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...read more
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 youth...read more
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...read more
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...read more
3 Signs You'd be a Good Youth Mentor If you’d like to impact the future, mentoring youth may for you. Making a difference in a kid’s life will magically enhance yours. Your natural gifts will inspire youth to reach for the stars. It’s the most rewarding work we know...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Obsession Confession I have an obsession with baths. Not just your regular old, run of the mill bath, but the elaborate, Instagram-worthy kind. My fellow bath lovers know that creating the perfect ambiance is almost as important as taking the actual bath. You know,...read more
Have you been dreaming of a retreat? I bet you have a bucket list destination, but there are a million reasons why you'll do it 'next year.' Most people hold themselves back out of fear, but I don't want to presume to know your reasons. Particularly if you're a...read more
Last week I had the absolutely pleasure of attending the Beautiful You Coaching Academy Awards down in Melbourne. It was a beautiful evening filled with tears, laughter and loads of inspiration. I studied with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy a few years ago...read more
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