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My blog, allaboutwordswa (aawwa) grew out of my desire to use my writing to share some of the lessons I learn in life through the people I meet, the places I’ve been, my life experiences and my reflections.

I write about the search for the meaning of life, my experiences with ego and mindfulness, my love of wisdom and philosophy. I love to reflect on eternal questions, including relationships, social issues, politics of the day, religion and spirituality. I welcome your views as well.

I am also a lover of all forms of nature and enjoy taking photos to share on my blog. I am learning to be more creative.

I hope you enjoy what you find here. Please visit often πŸ™‚

Lorraine

The following people have INSPIRED me at different times in my life:

* M Scott Peck (The Road Less Travelled)

* Martin Seligman (Authentic Happiness)

* Stephen R. Covey (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People)

* Philosophers – Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Seneca,Β Epicurus and Schopenhauer. For 2020 I am focusing on learning more about Stoicism.

I currently live with my husband in beautiful Busselton in South Western Australia.

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62 Comments

  1. thaks for looking at my blog…I like the look of yours
    just off to read 7 habits! have a good day and good to meet you. gitika

  2. Martin Seligman has been a huge inspiration to me, as well as the philosophers. I’ve only been blogging for a few months, but I’ve found it to be a great way of exploring life questions and sparking discussions.

  3. I must say that I love your tag line: “If one wants to write then one must write today. ”
    Your blog sounds pretty interesting.

  4. Lorraine, thank you so much for visiting Learning from Dogs and leaving a comment. As you can see that led me to your Blog and what a lovely find that was! You take care and let’s keep in touch, Paul

  5. hmunro says

    Hello, Lorraine! Thanks for your thoughtful comment on HeatherBlog. It’s wonderful to “meet” you! Another site you may also enjoy is http://www.zenhabits.com. And please keep up your wonderful writing!

  6. Hello again Lorraine…you really have a way to get your expressions across. You have grown up to be a beautiful woman and share your experiences with all of us. I love your messages and photos and love to stop by here daily. Please keep on writing, I love you as a special friend in Christ Jesus. xoxo jackie

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog today. It’s good to read yours, and I’d like to include yours in my blogroll.

    • Wow Claire – thank you so much. I do love reading your blog and hearing what is happening in your life.

      thanks again

      Lorraine

    • Wow! Thank you for the nomination and your kind words! Much appreciated πŸ™‚

      All the best for 2012

      Cheers
      Lorraine

  8. Hi Lorraine, I have found another Aussie sooooo good, I live in Queensland and have always wanted to go to vist your home State W.A a friends of mine lived their for 5 years and loved it they, would often send me photos, I had always thought it would be barren and dusty but it has it’s own beauty, I look forward to sharing again., thanks for connecting.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

    • Hi and it’s a pleasure to meet you too! Yes, I love living in WA and have been here for nearly 30 years – originally from Victoria.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.
      Cheers
      Lorraine πŸ™‚

  9. Lorraine, I love Busselton! We were in WA for a caving conference a few years ago and that was my favourite spot.

    Sounds like our journeys are very similar although I’m in NSW. Same, same, but different.

    Cheers

    • Hello and welcome! Thanks for your kind words πŸ™‚ PS I was born in 1954 but that just feels like yesterday!

  10. Hey Lorraine,

    I was wondering if you would be willing to help me out with something. Recently, you liked my post, β€œHow to Know You’re Enough!” …on my blog, begintobelieve.com.

    It really seemed to resonate with a lot of women; I guess we can all relate to the overwhelming-ness of being female in todays’ society.

    Well anyway, back to the favor I was asking.

    Because this post resonated with so many, I’ve decide to write an ebook entitled β€œHow to Know You’re Enough!” – The Manual- The Female Edition.

    It will be a comprehensive, funny and honest list of everything we do, every day, for everyone, more or less!

    Would you be interested in making your list of everything you do, every day, for everyone, more or less, to possibly be included in the book? And If I use any β€œunique” items on your list, I will include your name as a contributor to the book!

    Your list can be anything that takes you time, mind and effort!

    So if you’re interested and have questions, you can contact me at rdavis4848@gmail.com or you can just send over your list to the same email address along with your full name and email.

    And if you know any other wonderful females that might like to be a part of this event, please feel free to pass it along!

    I know you have a lot on your list, so I really appreciate you taking the time. Thanks so much for considering it!

    Robin Oxford-Davis-
    Begintobelieve.com

  11. It’s always interesting how sometimes you get a nudge in life without expecting to. Today I looked at my bookcase at The 7 habits of highly effective people and thought, hmmm… I never read it, maybe I’ll give it away but I was torn.. Then I log onto here and see that you’re influenced by it. I guess I should have a read of it after all. Thank you for the nudge πŸ™‚

  12. Hello, I’ve just stumbled across your blog today. It’s always exciting to meet a fellow blogger from WA. We’re in Perth. I look forward to following you.

  13. Hi,
    Lorraine Watts. Greetings from India. I had wonderful memories from my tour to New Castle and Sydney, Australia. I saw the eBook there on Smash words, I would like to recommend to post that on goodreads.com. This site is for both the authors and Readers.

    Thanks and nice to visit your blog!

  14. Hello Ms. Watts, I have done some research on Autralian Newspapers for Mastheads. Its almost ready. I will be happy if it is posted on your blog too as contributing author. Please reply on this. Thanks

  15. Cezane says

    I love how your blog is so differently set out. It is one of the stand outs from many that i have come across, Instant follower of you now, cheers! πŸ™‚

    • So nice to meet you and thanks for following. I checked your blog out too and it looks amazing!

  16. So much beauty here, loved being here. A blog can feel so personal, and for a moment here I felt like I were walking right in without knocking πŸ™‚

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