SMILING WITH SELF-CONFIDENCE

How do we develop self-confidence? The two key starting points are eye contact and a smile. Confidence grows with every positive interaction we have. So look up and smile! #lifeinspiration

WHAT DOES SELF-CONFIDENCE LOOK LIKE?

It's "S" for Smiling and Self-confidence today on the List of More, and something I ask myself a lot is how do some people look so confident, and others look like they wish they could fade away into the wallpaper? Is self-confidence an innate character trait or do we develop it over time? What is it that makes us appear confident (even if we don't necessarily feel it?) I think two of the key components are eye contact and a genuine smile. In fact, I think a smile is the Midlifer's secret weapon!

IS THERE HEADACHE RELIEF 3 YEARS AFTER A DAITH PIERCING?

There's no scientific proof that a daith piercing works to relieve migraines and chronic headache. I've had mine for three years and this is how mine has impacted on my headaches. #daith #piercing #headaches #migraines

CHRONIC HEADACHES

Daith piercing has become an alternative treatment for those who suffer from ongoing migraines. I don't think I'm a true migraine sufferer, but I'd endured ongoing, and often debilitating headaches for decades. I'd been taking pain relief for them in many forms for a long time and was beginning to wonder what impact that was having on my kidneys and liver - especially when a headache lasted for several days. Headaches were so much a part of my life that I even have a "Headache Art" Pinterest Board that I filled with pictures of how a headache "looked" in its various forms.

RESILIENCE - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE REBOUND

5 ways to rebound from life's setbacks with resilience. Move forward, don't look back, learn and laugh, and live life to the full. #resilience

WHAT DOES RESILIENCE MEAN TO YOU?

Today I'm writing about "R" in the List of More and the very first word that came to mind was Resilience, which in Latin means “to leap back” In other words, Resilience translates to being able to rebound after experiencing loss, or calamity, or hardship. The picture comes to mind of those children's toys called Weebles. They had a strong and steady foundation that allowed a Weeble to be tipped or knocked over and then recentre itself after each "hit".

WHY I'M CHOOSING TO BE UNBUSY IN RETIREMENT

Are you tired of hearing about how busy everyone is in retirement? Why not focus on becoming un-busy and become part of the unbusy and slow movements that more people are choosing every day? #slow #unbusy #retirement

BECOMING UNBUSY IN RETIREMENT

A while ago I was asked to contribute to a collaborative post on Keeping Busy in Retirement and I started thinking about all the things I'm doing to fill my days now that I'm not working. But, underneath that first impulse to prove I'm "busy, busy, busy" was a different desire - one that was saying "You know what? I don't want to be busy all the time, I don't want to fill every day with a multitude of planned events." My soul wants to be Un-Busy and it's when I become un-busy that I feel more centred and more at peace.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #19

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.

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 August. #midlife #ifwewerehavingcoffee

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee these are a few things I'd be sharing from August - we're heading towards the end of Winter and the reappearance of Spring (Yay!) so I'm ready to pack away the Winter woollies and get out the Spring florals. And because I always enjoy a good 'Taking Stock' blog post, 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.

HAVE YOU DISCOVERED THE POWER OF POSITIVITY?

Have you been caught up in the negative stereotypes of Midlife? It's time to discover the power of positive thinking that can turn your invisibility into connection and joy. #power #positive #midlife

EMBRACING POSITIVE THINKING

Today it's all about the letter "P" in my List of More - and it's "P" for Positivity - one of my favourite words. After such a long period of feeling stressed and under pressure, it's been wonderful to move forward and leave that all behind me. I think the key has been Positivity - it's such a powerful concept and has the ability to completely change how we see our lives and the world around us. So many women in Midlife are worried about being invisible, or wondering what they have to offer. Approaching things from a positive outlook changes this around and opens our eyes to how wonderful this stage of life can be if we let it.

WHAT I LEARNED FROM A LIFE COACH

I used to be sceptical of life coaches, but I've changed my opinion after spending a few sessions with one. We can always learn more about ourselves and our situation with the help of an objective observer. #midlife #lifecoaching

WHY A LIFE COACH?

I must admit that I've never really understood the need to be coached when it comes to living your best life. My belief was that you took what life dealt you - the good and the bad, learned from your mistakes and mis-steps and kept pushing forwards. Having a husband who's a good listener also helps, so why would I ever need the assistance of a Life Coach?

THE QUIET SIMPLICITY OF THOREAU'S WALDEN

Henry David Thoreau wrote about living quietly, mindfully and simply in his novel Walden. These are all aspects of life we can aspire to live in today's busy world if we choose to live a slow, simple life. #simpleliving

QUIETLY LIVING WITH THOREAU

Today it's "Q" on my List of More and I thought I'd take a slightly different tangent to my usual posts. A while ago I started looking at "Walden" (or "Life in the Woods") by Henry David Thoreau, and the similarities between his quiet life back in 1845 and my new quiet life in 2019.

Just a quick overview to catch you up if you're not a Thoreau fan:

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE PARTY #84

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 84! 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 WAYS I RECREATED MY LIFE AFTER A SETBACK

4 tools I've used to move forward after leaving a toxic work situation and recreating from the mess. #inspiration #lifehacks

RECREATING LIFE FROM A TOXIC MESS

Today I'm over at Candi's blog Inspire My Style. Candi asked me to write a post about the tools I used to recover after I left my toxic work situation. It's so lovely to look back now and see how far I've come, but it wasn't an easy journey to finally arrive where I am today - settled, content, and at peace.

A CLOSED DOOR AND A MIDLIFE EPIPHANY

Sometimes a door closes in our life and we realize it's a pivotal moment when we get to choose a new path and leave behind an old way of living. It's a good thing and something to embrace with open arms. #midlife #closeddoor

A MIDLIFE EPIPHANY

I had a bit of an epiphany in the last few weeks where I realized I'd had one of those moments when a series of events come to a resolution and in the process a "point of life change" has occured - the goal posts have shifted and a door has closed. I remember this happening once before and it related to a completely different life decision, but it brought with it a similar sense of knowing that life was settling into a new course - and that it was a really good thing.

Today I'm sharing that original epiphany and the Midlife one that happened recently...

SHARE YOUR STORY AND INSPIRE OTHERS

I just want you to know that you are never too old, you are never too late to be the woman you were meant to be, even if it took a hell of a lot to become her! #midlife #inspiration

INTRO

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in my July Coffee post that I'd met a lovely lady named Anne who is a life coach in the UK. She generously gave me some of her time, knowledge and skills to help me wrap my head around all the recent changes in my life and I'll be writing more about that in a couple of weeks. Anne also offered to share her journey to life coaching on my blog, so let me introduce you to her today....

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE PARTY #83

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 83! 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.

MY ALTERNATIVE TO THE MARIE KONDO METHOD

The simple solutions for when your wardrobe needs more than a new folding technique. #declutter #tips

REARRANGING THE DECK CHAIRS

I think Marie Kondo's Konmari method of decluttering is a great idea, but sadly for a lot of people the emphasis seems to have shifted from owning less clutter to tidying your clutter more neatly. I've talked to a few people who are busy folding their socks and underwear and clothes into neat little origami shapes..... but they aren't throwing anything out.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #18

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.

THIS IS WHAT AGING WELL LOOKS LIKE TO ME

What does aging well look like to you? I think it's summed up beautifully by Jann Arden - "You are not getting older, you are gathering speed, and power, and wisdom. It is an honour and a privilege to be here."#midlife #quotes

WE’RE GATHERING SPEED

Canadian singer/songwriter and Midlifer Jann Arden wrote a wonderful piece about aging well on Facebook earlier this year. Today I'm over at Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond sharing what "Aging Well" looks like to me.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE PARTY #82

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 82! 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 RETIREMENT CHANGES YOUR PERSPECTIVE

Have you wondered what retirement will be like? Are you worried you'll be bored? There are certainly changes that come with it - but they're all good and boredom isn't one of them! #midlife #retirement

HOW RETIREMENT IS CHANGING MY PERCEPTION OF LIFE

As I slide into retirement I'm coming to appreciate how much it's changing my perception of different aspects of my life. In the beginning I was fighting the idea of not being "gainfully employed" any longer. I resented retirement being thrust upon me when I wasn't expecting it. I see-sawed around the idea of returning to work so I didn't have to redefine myself and didn't have to feel the need to justify no longer being in the workforce.

3 POSITIVE WAYS TO BE MORE OPEN IN LIFE

3 ways to be more positive in your life - embrace open mindedness, open heartedness, and be open to new lessons and experiences. Life is short - make every moment count. #midlife #inspiration

IT'S TIME TO OPEN UP

Midlife offers so many opportunities to rediscover ourselves and to explore all the potential we've yet to uncover. The decades leading up to our 50's were all about investing in others - family, work, commitments, and meeting expectations. Now we have the chance to invest in ourselves and to open ourselves up to be filled and then to overflow some of that fullness into the world around us.

There's three types of openness that I want to touch on today as part of my List of More (today's letter is "O" in case you were wondering!)

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE PARTY #81

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 81! 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 July. #midlife #ifwewerehavingcoffee

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee these are a few things I'd be sharing from July - we're in the middle of our Aussie Winter so I definitely feel like a hot beveridge and a chat today. 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 #17

Saturday Snippets #17 - 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 PARTY #80

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 80! 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.

FULFILLING THE NEED FOR MORE IN LIFE

I had no idea that I chose "More" as my Word of the Year because I subconsciously needed a kick in the pants to move forward and out of a toxic work environment.#midlife #WOTY

LOOKING BACK AT CHOOSING "MORE"

I just realized that we're almost at the end of July already (where has the year gone!) and I haven't taken the time to look back to see how I was progressing with my Word Of The Year - MORE. Knowing what I now know, I can look back over the last few months and see why I was wanting to have More. My life had become so scant and so drained from all the drama I was experiencing in my job, I was so embroiled in the turmoil that I'd lost myself somewhere and I think I subconsciously chose "More" because I wanted to claim some of myself back again.

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 PARTY #79

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 79! 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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #78

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 78! 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 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…….

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #77

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 77! 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 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

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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 #76

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Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 76! 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.

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.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #75

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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.

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

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 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

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 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.