#WeekendCoffeeShare #5 – sharing special moments from my week.

March 20, 2021

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.

Today is International Day of Happiness for 2021

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

I saw this quote on the Incredible Joy Facebook page and shared with my Women Living Well After 50 Facebook Community.

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

Easy lentil burgers

What’s new on the blog?

Life isn’t always black and white, but…..
#WeekendCoffeeShare #4

The Podcast

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

Reclaim Your Life
Reclaiming Your Life After 50

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.

Interviewing Kuve Jansky Bradley from Guiding Energy Mediation

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 March 20, 2021 at 07:36

    As usual, such awesome reminders, Sue.
    I especially like “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way”. Sooooooo true!
    Looking forward to seeing you soon.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2021 at 15:11

      I loved the drawing and the message, Donna. It was quite popular when I posted it in the FB group. x

  • Reply Toni Pike March 20, 2021 at 08:10

    What a wonderful week and fantastic tips. Toni x

  • Reply Natalie March 20, 2021 at 08:16

    Thank you, Sue, for sharing the special moments in your week at #WeekendCoffeeShare. I like the drawing and the quote “Don’t look back…”. I’m glad you took time to rest and recover. Even in your not 100% state, you’ve still accomplished a lot in a week. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2021 at 15:11

      Thanks Natalie, I’ve had to slow down again this week but sometimes that isn’t a bad thing. Have a lovely week. x

  • Reply Erica/Erika March 20, 2021 at 10:15

    Hi Sue, Adorable and appropriate ‘Don’t look back’ quote. I often remind myself to Be In The Moment – the only moment we truly have. I also found “Escape to Curlew Cottage” a great read. Huge congratulations on completing the “Life purpose quest….” certificate. I have said it before and you know I truly mean it. You walk the talk, Sue and you are an inspiration!❤️ I look forward to listening to your upcoming podcasts. I am intrigued about the Guiding Energy Mediation.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2021 at 15:18

      Hi Erica, I’m hooked on learning and even just for my own knowledge as well as sharing with others. Yes I think you will like the Guiding Energy Mediation podcast very interesting. x

  • Reply Lizl Bennefeld March 20, 2021 at 11:52

    Enjoyed looking through your post. Thank you! Here, the snow has melted off, and I am wearing a face mask to ward off snow mold when I go outside to exercise in the backyard gazebo. The rabbits seem to have eaten the tulip plants in the garden as they emerged. I do a lot of reading, here, write poetry, continue getting back into playing the piano, and enjoy my dance exercises and light weight lifting. In my mid-70s, with environmental allergies, I am mostly right here, in and around the house and outbuildings. I am rather an introvert, but am becoming more comfortable with socializing and taking some courses via Zoom. You must very much enjoy getting involved. Good for you!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2021 at 15:19

      Hi Lizl lovely to meet you and it sounds like Spring is on the way for you. I’m actually more of an introvert but likewise I enjoy learning and sharing my learnings with others. Have a lovely week. x

  • Reply Christina Henry March 20, 2021 at 12:45

    Hi Sue, I’m glad you listened to your body and rested. Sometimes that’s what you need to do to fully recover. I love your meme “Don’t look back”. So very true. I hope you’re feeling much better, take care, Christina

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2021 at 15:20

      Hi Christina, yes I do need to listen more to my body rather than pushing through. Hope you are feeling well too.x

  • Reply joanne March 21, 2021 at 02:39

    I’m reading Escape to Curlew Cottage right now and am loving it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2021 at 15:20

      Yes I really enjoy Jo’s books and have read them all.

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au March 21, 2021 at 14:10

    Hi Sue – you’ve managed to pack lots into your week again. Congrats on the accreditation certificate and on the new podcast interviews. I love how you dabble in lots of different areas to keep you so busy and engaged with life. You seem to have sprung back from your sickness and are firing on all cylinders again – excellent! x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2021 at 15:22

      Hi Leanne, the week flies and suddenly it is time for another catch up post. I enjoy the podcasts and meeting new people to interview as well as old friends. I’m still not 100% but getting there! x

  • Reply Debbie Harris March 21, 2021 at 17:08

    I’m glad to hear you are listening to you body Sue, it’s not like you to be ill, so I do hope you start improving soon. I’m so glad your podcast is back up and running, I’ve listened to an episode while driving the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lovely to read about your week and isn’t Jo’s book great?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 22, 2021 at 15:24

      Glad you enjoyed the podcast episode Deb. I’m still not 100% which is annoying but I’m trying to be patient and just being kinder to myself. x

  • Reply kirstin troyer March 22, 2021 at 04:48

    I always enjoy your posts Sue and I really need to listen to the podcast. I too think it’s so important to listen to our bodies. Visiting from weekend coffee share.

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