Feel inspired by these luxury interiors from Arighi Bianchi

“Home is not where you live but where they understand you” Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914). We instinctively seek a place which helps us feel a sense of wellbeing and sanctuary when we plan to move home. Our first thought when viewing a potential home is to imagine ourselves living within those new walls. How will it…

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How to take the first steps to change your life

“Wouldn’t it be wonderful to retire?” This thought crosses all our minds at some point. We are unlikely to be heard saying, “I can’t wait to grow old.” Yet retirement could be the greatest opportunity of your life to unlock your full potential for great achievements. Unlimited possibilities Any new self-initiated change is exciting. But…

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Why retirement promises to be the best time of your life

The healthier we are, the better life will be – young and old. Age is no barrier to good health in later life. People from all walks of life want: “A healthy old age with friends and family around me,” “To feel secure with enough money not to worry,” says Professor James Goodwin, Head of…

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When to retire and why timing is important

There is a lot to think about when you’re planning to retire. It is never too early to start making plans. We are more aware perhaps than earlier generations of our abilities to lead a good later life. Nevertheless, our education is not done. We need to learn how to adjust to this major life…

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How to live a great later life

Are you planning to retire soon? Perhaps your plan is to never retire. You are enjoying life just the way it is. Maybe you’ve decided to achieve new goals to make sure you live life to the full. Retirement. A beginning, not the end “Most people would choose to retire earlier rather than later,” says…

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How to enjoy the security of retirement

It’s the time of our lives when we wish for security above (perhaps) all else in life. We want to feel secure in our homes, secure financially and secure that our health and well-being is the best it can be. With this self-assurance we can go through our fifties, sixties and beyond with a kind…

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Decluttering and why it’s good for your health

A clean sweep. A fresh start. A new beginning. Advocates of regular de-cluttering say that staying organised in your home is good for our health. Being constantly tidy and avoiding the build-up of clutter leads to a more relaxed life. Certainly, it removes the need for the time-consuming task of sorting through belongings and deciding…

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This is your key to a stress-free life in Lymm

There is no instruction manual to guide us through later life. But life experiences have given us the wisdom to know what needs to change for us to live our later years in happiness. And if there’s one change we determine to make in later life, it’s to live a stress-free lifestyle. When you consider…

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Planning for happiness. How to set goals for later life

Moving home often inspires changes in lifestyle. A new home in a different community leads people to make significant changes to their daily routines. You may find yourself spending time with different people and living life differently. When people retire (or stop full-time work) they gain more time. They have fewer commitments. And more freedom.…

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How to create a great social life when you’re over 55

What do people do when they retire? How does life change for them as they approach their 60s? An Age UK survey asks: “What can we do in later life to look after our well-being?” Their research says hobbies are the best things people can do. They asked people about their favourite hobbies and which…

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