Is it time we did away with International Women’s Day?

Women around the world today will be celebrating at morning teas and lunches to mark the occasion of the 101st International Women’s Day.  That’s a good thing, right?  Well that depends.  If the celebration is to recognise th…

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Would you like Wineselectors Offer: Receive four FREE crystal wine glasses worth $60 when you order

Despite the flood chaos at the farm this week, there is light at the end of the tunnel for my weekend.  Because my favorite delivery has arrived: my WineSelectors box!  What started out as a simple airport romance… I was on a work trip, waiting for a delayed flight and I saw the wine sampler […]

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Who wants to be the Prime Minister? And who’d want to be the second female PM?

A lot can happen in a week! Although it seems like much more than a week has passed since Kevin Rudd arrived back in Australia after his abrupt resignation as Foreign Affairs Minister to announce his intention to run again for the top job.  Apart from all the rain and flood warnings (I’m ready to […]

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Half The Sky – IWD celebration of women and music in Melbourne 8th March

If you’re in Melbourne, here’s an event you’ll love! The 2012 International Women’s Day concert Half the Sky will be a classy cabaret-style night with a high-voltage line-up of vocal, cabaret and comedy artists – including Rachel Berger, Deb…

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Celebrate with Women in Focus – International Women’s Day lunch in Sydney – 9th March

Our friends at Women in Focus are hosting a special event to celebrate the 101st International Women’s Day in Sydney on 9th March – with all  ticket proceeds going to the Sydney Women’s Fund.  A panel of speakers – including Catherine B…

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Recognising mums of another stolen generation – Senate Committee releases Forced Adoption recommendations

Did you catch this week’s Four Corners program on the forced adoption practices in Australia? (If you missed it, you can watch it on iView here – it’s absolutely brilliant journalism by the FourCorners team.)  The program covered the policies and…

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Jen Dalitz

What are the lessons you’re teaching your kids? We took the opportunity of a holiday long weekend to visit my mum interstate as the timing of the trip coincided with my son’s favourite AFL team battling it out against my mum’s beloved team. Perhaps only those of you with the love for AFL will appreciate why we’d plan a long distance trip around a game of footy, but suffice to say it was a passion project! With every ounce of anticipation, the game was a tough, tight duel and could easily have gone either way. Yet when the final siren sounded, it wasn’t our team that was smiling. It sure is tough for a 10 year old boy to sit within a crowd 41,000+ people all cheering for the opposite side. It was tough for him to see the exhaustion and disappointment on the faces of the players he adores. And yet, it’s so important for him to learn that his team won’t always win. There’s so many lessons in that, but the one I chose to instil is that you won’t always back the team that wins but you’ll always back the team that you love. That’s why I asked him to wear his team colours home the next day, and show his support even when the chips are down. That’s the kind of commitment I want my son to learn and the kind of team player I want him to be. PS. #gotheGiants @GWSGiants #neversurrender ... See MoreSee Less

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I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

Despite (or in spit of) my professional career, these moments for me normally involve my horses. I’ll never be an equestrian Olympian, but I take great pleasure in all the lessons my horses teach me. They remind me that it’s a team effort, we’re in it together, and that if I’m prepared to give a little bit more, they will too. That’s true whether we’re on the ground taking care of their feet, or grooming, or when I’m atop riding as one. Two hearts one team.
It’s hard to describe the adrenaline and joy they bring to my life. But I’d love to know, what lights you up??
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