Tag Archives: happiness

What 27 Women in their 50’s Have to Say about Midlife

What 27 Women say about midlife

The results of my recent survey on Midlife and Positive Ageing are in and I’m so happy to report that from the results we are all looking forward to this new phase of life. I want to thank you all for completing the survey with such detailed and thoughtful answers.  I am excited to have some ideas from the results… Read more »

Week 3 #100happydays challenge Review

Be happy

Week 3 of the #100happydays challenge is completed, however it was difficult to find happiness on Saturday in light of the attacks in Paris.  It was ironic that I had written a post about Kindness for World Kindness Day – the day of the attacks. However, we need to keep finding joy and happiness in our lives as we are… Read more »

Week 1 #100happydays Review


Well Week 1 my first week of the #100happydays challenge is completed and I’ve been fortunate to have many happy moments through out the week.  I’d love to share my moments with you and would love to hear about yours.  We have so much to be thankful for, even little things can sometimes bring so much happiness to your day.

Happiness My #100happydays Challenge

Be happy

  I recently saw on friend’s facebook page that they were taking up the #100happydays challenge.  (Find out more about the #100happydays challenge) The month of October has been a very difficult one for me which was reflected in my lack of motivation and enthusiasm. We lost a dear family friend (my husband had known her for 60 years) and… Read more »

Why Positive Aging is Positively Wonderful

Positive Aging

Midlife is the time to reflect but also a time to look forward and plan what you want for the rest of your life.  Yes, the downside of midlife for women are the hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings and other symptoms of menopause BUT these can be controlled and should not be AN EXCUSE to give up on life,… Read more »

When Life Gives You Lemons Its Your Choice What You Do With Them

  ‘When Life Gives You Lemons – Make Lemonade –  And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” – Ron White I’ve heard the first part of this quotation but never the part about vodka!  What does this quotation really mean to me? We know that Lemons can taste sour and we scrunch… Read more »

Forget the Storm, Learn to Dance in the Rain

Dance in the Rain

‘Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,  it is about learning to Dance in the Rain’.   I have seen this quotation many times on facebook so what does it actually mean?  Have you ever danced in the rain?  Walked in the rain? Run in the rain?   Most of the time when it starts to rain we run for cover,… Read more »

Let’s Be Happy – “The Happiest 5k on the Planet”

My friend and personal trainer, Nikki Wakerley, sent me a text – ‘want to run in the colour run with me’?  Sure I say, not really sure what was involved, although I knew there was some kind of activity combined with coloured paint and that I would definitely need a shower afterwards.  The Colour Run is held in various places in… Read more »

Start Each Day with a Grateful Heart

I was having my usual dilemma selecting a topic to write about when I glanced at the quote of the day on my notebook.  It suggested we “Start each day with a Grateful Heart”.  This made me stop and think – “Do I do that each day?”.   If I’m honest with myself the answer is ‘No’.  Like everyone, I get so caught… Read more »

Why We All Need a Mental Health Day

Why We Need A Mental Health Day

When I left one of my jobs, I left with $15,000 worth of sick leave accrued (unfortunately not paid out). Yes – that’s a lot of sick leave not taken over a 10 year period. Back then, my attitude was that if you weren’t ready to be admitted to hospital you packed your tissues and Panadol and took your germs… Read more »