Category Archives: Self Awareness

I’m a Yoga Convert!

When I think of yoga, I think of incense burning, vegetarians, people who run away to India, chanting ‘Ommmmm” – a little weird, whacky and airy fairy types of things.  I also can’t clear my mind for 5 seconds let alone meditate so have resisted many invitations from my ‘Saturday Sister’, running friend to attend a yoga class. I finally… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Making New Friends – Why It might be difficult

I wrote earlier today on Friendship and why Friends are an important part of life.  We all have friends, some of us still have lifelong friends from childhood or early teens.  However, as I mentioned in my article there are some friendships that only last a certain period of time. Making new friends can be difficult.

Why Friendship Is Such An Important Part of Life

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My high school reunion was approaching in Sydney. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to attend however a group was started on Facebook and it has been wonderful catching up with those friends and acquaintances from school days. It has certainly been an enriching experience to reconnect with those I was close to and also those who I was… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions – Time for a Reality Check

January has gone and probably half of us can’t remember our New Year’s Resolutions! On New Year’s Eve I like to make a list of things I would like to achieve in the coming year. Like many who do this, I pat myself on the back and say great I have my list now bring on the New Year. However… Read more »

Let’s Sizzle with Sue from Sizzling Towards 60

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Welcome to Sizzling Towards Sixty!  So Let’s Sizzle! Welcome to Sizzling Towards Sixty!   I’m Sue from Brisbane, Australia –  a woman of a ‘certain age’ (although I think I’m still 30) and instead of Struggling towards the BIG 60, I’m going to Sizzle! I’ve finally made the plunge and started a blog.  Why write it you say? Another blog in… Read more »