A Journaling Circle

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

Book Charms

Journal Book Charms

These 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.

Change: It’s a funny thing

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

Conscious Conversations

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.

Critters ‘n’ Conversations

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

Fenced in …

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

Hocus Pocus SPELLS to Focus

SPELLS 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

Just Journal

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

Just Journal

A Wellness Workshop
Start: 10:30am – Finish: 3:45pm
“To journal is to provide clarity of thought.”
~ Di Granger, Lifelong Learning
This 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 (MBTI)®

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!

Learn to Journal e-Workbook

Just Journal – eLearning

Are 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.

Long Table Learning Lunches

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

Mid-Week Meander

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.