#WeekendCoffeeShare #13 – sharing special moments and musings from my week

May 10, 2021

It’s time for the weekly #WeekendCoffeeShare where I share thoughts, special moments and also learnings and inspiration from my week.

If you would like to catch up on previous posts you can find them HERE.

Weekend Coffee Share #13

Celebrating Mothers and a mother/daughter tradition

I haven’t had my Mum since 1986 when she passed away from a 10 year battle with breast cancer. This year, I found some lovely photos of her and my Nan so I decided to put together this collage of five generations of my family – My Nan (who died the year before I was born) with my Mum. I’m proud to be the mother of two wonderful children – Rachel and Nathan and Nan to Rachel’s sons, the adorable Ethan and Elliot.

Whilst I never met my Nan, and Rachel & Nathan only had their Nan for a very short time. We connect on Mother’s Day in particular with our own tradition of running the Mothers Day Classic.

Five generations for Mother's Day
Five generations of my family including four strong women.

I spent Mother’s Day morning with my daughter who is also a Mum, as we continue our special Mother’s Day tradition of running the Mother’s Day Classic together. We have been running this event for a number of years to bring awareness to Breast Cancer. We run in memory of my dear mum, Rachel’s Nan, who passed away from breast cancer way back in 1986.

Rachel & I finished the Mother’s Day Classic run – our tradition

I also remembered another special lady in our lives. My Mother-In-Law, Luisa or Nonna as everyone called her. This is the first Mother’s Day without her since she passed in October last year at age 94.

Nonna my Mother-In-Law

My Quote of the Week

#WeekendCoffeeShare #13 - sharing special moments and musings from my week

During the week I received a lovely message from a blogging friend together with an image of Autumn leaves (my favourite time of year). It was unexpected and the message and intent behind it made my day. Sometimes it only takes something small to make a difference to someone’s day.

What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well

Continued Learning

For me, continual learning brings education but also exercises my brain to keep it healthy. This week I started the next level of my Fitness training and enrolled in the Certificate IV in Fitness. My qualifications will be extended to include personal training and it is something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time.

#WeekendCoffeeShare #13 - sharing special moments and musings from my week

Mental Well-being in May

The latest on the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast – Micro Mondays

Mental well-being is as important as physical and spiritual well-being. There are traits or skills that we can develop to assist with our good mental health. Some of these I discuss in my Creating a Mental Well-being toolkit podcast, and I add more to the list today.

  • Self acceptance
  • Sense of self
  • Independence
  • Emotional resilience
  • Pursuing interests
  • and more

Take a listen to the podcast which also includes the weekly guided meditation to reset for the week.

Catch up on the latest guest interviews in Conversation HERE

This week my guest is Maria Paterakis, The Future Proofing Counselor and Mentor. We are discussing Healing through Self Compassion

Listen to the Podcast or Catch it on YouTube

Thanks to Natalie from Natalie the Explorer who started this idea earlier in the year. I link up each week with my contribution to her #WeekendCoffeeShare. It is a great way to record what happens in life, like a diary or journal really and to reflect and be grateful for the good things that happen in my life.

Well that was my week and I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my life. How was your week? I’d love you to share with me what you have been up to.

Sue Loncaric
Sue 2021

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Donna Connolly May 14, 2021 at 12:28

    Hi, Sue – You continue to greatly inspire me. While you were running on Mother’s Day, I think I was sitting around drinking coffee! 😀 I love all of the family photos that you have included with this post. Thank you so much for sharing them.

  • Reply Toni Pike May 14, 2021 at 19:42

    Such a great week, Sue – glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 21, 2021 at 12:41

      Thanks Toni and hope you are keeping well. xx

  • Reply Joanne Tracey May 15, 2021 at 14:06

    I love that Mother’s Day tradition you have with your daughter. Wishing you a fabulous week ahead.

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au May 15, 2021 at 21:51

    Hi Sue – I love that you and Rachel have this Mothers Day tradition – so lovely to share an interest that connects back to your Mum. Congrats too on tackling your Cert IV – such a big undertaking but I’m sure you’ll knock it out of the ballpark like you did with your Cert III.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 21, 2021 at 12:41

      It is a lovely tradition and probably the only one we share so it is very precious to me. Thanks for the vote of confidence re Cert IV. xx

  • Reply Susanne May 15, 2021 at 23:06

    That quote is fantastic, Sue. Very inspiration for how I’d like to act toward others. What a lovely tradition to celebrate Mother’s day with a mother-daughter run!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 21, 2021 at 12:32

      Thanks Susanne, the quote is a favourite and yes, the Mother’s Day tradition is extra special to me. We even managed to do it in COVID – doing a FaceTime run togehtherxx

  • Reply Natalie May 16, 2021 at 01:01

    Hi Sue, What a lovely Mother’s Day tradition you have with Rachel. Kudos to you for continuing your Fitness training. Have a great week ahead! Thank you for linking with #WeekendCoffeeShare.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 21, 2021 at 12:32

      The tradition is very special to us both and I look forward to our annual event. x

  • Reply Kirstin May 16, 2021 at 08:42

    I loved your photos Sue! I have enjoyed the podcasts I’ve listened to.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 21, 2021 at 12:33

      thank you so much Kirstin and I’m so pleased to hear you are enjoying the podcast. It has become my special project xx

  • Reply Debbie Harris May 16, 2021 at 21:28

    This is such a fabulous tradition Sue and I admire you and Rachel for continuing it every year. Well done to you both. The photos are brilliant!

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