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Celebrating courage, celebrating seasons

By Stephanie Dale, Byron Bay As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual It was the middle of a New England springtime, mid-November 2015; Liz Chappell cast her eyes around the visitors in her garden—570 of them, over two days. They … Continue reading

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Women leaders: Mona Shindy

Mona Shindy is not the typical privileged white corporate success story.
Captain Mona Shindy has seen 26 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy. She has won numerous awards and achieved seniority in an organisation not traditionally given to promoting women. Mona immigrated from Egypt when she was three-years-old, and is rightly proud of the success and the she has found in Australia. Continue reading

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Robyn’s story: From grub to butterfly

By Robyn Warwick, Narrabri As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual I am now a strong, independent woman that wears strong colours and had the nerve to paint my house purple, when the norm was green, cream and white. But I wasn’t … Continue reading

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+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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