Mandala your way to Mindfulness

May 21, 2019
Closeup of woman's hand drawing mandala with a blue pencil on the wooden table

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #18 Today I’m so pleased to welcome Denyse Whelan as our guest poster for ZTT #18.  I’ve known Denyse (virtually) for many years now.  Denyse is an Aussie blogger and retired school Principal.  She has quite a few stories to share and if you don’t already know her, you can get to know her over at her blog (you’ll find the link in her bio at the end of this post).  Denyse is one of the most…

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A 1970's television on legs

I REMEMBER WHEN colour television arrived in Australia

It was 1 March 1975 that full colour TV service commenced nationwide in Australia.  It was a big deal.  Like WOW – such modern technology!  Such inventiveness!  How very futuristic! It was some time after this date that the family of my friend and…

May 16, 2019
Woman relaxing on yoga mat

Becoming Unbusy

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #17 I’m so happy to welcome back to the blog my friend and former work colleague Monica Rottmann for ZTT #17.  I interviewed Monica for the blog back in January 2015.  You can read that interview HERE.  Monica is the owner…

May 14, 2019
Sydney Opera House

Two nights in Sydney

It’s always exciting to be at the airport and heading off somewhere don’t you think?  That’s exactly where I found myself last Monday morning (29 April) – at Brisbane Airport heading off to Sydney. I hadn’t been to Sydney since June 2016 – that…

May 9, 2019
Brendan Lee

Less is More: Zen as an alcohol free minimalist

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #16 This week for ZTT #16 I’m very happy to welcome our second male contributor to Zen Tip Tuesday – Brendan Lee!  Brendan’s story is such an interesting and inspirational one.  He went from being an Accountant wanting to be rich…

May 7, 2019
Woman showing shh secret sign. Emotional expressing woman in white dress, red lips and dark curly hairstyle. Studio shot, indoor, isolated on beige or light brown background.

Should you lie about your age?

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…

May 2, 2019
Woman doing a pilates workout.

Morning Pilates – a great way to start the day

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #15 A big welcome to Barbara (Babs) Rodrigus who is our guest poster for ZTT #15.  Babs is a travel blogger who helps you decide which travel accessories are perfect for your family.  Today Babs shares with us her routine of…

April 30, 2019
Woman with bad posture looking at a computer, sitting at a desk.

Posture for women over 50

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…

April 25, 2019
cosy vibes

Creating your own Zen space at home

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #14 For Zen Tip Tuesday #14 it’s wonderful to welcome Sue Loncaric, a fellow mid-life Brisbane blogger who I’ve met in person several times now.  Sue is such a genuinely kind and lovely person who blogs over at Sizzling Towards 60…

April 23, 2019
Cape Otway Light Station from a distance - Victoria, Australia.

The Great Ocean Road – Maits Rest & Cape Otway

This is Part 6 of our Melbourne and Great Ocean Road road trip – 22 to 30 November 2018 So far I’ve covered our 2 nights in Melbourne, a quick stop off at Torquay and Bells Beach, another quick stop and explore at Aireys Inlet and Split Point Lighthouse,…

April 18, 2019
Pegs on a clothesline

Mindfulness in the Mundane

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #13 I’m so happy to welcome and introduce Bronwyn Mandile as our guest poster for ZTT #13.  Bron is well known within the Aussie blogosphere.  I’ve been aware of and known Bron (online) since shortly after I began blogging in September…

April 16, 2019
What sparks joy - now vs then

What Sparks Joy – Then vs Now

I thought it would be interesting to compare what ‘sparks joy’ [using the popular KonMari {Marie Kondo} term] for me now in my 50’s as compared to what sparked joy for me back in my late teens.  I would have compared my 50’s to…

April 11, 2019
Wild Koala mother with baby, Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia

Zen on Magnetic Island

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #12 It’s wonderful to welcome Jan Robinson to the ZTT guest post series for ZTT #12.  Jan’s a fellow Aussie mid-life blogger who I’ve met once at a blogger’s lunch here in Brisbane and hopefully will catch up with again at…

April 9, 2019
Jeans

Jean Genius

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…

April 4, 2019
meditation mudra

Morning Meditation and Yoga

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #11 For ZTT #11 – I extend a big welcome to Marita Dortins.  Marita has been a yoga teacher since 2001, encouraging people to breathe, to stand tall, and to live with compassion.  Today Marita shares her knowledge on yoga and…

April 2, 2019