I REMEMBER WHEN I was a 1970’s fashion designer

November 7, 2019

Were you a little girl (or boy) fashion designer in the 1970’s like I was?  Oh how I loved ‘Fashion Plates’.  I’m not sure if it belonged to me, one of my sisters, or to all of us, but I loved it!  It sparked creativity in me – thinking of good style and colour combinations and so on.  I would sit there for hours designing, choosing patterns, colouring.  Such simple pleasures and fun and not a device or screen in…

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Breathe Your Way to Zen: Simple Breathing Techniques, Great Results

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #30 A big warm welcome to Lucile Hernandez, a Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness Coach, who is sharing some breathing techniques that will help us to relax and get into a more zen-like state of mind.  These are simple little techniques that…

November 5, 2019
Pink Hair

Hair: your crowning glory – Part 2

This post is part of the Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela Robson.  I will be sharing some of Pamela’s words…

October 31, 2019

Hair: your crowning glory – Part 1

This post is part of the Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela Robson.  I will be sharing some of Pamela’s words…

October 24, 2019

Photography – as a hobby and source of zen

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #29 A big welcome to Suzanne Vosbikian, another fellow mid-life blogger who I’ve met virtually via Sue & Leanne‘s ‘Mid Life Share the Love‘ linky (#MLSTL) that takes place every Wednesday.  Suzanne is sharing with us how photography brings some zen…

October 22, 2019

When too many interests causes overwhelm

SWIRLY WHIRLY MIND = OVERWHELM In order to keep my blog honest and real, I find myself today writing about my swirly whirly mind that is and has been feeling quite overwhelmed at times for some time.  You see, there are many things that…

October 17, 2019
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Community Acquired Pneumonia

COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA “You know you have Community Acquired Pneumonia“, they said to me in Emergency at the hospital.  I knew I had Pneumonia, but what is Community Acquired Pneumonia?  What did they mean?  I soon discovered that basically it’s hospital terminology for “she…

October 10, 2019

Reiki

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #28 I’m thrilled to welcome back Chelsey Prior to guest post for us for ZTT.  This is Chelsey’s second ZTT post, her first being on ‘The Postively Life-Changing Power of Theta Healing‘.  This time she shares with us the benefits of…

October 8, 2019

Taking Stock – September 2019

Hello there! It’s time for Taking Stock again. This is my 3rd quarterly Taking Stock post for 2019. You can read my first two at these links – Taking Stock – March 2019; and Taking Stock – June 2019. Those aren’t the only Taking…

September 26, 2019
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Journaling Zen

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #27 Journaling Zen is our topic for today and I’m very happy to welcome Patricia Doyle (‘Pat’) to the blog for Zen Tip Tuesday. Pat writes about journaling and how this practice has helped her to transition from a busy corporate…

September 24, 2019
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Dieting, weight loss & changing habits

This post is part of the Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela Robson.  I will be sharing some of Pamela’s words…

September 19, 2019

Cairns and surrounds

….and just like that I’m back from my 4 night visit to Cairns in Far North Queensland!  The main purpose of the visit of course was to visit my daughter (let’s call her Miss M) who is now living and working there.  Secondary, was…

September 12, 2019