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Inspiration

Donating Blood - It's a Little Way That You Can Help Lots of People

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  A couple of months ago, a wonderful friend of mine shared some awful news with me, that her beautiful little boy had been diagnosed with a brain tumour. They were just a regular little family, and Harvey just a regular little toddler, growing up on their property in Darwin, when their world was turned upside down.  They uprooted their lives, being forced to move to Melbourne to be closer to places where he could get the best possible care. It’s been a bumpy road so far, but he’s been such a champion about it all, and has recently started...

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A little organisation goes a long way when it comes to New Year resolutions

Posted by Katie Tweed on

The beginning of a new year brings the most wonderful feeling of hope, a hope for change and the drive to make it happen.  Even if we don't want to, a new year always has us setting resolutions, goals and intentions for the year ahead, and they always involve change. For some, these are passing thoughts - like "this year I would like to be more kind" - and for others they are more intentional, written down and revisited over time.      For change to really happen, it's important to jump in with a clear head, and nothing clears my head...

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International Women’s Day 2017 – A spotlight on Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

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International Women’s Day is a special day for us here at My Friend Alice, as a business run by women, for women. It’s a time for us to reflect on the challenges we face as women, to rejoice in the successes we have had over the years and to celebrate the things that make women great. Something that we like to do here is to use International Women’s Day as a chance to learn more about the things that we as privileged women can do to support other women. So, let us introduce Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, an Australian charity that...

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International Women’s Day 2017 – A woman we admire, Dr Catherine Hamlin

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At 93 years of age, Dr Catherine Hamlin has spent more than half of her life dedicated to changing the lives of women, specifically women who have gone through horrific birth experiences and have been left injured and outcast.   Image: Kate Geraghty 2008 1959, on a trip to Ethiopia with her late husband, Reg, was the first time that this amazing woman came in contact with a women suffering from obstetric fistula, an encounter that changed her life forever. "We were touched and appalled by the sadness of our first fistula patient: a beautiful young woman in urine-soaked ragged...

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Interview: Get to know Binny

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If you come across a woman wearing Binny, you are instantly struck by how effortlessly gorgeous she looks, equal parts comfortable and on trend.  She’s in clothes that could take her from work to the bar or from the school run to a dinner date, with just the smallest change in accessories. It’s for this reason that the brand has developed a cult following that doesn’t waver, season to season.  I had a lovely chat with the brains behind Binny, Belinda Watson, a little while ago and I wanted to share it with you! We chatted about lots of things - I hope you...

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