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Rebecca Perkins
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Rebecca is a NLP Master Practitioner and Midlife Coach working with women to navigate the transition of midlife. She is passionate about midlife as a time for renewal and for living the second half of life with enthusiasm and vigour.

As a coach she is challenging and fun, motivating and inspiring. Midlife has taught her to be open-minded, to take more risks, to enjoy the simple things and to live each and every day with the question, ‘If not now, when?’

Rebecca Perkins is also the author of Best Knickers Always: 50 Lessons for Midlife and founder of Her latest book 40 Words of Wisdom for my 24 Year Old: A Parenting Manifesto (originally a Huffington Post blog) was published in April.

She lives in London and enjoys supporting and being surrounded by her children, spending time with her guy and celebrating life after 50.

You can find Rebecca getting social on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Entries by Rebecca Perkins

4 Ways To Start Living Midlife With Purpose

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 7:42 AM


"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves." ~ Thomas Edison

I'm sure this isn't the first time you've seen this quote by Thomas Edison. However, I wonder if you've read it out loud and really stopped...

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This Is How To Let Go Of Fear And Learn To Trust Again

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 4:06 AM


We've all been hurt at some point in our lives and I'm guessing that you are no different. You're reading this because you're probably midlife, either been married or in a long-term relationship and are starting over once more. Whether you are divorced...

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8 Ways To Stop The Past From Ruining The Present

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 6:15 AM


The past has a strong hold over many of us and yet at the same time we long to be free of it. Each time we relive the past in our thoughts we keep it alive even though it's extremely painful. It might...

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Anti-Resolution Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 4:58 AM

Yes, it's that time of year and the Internet is filled with people beginning to talk about their New Year's Resolutions. I don't know about you but my heart sinks. I've ALWAYS struggled with making and keeping resolutions. I've always felt that...
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How To Beat A Midlife Crisis

(3) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 6:20 AM


The words themselves raise our anxiety levels don't they? The stereotypical middle aged man buying and riding the motorbike he couldn't afford when he was a 20-something. The woman terrified of aging resorting to Botox to boost her confidence.


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5 Steps to Thriving After Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 7:18 PM


Let's be brutally honest here, there is nothing pleasant about divorce. It's about endings, rupture, disunion. It brings up feelings of sadness, pain, anger, fear. The words I uttered the day I stood in my kitchen, "I want a divorce" still turn...

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Letter To My Daughter As She Leaves Home

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 7:36 AM


As many of us prepare to bid farewell to our university and college-bound children I was reminded of an article I read recently in the paper. A journalist asked a number of her women friends what advice they'd give their daughters on growing...

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How To Live The Second Half Of Your Life With Renewed Purpose

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 6:48 AM


Last week I lost a close friend to cancer. She wasn't even 50-years-old. She fought bravely yet it wasn't to be. She leaves behind two teenage daughters.

It's a tragedy and sadly one many of us have to face. The older we...

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Living In the Shadow of Anorexia Nervosa

(21) Comments | Posted July 19, 2015 | 7:13 AM


Eight years ago I finally faced up to the fact that all was not well with my beautiful 14-year-old daughter's health. She had over many months and in all reality a number of years been gradually changing her eating and exercise habits. I...

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How to Create a Life in Balance

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 6:09 AM


"Right now I need peace in my head and in my life.  I don't want this see-saw that I'm living, I want more balance.  The extremes of pain vs pleasure, thirst vs drowning, tears vs laughter, sickness vs health are causing me to...

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Heroes and Mentors... Especially in Midlife

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 3:41 PM

Midlife can be a time of great flux and turbulence. We can feel quite isolated, unsure if others are feeling similar things or if it's just us. Women especially are struggling with feelings of invisibility as the media focusses incessantly...
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The Dos And Don'ts Of Writing An Online Dating Profile

(4) Comments | Posted May 23, 2015 | 8:06 AM


There is such a lot of conflicting advice out there on how to write your online dating profile. And let's be honest, it is important to get it right. I've found it helpful to think about your profile rather like a cross between...

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Trying To Find The Light At The End Of The Depression Tunnel

(15) Comments | Posted May 17, 2015 | 7:36 AM


"When going through hell, keep going."

The quote above is attributed to Winston Churchill and is believed to be related to his depression. Whether he said it or not how this quote has kept me strong! Even during my darkest moments I...

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Women, This Is How To Become More 'Visible' In Midlife

(3) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 8:01 AM


"I'm not interested in being perfect when I'm older. I'm interested in having a narrative. It's the narrative that's really the most beautiful thing about women." ~ Jodie Foster

There used to be a time (and in certain cultures this still exists) when...

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10 Key Things I Learned While Dating After Divorce

(4) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 6:01 AM


When we said our wedding vows or made our commitments to our partners we never imagined that one day we'd be facing separation and divorce. We never imagined having to date again. That was my experience anyway. Yet, after the ending of a...

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Self Sabotage -- Why Do We Do It?

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 4:37 PM


Self sabotage is a dream stealer.

Self sabotage leads us to eat another piece of cake.

Self sabotage urges us to open the bottle of wine.

Self sabotage chooses rotten partners for us.

Self sabotage says it's too cold...

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The Real Definition Of Courage

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 8:28 AM


We take so much of our strength and resilience for granted. Courage isn't about being a battle-ready soldier; some days there is courage in saying, "tomorrow is another day". We show courage on a daily basis because our lives and the lives of...

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5 Things That Will Instantly Make Your Life Better

(14) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 6:22 AM


Here's a little exercise that will improve your life immediately. These tips are simple heartfelt ideas that I've used on many occasions when I've needed to instantly feel better.

5 Tips to Immediately Improve your Life

  1. Before you get out of bed...
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Here's How To Instantly Boost Your Self-Esteem

(13) Comments | Posted March 14, 2015 | 7:31 AM


The transition we go through in midlife can have a fundamental and painful impact on our attitude and confidence. It raises many issues for us that can affect us at a deep emotional level. We often experience self doubt in midlife which is...

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How To Create An Irresistible Online Dating Profile

(3) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 5:13 AM


Many of us in midlife are finding ourselves in a situation we never thought would happen to us ... we're single again and venturing back into the world of dating. This time, however, it's online rather than offline.

When I divorced and was...

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