When too many interests causes overwhelm

October 17, 2019

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 interest me and they all swirl around in my mind competing for attention.  I want to do them all, or at least try them all, but flitting from one to another means none are done well…

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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
Image of an apple, fork, measuring tape, and calorie counter

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

Finding a little zen during stressful times

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #26 A big welcome to Jo Castro for today’s ZTT.  I’ve known Jo via the blogosphere for a few years now but we haven’t met in person, yet!  Jo lives on the opposite side of Australia to me over in Western…

September 10, 2019

Flying off to Far North Queensland!

Mum and I are escaping the confines and drudgery of day to day domesticity and daily routines and are jetting off on a little adventure.  That’s right – in the wee hours of Wednesday morning we’re jetting off to Cairns in Far North Queensland …

September 2, 2019
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Accessories for the 50-something woman

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…

August 29, 2019

Feeling more Zen in retirement

ZEN TIP TUESDAY #25 Today Kathy Marris joins us for ZTT – welcome Kathy!  I’ve known Kathy for a few years now.  I’m not sure exactly how long it has been to be honest, but we met of course via our blogs.  We have…

August 27, 2019

Me too: a tale from 1981 – Part 3

Have you read Parts 1 & 2 yet? Me Too – a tale from 1981 – Part 3 is the final part in my story.  Over the last couple of weeks I have published Parts 1 & 2 of a true story from a…

August 22, 2019