Category Archives: Self Awareness

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

3 ways my grandson helps me 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. … 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 »

3 days, 3 quotes Challenge – Rejuvenation

3 days, 3 quotes challenge - Rejuvenation

For my second day of the 3 days, 3 quotes Challenge my quotes are all about Rejuvenation.  I recently wrote a series of 10 posts about rejuvenating yourself.  You can read the 10 Simple Ways to Rejuvenate Yourself series here. I was nominated to take part in the Challenge by Mackenzie from reflections from me .  Yesterday, I posted my… Read more »

3 days, 3 quotes Challenge – Midlife

3 days, 3 quotes Challenge - Midlife

I have been nominated by the gorgeous blogger Mackenzie from reflectionsfromme  to participate in 3 days, 3 quotes Challenge! Thank you Mackenzie! 3 days, 3 quotes Challenge – Midlife For my first day I would love to share with you my 3 favourite quotes about …. Midlife and what it means to me.  One is actually mine! Sizzling Towards 60… Read more »

11 Free or Low Cost Ways to have fun with children

Low cost ways to have fun with children

Okay so it is the school holidays, the weekend or the grandchildren are visiting and the question that always comes up is “What can we do to entertain the children – that doesn’t cost the earth?” When I was growing up we were just an average family with average income, yet my Mum always made our holiday time fun –… Read more »

Our Nonna Celebrates 90 years!

Nonna celebrates 90 years

Nonna, my mother-in-law has a birthday today and she is 90!!!  Her name is Luisa but everyone and I mean everyone, family, friend or acquaintance calls her Nonna, which means Grandmother in Italian. Nonna came to Australia 64 years ago with her husband Frank, (Nonno – Italian for grandfather), and a four year old son (my husband) and a baby… Read more »

13 Essential Health and Safety Tips for Solo Female Travellers

healthy and safety tips for solo travel

More women are travelling solo these days and it isn’t just the younger generation!  Women of midlife no longer feel that they need to travel with a companion, however safety is still an important factor to be considered before taking off into the unknown. Sizzling Towards Sixty is pleased to announce their affiliation with Fast Cover Travel Insurance.  This post… Read more »

Maybe it’s time to press the reset button on your life.

time to press the reset button life.

It is almost halfway through the year and although I was determined not to make New Year Resolutions I concede that we all have dreams and goals we want to achieve.  However, life is busy and we can easily get caught on the ‘treadmill of life’. I was having a Personal Training session and my trainer told me to ‘set… Read more »