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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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
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
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?