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Why I had to Write This Book

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last year, Dr Eva Chapman wrote about her book, ‘Sexy at 70’ for us at ‘Advantages of Age’. Here she explains why she had to write her latest book, ‘Butterflies & Demons’.  Butterflies and Demons is set in Adelaide, South Australia. After a vision, in 2006, about the Adelaide Aborigines (the Kaurna), I felt compelled […]

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Age is no Barrier to Getting your Book Published

Reading Time: 4 minutes Judy Piatkus, 71, is an entrepreneur, publisher and business coach specialising in conscious leadership. She founded Piatkus Books when she was in her 20s and grew the company to become an international brand, before selling it in 2007, just before the global financial crash that she had shrewdly foreseen. She is now a keynote speaker […]

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AofA People: Joolz – poet, novelist, artist, illustrator and tattooist

Reading Time: 5 minutes Joolz, 66, is a poet, novelist, artist, illustrator and professional tattooist. She came to prominence in the 80s when she was often called a punk poetess and was instrumental – Justin Sullivan, the lead singer was her partner at that time – in the rise of New Model Army. She’s still writing, painting, drawing and […]

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AofA People: Mychael Owen – Brand Builder

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Mychael Owen has built 10 brands of his own and has advised some of the world’s biggest brands – at board level – how to build theirs. In his late 40’s, Mychael ‘wiped the slate clean’ and closed all his businesses to pursue what he felt he was born to. These days, Mychael ‘Builds Braver […]

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AofA People – 5 Rhythms Teacher, Nikki Ashley

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nikki Ashley has been dancing and studying 5Rhythms for 12 years. She trained to teach in 2014 with Jonathan Horan, son of founder Gabrielle Roth. Nikki comes from a background in theatre; traditional, educational and participatory. Nikki has worked with dancing Tao for 10 years, helping to shape it into a Community Interest Company, she also […]

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AofA People: Jilliana Ranicar-Breese – Radio presenter, writer, poet, salon host

Reading Time: 7 minutes Jilliana Ranicar-Breese, 74, is a radio presenter, writer, poet and hosts a Spoken Word Salon in Brighton on the first Tuesday of the month. Jilliana is a veritable one-woman hive of activity and role model for getting older brilliantly. How old are you? I am 74 [Capricorn] and reside in Brighton What do you do? […]

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AofA Poetry Evening – Introducing the Poets

Reading Time: 14 minutes From our inception in 2016, Advantages of Age has always had a proclivity for poetry. In 1936, William Butler Yeats, widely considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, described Edith Sitwell’s poetry – ‘Her language is a traditional language of literature — twisted, torn, complicated, choked here and there by strange resemblances, […]