Inspiration + Motivation

4 Simple Ways to Positive Thinking

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4 Simple ways to Positive Thinking
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill

New Year, New Goals - goal setting guide for 2014

New Year, New Goals

Keep on track with your goals in 2014 with this guide.

Right-size Your Christmas

Right size your Christmas with these tips by My Sensible Friend's Serena Nathan.

Balance: It's the new dream

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From the archives:

Experiencing life with a baby or remember when you did?

You'll enjoy Balance - it's the new dream

Fly and Flourish with Pride

Rock Daisies

Read how a WA women escaped her cycle of domestic violence here

Building Rapport in a Sales Environment

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Building Rapport in Sales
There is a lot of truth in the expression "You never get a second chance to make a first impression!"

Find out more here

Reflecting on compassion

Reflect on your compassion to yourself, and to others. Do I practice compassion towards myself?  How do I do this? Could I write in a journal regularly? Write a list of what’s on your mind to begin a greater consciousness of the self. Am I judg...

The D Word - Detox

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For women who think detoxing is boring, have a look at these free and easy daily tips here.

Be Your Own Best Friend

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Look after yourself and be your own best friend.

Zelie Bullen | Flourishing Woman

Zenie Bullen

Meet flourishing woman Zelie Bullen, interviewed by Monique Mulligan.

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The Raw End

The Raw End

From fast food addiction and stockpiled frozen meals, to veganism and organic advocacy, modern food culture is marked with an infinite list of dietary habits. 

The irony of this situation is that in an age of exceptional understanding about health and nutrition, we are eating in more varied ways than ever.  The choices we make tend to repulse each other, ricocheting into strict dietary schools of thought, and conversely, into nutritional thoughtlessness. 


9 Top Tips to stay Tip Top

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Need an inspiration boost? Try these 9 Top Tips to stay Tip Top!

Wine, Women & Sickness


Wine, Women & Sickness

How many of us have laughed out loud at Bridget Jones drowning her sorrows with yet another glass of chardonnay? And then realising that it’s an all too familiar scene in our lives?

Neuroplasticity, it's all about belief.


“When you rush around in hopeless circles

Searching ev'rywhere for something true

You're at the age of not believing

When all the "make believe" is through
When you set aside your childhood heroes

And your dreams are lost up on a shelf

You're at the age of not believing

And worst of all you doubt yourself..”

The only thing limiting what we can do with (our brains) is the limits we place on our beliefs about what we can do to change.

Flourishing Women - the Three LLLs

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It was GREAT to bump into Janette Philp today in Broome and to reconnect after a few years of not being in regular contact. She's a pretty inspiring woman with lots planned for 2013, so if you enjoyed and got something out of h
er first book, Live Love Laugh, coauthored with Michelle Ferry and Terri Gibbs in 2009, watch this space....
Chatting with her made me want to share this past Flourishing Woman profile: the Three LLL's. Janette Philp, Michelle Ferry and Terri Gibbs with you.
So enjoy. 

Goal Setting

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Stay on track in 2013.

Thought for the day...

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The best way to future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today. Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926) Home...

Nominate a Volunteer for the 2012 WA Volunteer of the Year Award

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2012 WA VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD Nominations closing Friday 30 March 2012   DON’T MISS THIS CHANCE TO ACKNOWLEDGE A VOLUNTEER!   We all know a special person in our community, an unsung hero who silently goes about making other people’s liv...

Flourishing Woman Tanya Dupagne

Flourishing Woman Tanya Dupagne

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Flourishing Woman: Cath Sutherland

Meet Flourishing Woman Cath Sutherland who will soon be cycling 700kms over a week to raise funds for charity.


History of International Women's Day

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The history of International Women's Day.

DV: one woman's story

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DV: One Woman's Story. Image: Hazel Buckley

Event: International Women's Day lunch, Rockingham

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WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE   INSPIRING stories of women’s success through adversity will be celebrated at an International Women’s Day event at the Gary Holland Community Centre, Rockingham on Thursday, March 8.   The event, organised by Keynote...

Make the Most of What You Get

Making the most of what you get. Dr Ann O’Neill, Janette Philp and Michelle Nazaroff and their stories of success through adversity. By Monique Mulligan

Being Grateful

Whoever it was that helped you on your journey, who gave you the encouragement and support to reach the destination you are at today, find a way to say thank you.

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All You Need is Love, by Lexi Rollins

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So what is this thing called love?
As Aristotle said "Love is a single soul inhabiting two bodies".

Flourishing Woman Charmaine Lobo

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Interview with author Sarah Kernochan

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Susan May talks with Academy Award winning author, Sarah Kernochan

Flourishing Career Woman: Lisa Muscat

Lisa Muscat-e SALON

Meet Flourishing Career Woman - Lisa Muscat - talented and multi-awarded hairdresser.

Wobbly Bits

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Karen Havard shares her 'back to the gym' experience in 'Wobbly Bits'.

Flourishing Woman: Angela Russo

Flourishing Woman - Angela Russo

Meet our latest Flourishing Woman: Angela Russo, domestic violence survivor, who dreams that 'every woman and child has the right to live without fear with peace and love in their lives'.

Flourishing Woman - Elizabeth Bain

Elizabeth Bain
Meet Flourishing Woman, Elizabeth Bain. CEO of EmbroidMe Claremont, marketer, mother, teacher and sleeping outdoors tonight for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise awareness and funds for Australia's homeless.

Shifting Sands - Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parents

Amanda Spurling looks into what happens when your parents need looking after and the caring roles are reversed.

Men's Shed

Find out exactly what a Men's Shed is and the difference it's making to the lives of men all around the country.

Flourishing Career Woman - Tina Tower of Begin Bright

Tina Tower
Meet Flourishing Career Woman, Tina Tower, entrepreneur, businesswoman, author and Mum.

Book Review: Friendship Bread

Friendship Bread
Book Review: Friendship Bread by Darien Gee. Reviewed by Lezly Herbert. "Treat yourself."

Manage Your Stress Away

Manage your stress away with these tips.

Sunday Reading at Flourish

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We hope you're enjoying the weekend!   Here are some reading ideas to wile away the time...   Manage Your Stress Away   The Lost Art of Doing Nothing   Book Review: Room, by Emma Donoghue  ...

Flourish Thought for the Day. A.A. Milne

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A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise. A.A. Milne   You may like...    A Bush Monastery The Flourish Woman... Flourish Thought for the D...

Flourish Thought for the Day

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Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. Johann Freidrich von Schiller   You may like...   ...


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Sexuality, by Diana Nason. "I am constantly amazed at the number of middle aged women finally finding the courage to admit their true sexuality and join the lesbian community, usually after having raised their children."

Living with Declining Vision - A Young Woman's story

Living with declining vision at the age of 33. This is Melanie's reality. Read her story here.

Flourishing Woman: Marian Rubock

Marian Rubock

Meet Flourishing Career Woman, Marian Rubock, of Marian Rubock Clinic.

Care for Carers

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Care for Carers - the people looking after others need looking after too.


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Assertiveness and the importance of 'YOU' time. What are your five most important things?

There’s a knot in my apron strings!

You know how there’s no user guide that comes with having children?  Well just when you think you are almost becoming an expert in parenting you find there is no user guide for cutting the apron strings as they become young independent adults either. By Pamela Weatherill.

The Challenge of Change

The Challenge of Change. "The greatest adventure is what lies ahead..." Glen Yarborough

Flourishing Woman: Elise Petty

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Flourishing Woman, Elise Petty of Kununurra, runs an online jewellery store, The Bangle Business and shows that you can start and grow a successful business anywhere in Australia with the right idea, support and motivation.

The Power of Choice

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The Power of Choice:
The yellow brick road to success and happiness.

What's in a Tea Leaf

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Discover some basic guidelines on how to do a tea leaf reading.