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5 FANTASTIC ROBERT BRAULT QUOTES

5 Fantastic Quotes from Robert Brault that apply so well to my life - and I'm sure your life too

MAKING A DISCOVERY

I saw a great quote the other day and the author of it was Robert Brault - who I had never heard of before. When I Googled him (as any Midlifer would!) I realized that he had actually authored some other quotes that had spoken to me at different times over the last few years.

So, I thought I'd share my Top 5 Robert Brault Quote picks and included a Pinnable image and a little explanation for each one. I'd love you to Pin any you like and to tell me which was your favourite in the comments at the end.

5 TOUGH QUESTIONS I'VE NEVER ASKED MYSELF

Going into 2018 I thought I'd ask myself a few tough questions

MY TOP FIVE QUESTIONS

My husband posted a Facebook link to an interesting article the other day. It was "50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should" by Marla Tabaka. Fifty questions are way too many for me to get my head around, and a lot of them didn't really apply to me, but at least half of them were worth giving more than a passing thought to.

As anyone who reads my blog knows, I'm a big fan of the Magic Number 5 so I picked my top five questions from her list. Four of them ask for three things and one sums it all up. That was about as far as my Midlife brain could stretch after a few weeks of being in holiday mode! So, on that note here we go with my Top 5 Tough Questions I've Never Asked Myself....

DISCOVERING THE FINE ART OF DETACHMENT

I'm learning to re-define the word detachment - focusing on self-care and boundaries

RE-DEFINING DETACHMENT 

I grew up thinking that being detached was isolating and showed you didn't care about other people and their problems. I'm not sure where I got that idea from, but it was firmly entrenched in my understanding of how relationships worked.

I thought it was rude to be detached and that it meant you didn't have compassion for others. But now I've learned that detachment can be a good thing, a healthy choice, and often the means of preserving my sanity when it comes to interacting with difficult people.

MY TOP 5 "RISE" QUOTES

5 great quotes about the my word for 2018 -  RISE

FIVE GREAT QUOTES ON RISING

Seeing my word for 2018 is RISE and seeing I am a huge lover of quotes, I thought I'd combine the two and put together five quotes that reflect how the word RISE applies to the year ahead for me. I hope you enjoy them and feel free to Pin any that appeal to you.

MY WORD FOR 2018 - RISE!

My Word for 2018 is RISE - like a phoenix rising from 2017's ashes

PREVIOUS YEARS

Each year since I started blogging I've chosen a Word for the year. In 2015 it was RELEASE to recognize the need to let go of some of the things I was holding on to too tightly. In 2016 it was EMBRACE to celebrate all the new things I had room for after letting go of the stuff that was holding me back. In 2017 it was ENOUGH - the fact that I am enough, I have enough, and being happy with life.

This year I pondered for several weeks in the lead up on what word to choose because I had a sense of needing to move on from some of the not-so-fabulous parts of 2017.

GOODBYE TO 2017

Saying Goodbye to 2017 - it was the best of times, it was the worst of times

GOODBYE TO 2017

Happy New Year to everyone and I can't believe 2018 is here already. I'm not sure what happened to 2017 - one minute it was March and the next, we were celebrating Christmas! I thought it was because I was getting old that time was flying, but even younger people commented on how quickly the year had zoomed by.

CHRISTMAS WISHES

Wishing you a blessed and happy Christmas and a big thank you for following my blog

THANKS SO MUCH!

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to everyone who reads my little blog, and especially to those who have helped me with guest posts, left me comments, liked my Facebook posts, or pinned my Pins. I am so blessed to be part of a wonderful and supportive network of Midlife women (and a few blokes too!)

MY AUSSIE CHRISTMAS

Six of the best things about Christmas for my family in Australia

MY FAMILY CHRISTMAS

Today I'm making a list (and checking it twice!) of what I love about our family Christmases in Australia. I've chosen my top six favourites that always remind me it's Christmas time - and (funnily enough) none of them have anything to do with giving or getting "stuff" - it's more to do with all the little things that make me feel Christmas-y.

A 2017 RETROSPECTIVE

In January 2017 I posted this wish for the year ahead - here's how it panned out.

THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR

At the beginning of January I posted this wish for the year ahead. I thought it was a really positive way to approach the year with little snippets of do-able actions. To finish off the year I thought I'd have a look at whether I'd achieved what I aspired to for myself for 2017.

WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME

What Christmas means to me - it's really all about family isn't it?

HOW IT STARTED

My blogging friend Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond asked me to write a couple of paragraphs to be included with some other bloggers in a post on What Christmas Means to Me. I started to put some thoughts together and found it really hard to condense down to a short, pithy paragraph or two. I sent off my abridged version to her but thought I'd really like to write a post of my own with the same title and so this is it.
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