Tag Archives: happiness

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 »

Zumba your way to Health & Fitness

Zumba

  ZUMBA your way to health and fitness !!  One of my Saturday Sisters (the friends I run with) loves Zumba! Zumba – it’s a crazy name to me but it certainly became a craze back in the mid ‘90s when it was introduced by Alberto ‘Beto’ Perez. Like everything, there are those that love it, those that aren’t fussed and those… Read more »

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 »

Inspirational People Like You & Me – Katherine Stark On Top of the World!!

    Welcome to the first Inspirational Person in our series “Inspirational People – Not Celebrities – Everyday People Like You & Me”   I met Katherine Stark a couple of years ago and having recovered from an eating disorder to running 100km and conquering Base Camp in Nepal she is one truly inspirational gal! Katherine describes herself in one word… Read more »

Inspirational People – Not Celebrities – Everyday People Like You & Me

When we say someone is inspirational what do we mean? http://www.yourdictionary.com/inspirational defines the adjective inspirational as “The definition of inspirational is a person or thing that motivates mentally or emotionally. An example of inspirational is Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech.” For me, an inspirational person doesn’t have to be famous or have celebrity. We are surrounded… Read more »

Everything In Moderation – The Key to Enjoying Life’s Pleasures for Longer

Did you see the news item about the Marathon Runner who won Third Place After Literally Crawling Over Finish Line? http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Austin-Marathon-Runner-Crawls-Over-Finish-Line-36885011 At first I thought wow that is gutsy determination and it was. I have to admit that I’m a little like that as I don’t like to give up on anything – my family and friends will agree with… Read more »

Time to Get Healthy so You can Sizzle!

  February 16 – 22 is Australia’s Healthy Weight Week an “initiative of the Dietician Association of Australia, raising awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle’.  Check out the link as they have a wealth of information on attaining a Healthy Weight. The key word here is Healthy.

Making New Friends – Why It might be difficult

I wrote earlier today on Friendship and why Friends are an important part of life.  We all have friends, some of us still have lifelong friends from childhood or early teens.  However, as I mentioned in my article there are some friendships that only last a certain period of time. Making new friends can be difficult.

Just 20 minutes of exercise – It will make you feel better

Just 20 minutes of exercise

Its Saturday and I’ve just come back from my regular weekly run with my ‘Saturday Sisters’.  It was quite busy this morning with lots of people walking and jogging to start their day. I heard a couple talking as they walked past. He said ‘I don’t think we walked 6 km’ and his wife replied ‘It doesn’t matter at least… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions – Time for a Reality Check

January has gone and probably half of us can’t remember our New Year’s Resolutions! On New Year’s Eve I like to make a list of things I would like to achieve in the coming year. Like many who do this, I pat myself on the back and say great I have my list now bring on the New Year. However… Read more »

Let’s Sizzle with Sue from Sizzling Towards 60

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Welcome to Sizzling Towards Sixty!  So Let’s Sizzle! Welcome to Sizzling Towards Sixty!   I’m Sue from Brisbane, Australia –  a woman of a ‘certain age’ (although I think I’m still 30) and instead of Struggling towards the BIG 60, I’m going to Sizzle! I’ve finally made the plunge and started a blog.  Why write it you say? Another blog in… Read more »