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#WeekendCoffeeShare #15 – Where has May gone?

May 30, 2021
WeekendCoffeeShare

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 #15

Where has May disappeared to? Life certainly is full and at times too busy. Those are the times I pull myself up and step back from the world to enjoy some time out. We all need that don’t we? My WOTY is SELF and I’m trying to align my daily living with this theme, ensuring that what I do, decisions I make impact positively on mySELF.

May in a nutshell – The four ‘Cs’

May for me can be categorised under the 4 ‘Cs’ – Creating, Connecting, Celebrating and Cooking and I thought the best way to share my month was mostly in images.

Creating

I mentioned in my last #Weekend Coffee Share #14 that our Women’s Circle group is taking a Photo Editing Course with Debbie Flynn. This has been a wonderful creative lesson for me who is normally a point and shoot photographer. I’m learning more and am much more mindful with my photography and that is only after 2 lessons! I hope you can see an improvement in future photos I share. I’ve learned about lining up the horizons and cropping. Lesson 2 was about ‘Features’ so I’ll be sharing that homework with you next time.

The Women Living Well After 50 Podcast and Blog are wonderful ways to bring creativity and thought into my life. Have you taken listen? I’ve introduced Micro Mondays where I share tips to reset our mind, body and spirit for the week and am also continuing my fortnightly interviews with guests in Conversations. You can find the links towards the end of this post and you can listen on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music.

I’m also working on some new projects to help and support Women to Live Well and Enjoy Life, so watch this space.

Connecting

I’ve had a lovely month connecting with others. Family birthdays to celebrate, preparing for a running event with my Saturday Sisters, being a trainer in the Strong Health Women Virtual Studio and meeting inspiring women through the Conversations with Women Living Well After 50 podcast.

May started with my annual tradition – running the Mother’s Day Classic with my daughter in memory of my Mum and her Nan who died from breast cancer. It was also a time for me to celebrate my children and grandsons on Mother’s Day, remember the other special women – My Mum, Nan and my MIL all are no longer physically here but are still with me in spirit.

Mother's day Classic

I love running with my Saturday Sisters as we train for running events throughout the year. We have a Half Marathon in June so we were clocking up the km’s in May and we are lucky to have beautiful Brisbane as the backdrop. I also adore taking sessions and working with the ladies in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio #lovemyjob.

My daughter is a busy executive, wife and Mum so the times we spend together are treasured…

Rachel and sue

I was also interviewed as a guest speaker for an upcoming Midlife Virtual Summit in June, by the lovely Debra Johnstone, Transformational Life, Career and Business Coach. More on this coming in the next few weeks.

Celebrating

We celebrated two birthdays this month. My husband and our grandson Elliot who loved his Bluey by the Beach cake.I made a special dinner for my husband and the Slow Cooked Lamb with fennel is definitely worth a permanent spot on the menu.

Cooking

As well as making the dinner for Mike and the Bluey at the Beach Cake, I’ve enjoyed getting back into the kitchen thanks to my friend and author Jo Tracey from And Anyways. I also belong to a Book Club with three friends. This could have also been in the Connection category as I gain so much from these beautiful, wise women. We are currently reading the Bronte Sisters Classic and when we finish a book we make a recipe that might be relevant. This week it was Soda bread and I was pretty chuffed with how it turned out.

I also made some blueberry muffins and a delicious recipe, Sweet Potato Fritters, from Jamie Oliver’s Book Super Foods.

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

Micro Mondays Podcast

The topic for Micro Mondays in May was Mental Well-being and included:

How to Create Your Mental Well-being Toolkit
Discover the Traits to achieve Mental Well-being
Understanding the 4 main components of Mental Well-being
The one thing we need to stop doing to maintain good mental health

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

Podcast for Women 50+

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety to improve Self Esteem with Sonya Matthews
Healing through Self Compassion with Maria Paterakis

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 month of May 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. I wonder what June will bring?

Remember, to live well & enjoy life

Sue Loncaric
Sue 2021

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way

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23 Comments

  • Reply Natalie May 30, 2021 at 10:44

    Hi Sue, What a full and productive May you’ve had. The cake and other food you’ve made look delicious. Thank you for sharing your updates and lovely photos with #weekendcoffeeshare. Have a wonderful week and all the best with your half marathon race!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:41

      Hi Natalie, yes these posts are great for reminding me just how much I actually did during the month. It is like a diary! x

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au May 30, 2021 at 16:35

    Hi Sue – another wonderful month for you. So lovely that you and Rachel could celebrate with your annual Mother’s Day run and also the family birthday parties too. Great to see the podcast doing so well and that you have so many interesting plans for where to take you Monday podcasts. Always inspiring to see what you’ve been up to during the month x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:41

      Hi Leanne, yes it was pretty full but all things that I love so I didn’t mind being busy. xx

  • Reply Antoinette Truglio MArtin May 30, 2021 at 21:51

    What a fantastic month! I like the idea of photo course. When things simmer down for me here, I hope to do the same. Happy birthdays to you grandboy and husband. And WOW on the run. I live with metastatic breast cancer and appreciate EVERYONE’s efforts.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:42

      Hi Antoinette, welcome to my blog! Yes I’m really enjoying the photography course because I’m learning how to use my iphone for more than just ‘click and shoot’. Hugs to you and hope you are keeping well. Thanks for visiting. x

  • Reply Judith Pratt-Jefferies May 30, 2021 at 23:25

    Am always so impressed by your full, energtic life story.

  • Reply Leigh Roberson May 31, 2021 at 00:09

    Loved the “Bluey” cake! Thanks for sharing your month and how important connection with community is to our health and well being. Best Wishes!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:43

      Hi Leigh, Elliot loved his Bluey cake which was much easier than the Minecraft one I did for his brother, Ethan in April. It brings me joy to create these memories with them. x

  • Reply Leigh Roberson May 31, 2021 at 00:10

    Loved the cake! Thanks for sharing your month and how important connection with community is to our health and well being. Best Wishes!

  • Reply Debbie Harris May 31, 2021 at 10:37

    You are so creative Sue and I loved reading about your month. The cooking and photo sessions are so much fun and I love bing involved in them with you. Well done on your run and that’s a beautiful photo of you and Rachel!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:44

      Hi Deb, you are too kind and I’m really enjoying the cooking and the photo sessions. It was lovely to get a photo with Rachel not in our active wear! x

  • Reply Kirstin May 31, 2021 at 23:52

    Isn’t it crazy how fast May has gone by. WOW. LOVED your photos with your family. So sweet.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:45

      Hi Kirstin, I agree May has whizzed by! It was a lovely month though especially celebrating Elliot’s 3rd birthday. x

  • Reply Joanne Tracey June 1, 2021 at 07:26

    What a great month – and I love how you’ve distilled it into C’s. I feel privileged to have shared some of this with you.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:45

      Oh you are lovely, Jo and I’ve enjoyed our cooking and photography sessions together. Look forward to June’s cooking class. x

  • Reply Donna Connolly June 2, 2021 at 12:38

    I’ve said this before and it bears repeating.
    You are a true inspiration.
    Your photos here are gorgeous (especially of the Irish Soda Bread) and your energy is mindblowing! How do you do it all?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:47

      Thank you my friend for your lovely words. You are an inspiration to me with all you do. We are alike in so many ways and they are all good! xx

  • Reply Denyse Whelan June 2, 2021 at 19:28

    Thank you for sharing your recent life events. They sure have been many. May is a busy one in your family. I am glad all you are doing and being is making you feel content and well.

    Thanks so much for being part of the Life This Week Community by linking up. I always appreciate my blogging friends comments on my post too. Have a great first week of June. See you next Monday I hope. The optional prompt is: Motivate. Denyse.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2021 at 08:49

      May was a lovely month, Densye and June won’t be quite so hectic. x

  • Reply Christine June 3, 2021 at 23:21

    Indeed where has May gone, and in fact the rest of the year. Mine’s been such a blur I haven’t had a chance to even think about documenting any of it. So great you get to run with your daughter and your podcasts and zooming ahead. Sounds like you’re enjoying it all.

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