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Burning Question: Getting older

Each month we ask our columnists and celebrities a burning question. This month we asked them: ‘How do you feel about getting older?’ (our dossier offers advice on ageing fearlessly).

You can read what they said below, but we want to hear your answers, too. Hoe do you feel about getting older? Comment below or tell us via Twitter or our Facebook page.

Louise Chunn, Psychologies editor

Each month we ask our columnists and celebrities a burning question. This month we asked them: ‘How do you feel about getting older?’ (our dossier offers advice on ageing fearlessly).

You can read what they said below, but we want to hear your answers, too. Hoe do you feel about getting older? Comment below or tell us via Twitter or our Facebook page.

Louise Chunn, Psychologies editor

‘In all honesty, OK. I could moan on about a few things – dodgy memory, dry skin – but I’m pretty happy with myself right now.’

Sofie Grabol, actress and Psychologies cover star

‘I don’t love it but it gives me freedom’

David Baddiel, Psychologies columnist

‘I think it’s essentially all bad, except that you no longer have to pretend to like nightclubs’

Sebastian Koch, actor

‘The mind stays young and feels the same as ever. The body does not behave so well...’

Sarah Churchwell, Psychologies culture columnist

‘I try to age gracefully, tell myself I feel older and wiser but most days I just fall back on denial.’

Belinda Carlisle, singer

‘My voice needs more care and rest as I get older. Touring is fun but can be stressful, so I try to be more reasonable with the pace and not burn out. I’m now a diligent student of lyengar yoga and it has changed my perspective on everything in life. My world is so much bigger now.’

Sally Brampton, Psychologies columnist

‘ I went through a period of mourning when I hit the menopause. Now I just accept I look OK for 56 – but ask me again in 10 years’ time’