.

THE IRRESISTIBLE POWER OF PLATINUM

A change of hair colour without the help of the hairdresser has proved a blessing for me.

SEVEN REASONS TO QUIT DRINKING

If alcohol has turned into a false friend, here are some ways you’ll gain by walking away.

THE DATING DISASTERS WE CAN’T QUITE FORGET

The path of true love is riddled with potholes. Big thanks to the Audrey community for sharing these dating horrors.

ALL I WANT IS MY OWN FRONT DOOR

Still living in a flat at 50 felt like failing. But Natalie has learnt to make the most of now.

THE AUDREY Q&A: DEE OPP

Change makers share their wit and wisdom and the lessons they’ve learnt.

WHAT I LEARNT CROSSING THE COUNTRY ON A PADDLE BOARD

Life lessons learnt while having a mini-adventure.

I WENT ON A VERY LONG WALK

For Alison it wasn’t the destination that mattered, but the walking. And more walking.

IN THE HEAT OF THE MENOPAUSE

Sam Bunch shares her confusion and angst about the symptoms that have tested her very ex-istence.

ADOPTING IN MY 50s AND HOW IT’S CHANGED ME

Susie talks honestly about the arrival of her adoptive daughter in her life.