Category Archives: Self Awareness

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 »

Midlife Motivation #1 – 5 Quotes to Inspire Your Day

Being a woman of midlife (& beyond) we can sometimes forget how special we are.  We certainly haven’t reached our ‘used by date’ and have so much to offer.  I know so many inspirational women in the 50+ age range who are not sitting back and just accepting ‘their lot in life’.  They are getting out there and being part… Read more »

Genealogy – Growing your Family Tree

Genealogy

Genealogy – Have you seen the television program ‘Where Did I Come From’?  It is a fascinating journey back in time as a different guest each week explores their heritage.  Sometimes they are happy to have someone notorious in their past rather than just ‘normal’ people. Finding our roots, is something that perhaps does not become important to most of… Read more »