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3 Ex School Teachers Doing it for Themselves

3 Ex School Teachers Doing it for Themselves

We're excited to introduce these three special women. Each one is an ex school teacher who now does their own thing and they're sharing their stories and tips for us here. Introducing Heather Dooley... What did you teach? I taught middle school (12-14 year olds)...

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PODCAST: Understanding Gen Z with Tanya Meessmann

PODCAST: Understanding Gen Z with Tanya Meessmann

Youth mentor and founder of Girl Shaped Flames, Tanya Meessmann, shares how she built her business before diving into what this current generation of teens is really going through and how we can support them. In this episode Tanya focuses on: How Girl Shaped Flames...

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Teen Retreat 2019

Teen Retreat 2019

10 teens from all over Australia and New Zealand, school holidays and a beach house in sunny Queensland, Australia. Seriously, can it get any better than that?!  For the third year running we have held our week-long Personal Development course for teens aged 13-17 in...

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YMP021 – Project-Based Learning with Nicole Dyson

YMP021 – Project-Based Learning with Nicole Dyson

Nicole is a seasoned education professional, who's transitioned out of the classroom and into her own project-based learning projects! She's the Founder of Future Anything and Mayk, as well as a contributor to the foundation for young Australia’s YLAB program. In This...

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2018 – a reflection

2018 – a reflection

2018 - a reflection Well, what can I say about 2018?! It's been huge! As we've done in previous years, here's a little reflection process you can follow and a little wrap up of the most exciting moments for us in 2018. REFLECT: Often what happens at this...

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#Thenewsuperheroes – Adrian Young

#Thenewsuperheroes – Adrian Young

Only 8 years old and this young boy is changing the lives of many. Adrian Young first realized the plight of the homeless after walking by a man lying on the sidewalk in Toowoomba. His heart was touched when he saw a homeless man covering himself in blankets on a cold...

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Coaching Teens

Coaching Teens

Earlier in the year I had the honour of being a key note speaker at the Beautiful You Coaching Academy Inspiration Day.  I was asked to speak about coaching young people.  While I have recorded over 60 hours of video trainings about this topic in the Youth Mentor...

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#TheNewSuperheroes – Georgie Stone

#TheNewSuperheroes – Georgie Stone

MEET GEORGIE. Georgie Stone grew up as a typical girl. Loved playing dress ups, picking flowers and dancing. She had long brown hair and insisted that she was a girl. Except, she wasn’t. She was born as a boy, George. After battling years of bullying, Georgie didn’t...

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Book Launch, Garden Party Fun!

Book Launch, Garden Party Fun!

Fairy lights, flower crowns, music, food and sunshine. It was the perfect setting for a garden party. 6 years ago our director Amanda Rootsey ran her first Shine From Within, Personal Development course on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. So with the...

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July Teens Retreat 2018

July Teens Retreat 2018

How does spending a week in a beach house on the Sunshine Coast sound? Well that’s exactly what we got to do in the July school holidays with a group of incredible teens from all over Australia and New Zealand. For the second year running we have held our Personal...

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#TheNewSuperheroes – Bassam Maaliki

#TheNewSuperheroes – Bassam Maaliki

Meet Bassam Maaliki, 15, refugee advocate and an inspired young individual changing the world! At a mere 13 years old, Bassam Maaliki created a campaign called #uBelong. #uBelong was dedicated to ensuring that all refugees and migrants – no matter their background and...

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#TheNewSuperheroes – Emma Gonzalez

#TheNewSuperheroes – Emma Gonzalez

Emma Gonzalez led the life of a typical 18-year-old American senior high school student. But this very quickly changed as of February 2018. After surviving the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, Emma delivered a powerful 11 minute speech at an...

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What’s Good About Teens?

What’s Good About Teens?

I love being around teenagers. They have an energy and joy that’s contagious. When you can get past the drama, you can see the teenager’s wonderful attributes and qualities, many of which we have lost as adults. Yes, teens can be emotionally reactive but...

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Youth Mentor Training going global!

Youth Mentor Training going global!

Youth Mentor Training goes global!   We've just started another round of Youth Mentor Training here at Shine From Within and it's our most diverse group yet!  As it's an online course for anyone wanting to work with teens, develop their own programs and support...

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July 2017 teen course fun!

July 2017 teen course fun!

A week of fun in a beach house! What an amazing bunch of girls we had the pleasure of hanging with earlier in the month!  Oh my goodness, they were just divine.  The sweetest, funniest, kindest, most beautiful girls came to join us from all over Australia for our...

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Why is My Daughter So Quiet – Is She OK?

Why is My Daughter So Quiet – Is She OK?

Is your daughter’s introversion an issue for your daughter, or you? It’s normal for extraverted parents to squirm when their kids spend lots of time alone. Worries of depression, anxiety, or low self esteem flash in their mind. And while all of these could be the...

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The most magical mother-daughter weekend

The most magical mother-daughter weekend

The most magical mother-daughter weekend We had the most magical weekend at our very first mother-daughter retreat!  8 beautiful Mums and daughters joined us, along with our team Amanda Rootsey, Kim Morrison and Leah Castle. From the moment they arrived, they were...

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Why you should dance like no one’s watching

Why you should dance like no one’s watching

Why you should dance like no one's watching Have you ever been around a baby when music is playing? It’s quite a sight to behold, because even a baby who is just two months old, will often kick their arms and legs when they hear music, in time with the beat. Think...

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