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MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #29

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers

WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 29! This is a party that's about generously supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group who care about each other and are interested in connecting and supporting each other. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains things in more detail.

ESCAPING THE PERFECTIONISM TRAP

Are you a recovering perfectionist like me? Or are you still in the trap of trying to keep all the balls in the air?

THE PERFECTION TRAP

Recently I wrote about Midlife being a process of re-creating from the unraveling. It's such an important concept for me, and I hope it struck a chord with other Midlifers. We aren't falling apart, we are growing and blooming and becoming more authentic every day. But one of the biggest issues I've had to deal with in the process of finding my true self was the whole Perfectionism trap.

CONTENTMENT IS AN INSIDE JOB

As the cliché goes, “happiness is an inside job” and contentment is entirely up to you.

INTRO

Today's guest post is from Suzanne who blogs at Picture Retirement. Suzanne offered to pop over and share a post as part of my Social Saturday guest series. It's lovely to have someone who has a similar approach to life as me, and who also has retirement down to a fine art - after launching into it a little bit earlier than I've been able to (note there's a small amount of envy from me here!)

THE 1ST OF THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz - The 1st Agreement

INTRO

Don Miguel Ruiz wrote a best selling book called The Four Agreements - I really appreciated his insights and thought how well they could be applied to Midlife. So throughout August I'll be covering them one at a time. Today it's the First Agreement and what Midlife has taught me in regard to it.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #28

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers

WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 28! This is a party that's about generously supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group who care about each other and are interested in connecting and supporting each other. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains things in more detail.

STOP APOLOGIZING AND BEING SMALL

Midlife is the time to stop apologizing for who you are - stop living small and start living large!

THE ONGOING APOLOGY

I don't know about anyone else, but I spent the first 50 years of my life apologizing for who I was and trying to fit into a box that I thought was what was expected of me. I tended to shrink myself down to try to be small and acceptable - I wasn't game to show my true colours because they were too bright and too discordant and might cause offence.

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF COOKING

There is an art and a science to cooking - and ways to make it easy to cook well in Midlife

INTRO

Today's Social Saturday guest is Janet from Janet Mary Cobb. I met Janet through the April A to Z Challenge - it's the thing I love about doing the challenge each year - there's always someone new to discover. Janet has a really interesting life story that you can catch up on by reading about it on her guest post on Unfold and Begin - well worth a read after you leave here - it's not every day that you meet someone who used to be a nun and then reinvented herself several more times - and is still growing and evolving - she's such an inspiration to those who know her.

Today Janet is writing about another aspect of her life - cooking (is there anything this lady cannot do?)

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS IN MIDLIFE

Applying Don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements to Midlife

INTRO

I've had a little bit of a fascination with The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and I thought it would be interesting to apply them to Midlife. So over the following four Thursdays of August I plan to break the Agreements down and have a good look at them. Don Miguel might not be overly impressed with my interpretation, but I'm sure I'm not the first, and I won't be the last, to apply them to my stage of life.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #27

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers

WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 27! This is a party that's about generously supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group who care about each other and are interested in connecting and supporting each other. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains things in more detail.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

It's time to have a coffee and a chat - I'll tell you all about what's been happening in my world this month

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

It's time to celebrate the end of July, and we're firmly in the throes of Winter down here in Australia - so why not share another virtual cup of coffee with me while I update you on what's been going on in my life lately. I love a good 'Taking Stock' blog post, so I hope you'll humour me and sit a while as I share my news.