Back in the 16th Century a gathering of people for an exchange of ideas or learning was known as a salon. During these gatherings the participants would amuse one another through story and experience to assist the group to increase their knowledge through conversation. The early gatherings consciously followed the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus, … Continued
I AM capable, I AM resilient, I AM successful, I AM a money magnet, I AM safe, I AM loved ♥ Is there something you are puzzling over right now? Not sure what to do? Is there something that is making you toss and turn at night? Something you are worried about? Let me assure … Continued
Journal Book CharmsThese beautiful bespoke book charms are available to add magic and charm to your Spells for Wellness Journals. They can be purchased separately or with a Journal.
I have embarked on a new chapter of my life. I have undertaken a tree change to a lovely country town about 80k out of Perth in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. My two dogs Rusty and Jasper are on this ride with me, albeit Rusty a little tentative with all things unfamiliar. I … Continued
A Wellness Workshop Start: 10:30am – Finish: 1:30pm followed by lunch. Conscious Conversations underpin everything we do in life. This workshop will enable you to learn about communicating authentically and effectively. You will explore the components involved in great (conscious) conversations while participating in many over a sumptuous long table learning lunch. Learning to communicate authentically, that is, being conscious and mindful (present) is one of the best skill sets anyone can hold. This session will set you off on the path to better understanding YOU, while creating the ability to participate in fabulous conversations (even ones, that may at first seem tough). This event runs over 3 ½ hours; it includes a sumptuous lunch and Conversation workbook. For those that like to explore, learn and journal the Spells for Wellness Journal is available for purchase.
Indulge in some Magic of Mosaics and create a beautiful mosaic critter that sits on a piece of Toodyay history. Critters ‘n’ Conversations is a workshop held at Lifelong Learning in Toodyay, just over an hour from the Perth CDB. You will be immersed in magic, mindfulness and mosaics for 2-3 hours that always creates … Continued
I got home last night to find my little dog missing. He is a Shih Tzu x Poodle with a gregarious personality. I built a perimeter fence for the very reason of keeping my animals (chooks and dogs) in and providing them safe opportunity to free roam. I felt a little panicked when I checked … Continued
Spells are a way of calling on a higher Deity to assist us to achieve what we most want from life. I am a firm believer that we become what we think about, so therefore I think a lot about how grateful I am; how happy I am; and how I can continue to ensure … Continued
Keeping a journal, writing down how you feel is wonderful therapy when embarking on a program of learning, change, and personal development. It is very powerful to get the thoughts out of our heads and onto paper for ongoing analysis and clarity. Simply bottling up or constantly thinking about ‘things’ can overwhelm us to the … Continued
A Wellness WorkshopStart: 10:30am – Finish: 3:45pm
“To journal is to provide clarity of thought.”
~ Di Granger, Lifelong LearningThis is a Journaling Circle, a workshop that will introduce you to the wonderful activity of journaling as a creative, spiritual, emotional and intellectual pursuit. It will provide opportunity for you to ‘be in the moment’ and experience mindfulness, a key ingredient for resilience. Journaling provides a mechanism to off-load your thoughts and feelings in a relaxed and safe setting. It’s safe, because it’s all about you. You write, draw, doodle, share as much or as little as you want. Contact Di to chat more.
Learn about Self: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)®This is a fun and engaging workshop, held in one of the many magnificent Toodyay historical venues with fabulous local produce put together by our local talented foodies. The workshops combine great learning content and great food and beverage to set your mind, body and soul on fire! The thing about the MBTI® is it provides insights into questions such as – have you ever wondered why you immediately hit it off with some people and find others challenging or difficult? The MBTI® is a personality assessment that indicates psychological preferences in how we perceive the world and make decisions. It came about through the work of Katharine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myer. They wanted a tool that would make the work of Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung useful in everyday life … and they nailed it!
Just Journal – eLearningAre you a Lifelong Learner that likes to learn, but prefer to do it at your pace and in your own time? Learn to ‘Just Journal’ in your own time, is a session designed specifically for you. When you sign up, you are provided with a link to the downloadable Just Journal Workbook. You can also participate in online Q&A coaching sessions via the Lifelong Learning Life, Love and the Universe Facebook Group. This is a closed group for learners just like you, where you can explore topics, share insights, ask questions and hang out with others who are exploring also. Purchase now and get started OR participate in our group-based facilitated Just Journal Workshop and enjoy a day out in the Avon Valley.
Kicking off on April 10 just after Easter, all the Lifelong Learning favourites are back again for the 2021 season: (1) Magic of Mosaics: Beginner Workshop is potentially your starting point. It is designed to get your creative juices flowing and start you on your mosaic-ing journey. I know that sounds a little cliché but … Continued
What is the one thing we women do really well when it comes to sorting issues and building relationship? Lunch. We do lunch. I have written about this previously in a story titled The Fellowship of Females. Lunch with our mates (often referred to as tribe) whether just one other or 20 others is something … Continued
MAGIC OF MOSAICS 2020 Season – OPEN SHED Session The Magic of Mosaics season is almost upon us. We operate in Toodyay Time, which is April through to end of October. The Shed will re-open on Wednesday, April 1 and is offering its new format of 3-hour open sessions. This means you can attend a … Continued
This is a glorious Mid-Week Meander through the picturesque Town of Toodyay. Toodyay has long been hailed as a beautiful historic Town, situated in Perth’s back yard. It is located just over 85k from the Perth CBD but the hidden gem is the AvonLink Rail Service. The rail journey through the Avon Valley is a must do activity for all West Australians and visitors. The peaceful clickety-clack of the train coupled with the magnificent scenery, which changes with each season, is absolutely magic. Once in Toodyay this walking tour will take in some of Toodyay’s historic buildings and the stories attached. After your sumptuous Mid-tea, you will stroll to the Newcastle Gaol Precinct then across the footbridge to the main street of Town to the shopping strip. There are plenty of unique shops to pique your interest and of course there is our world-renowned Christmas 360 Shop. Your walk ends at Connor’s Mill taking in the old-world charm of Toodyay’s very own steam driven flour mill. Connor’s Mill is on the edge of Town near the Visitor’s Centre (for you to pop in and explore what else) and close proximity to the Train Station for your departure.