Why International Tea Day?

Tea is the most consumed drink after water which supports the data collected by the Australian marketing company Roy Morgan Research. In 2016, 9.8 million Australians preferred tea over other hot beverages with that figure increasing in 2019 to over 15.2 million.

While the benefits of tea drinking are widely known like boosting immunity and aiding in weight loss, what you may not realise is that your favourite tea may have been produced by workers forced to work in unsatisfactory working conditions.

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Five Solo Female Traveller Superpowers

We do not need to be superheroes like Wonder Woman gracing the cinema screens at the moment. As solo female travellers we have unique superpowers of our own. Not just to inspire others, but to empower our own confidence, self development and future careers.

Here are five of the superpowers we possess as solo female travellers that you may not recognise yet.

Increased self-awareness of who we are and how we fit into the world with clarity and harmony. We have the strength and power to be our own architect in life. The ability to design the life we want.

Ability to see differences and similarities in cultures. We learn to connect with people from anywhere and engage in conversations, even in other languages. We have an ability to attract random conversations which allows us to develop life long friendships around the world.

We develop leadership traits such as on the go decision making and negotiation skills. We learn quickly how to get the best prices, but respectfully.. We learn how to problem solve and make on the spot decisions in those times when things do not go to plan.

Our self confidence increases along with the capability to handle anything thrown our way. Including the ability to say no and not feel guilty. Most importantly, we develop heightened intuition to know when a place or person does not feel right and know that it is time to move on.

We know how to enjoy the moment of being with ourselves and have the ability to laugh at everything. We know how to be present in our surroundings and appreciate life without judgement.

A New Year – Stocktake your Career

As the champagne bubbles fade and a new year is born, it is time to reassess what our goals will be for the year ahead.  The new year is a good time for re-assessing your career is on the right path.  A time to make sure that what you do makes you happy and drives you to achieve every day. Imagine your career is like a Christmas present. When you unwrap it does it give you a sense of purpose, drive your passion and give you a nice life? Or do you feel disappointed, disengaged and long for something more.? If you answered yes to the latter, it is time to reassess your goals and put yourself back on the path  which makes you happy. Continue reading “A New Year – Stocktake your Career”

Give Yourself Permission to Live a Champagne Life

The only person you need permission from is yourself. You and you alone have the power to choose the life you want to live. As society would have it, your life is planned out for you before you know it. There are expectations that you will follow in the footsteps of those before you or take on a life and job which you may not necessarily feel is for you. But it is never too late to discover the life you want to lead. Continue reading “Give Yourself Permission to Live a Champagne Life”

A History of Solo Women’s Travel

More and more women are choosing to go it alone and explore the world. Twice as many more than men. So it is interesting to note that the first woman to travel solo was a pilgrim named Egeria in 381AD. She woke up in her Galicia home and made a decision to make the journey of a lifetime to the Holy Land. However, she ended up walking half the world alone. It was the start of an inspiring line of women who made the choice to go it alone. Continue reading “A History of Solo Women’s Travel”

Have we Lost the Ability to Question?

As children, we constantly asked questions to learn. What is this? Why is the sky blue? How does that work? We directed a constant stream of questions to our parents and adult figures in order to learn. However, as soon as we got to school all that stopped. We seemed to automatically trust the answers received from teachers, trusted leaders and those in positions of power. We no longer challenged why. Continue reading “Have we Lost the Ability to Question?”

Why we still need the Office Christmas Party?

It is that time of year again. The Christmas decorations begin to appear into office workstation. Employees start planning their additional extra curricular party activities. Often this involves lunches, dinners and after work drinks. Most organisations are also looking to make savings and the end of year Christmas party is usually the first victim of their budget. But don’t throw away the idea straight away because the office party has many benefits for long term success of your business. Continue reading “Why we still need the Office Christmas Party?”