Tag Archives: lifestyle

‘G’ is for Gratitude – How being Grateful is good for our Mental Health

'G' is for Gratitude

We hear a lot about being grateful these days.  There are even blog challenges to write about what we are grateful for each day, or month or year.  But has this term become overused?  I hope not! In my post ‘Start each day with a grateful heart’, I list 10 things I’m grateful for.  I also started the post by… Read more »

‘B’ is for Balance – Why We Need it for a Healthy Lifestyle

B is for Balance

Life is Busy – that is a fact of life these days!  Technology, work, family, friends, even retirement is busy and it seems to be the #1 problem that we face in our lives.  We are overworked, stressed and anxious about all manner of things and with stress and anxiety our health can suffer. How do we find Balance at… Read more »

5 Steps to Making ‘The Change’ a Positive One

Making the change a positive one

  I was honoured to be asked to write an article for Dr Catherine Hansen’s Woman2Woman blog. Dr Hansen specialises in Women’s Health and recently wrote a 5 part series of articles for my website about Menopause. Here is the opening extract from my post and I hope you will click on the link below to read the article in… Read more »

FREE 26 Day Transformation – A to Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier You!

26 day challenge a-z

    Welcome to My A to Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier You! Will you give yourself the gift of time for 26 days to transform  your life to a healthier, happier version of You? You deserve it AND best of all it is FREE! To me, Health and Happiness go ‘hand-in-hand’.  I don’t believe you can have one… Read more »

#atozchallenge My A to Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier You!

  In April, I am participating in the 2016 Blogging from A to Z Challenge!  My friend, Leanne, from Cresting the Hill told me about it so we are both going to give it a try. It will require commitment as we need to post something for 26 days, each day based on the alphabet and following a theme. Today… Read more »

Be a Woman of Influence – Be a Role Model

woman of influence

This week was International Women’s Day a day to celebrate the achievements of women with our sisterhood.  I was listening to a radio program who asked the question “Which Woman has had the most influence in your life?”  They were then going to interview ‘Women of Influence’ on the program. Now I suppose we can all answer that question of… Read more »

Finding Balance As You Navigate MidLife

5 Ways to Achieve Balance in Your Life

Like most people, my life can become hectic – even in retirement – and it is sometimes so easy to lose sight of what is important in our lives.  Life takes over, we are tossed back and forth like flotsam on the ocean and it is enough just to survive another day. We forget how to enjoy life and those… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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.