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Over 50 & Thriving: 47 women share their thoughts

December 12, 2018
Over 50 & Thriving: 47 women share their thoughts

Back in January of this year, I came up with my word for the year – Thrive.  You can read HERE about why I chose the word for 2018 and also how I’m Over 50 & Thriving.  Once I had decided on the word, I knew that I wanted to explore how other women felt life Over 50 and whether they were Thriving.

So began my Over 50 & Thriving Series and although  I have finished the series for the year, I’m delighted to advise you that because the series was so popular, I will be continuing the Series in 2019.

If you would like to take part in the series next year, as a new contributor or a previous contributor who would like to return as my guest, please email me at sue@womenlivingwellafter50.com.au

For the last post in the series for 2018 I have listed the 47 women (including me), who have participated in the series, together with their contribution.  I am so grateful to all of these women for not only sharing their thoughts and stories but for teaching me new ways to Thrive in life. There has been so much variety of topics all based around the theme of Over 50 & Thriving.  I have been so impressed with the wisdom expressed by these beautiful women who prove that Women Over 50 rock!

I thoroughly enjoyed putting this post together because it gave me an opportunity to revisit all of the posts in the series. I had forgotten the range of emotions evoked with each post – some were happy, others described the difficulties of life but all are inspiring in their own way.  I’m sure you will enjoy reading or revisiting the posts over the holidays.

I love to encourage and promote other bloggers so please be sure to connect with these fabulous women if you have not done so already.

Over 50 & Thriving: 47 women share their thoughts

Over 50 & Thriving: 47 women share their thoughts

  1. Are you a Midlife Perennial?Leanne from Cresting the Hill
  2. When ‘Thriving turns to Surviving’ – How to get back on trackDonna from Retirement Reflections
  3. How to Slot Travel into your lifeKathy from 50 Shades of Age
  4. Regaining your focus after 50Debbie from Deb’s World
  5. How to face retirement when you aren’t quite readyLeslie from Once Upon A Time – Happily Ever After
  6. Thriving with the 4 ‘L’s – Living, Laughing, Learning, LovingChristie from ‘So what? Now what?’
  7. Time to throw out the Fashion rules – Thrive being YOUJodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style
  8. Thriving through FriendshipGrammy Dee from Grammy’s Grid
  9. Why the New Moon is the best time for New StartsJoanne Tracey – Author
  10. What is the two thousand and eighteen Gift Challenge?Shirley from Write to Inspire
  11. 12 tips for ‘self-investment’ in your 50’s and beyond Min from Write of the Middle
  12. 5 tips for thriving in the job market when you are 50+Linda from Boots, Shoes and Fashion
  13. Discovering a literary lifestyle after 50Wendy from The Art of ‘Why Not?’
  14. Over 50 & Thriving Online Lise from Simply Lise
  15. Thriving in Midlife: Use Experience, Wisdom and Passion and Create a Life You LoveMichele from Life Redesign 101
  16. Rediscovering Yourself After 50Linda from Hello Sweet Life
  17. Do you want more from Life? Listen to your voice Shelley from Taming Your Frenzy
  18. Thriving Over 50 in a new locationTamara from My Retirement Project
  19. 7 ways to Thrive living a lifestyle by designPat from Retirement Transition
  20. Over 50 & Thriving by Protecting your Time Cathy from My Side of 50
  21. Growing into MeDr Pam Lynch
  22. How experiencing tough times helps us to ThriveJennifer from Next Phase Fitness
  23. How Housesitting helps us to ThriveSuzanne from Global Housesitter x 2
  24. What Keeps You on Track to Thrive? Karen from Profound Journey
  25. 3 Ways to Thrive when your leisure time expandsTerri from Second Wind Leisure
  26. Reflecting on my life Over 50 – Old Memories & New BeginningsCandi from Inspire My Style
  27. Why you need the T.H.R.I.V.E. Qualities in your lifeDeborah from Temenos of the Blessing Light
  28. Change your lifestyle and Thrive Sam from Loving the Fifty Something
  29. Why Keeping your Dreams alive is vital to ThrivingHeather from Facing Cancer with Grace
  30. R.I.P. 59 – Embracing 60Trisha Faye
  31. How Photography helps me to Thrive Suzanne from Picture Retirement
  32. Midlife Circus Ring Master Thriving in the Greatest Show on EarthLori Jo from 50 with Flair
  33. Writing your own recipe to ThriveAgnes from Sassy, Savvy, Successful
  34. Thriving when life throws you curve ballsDonna McNichol – Author
  35. Thriving as a Late Bloomer – It’s never too lateKim from Older Wiser, Money Miser
  36. Thriving requires letting go of the liesMolly Totoro
  37. Over 50 & Thriving just the way I am Janet Mary Cobb
  38. Thriving at midlife & beyond – the A to Z of itJan from Retiring, Not Shy!
  39. Thriving by diversifying fun & wellness activitiesNatalie from Natalie the Explorer
  40. Can People Thrive after Cancer?Denyse from Denyse Whelan Blogs
  41. Thriving on my Own: Two’s company and sometimes a crowdChristine from Booming On
  42. Thriving by avoiding or reversing Type 2 DiabetesSally Jackson
  43. Thriving without Fear – the courage to live happilyLaureen from My Fab Fifties Life
  44. Realising I am never too old and it’s never too lateChristine from My Private Stylist
  45. What’s the difference between surviving and thriving?Esme from Esme Salon
  46. Learning to be myselfFil Campbell
  47. Take stock of your life & Thrive! – I’m lucky last Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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  • Reply Johanna Castro December 12, 2018 at 09:49

    What a fabulous series Sue, and what an interesting selection of ideas, thoughts, emotions and tips all these talented midlife bloggers have provided. As I read through the list I could remember some of the posts, but not others, so I’m going to bookmark it and come back to read more of them again with a cup of tea later today. Well done you on getting 47 contributors in a year and keeping the series going on a regular basis. That’s a feat in itself 🙂 Sharing on SM 🙂

  • Reply Min @ Write of the Middle December 12, 2018 at 09:51

    How fabulous to have all the contributors to your ‘thriving’ series listed here in one post! I know there are quite a few I have yet to read and this will make it easier to access them. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of the series during 2018. I was thrilled to be a part of it. I’m so happy you’re continuing the series into 2019 Sue – it’s a great idea and so lovely to hear from so many women from all over the world on this subject. Have a wonderful week – not long till
    Christmas! xo

  • Reply Natalie December 12, 2018 at 10:24

    Hi Sue – Thank you for putting all posts of your fabulous Over 50 & Thriving Series into one list. I’ll visit the ones that I may have missed. Thank you for inviting me to be part of the series this year. I’m glad you’ll continue it in 2019. #MLSTL

  • Reply Trisha Faye December 12, 2018 at 13:01

    I’m so glad you’re continuing the series for another year! You’ve not only shared so much of your own precious journey with us, you’ve gathered a community of wonderful women and we’re all sharing, learning, and growing in wisdom together.
    Sharing for MLSTL

  • Reply Janet Mary Cobb December 12, 2018 at 14:52

    Thanks for bringing this fabulous list together Sue — I came into the group in the middle so I’m happy to have links to all the others. And so glad you’re continuing — thanks so much!

  • Reply Christine December 12, 2018 at 15:44

    What a good idea to put these all together for reference – aren’t you clever? So many good ideas here to think about and maybe even act on! Thanks for having me as part of it.

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au December 12, 2018 at 16:27

    Wow Sue! So many fabulous Midlife women bloggers who shared their wisdom with us through your blog. You have certainly gathered a huge tribe of like minded women and I love that they were willing to share their time and thoughts by doing a guest post, it was an honour to be included amongst them!
    Have you chosen a new word for 2019 or are you sticking with Thrive? I’ve chosen my word and I’m looking forward to launching it in January – can you believe it’s almost next year already??? Thanks again for being my BBB and for sharing the rollercoaster ride of blogging + MLSTL with me every week. I’m not sure what I’d do without your encouragement and warmth. Happy Christmas!!!
    MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

  • Reply Candi Randolph December 13, 2018 at 00:32

    This is a wonderful resource for women in midlife, Sue, and probably for those who are younger as well! Thanks for inviting me to be one of the writers in 2018. xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 14, 2018 at 10:17

      It was great putting the list together Candi and you are welcome to be my guest anytime. xx

  • Reply Amy December 13, 2018 at 00:36

    Awesome! Love the word you chose! Shared on Google+!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 14, 2018 at 10:16

      Thanks for sharing Amy and it has been a great success so I’m continuing in 2019. xx

  • Reply Sally Wessely December 13, 2018 at 02:25

    What an amazing thing you started. Thank you for doing this. I have enjoyed reading so many of these posts.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 14, 2018 at 10:16

      It has been a wonderful series Sally and I’ve learned so much from these wonderful women. If you would like to participate just let me know as I’m looking for guests for 2019. xx

  • Reply Christie Hawkes December 13, 2018 at 12:21

    Thanks for putting all of these great guest posts in one place. It was fun to read through the titles and be reminded of all the different aspects of Thriving. I know I missed some of these, so I’ll take this opportunity to peruse them again. Thanks also for including me in your series, Sue. It’s an honor to be part of this impressive group. Here’s to another great year! Cheers!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 14, 2018 at 10:07

      Hi Christie, I’m so pleased I took the time to compile the list as it is a great way to re-visit or discover posts that were in the series. Best wishes to you and your family for a beautiful Christmas and another great year of blogging and friendship xx

  • Reply Denyse Whelan December 13, 2018 at 15:40

    That is credit to you and your nurturing of others to see them thrive. Your presence in my life since cancer has encouraged me and shown me the gifts of friendship and care do not need to be “in real life” they can thrive on-line and in other connections too.

    Happy Thriving Sue!

    Denyse x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 14, 2018 at 09:06

      I love my series Denyse because I get to meet such wise and wonderful women. I’m learning so much from you all about life it is fantastic. I love our developing friendship and I’m so happy that your life is going in a positive direction now. Take care and happy thriving to you! xx

  • Reply Donna December 15, 2018 at 05:53

    Hi, Sue – I greatly enjoyed this series. I am delighted that it will continue in 2019!! Hurrah!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 17, 2018 at 06:53

      The series has been very popular, Donna and so many wise women in our demographic it is very encouraging and enlightening. xx

  • Reply Christina Daggett December 16, 2018 at 15:12

    This has been such an interesting and inspiring group of women that have participated in this series! Thank-you Sue, for your hard work and dedication in bringing this “Over Fifty and Thriving Series” to us. I look forward to it in 2019.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric December 17, 2018 at 06:57

      Thank you Christina, I’ve been delighted to present the series and look forward to meeting more women who will share their story of Thriving Over 50. Have a great week. xx

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