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

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 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..