Tag Archives: family

Meaningful Mondays: 5 Women Over 50 share their thoughts on what brings Meaning to their Life

Meaning in life

What brings meaning to your life?  That is the question I would like you to consider today. In this week’s Meaningful Mondays post, I would love to introduce you to some dear friends of mine who I have met through blogging.  All of them are at that wonderful phase of life – Midlife & Beyond and I would encourage you… 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 »

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 »

Unlock the Secret & Make Your Dream a Reality

dream secret

Do you know the secret to making your dream a reality? The answer: It’s all about TIME! You CAN make your dream a reality by managing your time We know that to achieve anything you need to Commit and Plan.  Sometimes we have to make some sacrifices but these sacrifices are worth it when you DO achieve your dream and… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Family Sabotage Your Retirement Years

Do you have a family? Are they ruining your retirement? Are you sabotaging your own retirement because of the family? Over the last week I have seen two media presentations which made me stop and think about this subject. 

Don’t leave important words unsaid

Life is short

I’ve taken this week’s #FridayReflections writing prompt to look at a photograph.  I had cause to look at some old photographs during the week and the memories came flooding back. We all make choices in our lives – some good and some not so good. When it comes down to it though, ‘Life is Short, there is no time to… Read more »

Give Yourself a Break! Wonder Woman doesn’t exist in the real world

I was pondering what to write about this week when I came across a book in my office “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women” by Kristine Carlson.  I had been given this book a couple of years ago and had just flicked through it at the time because I was busy trying to be Wonder Woman! Oh yes we… Read more »

Help! I’m in a Rut and can’t get out!

Do you ever feel that you are experiencing ‘Ground Hog Day’?  You may have seen the movie with Bill Murray where he wakes up at the same time, on the same day every day.  This feeling of being in a routine or ‘rut’ can have a negative affect on your mind and body.

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 »

Still Alice – Highlighting Alzheimer’s Disease

Julianne Moore is receiving rave reviews and received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Dr Alice Howard a linguistic professor who is facing the devasting early onset of Alzhemers disease. I was part of a book club a couple of years ago and one of our chosen books was Still Alice and it left a lasting impression on me.