70 IS JUST THE BEGINNING

When turning 70 reminds you that there's still a lot of living to be done

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Today's Social Saturday guest is the lovely Donna from dbmcnicol.com . She's another one of the wonderful women I've connected with through the AtoZ Challenge. Meeting fabulous Midlife bloggers has been such a great byproduct of the AtoZ - and Donna is not just a blogger, she's also an author of some reknown - you can check out her novels when you click on her blog link.

In between riding motorbikes, living the RV life, doting on her Golden Doodles, and generally being amazing, today Donna is talking about what getting older means to her - she has such a great attitude and I think we can all learn from her example.

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 September, Spring should be on its way 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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #40

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 40! 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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #39

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 39! 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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #35

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 35! 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.

BEING A GRANDMOTHER IS THE BEST KEPT SECRET

Why didn't anybody tell me how wonderful being a grandmother would be?

THE BEST KEPT SECRET

Nobody tells you how wonderful being a grandmother is. I don't remember anyone saying to me "it's amazing being a Grandma/Nana!" I had no idea grandchildren brought so much joy into this stage of life.....until I had my own.

HAPPY AND CONTENT WITHOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

Discovering how reducing your Social Media can free up space in your life

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My guest this week is Tomi from Think.Write.Inspire. When she saw that I was looking for Midlife bloggers to guest post for me on Social Saturdays, she very kindly offered to join the fun and suggested this post might be a good fit. I thought it was a great read and hope you enjoy meeting Tomi and reading about her encounter.

BUT YOU CANNOT GROW IF YOU ARE BITTER

Is bitterness holding you back from leading your best life?

"BUT YOU CANNOT GROW IF YOU ARE BITTER"

I saw this quote recently on Pinterest (have I mentioned how much I love quotes, and how much I love Pinterest?) It was such a short little quote, but it struck a chord with me because I see so many people who are stunted in their lives because they allowed a hurt to grow and colour their outlook on life.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #38

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 38! 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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #34

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 34! 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.

ARE YOU BECOMING MORE IN MIDLIFE?

Becoming more "Me" - finding who the real "Me" is and doing all I can to enable that woman to reach her potential.

I'M NO LONGER "LESS" AND I'M BECOMING "MORE"

Last month I wrote a post about not making myself small any more. What I've found with the whole Midlife post 50 journey is that it's time to become more "Me" - finding who the real "Me" is and doing all I can to enable that woman to reach her potential. Not always sitting in the background watching life happen, but embracing opportunities as they come my way and doing my best to live my best life possible.

MIDLIFE SCATTERBRAIN

Today's guest is Min from Write in the Middle and she's discussing brain fog in Midlife.

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Today's lovely guest for my Social Saturday series is Min from Write of the Middle. Min is another Aussie blogger who happens to live on the opposite coast of Australia to me - it seems most Aussie bloggers are East Coasters - it must be something in the tropical air over there that leads to the proliferation of Midlifers who blog. One day I'm going to buy a plane ticket and head on over to meet them all.

In the meantime, Min is here today sharing about something I'm sure we can all relate to.

RENEWAL AND REFOCUSING IN MIDLIFE

Rather than Midlife being a time of panic and behaving reactively, it can be a time of renewal and refocusing on what is now important

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Last Thursday I shared a post from my lovely husband Ross where he asked "Are You Having A Midlife Crisis?" At the end of the post he said he'd be back with some healthy ways to handle this season of life - especially if you feel that there are questions and issues that Midlife has triggered.

So today he's looking at strategies we can use to deal with any crisis we may be facing.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #37

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 37! This is a party that's about generously supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #33

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 33! 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.

WHEN YOU CRUSH YOUR HUSBAND'S INNER 20 YEAR OLD

MIdlife is a time of coming to terms with the fact we aren't 20 any more

MIDLIFE MISCONCEPTIONS

Have you noticed that although we're in the second half of life, quite often we still feel like we're 20? When I look in the mirror I don't see a middle aged woman, I see a morph of that woman blurred in with the 20 year old I used to be. Maybe that's why I'm always taken aback when I see photos of myself and I look a lot older than I expected!

THE JOYS OF ROAD TRIPPING

Jo shares some of the secrets to a successful road trip - it's all in the planning

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Today I have the lovely Jo Tracey from Rambles of a Hungry Writer, as my Social Saturday guest. Jo is a fellow Aussie (although she lives on the East coast and I'm way over in the West). She is the author of several novels, is a bit of an astrology expert, and I'm surprised she found the time to write this post after spending several weeks swanning around France in an open top coupe and wining and dining in exotic locales. Then she headed off on a long drive down the Australian East Coast (the woman gets around!) Today she's sharing a few thoughts about her road tripping experiences.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #41

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 41! 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.

ARE YOU HAVING A MIDLIFE CRISIS?

A Midlife Crisis is sparked by, “an emotional reaction to the realisation that life has time limits.

INTRO

My lovely husband Ross wrote a guest post for my Social Saturday series in July titled Silence, Solitude, Simplicity and Surrender. His thoughts were appreciated by those who read the post and I saw a couple of other short articles he'd written and posted to Facebook and thought I'd share one today and the other next Thursday. They relate to Midlife and the concept of a "Midlife Crisis" - something I don't feel like I've had, but it's definitely an issue for a lot of us in the 50+ age range. 

So, here's Ross's thoughts on having a Midlife Crisis.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #36

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 36! 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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #32

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

WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 32! 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.

I WAS A VICTIM OF THE DREADED MAN FLU!

The dreaded man flu can strike at the most unexpected moment

GETTING SICK

I am rarely sick - maybe once a year at the very most, and this might be a good thing because I'm not a great patient - I hate being unwell and I want to be back on my feet and getting on with life rather than swanning around on my sick bed with a cold compress clutched to my fevered brow.

ZIP-LINING IS IN MY GENES

Trisha Faye is guest posting about her family setting the bar high

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I met Trisha Faye through the April A to Z Challenge and she is also a regular contributor to our #MLSTL Link Party on Wednesdays. Every year I wonder why I let myself get caught up in the maelstrom of blogging daily for a month, then I meet lovely new bloggers like Trisha, and I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone.

 Trisha did her A to Z Challenge on her Embracing Life Tribe blog, but she does most of her blogging on her other site Trishafaye.wordpress.com and that's where I usually go to check out what she's been up to. Today she's writing about being inspired by those who are older and still active (her Mum makes similar comments to the one's I hear from mine!) So, on that note, here's Trisha...