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  • Parenting Adult Children: Navigating New Relationship Dynamics

    The parenting journey is a long and winding road, filled with numerous stages, each presenting its unique set of joys and challenges. For women in the age group of 35 to 55, one such stage is witnessing their children transition into adulthood. This evolution often brings a shift in the parent-child dynamic. While the role of a caregiver never truly ends, it certainly changes. Here's a guide to understanding and navigating these new relationship dynamics with grace and understanding:

  • Creating a Home Sanctuary: Interior Design Tips for Autumn

    The home often evolves into more than just a space to live—it becomes a sanctuary. Especially during autumn, when nature itself undergoes a transformative dance, casting shades of gold, amber, and ruby, there's a deep-seated desire to bring that warmth and comfort indoors. Here are some tailored interior design tips to help you craft a perfect autumnal retreat:

  • Sustainability Guide: Why Bamboo Is So Eco-Friendly

    Single-use plastic is a significant contributor to the climate crisis as it clogs up our waterways and landfills, while evidence of microplastics has been discovered at the top of the highest mountains and at the deepest depths of our oceans.

  • Autumn Checklist: How to Prep Your Home for Colder Weather

    As the warm summer days fade into memory, Sussex homeowners must start preparations to ensure their homes stay warm when autumn breezes begin. Autumn weather brings falling leaves, heavy rains and cooling temperatures before winter truly sets in across the region. That’s why now is the ideal time to safeguard your home against cold draughts and creeping damp by sealing gaps, servicing heating systems and clearing gutters before they overflow.

  • Summer to Autumn

    Sara Whatley looks at stylish ways to bring your summer wardrobe into the autumn season without breaking the bank.

  • Art For Charity

    The St Wilfrid’s Hospice Art Auction launches this month, with a wonderful range of art being sold to raise funds for the hospice. Pam Russell, Development Director at the Eastbourne-based charity, explains more.

  • 3D Wall Magic

    Create walls that look incredible and feel amazing too with the use of 3D wall panels. Sara Whatley looks at this feature wall phenomenon

  • Everycare Turns 10!

    ADVERTISING FEATURE: As Mid Sussex-based home care agency Everycare celebrates its 10th anniversary, Hanna Prince meets founder David Dimelow to hear the story behind the company’s success.

  • Classrooms of the Future

    AI is changing the classroom of today, but what are the benefits and pitfalls of this highly progressive technology, asks Sara Whatley? 

  • Interpreting a Vision with Kitchen Carousel

    ADVERTISING FEATURE: Stephen Hamilton became a cabinet maker by accident, after meeting a Tibetan monk in Vancouver. Since those heady days in the 1970s he’s had a lifelong love of wood and forged a formidable career. Robert Veitch went to meet him, and one of his clients.

  • How to Refresh Your Interiors Without Spending Too Much

    In times of rising living costs, the thought of revamping your home interiors can seem daunting. However, a refreshing interior makeover doesn’t have to cost the earth. 

  • Sussex Living Spotlight Events September Part 2/2

    Check out these upcoming spotlight events across Sussex.

  • Vintage Fairs: Celebrating the Art of Restoration and Repair

    Today’s trend for vintage has led to many of us buying retro goods and restoring valuable items that we cherish. Repairing and reusing something old that might have otherwise been destined for the dump, is also a great decision to make for both the environment and our budget.

  • Mastering the Art of Self-Care: 5 Meditation Top Tips

    In the whirlwind of life's responsibilities — from career pressures to family commitments — the art of self-care often takes a backseat. However, for women navigating the transformative years between 35 and 55, setting aside moments for personal well-being becomes imperative. Among the various self-care techniques, meditation stands out as a beacon of calm and introspection. Here's a beginner-friendly guide to embrace meditation and enhance your self-care routine:

  • The Best Skin Care Regimens for Glowing Skin in Your 40s and 50s

    Ageing gracefully is a mantra many women cherish and embody. As we step into our 40s and 50s, our skin, the body's largest organ, undergoes transformations influenced by hormonal changes, lifestyle, and environmental factors. However, with the right care, it's entirely possible to keep your skin glowing and vibrant during these decades. Here's a curated guide to help women between 35 to 55 achieve that enviable glow.

  • Blooming Times: Star Struck

    For a supernova finale in the autumn border, nothing outperforms asters, says Flo Whitaker. Even their name means ‘star’ – how perfect.

  • On The Road with Harvey Self Drive

    Advertising Feature: The world of Self Drive Vehicle Hire can sometimes be a confusing place, so it’s refreshing to learn of a company that has the va va voom to keep things simple, as Robert Veitch discovered recently at Harvey Self Drive.

  • Education: Learning from home

    Home education is on the rise across the UK – and Sussex has a thriving community of home educating families. Hanna Prince, whose daughter learns from home, explores the appeal.

  • Love Local: Benefits of Buying Local

    This month Sussex Living is continuing the LOVE LOCAL campaign to help support our local High Streets. Sara Whatley looks at some of the benefits of buying locally.

  • What to Wear this Autumn: 5 Styles of Jeans for Women

    As the crisp breezes of September usher in a shift from summer's heat to autumn's cozy embrace, our wardrobes too transition. Jeans are a timeless staple that seamlessly marries comfort with style. Whether you're heading back to the office, taking a weekend getaway, or simply enjoying a brisk evening walk, finding the right pair of jeans can elevate your look. Here's a roundup of five jean styles to consider adding to your September wardrobe:

  • Sussex Living Spotlight Events September Part 1/2

    Check out these upcoming spotlight events across Sussex.

  • Recipe: Black Forest Yoghurt Bark

    This recipe by Mary Goodsell is delicious eaten straight from the freezer. It is an easy, protein filled snack that will also hit that sweet spot!

  • From Empty Nest to New Adventures: Making the Most of Post-Parenting Life

    The "Empty Nest Syndrome" – it's a term many women are familiar with as their children grow up and venture out into the world. This life transition, which sees the home becoming quieter and less hectic, often leads to a mixture of pride, sadness, and newfound freedom. For many women in their 40s and 50s, this can be a pivotal moment of introspection and opportunity. So, how can you turn the echoing silence of an empty nest into the thrilling call of new adventures?

  • Home Style: Treasure Trove

    The interior of a quaint, white-washed cottage in Sussex has been transformed into a colourful home full of character by a couple of keen collectors.

  • Tech-Savvy in Midlife: Embracing the Digital World and Social Media

    In today's rapidly advancing digital era, it's no secret that technology and social media have become integral parts of daily life. This shift might feel overwhelming, especially when comparing oneself to younger, seemingly more tech-savvy generations. However, midlife is a potent time for growth, exploration, and empowerment. Embracing the digital world can open doors to opportunities, connections, and experiences that are truly invaluable. Here's how to navigate this realm with confidence:

  • Staying Active and Fit: Forgo the Gym and Exercise at Home

    In the midst of life's numerous responsibilities and changes maintaining physical health remains paramount. While many turn to gyms for their fitness fix, the comfort and convenience of home workouts offer a compelling alternative. For those balancing careers, perhaps parenting or even transitioning into an empty-nest phase, exercising at home can be a game-changer. Here's how to stay active and fit, without ever stepping foot in a gym:

  • Navigating Midlife Transitions: Embracing Change and Finding Purpose

    For many women, the span between 35 and 55 can be some of the most transformative years of their lives. Often dubbed the "midlife transition," this phase can bring a whirlwind of emotions, experiences, and self-reflections. But rather than approaching this time with trepidation, embracing the change and rediscovering one’s purpose can make midlife an exhilarating journey.

  • Six Facts You Might Not Know About Cate Blanchett

    Whether they’re born or bred, or put down roots in our beloved county, Sussex is full of famous celebrities who’ve either made their start or got involved in our community - each week we take a look at one of these fascinating figures…

  • Greentrees Estate: An exclusive country estate in the heart of West Sussex

    Encompassing 170 acres, this rural haven offers stunning views over the valley to the west, bordering Cowdray and Brantridge Forests. With a private tree-lined drive, Greentrees Estate guarantees a peaceful stay that truly embodies a countryside escape.

  • Sussex Living Spotlight Events Part 4/4

    Check out these upcoming spotlight events across Sussex.

  • 5 Tips to Help Your Child Transition Back to School after the Summer Holidays

    After a long and refreshing summer break, transitioning back to the routine of school can be a challenging task for both parents and children. Children, having enjoyed the freedom of summer, might find it daunting to get back to the rigidity of school schedules, homework, and extracurricular activities. As parents, it’s essential to ensure that this transition is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Here are five tips to help your child get ready for the new academic year.

  • COMPETITION! Win An Overnight Stay For Two In Brighton With Dinner, Breakfast And Spa Treatment

    Subscribe to Sussex Living's free digital edition, and we'll enter you into our draw to win a beautiful overnight stay for two with dinner, breakfast and a spa treatment at the Doubletree by Hilton in Brighton!

  • Money Matters: A Guide to Financial Advice & Advisors

    While you may assume that financial advisors are only for the rich, this is not the case as Lisa de Silva explains in this guide to taking financial advice.

  • Sussex Living Garden Party 2023 Live Photo Stream!

    Calling All Sussex Living Fans! Whether you’re attending the Sussex Living Garden Party or not this year, bookmark this webpage today on your mobile device! We are going to keep this page up to date throughout the day with live photos from 2023’s Sussex Living Garden Party! Be sure to comment if you see yourself!

  • Make Good Use Of Bad Rubbish

    Kate Robertson has written a moving biography about her mother, her friend and the genius behind the Wombles, Elisabeth Beresford. She tells Sara Whatley the story.

  • Sussex Living Spotlight Events Part 3/4

    Check out these upcoming spotlight events across Sussex.

  • Health Maintenance Tips To Improve Your Wellbeing

    We know the main triggers for an unhealthy lifestyle, whether it’s drinking too much, smoking cigarettes or eating too many takeaways. But there are other ways we could be harming our health, through poor lifestyle habits that have a negative impact on our mental and physical health.  If you’re someone who puts their busy schedule ahead of taking care of themselves, you could be harming your mental and physical health in several ways. Self-care is important for more than just a mood boost, so here’s how to carry out health maintenance successfully.

  • Massage: Not Just an Indulgence, Actually Good Medicine!

    Too many people tend to think of massage therapy as little more than an indulgent pampering treatment for relaxation and enjoyment, but there’s more than meets the eye: it actually delivers tangible benefits for our health and wellbeing. What’s more, everyone can benefit from massage therapy, at any age and stage. It’s great for people from all walks of life, whether you’re an athlete or leading a sedentary lifestyle. The key is to recognise it not as a luxury but as an important modality for health maintenance and preventive care. It’s time we took massage seriously and realise that it can

  • Summer Skin Glow

    Get glowing summer skin with beauty expert Bryony Blake’s top five tips, as told to Sara Whatley

  • Sussex Living Spotlight Events Part 2/4

    Check out these upcoming spotlight events across Sussex.

  • Sussex Living Spotlight Events Part 1/4

    Check out these upcoming spotlight events across Sussex.

  • Advertising Feature: Highweald: Wines of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    One of the wonders of Sussex is the capacity to create food and drink of outstanding quality and Highweald Wine is one such example, producing English Sparking Wines of exceptional standard – Robert Veitch went to find out more, and enjoy a glass or two.

  • Advertising Feature: Step Into Your Spotlight

    The performing arts industry has never offered so many opportunities for careers and for fun, as Robert Veitch discovered when he met Florence Tingley from the Pauline Quirke Academy, ahead of the launch of the new Haywards Heath Academy.

  • Why Using the Same Password is Not Enough

    It seems that we need a username and password for almost every device, mobile app, or service that we use. Streaming films, shopping online, sending emails, reviewing bills and checking social media all involve using some form of a username and password combination.

  • A Guide to Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

    Lisa de Silva explains the importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney to ensure your best interests are looked after should you become unable to make financial decisions for yourself

  • A Lasting Legacy for St Wilfrid’s Hospice

    St Wilfrid's Communications Manager, Madeleine Green, explains the importance of gifts in wills to help the hospice continue their important work of providing the local community with end-of-life care and support for those with life limiting illnesses

  • Six Facts You Might Not Know About Piers Morgan

    Whether they’re born or bred, or put down roots in our beloved county, Sussex is full of famous celebrities who’ve either made their start or got involved in our community - each week we take a look at one of these fascinating figures…

  • Crustless Asparagus Quiche

    A quiche works for every occasion; quick fridge-raid lunch, easy summer entertaining or a protein-filled breakfast alternative. This crustless asparagus quiche by Mary Goodsell is the perfect naturally gluten-free dish.

  • Six Facts You Might Not Know About Tom Baker

    Whether they’re born or bred, or put down roots in our beloved county, Sussex is full of famous celebrities who’ve either made their start or got involved in our community - each week we take a look at one of these fascinating figures…

  • Six Facts You Might Not Know About Dame Julie Walters

    Whether they’re born or bred, or put down roots in our beloved county, Sussex is full of famous celebrities who’ve either made their start or got involved in our community - each week we take a look at one of these fascinating figures…

  • Six Facts You Might Not Know About Billy Idol

    Whether they’re born or bred, or put down roots in our beloved county, Sussex is full of famous celebrities who’ve either made their start or got involved in our community - each week we take a look at one of these fascinating figures…

  • Why walking is such an underrated form of excercise

    In recognition of National Walking Month,, and their  expert fitness writer Jesse Hyson, MClinExPhys, AEP, PT, has released a study revealing the minimum amount of exercise needed for a healthy lifestyle, specifically focusing on walking.

  • How to have a stress-free move with a young family in Mid Sussex

    Moving house can be mentally and physically exhausting. In fact, it is one of the most stressful life events we experience according to research.

  • The Beauty of Sussex: The Results of our Photo Competition

    Last month, we ran a competition to find the best scenic shots of Sussex, and received some incredible entries. Here we reveal the top ten images from those that were submitted and announce our winner

  • Competition: Win FREE Tickets to The Garden Show at Firle Place

    Enjoy a fantastic day out for you and your family, full of gorgeous garden and style ideas, art and design, all set in the beautiful location of Firle Place. Why not nominate yourself for this great prize - and feel free to share with your friends as we have three sets of tickets to win!

  • Wedding Trends: Suggestions to Make your Day Unique

    As well as being incredibly exciting, planning a wedding is a time to express yourself as a couple. We've compiled some on-trend ideas and suggestions to help make your day unique, special to you, and memorable for all your guests!

  • The Importance of Good Neighbours in Sussex

    We look at an important community service in Sussex which helps people who are feeling isolated or lonely

  • How Will Your Care Fees Be Paid? Getting You the Right Support

    Looking for a care package that’s right for you? Make sure you’ve considered all of your options – there’s plenty of support out there, writes Jane Finnerty the joint chairman of SOLLA

  • The Families Left Behind: Missing People in Sussex

    In this special feature, we look at the emotional challenges facing investigating police officers and the families of missing people in Sussex

  • Social Wellbeing: Developing and Strengthening our Friendships

    Our advice on social wellbeing at a time when friendships and family are more important than ever

  • Competition: Nominate a friend to win a massage treatment with Profiles

    Do you have a friend or family member who deserves a treat? Someone who went the extra mile to help others during these strange times? You can nominate them to win this special prize!

  • Falling for Autumnal Hues and Style

    We give our top tips on the colours to wear for the season ahead

  • Splashdown From Lockdown: The Drinking Culture in Sussex

    Our assistant editor Jamie looks back at the changes and challenges over recent months for those who like an occasional tipple

  • Lockdown Diaries in Sussex

    With COVID-19 likely to become one of the biggest events of the 21st century, we talked to local archivists who’ve been documenting what’s happening in our county, so it can be remembered for generations to come

  • Dame Vera Lynn: A 20th Century Icon

    We spoke to Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter, Virginia Lewis-Jones, about her remarkable mother who gave so much to the people of this country

  • Six Facts You Might Not Know About Holly Willoughby

    Whether they’re born or bred, or put down roots in our beloved county, Sussex is full of famous celebrities who’ve either made their start or got involved in our community - each week we take a look at one of these fascinating figures…