Author Archives: Sue Loncaric

10 Steps to Finding Happiness In Your Life

  HAPPINESS – WHAT IS IT? It is International Day of Happiness and it started me thinking about Happiness and what it means to me. While researching ‘happiness’ I came across this website, World Happiness Forum totally devoted to happiness. It has some great reading and I would highly recommend you taking a look – it might even get those happy… Read more »

Evening Class – Be Inspired to Learn A Language

Maeve Binchy

As it was St Patrick’s Day this week I thought our Book review should be one written by an Irish author. I have selected Maeve Binchy.  Unfortunately, she passed away recently however her books are still very popular.

The Power of Determination

 Welcome to Number 4 in my Series of Blogs About Inspirational people in my life.   Determination can achieve so much.  Once we make the commitment and find the determination to carry it through we can achieve anything we put our minds to. In this article we meet Toni Pike who has an inspiring story about her battle and success with weight… Read more »

6 Steps to Starting an Exercise Program Today

Start Your exercise program today in 6 easy steps

  So you have thought about exercising and becoming fitter but haven’t been able to make it happen? We have all been there and my 6 Steps to Starting an Exercise Program will hopefully give you some direction and motivation to get off the couch and move. “I’m too old”, “I’m not fit”, “I’ll start tomorrow”, “I’m no good at… Read more »

Tips to Help Strengthen Your Back & Ease the Pain

If you suffer from back pain, like I do, you will know how limiting it can be. We live in a world of convenience – we have a remote to save us getting up to change the TV station, we take the elevator instead of stairs, we drive or catch public transport instead of walking. Not to mention, sitting for… Read more »

The ‘Exotic’ Maya Spalon – Our Love of India

Welcome to the Third Story in my series – “Inspirational People – Not Celebrities – People Like You and I” In this story we meet Anne Cathers. I met Anne when I went to High School in the ‘70s. We lost touch over the years as life took us in different directions. We reconnected through Facebook in the last couple… Read more »

Why We Need a Bucket List

   Okay – Warning! I’m Annoyed! I recently sent an article to a website to be considered for publication. It was a website for the more mature age group and I thought my article would be of interest. The article was not taken up – this didn’t make me annoyed as I’m new to writing so was prepared for this…. Read more »

Rainbows for Children

Here is the Second Story in my series of Inspirational People – Not Celebrities – People Like you and I. I’d like to introduce you to my great friend, Marilyn Murray. I have known Marilyn for 35 years and she is godmother to my daughter, Rachel. Even though we are separated by distance we have the kind of friendship where… Read more »

12 Daily Stretches to Improve Flexibility

12 daily stretches

Stretching is SO IMPORTANT, however, most of us don’t give this part of our exercise program the respect it deserves. These basic stretches will improve flexibility and help you avoid injury.  If you aren’t sure of what to do, book a session with a Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist or Osteopath who can show you the correct techniques. You should set aside… Read more »

Inspirational People Like You & Me – Katherine Stark On Top of the World!!

    Welcome to the first Inspirational Person in our series “Inspirational People – Not Celebrities – Everyday People Like You & Me”   I met Katherine Stark a couple of years ago and having recovered from an eating disorder to running 100km and conquering Base Camp in Nepal she is one truly inspirational gal! Katherine describes herself in one word… Read more »

Inspirational People – Not Celebrities – Everyday People Like You & Me

When we say someone is inspirational what do we mean? http://www.yourdictionary.com/inspirational defines the adjective inspirational as “The definition of inspirational is a person or thing that motivates mentally or emotionally. An example of inspirational is Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech.” For me, an inspirational person doesn’t have to be famous or have celebrity. We are surrounded… Read more »

Everything In Moderation – The Key to Enjoying Life’s Pleasures for Longer

Did you see the news item about the Marathon Runner who won Third Place After Literally Crawling Over Finish Line? http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Austin-Marathon-Runner-Crawls-Over-Finish-Line-36885011 At first I thought wow that is gutsy determination and it was. I have to admit that I’m a little like that as I don’t like to give up on anything – my family and friends will agree with… Read more »