This is not a “feel good” instagram post. This is a “wake up people” post. This young man took his life on the northern beaches last weekend..... that sounds terribly sad doesn’t it. Well I sat with a mum of a 20 y old today, and her daughter has already lost five friends... four to suicide. Did you read that, a 20 year old has lost four young friends to suicide. I’m posting this because there is a rally next weekend, and although I’m a mum of three boys, figured it was only for young people. When I heard this story today, combined with my own kids tragedies , I have decided to BEG anyone on IG to please come to this rally. These kids need parents, friends, grandparents.... these kids need their tribe. They need to know they are not alone. I urge everyone to share this post, but more importantly, I urge you all to be there next weekend. These kids need to know that their lives matter. They have thousands of friends (due to social media) but they don’t feel they know anyone.
Yesterday, at the @gcucau conference, I heard a really sad stat ... 40% of Australian workers are lonely at work. 40% is huge. I really hope our space can reduce that figure for the upper Northern Beaches. ⠀
Having worked at home for 3.5 years, one of the things I love most about our space is connecting with other people. I love finding out about everyone’s business. I love that when someone does a coffee run, they ask who else wants one. It’s so nice to be surrounded by other people ... people who are as interested in business as I am. It might only be a 20 second conversation, but it makes a massive difference to me.⠀
So, don’t be lonely - come in, work with like-minded people ... even if it’s just occasionally.
Nothing like a trip into the city to make you appreciate where we live (and work 😊) ⠀
📸 @pjr_images i have only just discovered you, but wow! Great images!
Co-working space in the village 🙌🏻 @beachescoworking
I don’t know about you, but we looove natural light. When we found our space, we just knew we had to have it ... and it came down to this room! The sunshine streams in making the room cosy and so so bright ☀️ ⠀
See just how productive you can be by signing up for a free trial now - link in bio 🔝 #monavale#monavalevillage#monavalebeach
Love to split your day in half? You’re in luck ... we’ve just released ‘half day hot desking’! Now you can come in from 8am to 1pm or from 1pm to 6pm. ⠀
Come in for a trial - you’ll be amazed how productive you can be without the distractions at home!⠀
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Day 262 (4:30pm): Being in and witnessing nature helps us to understand ourselves better. It was super low tide at Mona Vale today, exposing the rock platforms and the green mossy seabeds. People climbed over the rocky boulders at the north end and walked hand in hand across the widened shore. A stark contrast to a few days earlier when pulsing waves crashed into the burgeoning rockpool. By becoming aware of these ebbs and flows in the natural world we learn to accept our own peak and troughs. Society teaches us that we must output a steady stream of productivity and workload to be valuable. That we must be constantly happy and ‘up’ which leads people to substance use or depression when they realise that in fact they experience a wide spectrum of emotions, including sadness. However, like the tides we have surges and wanes in energy levels, motivation and mood. To be truly, sustainably productive and happy we must honour, accept and capitalise on these cycles to avoid burnout and get the best out of ourselves. We do not have to be a particular way always. We have the capacity to expand, contract and adapt to life circumstances and our own internal landscape. Yet we must allow this to be and acknowledge when our bodies and minds need to move and push and when they need to relax and recharge #mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#acceptance#calm#tides#ebbsandflows#depression#suicideprevention#anxiety#perfectionism#productivity#beach#ocean#monavalebeach#monavale#rockpool#stoke#sydney#northernbeaches#australia#swim#oneeightyinc#beyondblue#writing#prose
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Sick of eating bland, watery açai bowls? Go and get the flow! Real açai, the way it’s done in Brazil 🇧🇷🍇❤️ @flannerysorganic
Our suuuuper fast fibre optic powered internet is now live 💥 Come & get your work done in half the time, so you get back to more important stuff ... like surfing* 🏄♀️ ⠀
*assuming the swell comes back one day 🤔 ⠀
Day 257 (5:30pm): Who are you? What is your ‘identity’? What terms do you use to define yourself? Is your identity tied up to your job, your hobbies, your relationships, your religion? When someone asks you about yourself do you reply with a job title or a deeper understanding of your being? When I was young it seemed like my mission was to discover ‘my true identity’. What type of music, clothes, friends or uni degree would best express who I am to the world. It seemed I spent countless wasted hours deliberating if I was indie, beachy, sporty or nerdy 🤓 changing my clothes to suit my desired persona. And I still see this with the teens I teach today. But when a life changing car accident instantly ‘robbed me’ of my identity as an elite soccer player and I decided to drop out of the physio degree I was no longer enjoying - I was left with huge questions about who I was and my purpose in life. Without these strong identifiers was I still the intelligent, sporty person people thought of me to be? Or was I ‘that broken girl’ who they felt sorry for and couldn’t quite believe ‘quit’ a degree three years in? To be honest I was completely lost, depressed and resigned myself to the fact that I was ‘an imposter’ that simply tricked everyone into thinking I was smart and strong. It took me a long time to detach ‘what I do/did’ from ‘who I AM’. Especially in the wake of a car accident when it would have been so easy for that traumatic event to become part of me and not something that once happened to me. But the truth is, I am simply a human being. As are you. At the end of this I will not be a girl who once swam in the ocean everyday for a year. I will still be someone who loves and is loved. A beating heart inside an intricately, complex body. A person who has been infinitely blessed with life who one day will die. Don’t place pressure on yourself to ‘be’ a particular way. Even the saying ‘just be yourself’ is contradictory as it implies you must forge an identity that is special and unique from others, when in fact we are more similar than we are different. Instead, focus your energies on simply ‘being’ and see what a difference it makes ✌🏻❤️ @oneeighty_inc