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.
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.
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.
My Quote of the 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
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.
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
- 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.