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You have a choice. You can continue to neglect your desires. Or you can put your hand on your heart, trust the burning passion that is inside of you, and just start living your dreams whole heartedly. What do you choose?
LIGHT LEADERS WORKSHOP
July 1st Melbourne co hosting with @maeganbeale
July 8th Bondi Sydney co hosting with @marjajacobsenyoga
The Light Leaders Workshop Series is a call to action for everyone ready to embrace their authentic purpose in life by sharing their unique gifts with the world.
This workshop is for YOU if you feel confused about your life’s purpose, Want to bring light to an already existing job, regardless of your industry. Understand your path but want to amplify your impact. Are a male OR female ready to answer your soul’s calling, Want to create a fulfilling life or you already consider yourself a light worker but want to rise up and take action on working your light.
Why are you here?
What is your message?
How will you share it?
ARE YOU READY TO FIND OUT?
If you are feeling the pull to join us on this hands on 3 hour live workshop then be sure to book in to secure your spot. Link in Bio for both events. #LightLeaders
OMG are you coming??? This is your little Sunday reminder that our next video marketing workshop is coming up soon and I'd LOVE you to come along! on Thursday 28th June from 9.30-4.30 we'll be hanging in South Yarra over lunch and great coffee having fun creating epic videos. If you want an easy way to use video, create content and start connecting more with your audience then this one is for you! .
I love video, it's so fun and there are so many ways you can use one video clip and I'll show you how. Head over to the link in bio and grab your seat today.
What a great idea! That was such a fun workshop - a birthday gift from one friend to another and included starting the evening with a Vietnamese feast then the workshop!
After the workshop this is what some of the jewelry pieces looked like. Stay tuned for the “after firing” pictures.
Was so lovely to have @ksenia_belova_photography @steph_clarke__ and @shinecommunication at our brekky yesterday. Having built online relationships it’s always great to press the flesh and put faces to names! Thanks for coming to play ladies xxxx
I don't know about you but I'm a crazy note taker. Getting my ideas out of my head and onto the page with a pen just helps them flow more freely. That's why workshops, whiteboards, mapping out processing, content plans by hand, are things I love doing. For myself and with my clients!
I remember going to an event one night about storytelling and the speaker said: "Your message can't be honed until it's witnessed." Now I know that he was talking about telling your story but I think it's the same with anything. What we say to ourselves in our head is very different to what comes out on paper. .
So next time you feel like you just can't quite get things done, it's worth taking some time either by yourself or with someone else to map out your ideas, brainstorm, document, plan, write down - scribble out and write again. It's only when we witness what we're really trying to articulate and communicate that we can hone it, build it and get it right.
I find myself keeping my wreaths empty because I’m so afraid that the quote writing will destroy the beauty of the piece or I might not like the quote after a while. Sometimes I think it’s good to do something that is uncomfortable and it doesn’t always have to feel right. But today, just as I was about to force a quote into this wreath, I found something that was so fitting and I just couldn’t resist writing it in. Have a happy Thursday!
Have you heard the news? We are getting sassy with @workshopmelbourne in a few weeks hosting our first ever stitch and bitch! If the patriarchy is getting you down, or you are sick of the fake news, come and stab some cloth and learn to stitch your favourite sassy saying!
At one of our last workshops the old eggplant emoji was immortalised in stitch! What’s ganna be next? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Any questions? Slide into our DMs or head on over to @workshopmelbourne to book! Hurrah.
I like big Poms and I cannot lie 😝
We’ve got a few spaces left for PomPoms & Prosecco at @bettiesnorthcote on the 3rd June ✂️
Come and learn the subtle art of the Pom, so you can embellish all your winter accessories. DIY is punk yo!
$49 = all materials to compete a project of your choice AND get a little afternoon buzz on 🥂
Link is in ze profile obvs 🙄
"Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off" - Coco Chanel 💁🏼♀️✨
When it comes to starting a business, you want to do everything and be everything to everyone. Right? While it might seem you're keeping your options open, this strategy is flawed 💩
This came up for me at this morning's @theconnectionexchange_ breakfast, where Liza from @wavecreativeau explained how conversions are a direct result of clearly articulating your hook (the key problem your product/service solves) ⚡️
I thought I'd nailed this... but over the last few weeks I've been toying with the idea of tweaking my product offering. And you know what, it's totally okay to evolve and change but make sure this is reflected across all your channels 📱📺💻
Time has been locked in the diary to spend some time on this in a couple of weeks, post move 😍👏🏼
Do you struggle to focus on just one thing? #shinyobjectsyndrome#thesidehustlershandbook
This is totally how I felt about the ladies at our breakfast this morning. There aren’t clicks, everyone is keen to meet and chat with others, no one is left alone and there are hugs, kisses, card swaps, 6 degrees of seperate conversations and more. -
Radiating positivity is just how we role and so many ladies who came for the first time this morning commented on how lovely everyone was - which of course I already know but I have to say I’m so proud of our beautiful eXchanger community. -
If you’re looking for an amazing community of women locally in Melbourne then check out our eXchanger membership. Coworking, training, discounts on events and more. Come hang with an amazing and positive groups of biz ladies!
Melbourne, 14th July!
Last week to sign up and get the early bird fee. If you haven’t register for this floral and leaves watercolour workshop, you really should (; A good 3 hours of class with refreshments provided @thewindsorworkshop and take home set to begin your watercolour journey! Message me for booking.
On my way in the heart of Europe I caught up with my friend from Melbourne George Rariga. His family is famous for production of top quality European wine - Rariga. He was kind enough to invite me for a private excursion and degustation. It's amazing to see how the skill and tradition of growing wine yard, production and selling of wine is passed from generation to generation. Cheers to them and wine 🍷 #essenceworkshops#melbourneworkshops#melbourneworkshop#sustainableliving#winery#vino#riesling
this edition of Colour Studies I was brought to you by my current obsession with @handmaidsonhulu. other than the riveting storyline, the saturation of blues, green and reds really drew me in. we delved into the world of poppies, wines and oxblood - captured in a @ghostwares vessel. thank you for the lovely souls who spent sunday afternoon with me in the ever so lovely @natureboynrth - fav plant shop! (ps: thanks for not spoiling season two for me, ruth!)
Stand up for what you believe in.
Take the 🎤
Believe in yourself.
Have the courage to stand in your power.
Don’t think anyone is ‘better’ than you.
I think one of the most important lessons you can learn in life is to not think anyone else is better than you. .
To develop your own SELF WORTH. .
New editorial for @fivmagazine ⚡️ Featuring @fabianxarnold @cocaine.models with art direction by @russellneill @youthcreativeau, styling by @stephanie_gaspodini and grooming by @davidpwaterman_makeup 💥
“Throw it all away,
Throw it all away.
If it doesn’t serve us,
Then throw it all away”
Verse of a song from ceremony with the mother.
It pops into my head every now and again and has a really warming and centring affect on me.
What do you need to ‘throw away’ right now? ❤️🧚♀️
Yay - We're doing it all again tomorrow. Our eXchanger Breakfast and dinners are my fav things in my business if I'm honest. Food, lovely ladies, time for learning, relaxing and connecting. Events are not money makers but they are community builders and that's something that we love to do. I love seeing the same ladies and new ladies at our events because it just feels so nice to really get to know people, support them and care about what's going on with them. -
Tickets are now closed but let me know if you're coming below!
So I just read that the word ‘Thesaurus’ comes from the Greek for ‘treasure house’! Cool, huh? I heartily concur that thesauruses are indeed FULL of treasure!
Christina here. As a copywriter I use the thesaurus a LOT! I have a tendency to overuse words like ‘awesome’, but why would I use that when I could use whizz-bang, uncanny, magnificent or surprising?
Have a think about the words you overuse. Could you jump on thesaurus.com and find something more apt? Are there words (or phrases) you find yourself using over and over again? (I always use ‘love this’ in my insta captions, e.g. ‘love this photo of...’ 🙄
Pic: ‘Bath Room’ from the last iteration of @colorfactoryco
Sending some special love + thanks today to @lukismac @helle_weston + @victoria_bauman of @theo2awakening for their breath workshop in Melbourne on the weekend.
It was a truly incredible experience that made me
> Cry with a lot of joyful release
> Feel incredibly embodied + connected to myself
> Tap into some newly acquired inner wisdom + knowing
> Appreciate my body + it’s ability to breathe in a whole new way
I can’t recommend this experience enough + the team are going to be in other Australian + global locations - including a retreat in Bali - very soon.
Go. You might never breathe the same way again.
Guys, I’m super stoked to share this event for photographers with you. 📸 Come along for an epic day where you get to fill your portfolio with high end images of stunning models in designer fashion pieces. ⚡️⚡️ I remember when I attended my first photography workshop in 2011 and how the images I took changed my portfolio entirely! They helped me approach and attract the types of jobs I wanted and gave me the boost my career needed. This event is about recreating the value I got back then and walking away with photos that are tough to get in your portfolio💥 Link in bio for more deets and dm any questions 👊🏻✨
Beauty. Life. Aliveness!
This weekend I’m reminded of the importance of beauty, colour and adventure in my life.
Yesterday was the first time in over a month that I’ve drunk in the beauty of the magnificent light show that was the sunset.
That I wore red lipstick during the day just for fun.
And that revelled in the wild freezing weather walking about the city after dark.
I need more of it.
All of it.
Beauty. Life. Aliveness!
What’s your sunset, red lippy & wild weather?
Sunday's are for self care. Join me on June 10th for a Mindful Yin Yoga & Meditation Workshop
This winter inspired workshop will guide you through a mindful yin yoga and meditation practice where you will embody the Yin energy of introspection and deep restoration to: * Release physical tension and tightness * Discover a deep sense of rest. * Shift blockages from the major energy centres (chakras & meridians) in the body
This workshop will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and connected to your body and your self.
We live in a world where it is considered normal to be busy. Rarely do we take time to rest and regenerate our energy. In Chinese Medicine, this constant rushing and working are said to use up all of our yang energy leaving us in a state of adrenal overload and burn-out. To avoid burn-out, we must build the Yin energy to harmonise the system.
Yin Yoga works with the Yin tissues in the body, the ligaments, tendons and bones.
These tissues that become compressed and bound up with stress and during our day to day activities.
Yin yoga takes the body through a series of extended floor based holds (3-5 minutes) providing traction on the joints, releasing fixation and the stress of compression. Yin yoga incorporates a strong meditation component and is an excellent stress release therapy.
Sunday the 10th of June.
10am – 12pm.
@Madamheap The School of Mindful Living
106 Canterbury Rd, Middle Park VIC 3205
Another stunning piece made in my Absolute beginners workshop.
Workshop dates are up in the website Jenie Yolland dot com. It’s all there for you to choose. We have several workshops for Absolute Beginners so you can choose where to start.
Come with a friend, a buddy, a bestie and you’ll get a discount.
Let’s spread the fun around!!
I’m so excited to announce my upcoming Brush Lettering Workshops | Melbourne in June, Sydney in July and Brisbane in August!! Almost 40% of Melbourne and Sydney places have already been snapped up by my wait-listers. Brisbane details TBA. Enrol now, limited places are available! www.letterme.com.au/workshops
Thank you to @royaltalensau for sending me these new Ecoline brush pens to play with! LOVE them! 💕🧡💙💚
The weather may be dreary but we ain't complaining! Perfect excuse to get cozy and creative as we delve into winter hibernation season. We will be opening up our hearts and self-reflecting through meditation, art process to music and collaboration piece.
Don't be a hermit, come along as we delve into winter hibernation season. Blankets, warmth, yummy winter feasting + hot chai will be provided. *No artistic skill required
Saturday, June 2nd 12-3pm link in bio ➡️
We're doing it again and I'd love to invite you along! If you've been wanting to up your video game, learn how to turn your phone into a mobile video studio, get confident on camera, have more fun when creating your videos and more - then this workshop is for you! 😁
Think fun and practical lessons that you can use straight away to start engaging with your audience and sharing your message. Head over to the link in bio and grab your seat today for our 28th June video marketing workshop in South Yarra. I'd love to see you there!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY @THINKTHORNBURY!
A YEAR! A WHOLE YEAR!! Next Friday we’re having a party to celebrate and you’re invited. Everyone is invited!
25.05.18 from 5pm.
There will be: Cake, Food, Music, Door Prizes, Dancing and lots of PARTYING!
I am also, for the very first time, holding a competition to win a Macramé Workshop Ticket! How do you win this amazing prize I hear you ask?
Head over to @thinkthornbury, like the post, comment all your friends names and celebrate with us!
For Bonus Points you can ALSO tag to win on THIS post but you must be following @thinkthornbury for your entry to count. There is also $100 store credit up for grabs!
It takes a lot of energy to dream up and start a business like TT. When Josh and I saw @_evestudio_ was moving on from their shopfront in Thornbury we knew it was the perfect home for what we wanted to do. Applying for a commercial lease, keeping it secret in case it fell through, learning how different it is to negotiate a commercial lease compared to a residential, getting business advice, staying up late making lists, budgeting and working hard before we even walked though the doors to start renovating and filling the shop! Add adopting a rescue dog and getting married and it’s been a BIG YEAR!
I am looking forward to some cake and a glass of bubbles!
I couldn’t do what I do without @joshkellymusic. He’s not just my husband, he’s my creative sounding board and the bloke who keeps my two feet firmly on the ground. Watching him take on more and more to help our business grow this year has been a real privilege. He’s also kicking some personal musical goals and it will be so wonderful to travel with him to the UK with @thirtyseventy3070.
If I can start a business you can too. You just have to pick an idea and really commit to it. Do something that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. Don’t do a job just because it seems like a sensible option. Follow those dreams and really work for it. What’s the worst that can happen? Better to say I gave it a really red hot go than spend your life saying ‘I could do that’. Could you? Go on then! DO IT! DO THE THING!! Start small & watch it grow.
All my love, Maggie May
So excited to be bringing the embroidery love to @ceramiques.elsternwick . There are still a few spots left. ・・・
Embroidery babyyyy ☘️🌿🍃 We have a class coming up with superstar @onepinkplum ! Wanna be able to embroider your own t-shirts, bags and life?? Come get busy, no mess involved 😉 Learn to create a whole heap of stitches and take home your own pattern sheet and instruction booklet. Saturday the 2nd of June at 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Only 8 spots available!!! Link to booking system is in our bio ! #cleanart#cleaneating#cleanlyf#madeinmelbourne#melbournemakers#workshops#melbourneworkshops#melbourneworkshop
I will be working with a client tomorrow helping her make some important decisions on what to take with her to her new smaller home. One of the best ways to downsize and declutter is to release your duplicates! Remember you can only use one at a time so why have more than you need. What do you have too many duplicates of? #downsizeyourduplicates#reclaimyourspace
We’ve got three freshly painted and updated spaces in @thinkthornbury!
Part of starting a business when you’re short on cash is that you can’t do everything you want to do at once. What we lacked in time and money last year we made up for enthusiasm and hard work. We started TT to build a space for our local Thinkers, Makers and Do-ers. All last week we were up late (and early) painting, cleaning, building and just generally slogging away in the way you need to when you’ve got no safety net except your ridiculous optimism for building something as big as your dreams.
Presenting our coconut ice bathroom. Pink, white and full of plants!
Our kitchen is now kitted out with a @moccamaster_aus for filter coffee on our creative coworking days. Thursday is the day for the Think Thornbury Thinkers Institute of Thinking. Yes, the name is a joke. The space and time however is not! Check out our website for more details.
We also have a new smaller space for Thinkers, Makers and Do-ers to dip their toes into the world of hosting a creative workshop. Affectionately called the ‘Little Think Space’ it’s a beautiful room ready for classes up to 6ish people and can be hired out for $175 plus gst for four hours. Have dreams of hosting a class and want to give it a go? This is your chance. Know someone who is super skilled at what they do and need a gentle push? Send them our way! We want to be an inclusive and welcoming space for not only established creatives but also those who are JUST starting out.
We’re a small business that is constantly a work in progress. We want to make sure that we’re always pushing ourselves and evolving into the best place we can be to support and be part of the community.
All our love, Maggie May and Josh
W A N N A H A N G O U T ? !
💙Friday 18th at 730pm in Hawthorn
💙Saturday 19th at 1pm in Kensington
Seriously, why wouldn't you want to improve your health & wellness?
Gift yourself an hour to learn about natural solutions to support all aspects of your health, promote low-tox living, help uplift your mood and so much more.
Get in quick before all seats get snapped up!
#Repost @superlan13 ・・・
We have a few spots left for 1PM this Saturday.
Who wants to learn about these AMAZING Oils??? 🤦🙌🙋 See booking link in my bio 👍
Hello from the heart of Europe👋🏻 it's beautiful spring here, everything is blooming,air smells after flowering healing herbs, plants and trees. 🌺🌳In the next couple of weeks I'll introduce you to some of these plants and their uses. Today I'll share with you little bit about this common sunny flower-dandelion. Most people treat it as a weed which is a shame as every part of this flower including root, stem, flower and leaves has healing power. It's very universal plant which cleans whole body from toxins and helps with blood circulation. It's used as a natural medicine to treat digestive problems. Here are 2 easy tips how to gain all health benefits: 🌼use fresh leaves in your salad, they are full of vitamins 🌼poor 200ml of hot water over 2 spoons of dried leaves, leave for 10 min and drink as a tea. So next time you see these little yellow suns pick some for your home herbal remedy cabinet #herbs#herbalremedies#dandelion#healthylifestyle#selfcare#workshopmelbourne#melbourneworkshops#melbourneworkshop#essenceworkshops
Hey lovely, how was your weekend? Well we're back into another week and what a great way to start the week welcoming a new eXchanger and academy member into our communitiy. Having your crew of #workwives make it so much more fun! .
Meet Kristine Daw @dawtek_
"I'm a tender writer with 18 years of experience. I love writing tenders and helping businesses reach their business goals and have worked with companies all over Australia and across many industries.
My goal with my business is to assist SME's in getting the most of our their business. So my business now has business documents and templates, tender training and Australia's first Tender eCourse (yippee it was a long time writing this). .
I work from home in Melbourne and outside of work I spend as much time with Max, my 4 year old, who I waited so long to have. .
I just love travelling and have been to 72 countries and always planning the next trip. I am a very happy person and just who enjoys life to the full."
So lovely to have you in the group!!
Hi people down under!! It’s only less than 2 months away till I’m heading to Melbourne in July. I am absolutely excited to be teaching in Melbourne on the 14th July at the beautiful @thewindsorworkshop. A floral and leaves watercolour workshop is available for sign ups with early bird fee ending on 31st May. So hurry up and book your seats with me now! Happy Monday peeps.