I’ve been encouraging everyone around me to think differently this year about Christmas gift giving. I can definitely feel a swell of consciousness around the sheer volume of waste created this time of year and the desire to do things differently.
There is no denying its super easy to get caught up in the frenzy of buying…. every shop is sensory overload with visual gift displays, food smells, etc. But please before you add one more ‘gift’ to your basket, (more plastic, paper & food to landfill) … ask yourself
‘Is this item needed/wanted/will it get used, or am I just buying because I feel I have to?’
Wouldn’t it be better to give your family and loved ones, something they can actually use?
Give the gift of a voucher, there is one for everyone, here are some thought starters:
- Almost everyone gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local hairdresser or barber?
- Who doesn’t love being pampered – massage or pedicure or beard trim?
- A night out: Buy a voucher to a local owner-run restaurant.
- What about supporting your favourite café by buying some vouchers to breakfast?
- Yoga – I’d highly recommend Amber Tree Yoga at Graceville. The studio is set amongst the trees in Graceville, Brisbane, it’s a peaceful sanctuary away from the sometimes hectic pace of life. Amber Tree is a space to share your love of yoga with friendly instructors who have a passion for giving back to the community. https://ambertreeyoga.com.au/
last but certainly not least….
The ULTIMATE voucher: the gift of guidance, wisdom and balance.
A visit to me of course (yes a shameless plug!)
You can order your Gift Vouchers by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, this isn’t about big National chains — this is about supporting local small business.
This Christmas make a difference and give a gift that means something to you, the planet and supports small business.
It’s crazy season. The shops are getting super busy and the level of energy is already starting to get frantic. We’ve all so much to do….. or we THINK we’ve so much to do this time of year that it’s easy to get caught up and settle into OVERWHELM.
Be kind to yourself and give yourself permission to free up some time to come along to the last CIRCLE of 2019.
We’ll be looking briefly at 2019 and setting ourselves up for a wonderful 2020.
Wednesday 11th December, 7pm – 9.30pm
Payment via bank transfer: BSB: 124 054 Acc: 22267356 Ref: Your name
$20 which includes a light supper.
If you wish to pay on the night please message me to confirm your attendance.
Using the ‘Wheel of Intention’, we looking briefly at 2019 and review the main areas in your life. Helping us identify key areas of strength/focus/change in 2020.
It’s an easy, insightful and thought-provoking way to pinpoint aspects of the life you wish to achieve in 2020.
Then the fun begins….. as we create our vision boards over a glass of bubbles.
$50 per person includes all material and a glass of bubbles.
WHY NOT GET SOME FRIENDS TOGETHER AND MAKE A NIGHT OF IT.
You too can create a masterpiece just like this giving you 2020 Vision !
This is going to be something you will love. An insightful look back at 2019 using the ‘Wheel of Intention’ to help identify the key areas where you need to focus, change or stay strong in 2020. Then the fun begins where we each create a vision board using pictures, words and a bit of art. Don’t worry if you can use scissors you’ll be fine.
All materials are provided and to help the evening along there is also a glass of bubbles included
Tickets available via Eventbrite
Or if you prefer, bank transfer:
BSB: 124 054
Ref: your name
Full Moon time is often a time when emotions and moods run high.
I was reminded this morning of an old Scottish saying ‘whits fur yeh won’t go by yeh.
which roughly translates to …. What is meant for you by fate, won’t pass you by. Basically, if it’s part of your fate in life, it will happen.
If you’re feeling impatient, disappointed when things don’t go your way today, your negative emotions may be heighted. However, NOW is the perfect time to shine a torch on things previously veiled.
What I mean by that is …. the full moon ‘illuminates’ the way…… therefore ask yourself: What do I need to see about myself or a situation.
Today if you don’t get what you want, things are cancelled or don’t pan out as you expect look within and see what was previously hidden. It may be your own old beliefs and behaviours or situation that now illuminated and looking with wise eyes you can scrutinise and see clearly what may not have been previously been visible.
The Scottish saying reminds us that ultimately FATE is always at work.
Trust is key here, trust that what is happening or NOT happening is all part of the bigger picture. It’s wise to know and accept that we get what we need in life, not necessarily what we want. If things don’t go your way today …. remember if it’s part of fate’s plan for you, …. it will happen. But only the universe knows when you’ll be ready to receive it.
A recent article in Wellbeing magazine stated
we – without ever quite intending to – have become the first humans to ever dismantle our tribes. As a result, we have been left alone on a savanna we do not understand, puzzled by our own sadness.
It was an eye opening article on the scope of loneliness in the world. A situation that is growing.
If I can do my bit to help not only myself but others feel more connected, part of a tribe and a little less lonely, then that’s a good thing.
Come join me at my upcoming circle on the 16th October and feel a little more connected.
Looking for connection, going through transition or seeking the opportunity to share and be listened to? Then please join me at my monthly women’s circle. Following the global ‘Gather the Women’ circle principles, we set circle agreement, intentions and offer a place of thoughtful speaking and deep listening.
What you will receive:
> A relaxed evening with like minded women
> You can speak from the heart and let go of all worries and anxiety.
> A nurturing space where you can find clarity and support.
> Experience the joy as you discover the benefits of connecting without judgement.
> Unique topic each month
A maximum of 12 per circle.
To secure your spot, payment can be made via bank transfer as per below. Cost is $20 per circle and includes light supper.
BSB: 124 054
Ref: Your name
Please bring a journal & pen. Looking forward to seeing you on the 16th.
Become aware of those subtle comments that undermine you and call it out. Call that thing a thing!