All posts tagged Dora Bona

5 Mistakes Women Make In Middle Age

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No-one would argue that getting older is not much fun. Especially the way it seems to creep up on us. One moment we’re flaunting our style in sexy clothes, hair and makeup, carrying ourselves with self assurance and able to keep up life’s busy pace – with energy left over. The next moment, we’re wondering why our style no longer seems so sexy, we’re doubting our role in life – and sneaking nanna-naps in the afternoon.

For many of us, middle age can be fraught with mental tension and stress, not to mention physical aches and pains.

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Celebrating Life After A Stroke

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Chances are, you know someone who has had a stroke, or have possibly been through the dreadful experience of having suffered a stroke yourself. I write this from the unenviable perspective of someone who has indeed stepped from the comfort of ‘normality’, through a portal and into a different world where I’m now an unfortunate addition to the growing number of women each year who become stroke victims.

It happened on March 9th, 2014, the day before my 56th birthday, while holidaying in Toronto, Canada. It’s a birthday I won’t easily forget, and as far as gifts go, I would have preferred a dressing gown and fluffy slippers. Instead of celebrating as planned in a fancy restaurant, I was in intensive care in a specialist neurology hospital undergoing CT scans and a rather unpleasant angiogram. Rather than toasting with a nice champagne, I was being drip-fed morphine and nitroglycerine. I know it doesn’t sound like much fun, and it wasn’t…but I consider myself incredibly lucky and blessed to be writing this.

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