Monthly Archives: February 2017

+From small beginnings

Two passionate rural women, Miriam Miller and Jacqui Thompson, have created a craft revival trend and become part of a vibrant international community that has brought the world to them as well as opened doors to take their skills and knowledge out into the world. Continue reading

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Letting go to make room for something new

As a midwife I became skilled at intuitively recognising when a women was entering the transition phase of labour. In some cases the well-established rhythm of contractions and rest pause, the stillness allowing deeper rest with time to regroup and reposition in preparation for the birth. In other cases a crescendo occurs, if not harnessed it can lead to an unwanted obstructed labour. It is meant to be transitory this place between the pain of labour and birth. As in birthing, so in life, we are not created to remain stuck in transition but rather to harness the strength of change to allow a new transformation. Of course this is made easier if the change is chosen, the transition well supported and room has been made for the newness to be embraced. Continue reading

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Local is Lovely: St Joseph’s Kitchen Garden

St Joseph’s is a small school in the Central Western town of Molong. And its new kitchen garden is nourishing its 50-plus students on every level. Jane Shannon, the woman who drove the whole thing, provides some fantastic advice on how you can do something similar at your school. Continue reading

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They didn’t think Facebook would work for their business

Written by Sonya Martin, Office of the NSW Small Business Commission. As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual On Wednesday Tracie Johnson’s business didn’t have a Facebook page—by Thursday, 150 000 people had seen her first post. Today their team … Continue reading

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