Hey there! My name is Elizabeth and I’m a journalist, editor, campaigner and writer. I’m a proud Geordie from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but I left the city in 1996 and since then have lived and worked in Edinburgh, Madrid and London and also had an incredible sabbatical in Toronto.

I wish my midlife had been so great! While I’ve grown in confidence and learn so many valuable skills, nothing prepared me for the first signs of menopause and the massive impact it would have. Midlife suddenly wasn’t so fantastic. This spurred me on to write 50Sense.net – a guide to help women through this time of life. It’s not all menopause; you’ll find fashion, beauty, real-life stories and more, all focussed on women like you.

To make sure I’m giving the very best information, I’m an affiliate member of the British Menopause Society and an associate member of the International Menopause Society, with IMPART Level I training.

When I’m not writing or campaigning for menopause awareness, I’m reading or listening to podcasts, especially when I’m at the gym. I also read (a lot), nag Mr 50Sense (not enough) and spend time just wandering the streets of Canterbury amazed at their beauty (quite a bit).

Professionally, I’ve worked at some of the UK’s top publications, including the Sunday Herald, TheWeek.co.uk, the Edinburgh Evening News and The Scotsman, where I was appointed its first female night editor. I was also a monthly columnist and feature writer for Spain magazine and have written for such diverse outlets as Good Housekeeping, The Guardian, The Week Junior and others in both the UK and Spain.

To find out how I became a journalist and why I love it, click here. You can also hear me on The Media Podcast with Olly Mann and The Week Unwrapped.

I’ve finally found my work-life balance by splitting working at Hello! magazine with freelancing and blogging. You can find examples of my work in: “Journalism.”

I love sharing stories of women and products that make life better. If you’d like to work with me, then click here. But be warned, I still ask when we’re off-stone and miss my proportional wheel so much. You can take the hot metal away, but it’ll always be in my heart…

Hope you enjoy the blog! Nice to have you along.

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