tips on creating recycled, handmade and sustainable christmas gifts

I love Christmas. There are lots of things about it that I don’t like – such as the push to over-consume, the waste of resources, food and materials. But the things that make it special to me – family time, holidays, traditions and memories – all of these things bring me great joy. I like…

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how to let go of anxiety and deal with the haters on social media

In the chaos of the world, do you wonder what on earth you are doing sometimes? Does worrying become your everyday companion? Does the relentless stream of information coming at you, make you feel like you are drowning? It can feel like everything is pointless. It can feel like there is nothing you can do…

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Helen Edwards Australian Writer and Blogger

Do you rush through life, filling it up with tasks, to do lists, and all of the things you want to achieve? When is the last time, in response to the question, ‘how are you?’, that you replied, ‘oh you know, nothing much happening, just taking every day as it comes’? More often than not,…

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Amongst spring flowers and birds waking, in seeping darkness my family sleeps. Silently, I start another day another turn, around the sun. Despite all the things that are broken, in the world and in myself, I wake with hope. I hold onto hope clasping her gently in my hands, like a fragile seed waiting to…

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So many of the current problems in our world could be resolved with a few simple things – truly embracing difference and diversity, kindness, empathy, courage, compassion, hope and optimism, realising there’s enough for everyone if we change how things work, caring about future generations, letting go of fear, listening, especially to First Nations Peoples,…

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