I spruik myself as being the ‘communications queen’ given I have been observing, researching and practising communication techniques for many, many years. I have come to realise the culprit for most angst in life is communication; either the lack of it or the miscommunication of it. Most people believe because they have two ears that … Continued
Indulge in a Wellness day out …Enjoy the scenic and relaxing journey through the Avon Valley, situated within the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia via the AvonLink train service. The train leaves from the East Perth terminal at 8:55am (returning from Toodyay at 3:06pm) where plenty of parking is available. You simply hop on, kick back and enjoy the ride. We will meet you at the Toodyay Train Station on arrival, just after 10am and get you to the venue where morning tea is waiting prior to the workshop kicking off at 10:30am. The 9-Dimensions of Wellness starter workshop is a great introduction to exploring your Wellness. The workshop is run over 3 ½ hours (lunch and refresh breaks make up the extra hour) and navigates you through the 9-dimensions model, looking at the various aspects of YOU that make and keep you well. It will become the beginning of your Lifelong journey to wellness and includes a Wellness Starter workbook. Read the latest Wellness Starter Workshop blog post.
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.
I was having lunch with the girls recently and noticed that there were many other tables of women of varying age and group size out to lunch also. Lunch with the girls is a ritual, something we are initiated into at a very early age and continue on until we can’t anymore. We lunch in … Continued
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!
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
I love mosaics as a metaphor for life. Think about it. Mosaics is the bringing together of broken pieces to create something whole and beautiful. How fabulous that a creative activity not only feeds your soul (spiritual, emotional, social wellness), but also produces a beautiful piece to enhance your home (environmental). I love that working … Continued
The Magic of Mosaics beginner workshop enables you to explore your CREATIVE dimension while providing opportunity for you to appreciate the benefits of being mindful; of being in the here and now. You will create a beautiful piece to take home with you to remind you of your creative wellness experience. This workshop is run over 4-hours and includes a tapas style range of local produce and beverages to keep you hydrated and nourished through-out the day. Why don’t you treat yourself and come to the workshop via the scenic and peaceful AvonLink train service. Enjoy the magnificent views through the Avon Valley. Make your booking through the TransWA web site.
Social wellness is the ability to interact with people around you. It involves using good communications skills, having meaningful relationships, respecting yourself and others, and creating a solid support system that includes family and friends. Coupled with emotional wellness, social wellness equips us to engage with people at all levels and resolve issues along the … Continued
A good friend of mine was over from Queensland a while back. We hadn’t seen each for many months and made a date to catch up for breakfast. I have never been a hugger. That touchy-feely stuff doesn’t really do it for me, or so I told myself for many, many years. However, as we … Continued
Lifelong Learning hosts a range of (learning) tours and events show-casing the beauty of the Avon Valley and Wheatbelt region with a particular focus on the picturesque Town of Toodyay. Unique to these tours is the inclusion of sumptuous long table lunches over conscious conversations. Events and Tours Events and tours are advertised throughout this … Continued
I came across a model that looks at wellness through a multi-faceted lens many years ago and the concept has stayed with me from that moment on. The model isn’t attributable to any one researcher however it forms the basis of a universal approach to Wellness. That is, there are multiple dimensions or aspects that … Continued
Our recent 9 Dimensions of Wellness Starter Workshop was absolutely fabulous. The participants chose the AvonLink Train Service as their preferred mode of travel and enjoyed the scenic and relaxing journey through the Avon Valley. The train leaves from the East Perth terminal where plenty of parking is available, then you hop on, kick back … Continued
The body is a wondrous thing, just in case you had forgotten or have yet to create consciousness around that fact. It is a well-oiled machine when we treat it with the respect it absolutely deserves. It works on a very simple premise of energy in – energy out. That is, fuel it up nutritionally … Continued
FEEDBACK … of course… where was your head at? Feedback is the key to us truly gaining a sense of who we are, by validating our view of Self through others. This is equally important in both a personal and professional setting. “Mirror, mirror on the wall; do I see me warts and all?” I have … Continued
You know, sometimes it can really feel like life dishes up lemons! I’m sure you have heard this saying and the many and often funny responses that goes with it such as ‘when life gives you lemons make lemonade.’ This well used statement and the corresponding responses is about learning that we all have choices … Continued