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Woman & Home - - Editor’s Letter -

STEPHANIE CLARK­SON was a Daily Mail fea­tures writer, and now writes across many women’s ti­tles and is a chil­dren’s au­thor. She in­ter­viewed read­ers for We Bounced Back! on page 84.

✢ i feel on top of the world when…

I’m en­joy­ing a brac­ing walk on a windswept beach with my fam­ily.

✢ For an in­stant con­fi­dence boost…

I spend an hour with my best friends, or re-read an amaz­ingly com­pli­men­tary email I got sent via my agent when I signed my lat­est book deal – it makes all the knock­backs worth­while.

AN­DREA CHILDS is a free­lance writer who lives with her hus­band and two chil­dren. She writes about her ex­pe­ri­ence on a women-only walk­ing hol­i­day on page 68.

✢ i feel on top of the world when… I go for a run on the South Downs with the sun shin­ing and the wind in my hair.

✢ For an in­stant con­fi­dence boost…

I put on a bright lip­stick. It makes me feel bold, com­posed and ready to face the world.

MA­RINA GASK started out at Just 17 and has been ed­i­tor of Sugar, Top Sante and More!. She is mar­ried with two teenage sons. Ma­rina wrote our piece about the four friends every midlife woman needs on page 94.

✢ i feel on top of the world when… I’m walk­ing in the woods with my dog, Chilli. ✢ For an in­stant con­fi­dence boost…

I spend the day with Derek, my best friend since we sat next to each other in Ge­og­ra­phy, aged 14, at our South Manch­ester school. He makes me be­lieve I can do al­most any­thing.

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