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#DavidMarr #journalist #speaker #brave #erudite #engaging #marriageequality Guest speaker Journalist David Marr spoke bravely and boldly stirring the pot on everything from conservative politics to the Anglican Church and marriage equality. Never dull always engaging.
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This time last year was the book launch for Standing Up. As the season of giving approaches it doesn’t matter what your religion, giving back is good for everybody! I am proud to be the Editor of a book which shares stories of philanthropists passionate justice advocates and entrepreneurs committed to change and giving. The book Standing Up features a number of inspiring stories from philanthropists, community leaders, business people and social justice advocates including John Gandel, David Gonski and Ronni Kahn. Head over to the Stand Up website to grab your copy or find it in selected book shops.
http://www.standupmedia.com.au/
Interviewing entrepreneur and committed philanthropist John Gandel was inspiring “We have been very fortunate and believe others should be given the same opportunity. If we don’t start looking after other people who will?”
- John Gandel, from the book Standing Up. #whativelearnt #standupoz


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One of the highlights of my journalistic career was interviewing the beautiful, bold and talented singer songwriter k.d Lang. With a voice like marshmallow and a heart to match she spoke extensively about her gay identity. As we celebrate this monolithic milestone with the Australian Yes vote dominating our thoughts I recalled her powerful words “ I think that being gay is both biological and learnt. Three out of four members of my family are gay so whether that says something about the biological tendency is a question to contemplate .. “ #whativelearnt
K.d Lang is one of the many beautiful women featured in my new WhatIveLearnt book - Woman. Out soon. For more interviews please visit www.WhatIveLearnt.org


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We are thrilled to have received the love and attention we have for What I’ve Learnt new concept: What I’ve Learnt Women. This concept is all about celebrating some of the brave, bold, and beautiful women I have come to know and love. To keep updated about what is happening, stay tuned on our Instagram page or head to our new website https://www.whativelearnt.org/
Thank you again for the love and support!
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🌻🌻🌻🌻BLOOOOM🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻! 1. I've been feeling this way lately but Im older and wiser enough to persevere through this mental exhaustion. This is not going to kill me. I distract myself with the internet, the petty memes, funny clips; I talk to my good ol' friends and lighten up for few odd hours and then it comes flooding back to me; that menacing sense of dread; Im petrified of the days ahead of me, a long uncertain road of endless possibilities and heartwrenching failures. I take a deep breath and put that amazing loud laugh on, lie to myself that Im fearless and I will overcome this. I never talked real feelings and I took immense pride in that because being in control of my own emotions gave me some power some ego tripping satisfaction but theres a bad to every good; it restricts your spiritual growth. I want to blossssom... like that perennial rose in your garden, every spring it blooms then it wilts and it dies....but you never feel disheartened to see it go because you fucking know it will grow back next spring without a miss. Emotions are like flowers, annual or perennial; just let it fucking bloom. 🌻
2. #ifyoucanttalkaboutitthenwriteaboutit
#depression #thesilentdeath #emotions
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Hilary Clinton wrote a powerful letter to herself exclusively on @teenvogue “Take risks and don’t be too afraid to get caught trying. Do your best to embrace the excitement that comes with not knowing what’s next and remember that confidence and an open mind always serves you better than insecurity and doubt. There will be people who want nothing more than to see you fail. But you can’t let them scare you. Live your life on your terms, not theirs” VF repost
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Jennifer Lawrence and Jane Fonda have been outspoken about the sexual assault epidemic in Hollywood. Fonda elaborated “ it’s not about the sex. It’s about power. And I think now powerful men - it will be harder for them to think that they can do this and get away with it the way they have in the past”. #whativelearnt #inspired #women


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With all the revelations about the abuse of women by opportunist powerful men dominating the news cycle we’re excited to focus on our newest interview series .. celebrating some of the brave, bold, beautiful women I have come to know and love. What have we learnt and what can we teach. We are not victims rather leaders, creators and visionaries - Excited to share my journey with you thanks to all the wonderful women who took part.
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#marciahines
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As one of Australia’s musical icons and a trailblazer still performing and entertaining a whole new generation the stunning Marcia Hines was an absolute pleasure to interview - smart, sassy and so talented ...
When asked what she has learnt she said “In this life to have another birthday is a gift. In my culture black people are not obsessed with wrinkles. It’s good to have a big booty! But I’m oblivious to things that don’t matter. I deal with real things - Food, family, friends, love and a roof over my head” @MarciaHines.
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What I have learnt in my 20s❤️❤️❤️ #truth #whativelearnt


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Met Jose today in Wynwood - He has has been an artist for 19 years. Every day he sits outside this burger bar hand sketches of celebrities from all over the world that he deems as inspirations and empowering. I asked him - "what have you learnt in all these years about art, life and determination?" He replied confidently - "believe in yourself or no one else will". #art #inspiration #motivation #determination #whativelearnt

Wynwood Arts District, Miami, Florida
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Sometimes the best lessons are learnt when you open your mind up to the stories of others, their experiences and perceptions. We don't always know things as much as we think we do. #whativelearnt #storytelling #openmind #quoteoftheweek #repost @what.ive.learnt ✌🏻❤️


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Thanks for all your love on my self employmentiversary yesterday! Here is the last year in a few pictures. I thought I'd have a little ramble about what the last 12 months has been like as a fully self employed person, after 2 1/2 years of running my business alongside fill time and then part time work. These are 100% honest so sorry that they're not all 'it's great to go out for a coffee every morning!'*
1: it's important to accept help when it's being offered. My mum helped me SO much over the Christmas period and I'm trying to get some sewing help in place for Christmas. I'm an independent person but sometimes you have to let people in!! 2: Christmas. Christmas nearly broke me and to be honest, it's take a while to recover. I suddenly found myself an anxious wreck - and I don't mean that flippantly. I was unable to sleep or eat, has panic attacks multiple times a week and really was not able to engage with anything or anyone for weeks afterwards. I've since had CBT and I'm on anti-anxiety medication still. I told you this wasn't sugar coated.
Note to self: you can't cope with 43 consecutive 10-12hour days. I'm sure some people can but Annah, you can't!
3: I promise it hasn't all been bad!! One slightly unexpected side affect of The Christmas Experience was that I needed to force myself to readjust from working any time I COULD to having time off again. Girl and Bird WAS my time off for years. So, I took up knitting and I LOVE it. It's so calming and satisfying and really does relieve my anxiety when it comes back.
4: take opportunities! I've had two products featured in seasonal campaigns by @notonthehighstreet which has been awesome! It's great to have a specific 'gifting period' in mind to design for.
5: related to the above - just put new things out there. Even though I'm now doing this full time, I still really struggle to have the time to do anything other than orders! But this week I've uploaded my wash bags and I've got some new exciting Valentines products on the way!
*I've done this twice in the whole year 😂
If you've got to the end of this I'm amazed and thank you for listening! What is the most important thing you've learnt in the last year?


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"Fall down 7 times, get back up 8" 💕
Things come your way that'll knock you down, whether it's in your studies, your job and many other aspects of life. Even in your walk with God, you can stumble into sin and fall short of His glory but it ain't about how hard or how often you fall. It's all about how many times you get back up.
#whativelearnt#justkeepgoing#Jesusgotyou

Eagle Street Pier ferry wharf
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Very contextual given the latest marriage equality postal survey. Our voices are more influential than we realise. Speak out, share your opinion - you never know where it could lead. Voting YES could change the lives of hundreds of individuals who have been restricted the basic right to marry. We have the power. 🌈🙌🏽 #whativelearnt #quoteoffheweek #gaypride #voteyes


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Never underestimate the power of nurturing your mind. A lesson illustrated in the recent study of a 35 year old man who has been in a vegative state for 15 years. After activating his Vagal nerve in his brain he has been responding to stories and turning his head when asked. Read more at https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/25/nerve-implant-restores-consciousness-to-man-in-vegetative-state
#whativelearnt #mindfulness #brainpower #inspiration


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"This is Sona during Holi the festival of colours. This huge Hindu celebration is one of the most spectacular in the world the day when Spring comes, when good triumphs over evil, a moment to forgive" #whativelearnt #colour #religob #hinduism


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New website up and running!
https://www.whativelearnt.org/
Check it out when you have a chance - have added a few of my past interviews with amazing stories of courage, success and achievement. Not only in areas of music and film, but in sport, fashion, science and business.⠀
#whativelearnt #globalmentorseries


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My daughter is now part of the What I've Learnt team and has started working on some mini interviews with me. Her meeting with head chef from Brae - Dan Hunter - got her a wonderful insight into the simplicity but absolute creativity behind the number 44th best restaurant the world. Dan not only spoke to her, but to every customer that dined there - answering any question they had. I think the important lesson from this is no matter how successful you are - it's important to remember the little things, and to remain modest and kind. You never know where it will take you. @chefdanhunter @braerestaurant #inspiration #brae #danhunter #whativelearnt

Brae Restaurant
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Sometimes the best lessons are learnt when you open your mind up to the stories of others, their experiences and perceptions. We don't always know things as much as we think we do. Re-post @young.and.twenty #whativelearnt #storytelling #openmind #quoteoftheweek


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What I've learnt from the article I did with the great Giorgio - in today's Saturday Times Magazine - is that I need to get down to the gym more @giorgioarmani #giorgioarmani @thetimes #thetimes #beachbody #fashiondesigner #italian #whativelearned #whativelearnt


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What I've learnt from the article I did with the great Giorgio - in today's Saturday Times Magazine - is that I need to get down to the gym more @giorgioarmani #giorgioarmani @thetimes #thetimes #beachbody #fashiondesigner #italian #whativelearned #whativelearnt


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Sharing support for @therealonj with her new We go together campaign which aims to raise over 1 million dollars for the ONJ cancer centre in Melbourne - she aims to do this by getting others to share the stories of their struggles and the support they received from family and friends. #storytelling #onj #cancerresearch #charity #wegotogether #whativelearnt


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