THE 4TH OF THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

Agreement Four - Always do your best and you avoid self- judgement and regret

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've been covering them one at a time. Here is the 1st Agreement, and the 2nd Agreement and the 3rd Agreement (if you missed them). Today it's the Fourth (and final) Agreement and what Midlife has taught me in regard to it.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #31

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

WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 31! 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 August, Winter should be on its way out soon down here in Australia - so, in the meantime, 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.

50 SHADES OF FAYE

My mum Faye is guest posting on the blog today - find out why it's titled "50 Shades of Faye"!

INTRO

My surprise guest poster this week is my Mum, Faye. She is a larger than life version of me - she's more social, more generous, more colourful, and wayyyyy sexier than I could imagine being when I'm in my 70's. She has a wide circle of friends, belongs to several chapters of the Red Hat Society, has travelled the world, and is currently enjoying having a Friend with Benefits who is much younger than her. 

I recommended she keep her post to a PG rating - I didn't think we wanted too much detail in regard to her regular coffee dates with her FWB that we refer to as "tea and crumpet" because it does my head in thinking about it (she shares wayyyy too much!) If you need any more details in regard to her life feel free to ask her in the comments! So let me introduce you to Faye....

FIFTY SHADES OF FAYE

Hi, I'm Leanne's Mum, Faye - she has asked me to write a guest blog post for her and suggested the above title. So here goes....

THE 3RD OF THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

Agreement 4 - Don't make assumptions. Ask questions and communicate

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. Here is the 1st Agreement, and here is the 2nd Agreement (if you missed them) and today it's the Third Agreement and what Midlife has taught me in regard to it.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #30

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

WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 30! 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.

5 FANTASTIC QUOTES ON NOT BEING PERFECT

So today I'm sharing 5 fantastic quotes on celebrating imperfection. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do

DITCHING PERFECTIONISM

Last Monday I wrote about escaping the Perfectionism Trap and I included a couple of quotes in my post. As I was cruising around the internet I was noticed there were several other quotes that really resonated with me in regard to ditching our need to be perfect.

So today I'm sharing 5 fantastic quotes on celebrating our imperfection. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do - and feel free to pin any that speak to you.

HOW TO RESTOCK IF YOU'VE OVERFISHED YOUR POND

When we are feeling listless and dissatisfied, it’s a sure sign that our ponds need to be restocked.

INTRO:

Today I have Karen from Profound Journey guest posting for Social Saturday. I met Karen through the AtoZ Challenge in April (it was the best Challenge so far for connecting with other fantastic Midlife bloggers!) Somewhere along the way, we just clicked - I think because Karen takes the time to write a thoughtful comment and to reply to those on her blog in a considered way too.

Karen is a deep thinker (hence her "Profound Journey") and today she shares how to re-fill your well when the levels feel low.

THE 2ND OF THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

The 2nd Agreement - Don't Take Anything Personally Nothing others do is because of you.

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. Last week it was the 1st Agreement and today it's the Second Agreement and what Midlife has taught me in regard to it.

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 clich√© 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.