WHY DO I AVOID LARGE SOCIAL GATHERINGS?
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5d ago
FACING MY FEARS AND OWNING MY INSECURITIES When I started this post I dithered over what title to give it. I went around and around because I didn't want to admit to myself (and others) that I have a deeply ingrained insecurity that is based soley on wanting to avoid largish social gatherings. It's embarrassing to be a 60+ year old woman who still defines herself in social situations by second guessing what other people are thinking and feeling when they meet me. Read more ..read more
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WHEN YOU'RE STRUGGLING WITH A SEASON OF LIFE
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1w ago
WHEN PART OF LIFE IS DIFFICULT I write a lot about positivity here on the blog, but there are times when we need to acknowlege that things aren't all sunshine and roses. Right now I'm going through a bit of a "phase" .....something that's been a part of my life since I was a teenager is just not fitting well lately. No, it's not my marriage - that's fine - it's just one aspect of my life that I've been committed to for decades and I'm feeling very let down by right now (and have been for the last few years). Read more ..read more
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RE-DEFINING "LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE" IN MIDLIFE
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2w ago
RE-DEFINING "LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE" IN MIDLIFE Last year was a bit of a tough year for me (you can read about my journey with hip dysplasia HERE if you're visiting). As we get older, physical deterioration is a reality - one we do our best to keep at bay, but it's an inevitable part of the aging process. Pain becomes a reality at times and it's wearying (to say the least), it can so easily distract us from the blessings of Midlife. I truly believe we need to pause now and then and take the time to re-focus and remind ourselves that there's also an incredible amount of joy in this stage of l ..read more
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SELLING YOUR FOREVER HOME? FIVE QUICK WAYS TO SPRUCE THINGS UP
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1M ago
  FIVE QUICK WAYS TO SPRUCE THINGS UP IF YOU'RE SELLING YOUR HOME I've noticed that many of my friends in real life and online are thinking about selling the family home to move onto the next phase of life now the kids have left the nest. Some want a sea change or tree change, some want to be closer to their grandkids, some are choosing to downsize, some have even decided to upsize for when the kids and grandkids come to visit (we were one of those!) Regardless of what you choose to move onto, having your current home in top shape makes the sales process so much simpler and more s ..read more
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UNRAVELING BELIEFS THAT NO LONGER FIT WELL
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1M ago
UNRAVELING WHAT NO LONGER SERVES ME My 50's were a huge decade for me - it was where I began to open my eyes and see that so many of my long held beliefs weren't fitting in with the woman I wanted to be. Somewhere around the time I started this blog (8 years ago) I began to see that my life was out of balance, I had been trying to juggle a lot of balls that weren't true to my core beliefs or values any more. What might have seemed right when I was younger (and didn't know better) began to chafe, and over the last decade I came to see that several drivers in my life were causing me more ha ..read more
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CELEBRATING A FABULOUS NOVEMBER AND MY BIRTHDAY
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2M ago
MY FABULOUS NOVEMBER I cannot believe that we're almost at the end of another year. It's certainly been a big one for me and November wasn't to be left out. After all the "excitement" of gaining a new hip in October, I had the pleasure of getting my life back to normal and celebrating my 61st birthday without a limp. It's been a great few weeks and here's a little of what's been Fabulous throughout the lovely month of November.... Read more ..read more
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8 LESSONS FROM 8 YEARS OF BLOGGING
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2M ago
THIS TIME 8 YEARS AGO Around this time 8 years ago, I finally took the plunge and started a blog. I dived into the vast unknown with little to no expectations (other than to write a bit of stuff down to get it out of my head and into a more understandable format). I knew nothing about blogging or bloggers. I hadn't even heard the term "Midlife" - it was something I encountered along the way when a few amazing women found me and took me on a journey that has now been part of my life since November 2014. I've learned so much along the way and today I thought I'd share 8 lessons I discovered i ..read more
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BE AN ENCOURAGER NOT A FIXER
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2M ago
CONFESSIONS OF A "FIXER" My name is Leanne and I'm a "Fixer" - it's an inherent trait that I thought was a sign of how capable and helpful I am. I've come to see over time that the world doesn't need more fixers, instead it needs more encouragers. People become either resentful or dependent if you keep trying to fix them or rescue them from themselves, but they thrive when you take the time to encourage them to be their best and figure it out for themselves. Today I'm writing about why being a fixer isn't my go-to preference any longer..... Read more ..read more
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HOW DO YOU RESPOND WHEN THINGS AREN'T GOING TO PLAN?
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2M ago
HOW DO YOU REACT TO UPHEAVALS? I'm confessing right here and now that I'm not good with people throwing a spanner in the works, or with unexpected changes that I have no control over. I'm excellent at planning and preparing, I'm great at list making and having Plan A, B, and C. But I'm not great with upheavals and life throwing me curveballs.  The latest evidence of this came with my hip surgery date being thrown into chaos a week before it was due to happen...... we all know the outcome, but this is what I learnt about myself in the process..... Read more ..read more
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A MOST FABULOUS OCTOBER INDEED!
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3M ago
MY FABULOUS OCTOBER Well..... October has certainly been a Fabulous month for me. It started out with our delightful granddaughters visiting us for a few days while their parents went off for some "adult time". Then mid-October I had my hip replaced, and the last couple of weeks have been spent recovering, and filling my days with quiet pastimes and visits from friends and family. Not a bad way to spend a month if I do say so myself. I hope you'll read on for more updates, photos, and general Fabulosity..... Read more ..read more
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