ageing appearance
Ageism – Are Women Invisible After 50?

Below, Naomi Woodspring writes about ageism, age and beauty, baby boomers and wonders if just women are invisible after 50! Ageism! At 59, I had my first obvious experience of ageism….. it…

Tony Jason Stafford
Tony J Stafford Dancing On Horses

In our ongoing quest to find and get to know quintastic people, we came across Tony J. Stafford.  Google ‘Tony J Stafford Dancing on Horses’  and you’ll find a coming-of-age novel to…

Feroze Dada
Feroze Dada and the Phaya Taung Monastery

Below Feroze Dada reflects on his life … Children of the Revolution A Spiritual Journey to Burma and Buddhism By Feroze Dada Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama ‘Peace comes from…

Jane Hallam
Jane Found A Solution To Menopause Night Sweats

At the age of 48, founder of Esteem – No Pause, Jane Hallam was troubled.  She had convinced herself she was going through a nervous breakdown.  With symptoms including personality changes, mood…

Lynn Butterworth family
Cancer Survivor Lynn Butterworth

Carrying on in our series of profiles of people over 50 who’ve made their mark and / or beaten the odds, we asked cancer survivor, Lynn Butterworth to tell us about her…

Ron Scholes in Cornwall
Ron Scholes: An Octogenarian Long-distance Walker Planning His Next Steps

We recently chatted to Ron Scholes, 88, a long-distance trails books author and long-time friend of the great Alfred Wainwright, who’s not only devising his own sections of a ‘purely’ Pennine Way…

UFOs landing
James T. Abbott and His Affair with UFOs

Who is James T. Abbott?  James T. Abbott was born in England back when the most sophisticated technology was a valve-based, ten-inch, grey and grey TV, when few people had a telephone…

Granny, Grandad, Mia and Odin
Who Is The Quintastic Sharon Trotter?

Mrs 50 Plus spoke to mother of five Sharon Trotter about her family and why she became a Midwife, Parenting Consultant and founder of TIPS Ltd. Who exactly is Sharon Trotter and…

Homesitters Cottage
Home Sitting is Helping Us Make The Most Out Of Early Retirement

Why becoming homesitters and home sitting all over the world, is helping us make the most out of early retirement by Karen and Neil Oddy … New research has found that over…

Janey Lee Grace - Imperfectly Natural
Getting Older is Inevitable But Ageing is Optional!

‘Time has not been kind’ is the phrase I fear most being said about me. As I get older I feel an increasing urge to stay as youthful as possible, but on…

Quintastic People

Quintastic people are everywhere.  old man - quintasticThere was a time when hitting 40 meant you were ‘past it’. No more though.  With 50 being the new 40,  most of us over 50s simply don’t think of ourselves as ‘old’. In fact, many people 50 plus will say they’ve never felt more confident or happy in their skin than now.

You don’t have to be young to be fantastic and that’s the essence of being quintastic.  You’re over fifty or older and you feel fantastic. With careers and jobs no longer being for life, many quintastic people out there are starting businesses in their 50s, 60s and even 70s!  And why not?  Free of the constraints of bringing up children, the sky’s the limit.

Age 70 with some extra time on your hands, why not write a book like some of our quintastic people?  Can’t find the right make-up for your drier skin, then start your own cosmetics company?  And why not?