Friday, 21 October 2016

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Favourite Photos

Five Things Friday - 5 of my favourite photographs

For Five Things Friday this week, I wanted to share five of my favourite photographs - I have so many, but these were the ones that sprang to mind when I started looking through my folders on my computer. I have no idea how people will be able to choose only five in the years to come when they will have thousands saved (instead of the measly few I have to choose from - thanks to the Kodak days.)

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wind-Back Wednesday ~ Holding On and Letting Go

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go”  Rumi


One of the hardest lessons I've been learning through this stage of my life is when to hold on, and when to let go. As life moves on and the journey continues, the "rules" change. What seemed to need all my time and attention has passed and I'm at a new and different phase of life where I have needed to renegotiate my priorities. This can look a little bit like a midlife crisis, or we can turn it around and look at it as a new adventure. Brene Brown calls it an "unraveling" as you let go of expectations and embrace the life you're living.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Midlife Monday ~ You are Not

There are so many things we "are" - why worry about the things we are "not"?

Sometimes in midlife we get caught up in the physical, the fading, the not so lovely. We think about what we've lost, rather that what we've gained. It got me thinking about all the blessings we should be acknowledging and how they should be what define us. So, on that note I wrote a little something about what we're not, and what we are.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Favourite Songs

Five Things Friday ~ 5 of my Favourite Songs

There are songs that have stuck in my head for years (and years, and years!) So many I had trouble choosing just five - but these are the ones that evoke memories when I hear them - and I've included a little memory with each one. I'd love to  know what your go-to songs are in the comments.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Wind-back Wednesday ~ Activate Your Core!

Wind-back Wednesday - Activate Your Core! I would if I could find it!


As I was taking my morning walk the other day, I could hear a little voice in my head saying "walking isn't enough - you should be activating your core while you're doing it". I looked down at my little squidgy pooch that was quietly minding its own business - carefully concealed in my tracksuit pants, and immediately thought "what core?" Somewhere along the way my core seems to have been lost and shows no imminent signs or reappearing.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Midlife Monday ~ The Power of Positivity

Midlife Monday ~ there is no question that there is power in being positive


I've always been a realist - all those touchy-feely New Age affirmations have never really been my "thing" ......until recently. My husband is a family counselor and he is a big advocate of the power of positive thinking. The more we wire our brain with positive thoughts, the more we change our view of the world. It's not magic, or a miracle, it's a gradual readjustment to the way we approach  life. And as I've given time and attention to thinking about all the good in my life and being grateful, I can see what a change it has made. 

Friday, 7 October 2016

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Words that Touch My Soul

5 Words that touch my Soul ~ Enough; Home; Warmth; Happiness; Together

5 Things Friday

Each Friday I want to choose five things to write about - this week it's 5 Words That Touch My Soul. These are words that resonate with me - that make me feel good when they're spoken, and by the memories and emotions associated with them. I'm sure everyone would have different words that are special to them, but these were my top five.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Wind-back Wednesday ~ the Highs and Lows of Facebook

maybe facebook seems slow because I've blocked so many people!

The Joys of Facebook

I am a big fan of Facebook. I love catching up on people's news and re-connecting with old friends from school, or youth group, or work. I now have friends from all over the world who I connected with through blogging and then through Facebook. I think Facebook has a different feel to it for my generation. We use it to interact with each other and to share our highlights - travel pics, new jobs, children's weddings, Christmas get-togethers, new grandchildren etc.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Midlife Monday ~ Putting My Faith in the Daith

a report on how daith piercing is working for my chronic headaches

Headaches, Headaches Everywhere

I have suffered from chronic headaches for a far back as I can remember. I'm not sure when they started but I know that I have been keeping the various headache remedy companies in business for at least a few decades now. I don't think I have full blown migraines, mine are more of the tension headache variety, but they have been relentless and I had reached the point of being willing to try something a little out of left field.

Friday, 30 September 2016

MIDLIFE ROCKS! ~ the Second Half of Life

MIDLIFE ROCKS! ~ The second half of life is even better than you expected


If that message hasn't sunk in by now, let me repeat it - Midlife absolutely Rocks! I'm not sure why a lot of us thought it would be a dull and gray time of life where we slowly descended into old age and incontinence, but we were so wrong! Midlife is an amazing stage where we start seeing the fruits cultivated through the first half of our lives.