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Do good, feel good – raising funds for multiple sclerosis 

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So I’m the kind of girl who starts to go a little cray cray when I’m not working or keeping my mind active. Thankfully an opportunity has come across for me, to take part in helping the organization of a charity gala event to raise funds and awareness for those living with multiple sclerosis.

Given I am currently in between jobs, helping Dynami Australia with their event communications and donations / sponsorship has provided me an amazing outlet to keep myself busy while contributing to a fantastic cause.
It had never occurred to me to get involved in volunteer work while looking for paid work, but having a goal to strive toward and knowing I’ll be helping people who really need it offers me a copious amount of satisfaction and truly warms my heart.

The event will be held on the 15th of April at Normanby House. There will be a raffle, silent auction and live auction.

Entertainment will be provided throughout he night and our MC will be acclaimed actor from the hit 2015 movie Alex & Eve – Tony Nikolakopoulos.

I encourage those of you who own or work for any businesses that would be willing to donate or sponsor, to shoot us an email at msdynami@gmail.com.

Ways to get involved:

· Create a partnership with Dynami Australia (long term).

· One off sponsorship.

· Monetary / voucher donations.

· Product or service donation.

· Purchase a table for 10 people – $1400: includes three course dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks and spirits. Business name will be featured on the table as well as aforementioned advertising support.

· Individual tickets – $140: includes three course dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks.

Lets band together and make this happen!

Do good, feel good – raising funds for multiple sclerosis 

Sun, surf & soul 

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I believe it is important to reground yourself when going through spurts of anxiety. Get back in touch with nature by going to the beach, taking a stroll through a nature park, or simply, by sitting in your garden.

By bonding with Mother Earth, you step away from the stresses and obligations of daily life, and boy does it feel rejuvenating! It’s a small reminder that the universe has grand plans for us, and judging by the beauty created within our surroundings, whatever is in store for us must be just as beautiful. For me, this is a form of meditation in itself.

I’ll be spending the next few days by the beach. There’s something about the salty air, the sun, sand and ocean that lights me up from within, lifting my energy. I truly feel like I’m at my happiest when I’m at the beach.

There is nothing better than switching off, opening up a good book and soaking up that vitamin D.

Note to self: Take control, regroup and refocus. You got this!

BRB, just raising my vibration.




 

Sun, surf & soul 

Two steps forward, one step back

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In my last post I touched on the fact that my anxiety had flared up again. The truth is, I don’t deal with rejection very well.

So what happens when the new guy you were seeing for 3 months (who was totally into you, by the way) decides to friend-zone you just before you’re meant to be finishing up at your current job? – A recipe for disaster – that’s what!

Truth be told, I had some walls up as a result of the breakdown of my previous relationship. This wasn’t fair on him, and it wasn’t fair on me to deny what I was truly feeling. While I won’t go into details about our current situation, for now, he has decided that being friends is the best thing for the both of us. It’s hard, but I’m respecting that.

The good news is, once you’ve hit rock bottom (for me, the year that was 2015), you’re aware of a place that you refuse to let yourself go back to. While my anxiety and panic attacks did flare up, my condition was not as bad as I had experienced last year. I attribute this to learning many coping mechanisms through my healing journey and in speaking to my therapist.

Should you find your anxiety is on the rise due to a stressful period in your life, consider the following:

  1. Take a couple of days to cry, be sad and feel what you are feeling.
  2. Only let yourself be in this state for 3 days – max!
  3. Get out of bed, wash your face, pick an outfit that makes you feel amazing.
  4. Keep busy – go to work, invest your time and energy in the hobbies that interest you, keep your mind active.
  5. Eat well – stick to meats and veggies – treat your body as though you have a cold. If your anxiety causes you to struggle to eat in those initial days, stick to keeping your fluids up, drink lots of water and what I found helpful was eating icy-poles. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong with dry crackers.

Soon enough, you should find that those anxious feelings will subside. I also recommend meditating and learning to control your breathing in those initial moments of panic. This is something I am still learning to manage myself – and at times, it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Often, people will tell me to ‘get a grip’ – oh, if only it were that easy my friend, I wouldn’t have anxiety to begin with! Logically, we know that our panic and worry is silly but it’s difficult to switch our thoughts off, especially for those of us who are intellects.

I was sent an inspiring video on worry last week, which really put my thoughts into perspective. Be mindful of your thoughts, as we only manifest what we continually tell ourselves. Check it out below!

 

 

Two steps forward, one step back