LIVING A LIFE OF JOY

Do you want more joy in your life? Then swap out expectations for appreciation, take the time to look for moments of goodness every day. #midlife #joy #expectations

FINDING JOY IN OUR LIVES

Do you live a life full of joy or are you just scraping by and finding a few scraps of joy here and there in the daily hustle and bustle of life? I used to think that joy was the Golden Snitch of life - occasionally you managed to catch it, but most of the time it was snatched from your grasp by life's ups and downs.

If you're wondering where your joy is, or where it went to, or how to get it back, maybe some of my experiences will ring a bell for you and start you back on the path to joyful living.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #67

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WELCOME AND PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE LINKING

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 67! 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.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A MIDLIFE METAMORPHOSIS?

How to cope when life throws you a curveball in your 50's. It's an opportunity for a Midlife Metamorphosis. Are you ready to embrace your transformation? #midlife #transformation

WHERE TO FROM HERE?

Whenever life throws us a curveball, we're left with the mighty question - Where to from here? I think we've all asked it at various times of our lives. I know that I'm in the middle of asking myself what I'm planning to do with the days, months, years ahead now that I'm not working anymore. Paid employment has been part of my adult life for the last 40 years - so what do I do now that it's not who I am any more?

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #12

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen on the itnernet come together in one place #Saturday #snippets #midlife

INTRO

Here's the latest little snippets from all over the place that caught my eye and I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

WHEN YOU'RE IN A SEASON OF WAITING

What do you do when you're between things? When you've moved on but haven't arrived yet? You are in a season of waiting and growing. Don't settle - just wait. #midlife #change #waiting

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU'RE TREADING WATER?

It's been 9 weeks of "gainful UN-employment" for me now - that's 9 weeks since I left the work drama behind after giving my 2 weeks' notice and walking out the door for the final time. In some ways it seems longer than a couple of months, but at the same time, it's the longest I've ever been "between jobs" - previously I've gone straight from one job to the next without a break.

INVESTING IN WHAT'S IMPORTANT

Invest your time in what's important to you - stop wasting yourself on irrelevant trivialities. #midlife #investyourself

IMPORTANT OR IRRELEVANT? YOU DECIDE

We're onto "I" in the "List of More" and today it's about figuring out what's important and focusing our time and energy on those things, rather than getting caught up in the little stuff that keeps us busy, but achieves very little. The trick is to figure out what has meaning and purpose in your life and turn your attention to that, while letting the more trivial stuff take a back seat.

WHAT IF YOU WANT TO STOP WORKING IN YOUR 50's?

Yes, you can stop working in your 50's. You need to choose what's right for you and stop seeking validation from others. Choose wisely and be confident in your ultimate choice. #earlyretirement #midlife

WHEN CAN I LEGITIMATELY STOP WORK?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I've been thrashing the question "when is it okay to stop work" around in my head a lot over the last couple of months. As most of you would know, I resigned from that not-so-perfect Perfect Job at the beginning of March. I needed to get out before I drowned in the drama and chaos that was the daily norm, but in the process I've been tossed into a bit of a quandry of my own making. That quandry is whether to stop work permanently now I'm 57.

5 QUOTES FOR FACING TOUGH TIMES

Are you facing a tough time? Is life throwing a curveball? Here are five quotes from Mandy Hale about rising up from defeat, growing from it, and realizing you are Enough. #enough #riseup #quotes

WHEN LIFE SEEMS TO BE DIFFICULT

Have you been going through a bit of an upheaval in life lately? I certainly have and I always find that there is wisdom out there just waiting to be tapped into if you know where to look.

Recently I found some fantastic advice from Mandy Hale's book You are Enough, Heatbreak, Healing and Becoming Whole and I wanted to share some quotes that I found particularly helpful.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee these are a few of the things I'd share from my life that happened in April. #midlife #ifwewerehavingcoffee

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee these are a few things I'd be sharing from Easter and the rest of the lovely month of April. I always enjoy a good 'Taking Stock' blog post, so I hope you'll humour me and sit a while as I share my news. There's nothing like a virtual cuppa and a chat, and I have lots to share from the last few weeks - including an Easter family visit.

CHOOSING TO BE HAPPY AND HOPEFUL

Choose to be happy despite your circumstances and here's why it works. Happiness is always a choice. Don't let you circumstances or the moods of the people around you, steal your joy. #happiness #choice

HAPPINESS IS ALWAYS OUR CHOICE

We're onto "H" in the "List of More" and today it's about choosing to be happy, not waiting for happiness to magically descend upon us. For far too long I based my happiness on the people around me (if they were happy then I was happy), and on my situation (if things were good then I was happy). It never occured to me that the power of happiness was in my own hands.

ASKING THE BIG QUESTION - WHERE TO FROM HERE?

It's time to deal with some of  the big questions. Where to from here? What's next? Who am I? Who do I want to be?

MY LIFE HAS CHANGED AND QUESTIONS ARISE

Work has been a huge part of my adult life - I've been in the workforce for 40+ years, only stopping to have our children before heading back to the grindstone. Now that I've left my job, the big questions arise - Where to from here? What do I do next? How do I define myself without a job title? Who am I and who do I want to become? I don't think I'm alone in asking these questions because I've heard variations of them from other Midlife women. So the question I'm asking today centres around "Where to from here?"

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #11

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen on the itnernet come together in one place #Saturday #snippets #midlife

INTRO

Happy Easter everyone - I hope you're enjoying the holiday, eating Easter eggs, or whatever else you do to celebrate this lovely time of the year. Here's the latest little snippets from all over the place that caught my eye and I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #66

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WELCOME AND PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE LINKING

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 66! 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.

WHAT CAUSES STRESS IN MIDLIFE?

What causes stress in Midlife? Maybe it's trying to do or be something that is in conflict with our true self? #stress #midlife

WHEN STRESS IS YOUR NEW NORMAL

I do a LOT of pinning - in fact, I think I might actually be a bit of a Pinaholic. What I notice when I'm pinning quotes is that I have a run on a particular theme and that theme will always reflect what's going on in my life. For the last few months my Pinterest board called Quotes ~ Stress has received a lot of pins about stress, what it does to us, who causes it, and how to cope with it. So I thought I should write about Midlife Stress today because it's so much on my mind.

SHOWING MORE GRACE AND GRATITUDE

Acting graciously allows us to let go of judgement and expectation and that in turn allows room for gratitude for all that we have in our lives. #grace #gratitude

DISCOVERING GRACE AND EXPRESSING GRATITUDE

We're onto "G" in the "List of More" and today I want to talk about giving Grace to others and to ourselves. Offering Grace allows kindness and forgiveness into our lives and that leads to my other "G" for today - Gratitude. Acting graciously helps us to let go of judgement and expectation and that in turn gives more room for gratitude for all that we have in our lives. So let's look at how to be more gracious today.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #65

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 65! 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.

GETTING FIT AT THE SENIOR CITS

When it comes to getting fit, if you're over 50 take a look at your local Senior Citizens Centre - they offer much more than you realize.

TODAY I'M AT ST60 TALKING ABOUT BEING ACTIVE

Sue (the Queen of Fitness) asked me if I'd write a guest post on being Active in April - which is a big ask because, really we all know that I’m a bit of a lay-about. There’s nothing I enjoy more than a sleep-in, time on my laptop, reading a good book, colouring, jigsaws, and coffee with friends. If you look carefully at that list, all of them involve sitting on my bottom and very little movement (other than lifting my coffee cup or turning a page).

When I turned 50 I realized that my Midlife metabolism was doing a nose dive and I was going to have to lift my game fitness wise before I ended up twice the size I wanted to be. So firstly I started walking, but then I discovered a secret exercise haven....

6 THINGS TO QUIT RIGHT NOW FOR A BETTER LIFE

If you'd like to start making some positive changes here are 6 that would be a great place for you to start. #quit #change #midlife #succeed

WHAT WE NEED TO QUIT THIS YEAR

Have you noticed that there are things we all do that hold us back and stop us living our best lives? I see the same negative actions creeping into our lives over and over again. I read about women who are struggling with the same issues that I've struggled with and today I'm writing about 6 things that I've been working at quitting this year. I've actually been working on some of them for a while now, but I'm drilling down on these six this year and into the future.

If you'd like to start making some positive changes in the year ahead, perhaps the 6 I'm talking about today would be a great place for you to start too. So without further introduction, here are 6 things I'm quitting right now.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #10

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen this week come together in one place

INTRO

Here's the latest little snippets from all over the place that caught my eye and I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #64

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 64! 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 #ifwewerehavingcoffee #midlife

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee these are a few things I'd be sharing from the lovely month of March. I always enjoy a good 'Taking Stock' blog post, so I hope you'll humour me and sit a while as I share my news. There's nothing like a virtual cuppa and a chat, so let's kick off April by having a look back at what went on in my world during March.

5 REASONS WHY HOLIDAYING IN A VILLA IS PERFECT IN MIDLIFE

When you want something a little more luxurious for your holiday dollar, a villa may be the perfect choice. #midlife #holiday #villa

INTRO

I was approached recently by a company who is keen to promote the idea that you don't have to stay in a hotel room to have the perfect getaway. Today's post offers five great reasons why it would be so much better to choose a villa experience - more room to breathe, privacy, peace, and serenity. It all sounds perfect to me.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #63

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 63! 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 INDISPUTABLE SIGNS THAT IT'S TIME TO WALK AWAY

I'm sharing 5 signs that are indicators (red flashing lights) that it's time to leave that "perfect" job and run for the hills. #midlife #women #letgo

WHEN IT'S TIME TO WALK AWAY

If you're a grown-up you've been around long enough to know that you don't give up at the first hurdle. You persevere and push through, you adjust, you compromise, you suck it up, you make the efforts required to come to a good resolution. 

If you've done all those things and you're still in a situation that is draining the life blood out of you then the time has come to walk away - head held high and with a determination to forge ahead towards something new and better.

I want to share 5 signs that are indicators (red flashing lights) that it's time to leave that job, friendship, relationship, or whatever you might be facing, and start afresh. Each of these signs indicate that something is seriously wrong. If you're experiencing several of them then you know it's time to make some changes.

IT'S TIME TO BE MORE FEARLESS AND FABULOUS

It's time to stop worrying about everything and overthinking it all - it's time to be fearless and fabulous! #midlife #fabulous

FEARLESS AND FABULOUS - WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?

We're onto "F" in the "List of More" and I'm looking at ways we can conquer our fears and start living the out the Fabulous Fifties! Being fabulous begins by getting a handle on our fears - if we let fear dictate our lives then we become shadows of ourselves and never really reach our full potential.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #62

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 62! 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.

3 EXPECTATIONS TO FREE YOURSELF FROM

There are three underlying expectations we need to release ourselves from to live a positive life #midlife #women #letgo

LETTING GO OF EXPECTATIONS

I read an interesting article a while ago on letting go of expectations. Three that were referred to really caught my eye and I felt that there was more that could be expanded upon for women in Midlife. The three expectations that I feel women in their 50's and onwards need to release immediately are: 1) Things will always go your way, 2) Things will never go your way, and 3) Eventually, you will arrive. 

I've been guilty of all three of these and thought I'd have a deeper look into them and why they take hold of us. If you battle with any of them, perhaps there's a few tips you can take away with you for further consideration.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #9

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen this week come together in one place #midlife #women #quote

INTRO

Here's the latest little snippets from all over the place that caught my eye and I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #61

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 61! 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.

7 FABULOUS QUOTES ABOUT BECOMING MORE ALIVE

In honour of my Word for the Year MORE, I've chosen 7 fabulous quotes about becoming more of who you are and of choosing to live the best life possible. #midlife #women #quote

ARE YOU WANTING SOME INSPIRATION?

In honour of my Word for the Year MORE, I've chosen 7 fabulous quotes about becoming more of who you are and of choosing to live the best life possible. Each one of these quotes inspired me in some way, so I thought I'd share them today.

HOW TO FIND JOY THROUGH ENGAGING WITH OTHERS

Increasing enjoyment in life can be as easy as engaging and connecting with others - at our own pace in our own time. #midlife #women #connection

ARE YOU ENGAGING WITH OTHER PEOPLE?

Becoming More in Midlife and finding joy every day begins with engaging with other people and actively participating in life. It's so easy to sit back and let life pass us by, to tell ourselves that we don't have anything worthwhile to offer, or that we can't be bothered interacting with other people. 

If you're anything like me, you might even feel like you're becoming more introverted as you get older and wonder what happened to the outgoing person you used to be. I think it's important to realize that we don't have to be raging extraverts to be able to enjoy engagement - it's about finding the right amount that energizes us without overloading our systems.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #60

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 60! 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 #ifwewerehavingcoffee #midlife

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

It's time to celebrate the end of February, I'm running a little bit late with this post, but there's lots of news to share- so, why not have a fabulous 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.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #8

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen this week come together in one place

INTRO

Here's the latest little snippets from all over the place that caught my eye and I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #59

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 59! 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.

8 ATTRIBUTES OF A MIDLIFE MILLENNIAL (PART 2)

Midlifers are becoming the new Millennials - here's 8 attributes we have in common with them

LATE IN LIFE MILLENNIALS

Last week I started a post on why Midlifers are late in life Millennials. We have so much in common with the traits of the Millennial generation - and often we manifest them from a deeper life experience. These attributes aren't something we've been handed on a plate, they've been hard won through living life in all its highs and lows.

WE ALL NEED MORE DOWN TIME

We're onto "D" in the "List of More" and it's all about giving ourselves some down time - not always having to be doing something, not always having a plan in place, not always marching to the beat of a drum - just learning to chill out a little.

IT'S TIME TO SLOW DOWN A LITTLE

We're onto "D" in the "List of More" and it's all about giving ourselves some down time - not always having to be doing something, not always having a plan in place, not always marching to the beat of a drum - just learning to chill out a little.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #58

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 58! 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.

8 ATTRIBUTES OF A MIDLIFE MILLENNIAL (PART 1)

Midlifers are becoming the new Millennials - here's 8 attributes we have in common with them

FROM PERENNIAL TO MILLENNIAL

A while back I wrote a post about how Midlife is all about being a Perennial. The term originated from a US internet entrepreneur Gina Pell, since then, I've wondered if maybe we're actually just late in life Millennials? Have you ever stopped to think about the characteristics we Midlifers are manifesting? They definitely have a Millennial flavour to them and today I'm planning on delving a little bit deeper into our similarities.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #7

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen this week come together in one place

INTRO

Here's the latest little snippets from all over the place that caught my eye and I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #57

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 57! 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.

6 FABULOUS DAYS IN AND AROUND BRISBANE

Visiting Brisbane and filling 6 days with some fabulous outings, food, and fun.

HOW I SPENT 6 WONDERFUL DAYS IN BRISBANE

For those who are followers of my blog's Facebook page (if you're not then I'd love you to pop over and hit the "Like" button to get my updates) you'd know that I've just returned from a fabulous week's visit to Brisbane in Queensland (Australia). We live in Western Australia and I'd never been over to the North East coast before, so we threw caution (and a bit of money) to the wind and booked some tickets and an air bnb and flew on over.

MORE CALM AND CONTENTMENT

We're onto "C" in the "List of More" and it's time to figure out ways to be calm and content. A couple of Saturdays ago we talked about learning to breathe more and relax, now we move onto what having a looser grip on life leads to.

IT'S TIME TO MAKE SPACE FOR CALMNESS AND CONTENTMENT

We're onto "C" in the "List of More" and it's time to figure out ways to be calm and content. A couple of Saturdays ago we talked about learning to breathe more and relax, now we move onto what having a looser grip on life leads to.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #56

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 56! 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.

3 THINGS TO RELEASE FOR A MORE VIBRANT LIFE

Nobody wants to be old and grumpy - here's a few things to release to make sure you live a vibrant life in your 50's and beyond. #midlife #vibrantlife

WHAT DO WE NEED TO STOP DOING TO LIVE VIBRANTLY?

When I chose "MORE" for my Word for 2019 I wanted to focus on becoming the best possible version of myself both now, and in the future as I age. It seems fairly pointless to be flourishing at 50 and then sliding down the slippery slope into becoming a boring old woman by the time I'm 70. So, here's a few pitfalls I've noticed older women falling victim too, and ways to avoid them.

If we want to live vibrantly, to be interesting and attractive to others, we need to stop behaving like we're old ladies and start being upbeat and positive in our approach to life. It's time to stop doing three things that have come to define senior citizens.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #6

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen this week come together in one place

INTRO

Here's the latest little snippets from all over the place that caught my eye and I thought were worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

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 January, Christmas is over for another year and life is getting back to normal after the holidays - so, why not share a lovely Summery 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.

TIME TO BREATHE MORE AND RELAX

The second letter in my A to Z of how I'm going to achieve "More" in my life this year.

WE NEED TO RELAX AND TAKE A BREATH

We're onto "B" for the second letter in the "List of More" and it's time to figure out ways to de-stress and exhale. Releasing your tight fist grip on life and the need to be in control of everything is the beginning of learning to breathe more and relax.


I'M BEING INTERVIEWED TODAY!

I'm being interviewed by Esme from Esme's Salon today - talking about blogging and more!

NEWS UPDATE

I'm over at Esme's Salon today being interviewed on all things to do with my blog and a few extra questions about my life.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #55

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WELCOME AND PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE LINKING

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 55! 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.

4 THINGS YOU DESERVE IN LIFE

There are four things in life that we all deserve - and none of them are selfish to ask for

KNOW WHAT YOU DESERVE AND DON'T SETTLE FOR LESS

I read a quote by Tony Gaskins the other day that said:

Know who you are.
Know what you want.
Know what you deserve.
Don't settle for less.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #5

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen this week come together in one place

INTRO

I love sharing little snippets, so I thought I'd do a weekly round up of the interesting little quotes and pictures and memes that have caught my eye lately. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #54

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

WELCOME AND PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE LINKING

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 54! 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 WAYS TO HANDLE A DIFFICULT PERSON

Some helpful advice on how to handle living or working with a difficult person, and how to survive the stress.

MY EXPERIENCE

I’ve mentioned several times over the last couple of years that I struggle sometimes with work drama and coping with a co-worker whose personal life overflows into our work environment. What I came to see over time was the detrimental impact it had on my own mental health and it’s taken a long time to find a workable solution to the situation.