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“Don’t get older, get better,” implores front-woman of Aussie electro-rock band Def FX Fiona Horne in her tell-all new memoir, The Naked Witch.Now 51, the author of several best-selling books on modern witchcraft, fire-dancer and more recently a commercial...
Redundancy can affect us in a myriad of ways. For many in middle-age it can trigger feelings of worthlessness and despair that we never fully shake off.Then there are those at the other end of the spectrum, like Sydney...
If anyone knows how to pick himself up off the cubicle canvas it’s former Hollywood executive John Tarnoff.The author of new book Boomer Reinvention: How To Create Your Dream Career Over 50 admits he’s been fired 39 percent of...
Why is it that today’s job advertisements contain increasingly greater elements of corporate mumbo jumbo?Twaddle that makes no sense to anyone bar the writer?Here are a few theories (with a dash of cynicism!):If you use big words and...
My generation of women were expected to get married young, have children, be a housewife and mother, and stay at home forever.If you had a profession before marriage, people would make comments such as “that could be useful to...
Are the 50s when we start to live fully? Since starting on my book project (I was 40 at the time), I’ve been consistently dismayed by how challenging the ageing process actually is.The book was my way of seizing...
Increasing life expectancy for the Australian population has resulted in many Australians remaining in the workforce for a longer period of time.A number of employees in their 50's are fortunate to enjoy high-incomes and have accumulated significant leave entitlements...
Steve Marshall, now 54, lost count of the number of CVs he fired off to potential employers during the nine months he was jobless after redundancy.A casualty of restructuring at the Brisbane council he worked at for eight years,...
I found myself in a perfect storm at the end of 2014 when dealing with the consequences of redundancy from my job as customer relations manager at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.After 15 years in the role I was...
I wanted to play classical music before I could remember. I started violin lessons at six, went to music camp at eleven and played in my first professional concert at fifteen.I loved it! For nearly 40 years, I had...