Tag archive: community

Local lives

People in local cafeIn this category I am going to feature stories about locals.  These will be lives of people who are just like you and me, who I have encountered in the different locales I move in.  Some initial stories will be inner Melbourne folk, others will be Mt Hotham villagers and others still will be random people I meet.

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Thoughts about holidays …

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Photo credit – Igor Ovsyannykov via unsplash.com

Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there’s something about the holidays that makes the planet communal.

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Good news story: Social enterprise

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Photo credit – Amador Loureiro on Unsplash.com

Have you heard the term “social enterprise”? This concept is the basis of many good news stories, where business and community development come together. Here are some surprising statistics about social enterprise activity in Australia.

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The spirit of Christmas in Niseko

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Photo credit – Les Anderson via unsplash.com

Christmas in a ski resort. First thoughts – expensive food and drink menus? Yes, probably. Every restaurant was booked out – since August! Behind the scenes though, there were other things afoot proving the Christmas spirit was alive and well in the Niseko region.

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Do you know how much you matter?

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Photo credit – Matthew Henry via unsplash.com

There are two words that can change a mood, change a mind and change a heart. There are two words that can change a life. Do you know what they are?

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Induction into a new world of work

Even though I started working in the ski school a few weeks ago, I only recently attended the company induction program. Sixty-five of us were there. This was new for me. I am usually on the other side delivering the training. So began the first of many changes in my new world of work.

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A benchmark in friendship

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Photo credit – Khurt Williams via unsplash.com

Reading the Sunday papers over breakfast and coffee is one of my favourite past-times. Even though many suggest there is little content in the Sunday edition, I find there are entertaining pieces and thought starters in there. This Sunday was no exception when I read a piece about The Talking Park Bench.

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A little bit of Melbourne treasure

 

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Photo credit – http://www.travelvictoria.com.au/northmelbourne/photos/

Every now and then you stumble across something delightful. Sometimes it is a person who piques your interest unexpectedly. Other times it will be an object that has been long-searched for that turns up in an unlikely place. And then there are those times when you hear a snippet of

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Thoughts on happiness …

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Photo credit – geralt via pixabay.com

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
~ Buddha

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