3 WAYS TO RECLAIM A NORMAL NON-TOXIC LIFE

3 ways to learn from and then recover from when you've been through a difficult situation or relationship. #relationships #midlife #recovery

WHEN LIFE BECOMES TOXIC

When I was looking at what to write about for "N" in my List of More, I came across "Non-Toxic" and realized it fitted perfectly with the journey I'd been on over the last few months. A journey of recovery and re-grouping after leaving my very difficult work situation and all it entailed.

So, today I thought I'd talk about getting to a point where life is normal and non-toxic and how to get from drowning in drama to being content and at peace with what's gone before.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #75

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WELCOME AND PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE LINKING

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 75! 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 TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS TO AVOID

Everyone has friends who aren't living up to what we'd hoped for. Here's three toxic friendships you want to avoid at all costs. #friendship

EVERYONE HAS ONE OF "THOSE" FRIENDS

I think we can all picture that one friend who drives us a little bit crazy. Sometimes it's a good kind of crazy and we roll along for the ride, but other times it can be a toxic kind of crazy where we wonder why we're still in a friendship that isn't all it seems to be on the surface. It might be a long term friend who's gradually changed, or a newer friend who, as we get to know them more, has aspects to their character that leave us seriously in doubt of their motives or their agenda.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #16

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.


TACKLING LIFE'S CHALLENGES WITH COURAGE

Being a woman of courage means facing the small challenges as well as the big ones, conquering them and moving forward. #courage

SMALL ACTS OF COURAGE

Denyse (from Denyse Whelan Blogs) asked me to take part in her Women of Courage series, and to be honest I felt like a bit of a fraud. So many women deal with huge upheavals and trauma with immense bravery. I've never had to step up that high, and I'm hugely grateful to have been spared from deep heartache and hurt.

5 SIGNS YOU'RE A MEMBER OF OLDEST CHILD CLUB

Have you noticed that oldest children seem to have characteristics in common? It may not be scientifically proven, but there are definite traits I see in my fellow Oldest Child Club members. #oldestchild #firstborn

IN GOOD COMPANY

I'm feeling rather special today because (after doing some online research) I discovered that I have something in common with JK Rowling, Beyonce, Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey......drum roll..... we're all first born girls! I figured with there must be something to this first born/oldest child position if it creates amazing women like them (and me!) and I definitely think we need an Oldest Child Club for us all to belong to - somewhere we could cheer each other on.

GIVING THE GIFT OF "ME TIME"

We are all becoming aware of the importance of "Me Time" but have you considered passing on the gift of "Me Time" to someone you care about? #midlife #wellness

Today I have my Blogging Buddy Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond as my guest. She offered to write on the Letter "M" for "Me Time" and I love how she's taken a step back to look at how we can use "Me Time" in a whole new context.

THE GIFT OF ‘ME’ TIME

The idea of ‘ME’ Time has become a popular topic for bloggers and writers lately, albeit an important one. I hope that because we read about it so often that we haven’t become complacent and ignored the health benefits of taking time for ourselves. We all need time to reflect, restore and just enjoy time doing exactly what we want – it is imperative for our mental health and wellbeing.

BUT…….

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 May. #midlife #ifwewerehavingcoffee

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee these are a few things I'd be sharing from June - which is the first month of our Aussie Winter (although I'm sure those who live with several feet of snow in Winter would scoff at our fairly moderate effort Down Under). 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..

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #15

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

MY FAVOURITE AUSSIE MIDLIFE BLOGGERS

If you're a Midlife (middle aged) woman looking for blogs to inspire you and encourage you in your 50's and 60's then here are some great Aussie Midlife blogs to follow. #midlife #blogging

AUSTRALIAN MIDLIFE BLOGGERS

A few years ago I wrote a post on 5 Aussie Midlife Bloggers and I noticed that things have changed a bit since then and it was time for an update. There are some fantastic women in their 50's and 60's (and even 70's!) who are writing blogs that inspire us all to live Midlife to the full and remind us that the second half of life can definitely be the best half of life.

Today I've compiled a list of my favourites, and you can click on their blog title to connect to their blogs if you'd like to read more:


LOVE, LAUGHTER, AND LIVING OUT LOUD

Midlife is the time to live loud, love yourself and others, and laugh every day. Don't waste a moment of this precious life you've been given. #liveloud #midlife

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE

I have a sticker on the back window of my car that says: Live, Laugh, Love. (I thought about getting it as a tattoo but chose to be a little more conservative for now!)  It sums up for me how to make the most of each day - living with joy and appreciating those we love. Without some love or laughter in our life, things are pretty grey and sad. I know that there are times when we lose the fun in life, when we struggle and feel miserable, but that's not where we have to stay. Ultimately we'll move forward, we'll step out of our grief or stress or discomfort and life will bloom again.

Here's why I love those three little words so much.

OH FOR A BURNING PASSION TO PURSUE!

What do you do when you don't have a driving Passion? How do you go about finding something to inspire you to pursue a new direction? #passion #inspiration

WHAT IS MY PASSION?

After many, many years of being certain that those with a Passion were not my people, I've suddenly come to the realization that they might have been onto something that I've missed seeing. I'm finally admitting that I have a small amount of envy in my heart towards those clever people who have something they love doing and feel the need to pour all their energy into.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #14

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.

IS THERE LIFE AFTER LEAVING WORK?

I don't have a lot of physical clutter or junk because I'm a minimalist at heart, but I was carrying around a LOT of mental and emotional junk from my not-so-perfect job. #declutter #wellbeing

I'M A GUEST AT STW60 TODAY!

My Blogging Friend Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond asked me to write a post for her #JunkFreeInJune series. I don't have a lot of physical clutter or junk around me because I'm a minimalist at heart, but (up until recently) I was carrying around a LOT of mental and emotional junk on the inside - from my not-so-perfect job.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #74

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 74! 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'S EVEN BETTER THAN HAPPINESS?

Happiness is promoted as our ultimate goal, but I've found something even better - peace, calm and contentment. #midlife #inspiration

WHAT AM I LOVING MORE THAN BEING HAPPY?

I had a strange feeling in my heart recently and I couldn't identify it for a while. It wasn't exactly sparkly happiness, or joyfulness, or elation, so what was it? It took me a little while to figure it out because it wasn't a feeling I was used to and it took me some time to put a name to it.

3 FACETS OF TRUE KINDNESS

The Virtues Project - The 3 facets of kindness - 1. Kindness to others  2. Kindness to our world  3. Kindness to ourselves #virtuesproject #kindness

KINDNESS HAS MORE THAN ONE FACE

When people talk about kindness they tend to focus on being kind to other people. The idea that we show compassion and concern for those closest to us and from there we spread it further afield. As I looked at "K" for Kindness in my List of More, I chose the definition from the Virtues Project as my starting point - and it opened my eyes to the fact that there's more than one facet to kindness.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #73

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 73! 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.

DISCOVERING YOUR 6 CORE VALUES

Explaining why you need to know your 6 Core Values and how they apply to your decision making process. #midlife #values

WHAT DRIVES OUR DECISION MAKING?

As anyone who reads my blog knows, I've been thrashing around what to do next with my life. I talk about it a lot with my husband and I think he'd finally been talked to death, because he suggested I look at my core values because they'd help me to see why I was vacillating so much in my decision making.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #13

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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #72

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 72! 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

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

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee these are a few things I'd be sharing from the lovely month of May. 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..

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 #71

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 71! 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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #70

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 70! 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'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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #69

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 69! 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 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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #68

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 68! 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

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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #67

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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.

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 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

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 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.