Life at 50 plus, decluttering keeps me energised



This is what 50 looks like: Mother-of-three says acupuncture, CBD capsules and decluttering keep her youthful

  • Julieanne Steel, 50, from London, is single and runs a decluttering business
  • Mother-of-three has been having acupuncture sessions since her early 20s
  • She takes CBD capsules twice a day to manage symptoms of menopause 


PUBLISHED: 23:00, 26 January 2020 | UPDATED: 11:54, 4 March 2020



Every two weeks, I have acupuncture (£60, Sarah I’ve been using the same acupuncturist since my early 20s, when I had a horse riding accident which fractured my pelvis and spine. Acupuncture has been a stabilising force in my health ever since. Afterwards, I always feel energised and my skin looks clearer. Plus, I rarely get colds!


I’ve always had long hair — and people often tell me how shiny it is. But, I don’t use many products — or any heat, chemicals or dye. I wash it once a week with a natural shampoo and I don’t use a conditioner. If I do need an extra hydration boost, I use a spritz of Aussie Miracle Recharge Moisture Infuser Leave-in Conditioner (£4.99,


I’ve been using the original Pears Soap as a morning face wash (two for £1.20,, for ever. It’s made with natural oils and is not at all drying. If I have to take off make-up at night, I use Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion for Sensitive Skin (£2.26). I finish by using Superdrug Optimum Day Cream (£12.99).+1


I hit the menopause early, at 44 — and I suffered from bad anxiety, hot flushes, achy joints, loss of libido and low energy. However, I didn’t want to take HRT. So, I went to see a nutritionist ( and started taking CBD capsules by CannabiGold Smart (£26.90,, twice a day, to calm my mood — which has made a huge difference to my wellbeing.


In 2008, I moved out of London to live in a large rural farmhouse in Cornwall, but then following divorce I made the decision to relocate back to the big City. Living in a small flat I realised I was happier with less space and less stuff. This led me to set up a new decluttering business, which I love. I have a 15-minute tidying ritual, called the ‘Daily Steely’! which keeps my life in order and it’s never too late to make a change. Living more, owning less.

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