W&H BONUS: MIDLIFE WITH­OUT A MAP

At a cross­roads in life? Let w&h’s free and easy road map help you nav­i­gate your way for­ward to find new mean­ing, ful­fil­ment and ad­ven­ture

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EX­PERT AD­VICE TO NAV­I­GATE YOU TO­WARDS A FUL­FILLED LIFE

OUR MID­DLE YEARS CAN BE SOME OF THE MOST RE­WARD­ING, A PE­RIOD OF

GROWTH, REINVENTION, EVEN SELF-REALISATION. THIS CAN BE A TIME FOR REASSESSING WHO

YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU WANT. BUT THAT’S NOT TO SAY THAT THEY SAIL BY WITH­OUT A HITCH.

EVENTS BE­YOND OUR CON­TROL CAN MAKE US FEEL STUCK OR LOSE DI­REC­TION. IT COULD BE SOME­THING EN­TIRELY NOR­MAL LIKE A LAND­MARK BIRTH­DAY, OR THE FAM­ILY GROW­ING UP AND LEAV­ING HOME. BUT IT COULD ALSO BE AN UN­EX­PECTED BOMB­SHELL SUCH AS REDUNDANCY OR THE BREAK-UP OF A LONG-TERM RE­LA­TION­SHIP. THERE IS NO ONE ROUTE THROUGH MIDLIFE AND BE­YOND. IN­STEAD THERE ARE SO MANY OP­TIONS THAT CAN RANGE FROM THE MA­JOR (WHERE DO

I WANT TO LIVE? HOW CAN I GO ON EARN­ING?), THROUGH TO THE SMALLER THINGS (IS A POT­TERY COURSE FOR ME? HOW DO I LEARN BET­TER TECH SKILLS?).

BUT LOS­ING DI­REC­TION FOR WHAT­EVER REA­SON CAN ALSO ACT AS A TRIG­GER FOR CHANGE.

THE BEST NEWS? “WHAT YOU’RE LOOK­ING FOR ISN’T OUT THERE – IT’S WITHIN YOU,” IN­SISTS LIFE COACH AND AUTHOR CA­ROLE ANN RICE. “EV­ERY­THING YOU NEED IS WITHIN YOU, YOU JUST NEED TO FIND YOUR KEY, UN­LOCK IT AND START LIS­TEN­ING TO YOUR IN­TU­ITION.”

SO, WHERE TO BE­GIN?

READ ON FOR EX­PERT AD­VICE, AS WELL AS IN­SPIR­ING REAL-LIFE STO­RIES, ON HOW TO NAV­I­GATE

THE NEXT STAGE OF YOUR EX­CIT­ING NEW LIFE… >>

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