Our Planet

We can’t stress enough how much it’s worth to watch David Attenborogh’s mind blowing ‘Planet Earth’ documentary. Sit down with your friends and family and give this one a watch together. It’s beautifully made and explains exceptionally well that the earth will be fine going forward. It’s actually the human race we have to worry…

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Indulge and give back

It’s been a big year for all of us in some way. And the consistent I am hearing from my clients and mates is that  they are crawling over the finish line of 2020. I thought this week I’d share two businesses that I love for gift buying (Christmas is of course looming) but more so for…

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Next Wednesday, the 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. For me, this day is a great reminder to make my friends and family members know that my door is always open if they find themselves in a situation they need to escape from. Statistics in Australia show that one in three women have experienced…

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Celebrating NAIDOC week

This week, as many of you will know is NAIDOC week. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. This week is an opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As a team, we have taken a bit of time to do some research around NAIDOC and understand the wonderful…

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Dirty Power by Grenpeace – an amazing watch

This week I thought I would raise awareness of a doco that I shared with you earlier in the year because I was so blown away by it. Yes, it’s that good. Greenpeace’s ‘Dirty Power’ is an investigation and quite frankly, a terrifying insight into our Government, coal giants, industry groups and media organisations who…

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Let’s support the business supporting so many others

I’ve heard from a lot of people recently that they are hitting exhaustion stage. Feeling burnt out and worn down by all that 2020 has thrown at us (so far). If you can imagine how that would feel amplified for someone with anxiety, depression or mental health issues it would be a pretty scary time right?…

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Prepare your home for bushfire season

This week we thought we’d share some info that will play a part in helping to deter and reduce the catastrophic effects of bushfires in Australia. CFA Victoria have created a ‘Prepare Your Home’ video and fact sheet around what you can do to prepare for bushfire season – especially if you live in or around a…

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How you can help save our native and amazing wildlife

I know for most countries right now it’s hard to think past what’s happening as a result of covid. The other day I thought back to why we started our ‘Play Your Part’ campaign. It was driven from the devastating bushfires at the start of the year. It nudged me to check in on the situations that…

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Get your ‘stay tray’ on!

Had to share these incredibly cool and clever creations this week. We first came across this awesome idea from one of our fav cafes. To ‘play their part’ for the environment they stopped using cardboard cup holders and now they use cleaned out empty cardboard milk cartons instead. Yip, a couple of slits in the old…

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The Social Dilemma

Playing your part this week isn’t around something you can physically do or a cause you can support. We challenge you to get curious and educate yourself about social media and your devices (that let’s be honest you are probably reading this post on right now). I watched ‘The Social Dilemma’ on Netflix this week with the…

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Save this shark!

Last week a man in Queensland lost his life in a Great White Shark attack during his surf session. Nick Slater was his name, and the incident was an absolute tragedy. Since this event there has been a lot of debate about the ‘hunting of the shark’ that followed. Arguments for the protection of people and…

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Support those supporting our enviornment!

Darrell Lea you are the bomb! If you care about our environment and animals then you will probably be aware that this chocolatier has changed the recipes for ALL its products to make them palm oil free. Now that’s no mean feat and requires testing (which costs time and money), new production (which costs time…

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Click for VIC

It’s been tough but we’re half way through VIC! Throughout this lockdown everyone’s battles and pains are different. If you’re like me, watching businesses fall apart and our iconic Melbourne institutes suffer it feels really disheartening. There’s a fantastic incentive created by Visit Victoria called ‘click for Vic’. It’s a place where all our fav Melbourne joints…

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Next one’s on me

Thought I’d keep our ‘Play Your Part’ message pretty simple this week. Even if it’s a small gesture, acting with kindness goes a long way. It warmed my heart the other day to see that cafes in Melbourne are taking part in the ‘next one’s on me’ movement. People have the option to buy their…

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How we can keep vulnerable kids creative during lockdown

For us Victorians, I don’t know about you guys but I’ve decided I need a hobby or some sort of ‘fun’ during this lockdown. I decided to channel my inner hippy and I’m currently  making dream catchers in my downtime. While I was searching for some inspo I came across a charity who supports our…

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How we can support refugee woman in business

My good friend Gabrielle Dolan is an ambassador for a pretty amazing organisation called SisterWorks. The remarkable founders of this company decided to make it their mission to support women who are refugees and asylum seekers through work and entrepreneurship. They do this by supporting them in business, educating them on economic outlook and building their confidence…

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How do you support others in their ‘head game’

A topic that’s on a lot of our minds right now is mental health. For us Victorians it’s a head game at the moment. Over the last few months, I’ve seen a few powerful stories in the media. One that stuck with me was Tim Paine, when he openly supported team mate Will Pucovski during…

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‘In My Blood It Runs’

If I can give you one piece of advice this week, do yourself a favour and watch ABC’s ‘In My Blood It Runs.’ A remarkable movie about an Aboriginal family, their lives and their experience of Australia. We have made a concerted effort as a team to learn more about Australia’s history and challenge the…

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Keep our planet clean!

I want to share with you an incentive that I love. A company called World Expeditions started a concept called the ’10 pieces of litter collection program’. They encourage people when traveling to pick up 10 pieces of litter on their hikes, this way you are ‘taking out more than you take in’. How good!…

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How can you help the Homeless?

We’ve become accustomed to the words ‘stay at home’ right? It’s on the news, in our feeds, and even on billboards as we drive. And let’s be honest we’ve all given it the eye roll at some stage. Can you imagine how it feels for those that don’t have a home? They see this signage…

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World Refugee Day

This Saturday is World Refugee Day. I talk a lot about sitting in other people’s shoes. For most of us we have daily stresses in some form. I’m not down playing those issues. However, imagine if your stresses were having no home, trying to keep your children alive, praying they won’t be separated from you,…

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Support the Farmers, If you don’t want to brave the supermarkets

There are still ways you can play your part during COVID. Support the Farmers is one small way, If you don’t want to brave the supermarkets, there are a few good grocery and meal delivery services available that still help Aussie farmers. YourGrocer sources produce and groceries from local markets (like Prahran and Queen Victoria)…

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SAY SOMETHING!

We all have a role to play when it comes to everyone having an equal ‘fair go’. If you see someone being bullied, discriminated against, spoken down to, treated poorly. SAY SOMETHING! It starts with you. There’s no such thing as an innocent bystander anymore. Except for the wine As Martin King says… “There comes…

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Don’t forget others existing battles

We talk a lot about ‘surviving this covid crisis’ and typically we are referring to our own mental health, financial difficulties or simply the want to see more of our loved ones. It can sometimes be easy to forget that prior to this there were already those that were deeply vulnerable. Imagine the impact of…

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Help restore the planet back to life

If you want to ‘play your part’ in helping restore our beautiful planet back to life then I’d register with this mob on the link below to find out what YOU can do. We are not helpless. The government are not going to save us. It’s up to us. https://www.acf.org.au/community_group_sign_up #playyourpart

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How you can support your favourite local spots!

We’re all missing our fav cafes and restaurants right!? (especially if you’re a foodie like me!). There’s lots of talk of missing our food spots but if we want to keep them alive while we navigate through this period it would be great to support those who are offering take-away solutions. Order your fav meal,…

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Want to know how to lend a hand during a time of crisis?

In this environment, when we are encouraged not to be around each other it’s sometimes difficult to know how you can help others. The Red Cross are a beautiful organisation that allow people to volunteer and lend a hand during times of crisis. If you want to make a difference, click on the link below…

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Blood donations are needed now!

Blood donations are needed now more than ever. With this pandemic blood donations have dropped dramatically. No matter what is happening people still need blood. This is one small way you can play your part. PLEASE GIVE NOW by registering on the link below https://www.donateblood.com.au/one-step-closer #playyourpart  

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How we can support each other’s sustainability

This week’s focus is all about the part we play with supporting each others sustainability. I’m talking about emotional and practical. And we can do that through kindness. I love the article in The Age that is showing the goodness of people in how we are kind to each other. It spurred me on to…

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Grab an Esky

With travel restrictions on the rise we need to think and do life differently. We can make this work for us. Many of the places that were affected by the fires have not been able to recover so we have a role to play here. So next time you want to get away we can…

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Who Gives A Crap

We are great at supporting others when the impact on us is little. When we think it’s going to affect us we might have a change of heart. How we have responded to the Coronavirus with stocking piling on toilet paper is an example. Stocking up for one so that another has nothing is not…

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How to lobby the Government for climate change action

If you would like your government to step up and change how they are currently dealing with climate change then we have made it easy for you. This is not about your money. It requires a small amount of your time. We engaged a consultancy who is an expert in government relations to draft template…

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6 Things You Can Do To Help Wildlife

The aerial wildlife food drops was a beautiful example this week of how each of us doing our bit can make a huge difference. Animals Australia released a thank you to all who helped urge the Government to deliver this initiative. As a team we loved that Animals Australia gave us a ‘6 things you…

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An Introduction to ‘Play Your Part’

Your one thing this week is to educate yourself. The last time I watched a doco that made me feel physically nauseous to my core was when I watched how the racing industry were allowing the horrific treatment of our race horses when they no longer made us money. I had the same feeling when…

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Play Your Part – Restoring hope for Australia

Our team are starting our year with hope rather than feeling hopeless. We are starting by helping rather than being helpless.   Like you we have found this pain that Australia is going through just devastating. I spent a lot of time on my break consuming research, watching docos, listening to interviews, soaking up anything…

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