What’s new out there in Social Media Land?

imageFacebook I’m told is “old hat,” so what’s new out there now?
Trying to keep up with new social media tools these days is tough when you are from an older generation and still learning tricks with the old school toys :)
So I decided to play around a little on my iPad, I found Tumblr, Instagram and even did some tweeting :) Love Pinterest, it’s addictive and full of creative ideas, recipes, travel, in fact you name it, it’s got it!!!
I’m still learning, so excuse my ignorance here and if you have any hints or tips, any good links to get the basics right please feel free to push my way :)

Inspired at The National Carillon

A beautiful morning mist at The National Carillon, Canberra.

Located on Aspen Island in Lake Burley Griffin, the National Carillon was a gift from the British Government to the people of Australia.

For me it now has a special meaning, as this is where I remember my Mum. It’s my special place to reflect and is a treasured spot to take time out and to celebrate life as I know it and live it today!




What is Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

Joolz in Oz:

An interesting read!

Originally posted on PMDD Angel:


PMDD is an acronym for Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder.  Which is to put it mildly, in my experience is like PMS on steroids!

Women with PMDD are affected mostly from the time of ovulation until the onset of menses.  Otherwise known as the luteal phase.  When a period beings for most women with PMDD the symptoms seem to magically disappear.  Only to be left with five days of menstruation.  That’s 15 days or more of being unwell.  Though having a period is the norm for most women.  For PMDD sufferers it can mean relief or another burden to deal with.  Period pain for PMDD suffers can be extreme as most will have other issues including Endometriosis or PCOS which is short for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  During the luteal phase the brain becomes chemically impaired lacking serotonin, dopamine and many other vital chemicals needed by the brain for normal brain function.  There is no joy with PMDD. Only doom and gloom.

There are…

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Be Inspired & Live your Dreams!

Inspired by so many of you bloggers out there! I’m learning new things everyday, slowly but surely in time I’m hopefully also going to inspire others too to get out there and ‘Live life to the full!’

Following the attendance earlier this month at a conference in Melbourne, I was fortunate to hear a wonderful guest speaker who had created his dreams in http://100things.com.au/

Sebastian Terry is one amazing and inspirational man!  What started as one mans journey to find a purpose in life has turned into a global movement to chase those dreams and also help others achieve there’s too :) Fantastic!!!

If you want to be really inspired, take a look across all the other wonderful Apps out there!

Pinterest is out of this world, StumbleUpon, Tumbler, they are all truly inspirational and connect them all together with your WordPress blog too :) Go for it!

And don’t forget 100things.com


Just take a look it’s pretty special too and along with all the other inspirational work on the web, I now find so much stuff on a daily basis with anything and everything from recipes, spectacular photos, quotes, books, wines, amazing flowers, herbs, crafts, cars, shoes, makeup, fashion, it’s really endless and the most inspirational places out there with the Apps that join so many of us together!

certainly ‘the ripple effect’ gone viral in such a spectacular way! So join me and take a look across all these wonderful sites if you haven’t done so already and go do it! ‘Live your dreams and make life worth living!’

On Writing and Making Sandwiches

Joolz in Oz:

A great read! :)

Originally posted on Robert Jackson Bennett:

I don’t normally post about the writing process here – as in, like, detailed descriptions of characterizations, writing action scenes, etc. – because A. those sorts of workshop-guides weren’t terribly useful to me as a developing writer, but also B. I don’t really understand how to write those sorts of things for other people.

Writing questions in general, for me, are a lot like hearing people ask me, “How do I make a sandwich? What’s the way that I become a sandwich-maker, a person that makes sandwiches?” And they’re asking this as if it’s an exotic and difficult thing to do, like becoming a certified engineer or an architect or something.

So I’m always kind of confused about how to answer. To extend this metaphor, my answers are usually about as helpful as, “You just go into your kitchen and do it.”

And that’s it. There’s not really a right way…

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Life’s Challenges

“The best indicator of your level of consciousness is how you deal with life’s challenges when they come. Through those challenges, an already unconscious person tends to become more deeply unconscious, and a conscious person more intensely conscious. You can use a challenge to awaken you, or you can allow it to pull you into even deeper sleep.”

Eckhart Tolle