Category Archives: Self Awareness

Keeping a Jar of Positivity

Jar of Positivity

I was reading through Facebook recently and came upon a post on Healthy Living Goals with a great idea about how to look at the positives in 2017.  Life in 2016 for many around the world was not a happy one and at times it seemed that our world was totally out of control – Brexit, unpopular election results in… Read more »

#oneword365 – My word for 2017 is ‘Simplify’

Simplify

As part of #oneword365, Balance was my word for 2016. Do you know how hard it is to find Balance in your life? Sometimes I thought I had found the answer and then other days I was so out of equilibrium that I felt dizzy! Whilst I am still working towards attaining more Balance in my life, my word for… Read more »

My New Year’s Eve Traditions

  Do you have any New Year’s Eve Traditions? I have and it just wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without them. After the hustle, bustle and craziness of preparing for Christmas celebrations we have a few days in between to come back to earth. To me, this means relaxing with a good book, cutting back on the excesses of food… Read more »

8 Things I love about Summer in Australia

Summer in Australia

Living in Sunny Queensland, Summer in Australia is a time for the outdoors, long lazy days, bbq’s and the beach!  It is holiday time where we celebrate Christmas and the New Year and the school holidays last for six weeks!! I wanted to share with you some of the things I love about Summer in Australia Christmas & New Year… Read more »

Enjoying the Festive Season as a blended or extended family

Blended family Christmas

Christmas and the Festive Season is such a happy time, however, it can also be stressful with all the planning and the number of people we have to catch up with. Why not just relax and make a few changes to make this time of year more enjoyable? Enjoying the Festive Season as a blended family is not always easy…. Read more »

Make Giving the heart of your Festive Season

GIVING

The Festive Season is always a time of celebration, family get-togethers, social catch ups and a whirl of activity.  It is so easy to become self-absorbed with our lives and the excitement of spending time with children, grandchildren and friends. However, there are those who are alone and perhaps forgotten at this time of year. They may be friends who… Read more »

How to Create Christmas Memories with Your Grandchildren

Create Christmas memories with your grandchildren

Creating Christmas Memories is a lovely way to teach children about tradition and the importance of family.  Children & Grandchildren are what make Christmas so special.  The excitement of building up to Christmas Day and perhaps what Santa will bring, the look of wonder when they see the Christmas lights. Now that I am a grandmother I want to continue… Read more »

Genealogy – DNA Testing

Did you know that you could find out more about you and your family history with DNA Testing?  You may also be able to find out possible health risks within your family background. In my interviews with Adel Firth-Mason, we have covered Genealogy – Growing Your Family Tree, Genealogy –  and in this third and final interview of the series… Read more »

Midlife Motivation #2 – 5 Favourite Friendship Quotes

Friendship quote

Friends and friendship is such an important part of our life both emotionally, mentally and physically.  Nothing can compare to the relationships we share with our closest friends.  However, there are different types of friendship and also friendships which we may need the to courage to walk away from. I’ve written before about Friendship and in particular a group of… Read more »

Genealogy – Tips on Starting Your Journey of Discovering

Genealogy Tips for Finding where you came from

In my previous interview with Adel Firth-Mason, we learned of her passion for delving into the past of her family.  If you missed the interview just click here to read Genealogy – Growing Your Family Tree. Now Adel shares with us her tips on starting the journey of discovery and growing your family tree. Start the discussion Speak to family… Read more »