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Dear Guest,

This week in Brisbane, it's been our turn to experience another lockdown, just as I know many members in other areas around Australia are as well. It's been frustrating, but I am getting better at adapting and we are all healthy which is a blessing. In fact, I did the right thing this week and took myself off for a test given a couple of potentially close calls. We have had to reassess some of our event planning just like many of you have in your work and in your businesses, but I am very thankful for the community of women leaders and businesswomen we have in our network who continue to support each other through these changing times! I have kept this edition short but positively sweet with some wellbeing and self-care ideas that we can all do from the comforts of home.

I am also grateful that our Winter 2021 Women's Network magazine edition has been distributed and all of you can read it from your couch at home! They should have arrived by now and I really hope you enjoy the content, articles and business inspiration to keep you motivated and inspired. If you want to share our magazine with friends or family, copies can be purchased online. For WNA members, this edition is free and features many of you and your business passions.

There are some great tips from Kellie Clay in the WNA Magazine on page 27 about managing your taxes at the end of financial year and she has some wonderful ideas on setting new business goals for FY 2021-22. I have also been squeezing in a bit of time to read Alison Hill and Darren Hill's new book - Work from Anywhere - which provides practical strategies for developing high performing teams anywhere and I would encourage you to read it too! Thanks also to Simone De Haas whose energy, high spirits, determination, and advocacy for everyone's unique voice, was extremely well received by our WNA members in Hobart last Friday!

For a little something else, I have included ideas on positive activities that help me during our stay at home periods, there are ideas for keeping your children and little companions occupied during the school holidays, and a little burst of positivity to finish things off.

These current lockdown situations have made me thankful for time spent behind the scenes putting together a Business Insights Virtual Series for WNA Members and guests. Our first virtual episode of this series is scheduled for Tuesday 13 July 12pm to 1pm and will feature Caryn Walsh on how to become truly unstoppable. You can find out more and reserve your spot by clicking here - then simply get your lunch ready on the day and join us via Zoom for a socially distanced business insights session.

I'd love to know how you are managing these demanding times successfully - if you have any thoughts please share them in our WNA Facebook, Instagram and/or LinkedIn pages. If you are down on energy or need a hand with anything, please, please reach out to me or the network and stay kind to yourself.

Thank you as always for your support of WNA. Please stay safe x

Janelle ♥


These lockdowns haven't been easy and I will put my hand up and say it's been challenging from a personal and business perspective, but I have found when I needed to relax or reduce my stress, taking a break and finding something useful or enjoyable to do has put a smile on my face. These are just a few tips that have helped me re-energise and find a different mindset if I have needed a boost:
  • Take a short walk in a park close to my home
  • Try a new recipe - I am no Maggie Beer or Poh but I love trying out a new baking recipe
  • Find an online gift card; write a beautiful message and email to your friend - giving will brighten your day
  • Visit an online library - you will find quizzes, e-books, webinars and more
  • Ring a fellow WNA member or friend - sometimes a five minute chat can change our day
  • Find an online exercise program you can do from your living room - Michelle Bridges or Kayla Itsines have a few low-impact sessions which suit all abilities and age groups
  • Sit and watch a sunrise or a sunset with a hot cup of tea or coffee
  • Take a look at an old photo album or your best phone memories - I always enjoy re-visiting my old travel photos.
It doesn't have to be an intensive activity if you are feeling a bit flat to move you forward into a refreshed and reinvigorated state. It's always great to hear what you do to find that bit of bounce too! 

And if it's creativity you're lacking, take a look at the tips in this Harvard Business Review article about training your brain to more creative!


We are currently in the middle of school holidays and it got me thinking of ideas for keeping our children and their friends busy. Here are a few ideas which might keep you and your family happy and content during the break, particularly while most of us adapt to extra time at home:

  • Make cupcakes or cookies and see who can create the nicest topping:
    • Take a look at these from Annabel Karmel - the raspberry and chocolate option sounds delicious and a few sprinkles will make the kids smile!
    • These rainbow cupcakes from Kidspot also look scrumptious!
  • Find a nice blanket and enjoy a movie day indoors
  • Start your own herb garden
    • It's great to teach our youth about growing our own produce and even better when they can eat it on their own dinner plate too! With a few pots, a handful of potting mix, plants or seedlings, water and sunshine, this will keep them entertained for hours!
  • Start a new hobby or craft activity
    • Find some innovative ways to get your kids involved in craft or creative pursuits here.

Do you know someone who would benefit from being part of WNA? 

Feel free to forward our Member Benefits link so they can join too! 


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