– Simple Living –

A gentle approach to work

Last week I was very honoured to speak at Soulpreneurs Summer School, an inspiring few days with beautiful women all there to get clear on their purpose and shine their light in the world in 2017. I’ve never experienced anything like it. It was practical, potent business advice from some of the world’s best (e.g. Michael Maidens who’s a pioneer in the digital space, being responsible for the Food Matters free worldwide screening that reached millions and has since become common practice for many online launches) mixed with soul (full moon releasing ceremony on the beach, animal kin oracles and self-care strategies). I got to share a little about living and working gently…

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How to be gentle when you’re flat out! 

These last few months have been hectic and I’m sure you would probably be in the same boat – who isn’t?! And while it’s all good and well to say things like, “oh I don’t believe in the word ‘busy’,” and “let’s stop the glorification of the busyness” (which I wholeheartedly agree with by the way), the reality is we are pretty busy. Whether we fill our lives with nonsense or fun stuff or family commitments or work – most people’s lives are pretty full.

So for me, it’s about finding ways to come back to my calm happy place when I’m feeling frazzled and essentially working in a way that suits me. I’ve been reflecting on how I got through the last few months so here are some tips I came up with….

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How Soulpreneurs helped me launch my program

What I didn’t expect from enrolling in this course was the assistance and support I got in creating a brand new offering. It helped me get my online program, Shine From Within Youth Mentor Training up and running. I remember attending one of the in-person training days earlier in the year, sitting in the ‘hot seat’ and pitching this crazy idea that I had been working on for months and months behind the scenes. I also remember the swift kick up the butt that Yvette gave me about the price I was suggesting (thankfully!), because Soulpreneurs in particular, can really struggle to charge what they’re worth.

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Ever considered being a life coach?

I graduated as a Beautiful You Life Coach almost a year ago now and I still whip out my books each month to go over things, love utilising all of the extra resources and worksheets with my own coaching clients and am constantly being surprised by just how much this course helped me – in life and in my business. So I wanted to share with you some of my learnings from the course and how I’ve utilised the training in ways I never expected.

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Gentle Living Series: Meet Nicola Newman

I’m so excited for you to hear from this beautiful, gentle girl, Nicola Newman. Nic has become such a great friend over the last couple of years, especially this year. She lives about half an hour away from me on a property in the country growing her organic veggies, painting and going on little adventures with her puppy and husband. In my eyes, Nic has mastered the art of working for herself in a way that suits her lifestyle. Like many people, it took a health scare to make the transition to a gentle life and I think you’re going to love her story, her simple tips for dealing with overwhelm and the art of flourishing with creativity!

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From a Shipping Container to a House

I believe that this life is transient. That we shouldn’t feel too attached to anything. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take care of the place that we are in right now.

Ever since we lived in the recycled shipping container cabin, we have always wanted to find a more sustainable and manageable way to live in tune with nature. To live simply. Gently. Taking as little as possible, giving back to the land and working in cohesion rather than dominating. Doing it all in a way that could last…

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Eco Home Inspo ~ Living Space

Davey, our Staffy girl Trudi and I have moved around over the last few years. From a house, to a caravan, to a recycled shipping container home to renting a house in the hinterland to renting a duplex by the beach. Phew! But now we are building. It’s been an interesting adventure trying to find the balance in creating something that is sustainable. That will stand the test of time. That causes the least amount of impact on the landscape and ecosystem.

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10 Eco Travel Essentials

The art of packing well cannot be underestimated! It can save you enormous amounts of space, money and unnecessary purchases, which are usually bought out of desperation. In those moments, we rarely have the time to source the best option. So, the more organized we can be with reusable and eco-friendly items, the more likely it is that we can save our time and money for site-seeing and adventure! So here are 10 essentials for your next trip…

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Flashback: DIY Candles

One thing I love doing is op shopping. But rather than search for that one-off beautiful dress, I have recently been obsessed with finding the perfect teacup. Not because I love to drink tea (which I most definitely do) but so that I can make soy candles in up-cycled, vintage teacups, glasses and jars. So I thought I’d share with you how I make them.

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3 Green Steps for the Soul

I’m really excited to introduce Courtney Young to you all from SHE: Self, Health, Environment. She’s got some beautiful tips for slowing down & getting back to nature…..

There’s a reason why so many of us strive to adjust our lifestyles to minimise our impact on the environment- it’s because we’re left with that warm, glowing feeling knowing that we’re doing our part. We love that we’re giving back to Mother Nature, to the environment that so relentlessly provides for us. However, sometimes it’s difficult to stay motivated and make these changes. Sometimes it’s exhausting to chase after that warm, glowing feeling. Sometimes we want to be a little selfish and take a break. That’s where I step in. The following are three steps I’ve devised for the selfish environmentalist. These are environmentally sustainable actions we can all take that will nourish our souls, and lifestyles in general, at the same time.

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Reduce Reuse Recycle

Yeah Yeah Yeah, we’ve all heard about recycling before. Boring. But did you know that there is sooo much you can do before you make the choice to put your rubbish in the recycle bin? Did you know that it takes a lot of energy to actually turn your rubbish in to something new?

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2011 – That’s a Wrap

I love this time of year. After eating copious amounts of food on Christmas Day and spending time with family, it’s nice to just hang out at home and sleep in. These last few days of the year are also a perfect time to sit back and reflect on 2011. Only 1 year ago I had just finished a grueling 6 months of chemotherapy. I was bald, 12 kilos heavier from all of the steroids and exhausted beyond belief. I was also incredibly relieved to have been told that I was in remission and excited about the prospect of getting my energy back and focusing on something other than my health, which had been my sole focus since early 2009.

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Slow Living

A few years ago I didn't know the first thing about slow living.  My life was anything but slow.  I was so focused on getting the most out of every single day and I was determined to achieve as much as possible.  I wanted to see the most, work the most, eat the most,...

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