Category Archives: Self Awareness

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 »

Strategies for learning a new language

Learning a language

I’m learning to speak Italian – again!!!  I’ve had several attempts over the years and am determined to achieve a decent level of conversational Italian this time.  My husband was born in Italy and came to Australia when he was 4 years old – 64 years ago.  He did not return until 2004 when we visited his Uncle (Zio), Aunt… Read more »

The Power of Gratitude

the Power of Gratitude

Gratitude – we have read so much about this lately and I’ve written about it before. In my opinion, one problem when a topic starts trending, is that there are so many articles and courses that spring up from everywhere that we either lose interest or get ‘sucked’ into paying money for courses that do not live up to our… Read more »

3 ways my grandson helps me find Joy

find joy

“Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary” – Brene Brown The first thing I thought about when I read this quote was my darling grandson! From the moment Ethan was born just two short years ago he has brought constant joy to my life.  Now… Read more »

3 days, 3 quotes Challenge – Friendship

3 days, 3 quotes challenge - friendship

For my final day of the 3 days, 3 quotes Challenge my quotes are all about Friendship.  I was nominated to take part in the Challenge by Mackenzie from reflections from me .  Day 1 I posted quotes about Midlife, Day 2 was all about Rejuvenation and now Day 3 the topic I have chosen is Friendship. On the weekend… Read more »