It’s time for the weekly #WeekendCoffeeShare where I share thoughts and special moments from my week. Natalie from Natalie the Explorer started this idea earlier in the year and I link up each week with my contribution. 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. I also use this post to share ideas and thoughts I’ve found during the week.
If you would like to catch up on previous posts you can find them HERE.
This year’s theme is ‘Happiness for All, Forever’ and you can read about the Ten Steps to Global Happiness HERE so you can celebrate and perhaps make a difference in someone’s life.
The #TenStepsToGlobalHappiness annual call to action are ten easy steps any individual, organization, or country, can take to celebrate the International Day Of Happiness and World Happiness Week, while also advancing the global happiness of all life on earth by 2050, when the United Nations forecasts global population to reach ten billion.
Quotes I liked
It is so easy to get caught up in regret, – ‘should have’, ‘I wish I had or hadn’t’, ‘if only’…. yet life is still happening around us.
Let’s take today to make it count, be present in the moment. Don’t look back or worry about tomorrow BE IN THE MOMENT, today and enjoy.
- If you are having a conversation, look at who you are chatting to and focus on them and what they are saying. BE IN THE MOMENT
- Take 5 minutes of breath – slowly inhaling and exhaling as you focus on one thing you are grateful for. BE IN THE MOMENT
- Enjoy brushing your teeth! BE IN THE MOMENT
- Look at the sky and the clouds – try to focus on what images the clouds present. BE IN THE MOMENT
- Watch the ocean waves – BE IN THE MOMENT
- Okay your turn……Share how you stay present and mindful and BE IN THE MOMENT
What’s on my reading list?
The first book Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood is a fun book set in the 1920s.
My second choice was a NEW RELEASE by my good friend and author Joanne Tracey – Escape to Curlew Cottage. I’ve read all of Jo’s books and enjoy the recipes,mentioned in the book which she shares at the end. A lovely way to while away an afternoon in a comfy place with a cuppa.
What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well
I listened to my body! I’ve not been well for a couple of weeks and kept pushing through – bad idea! I finally took time to listen to my body and rested (a good opportunity to read and relax). As someone who likes to be active and can’t sit still for 5 minutes, this was hard. I took my own advice that I give to clients and took some time out for Rest to Restore and Revitalise myself.
Feeling anxious? Why not try some yoga?
Being anxious can be good
it can prepare us for important events or motivate us to make changes. Anxiety warns us when we need to take action, triggering the fight or flight response that keeps us alive.Chris Freytag
I found this article during the week which details , 6 Yoga Poses to Relieve Anxiety . If I’m feeling anxious I usually turn to Yoga or a guided meditation to calm my anxious thoughts.
Being part of the Strong Healthy Women Team
I find great satisfaction making a difference in Women’s lives by being part of the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio team with Peta and Sally-anne helping women stay fit, strong and active in midlife and beyond.
Continual learning keeps my brain healthy
It is important for our health and well being to keep our brains healthy and active and for me that is through taking various courses. This week I completed the ‘Life Purpose Quest Workshop Facilitator Certification’. This process not only helped me to examine what my life purpose might be but also gave me additional tools to my current skillset to offer Workshops to others. Watch this space!
In the kitchen for a healthy recipe
This week I tried out a recipe for Lentil burgers and my husband (a confirmed carnivore), gave them a thumbs up. They are quick, easy, delicious and nutritious so why not try them? Here’s the recipe
What’s new on the blog?
This week on the Podcast, I’m introducing Dr Catherine Hansen discuss the principles behind Reclaiming Life with a focus on mid-life women’s wellness. Some valuable information and learnings in this podcast, so don’t miss it.
You can listen to the Podcast or Watch on Youtube HERE
I also interviewed Kuve Jansky Bradley from Guiding Energy Mediation, for an upcoming Podcast episode. We chatted about releasing trapped emotions from your body. using The Emotion Code technique. We also briefly discussed Hypnotherapy and Reiiki. It was a fascinating interview about an area of holistic health that I was not familiar with.
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.