Encouraging the midlife woman to grow, thrive and prosper

Month: November 2017

Getting Ready for Blogmas…BONUS BLOG!!

Getting Ready for Blogmas…BONUS BLOG!!

Tomorrow is 1 December, which means one thing…Blogmas! Twenty-four days of thoughts and reflections on the Christmas season. Until I launched Flourish back in the summer, I had never taken much notice of Blogmas. At this time of year I’m usually too busy to spend […]

Clothes Challenge: How Many Outfits are in My Wardrobe

Clothes Challenge: How Many Outfits are in My Wardrobe

As autumn folds itself into winter, it’s time to set myself a clothes challenge. Last time I wrote about my seasonal wardrobe and how I’ve added a pop of red to it. But how practical is my choice of style and colours in reality. Do […]

Winter Warmers: Adding a Pop of Colour to my Capsule Wardrobe

Winter Warmers: Adding a Pop of Colour to my Capsule Wardrobe

Autumn/Winter. Somehow fashion during the cold seasons looks so much more polished than during the warmer weather. I don’t know about you, but I love long boots, tailored coats and soft woollen sweaters. Layers cover up a multitude of sins, so you can snuggle up […]

Thanksgiving: Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving: Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Today, our cousins across the pond will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s one Americanism that I wish we would adopt in the UK. We’re such a polite nation that, to be frank, I’m surprised that we haven’t! Just because today isn’t really our day of thanksgiving, doesn’t mean […]

Time to Flourish: Discovering your Authentic Self

Time to Flourish: Discovering your Authentic Self

Too many of the women I know, are blind to their authentic beauty. Their self-image is at an all time low and the bloom of their youth feels like light years away. The Problem Some of them would say that it’s their weight that’s the […]

A Little Bit of Hygge: The Perfect Cup of Hot Chocolate

A Little Bit of Hygge: The Perfect Cup of Hot Chocolate

If you read my Hygge Box review, you’ll know that the theme last month was Hot Chocolate. A wide variety of chocolate – and toppings – were included, and over the past couple of weeks I’ve had a lot of fun trying them out. On […]

Embracing Simplicity

Embracing Simplicity

Simplicity. On the face of it, it’s such an easy concept. But it’s much more difficult to put into practice! I don’t know about you, but my life is busy and full of distractions. I have an ‘ideal’ of a simple life, but, in reality, […]

Autumn Beauty: What’s in my Make-Up Bag?

Autumn Beauty: What’s in my Make-Up Bag?

Warming It Up This Autumn Isn’t this turning out to be a wonderful Autumn? The mornings are crisp and bright and fluffy clouds scud across the high blue skies. As the leaves tumble from the trees they leave a deep carpet of colour, just waiting […]

Wellbeing & Happiness in a Box: A Review of Hygge Box

Wellbeing & Happiness in a Box: A Review of Hygge Box

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my penchant for comfort boxes and how they add to my personal wellbeing. I’ve kept a comfort box for several years now, having originally been inspired by Sarah Ban Breathnach. The pretty box is beside my bed, and I keep […]


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