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Irresistibly Drawn to Work in a Recording Studio Down The Road Aged 59

Reading Time: 7 minutes Michele Kirsch, writer, wit, asthmatic isolator, mother of two, furloughed chef wrote about Lockdown 2 for AofA and it was brilliantly funny. Here it is. Now she’s onto the next one, and a new enterprise has arisen. Of course, by the second lockdown, after the confusing tiers for fears, the novelty had worn off. I […]

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11 Ways to Find Passion in Work and Career

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Work is that which you dislike doing but perform for the sake of external rewards. At school, this takes the form of grades. In society, it means money, status, privilege.” Abraham Maslow (1909 – 1970) His “…interest in human potential, seeking peak experiences and improving mental health by seeking personal growth had a lasting influence […]

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AofA People: JoJo Smith – Comedian

Reading Time: 2 minutes JoJo Smith is a fierce and earthy comedian. One of her chief subjects is the freedom the menopause has brought her. WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE ARE YOU FROM? JoJo Smith, age 54, London mostly TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE YOUR AGE? Excellent. In spite of my early-menopause related illness like lupus, fibromyalgia, […]

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The Culture Interview: Shamim Sarif – Screenwriter, Film Director

Reading Time: 4 minutes Shamim Sarif, 47, is an award-winning British novelist, screenwriter, and feature film director. The tagline for her first film said it all – ie ‘Just another British, Indian, Muslim, Arab, Christian, lesbian romantic comedy’. She occupies the unusual position of having written three novels, then their screenplays, then directed the films! What a woman. Her […]

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AofA People: Karen Liebenguth – Life Coach & Mindfulness Trainer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Karen Liebenguth, 49, is a green space life coach and mindfulness trainer. This means ‘coaching while walking in nature’. She is a woman of grace and sensitivity. What is your name? Karen Liebenguth How old are you? 49 Where do you live? London What do you do?  I am a life coach, MBTI facilitator and […]