I believe deeply in the work that AWC are doing to preserve our natural spaces. They are an important piece of the puzzle to solving climate change.
“AWC is the largest private (non-profit) owner and manager of land for conservation in Australia. We protect (alone or in partnership) more than 6.5 million hectares including in iconic regions like the Kimberley, the Top End, Lake Eyre and the south-west forests. Your gift will help fund AWC operations around Australia, allowing us to deliver effective land management to protect 72% of all Australian mammal species and 88% of all Australian mainland bird species.”
We can supply both Life and Business editions – whatever you feel would work for your clients!
Every single year since the beginning of the workbooks, we have been donating them to non profit organisations. Sharing the workbooks is my way of being able to visit even more places, helping raise spirits and creating change in the world. This year the workbooks are published by BenBella. I am incredibly grateful that they are willing to carry this philanthropic tradition on!
To apply for free workbooks for your clients, just fill out the form here + my lovely support fairy will be in contact in the next few days.
Those donated workbooks have been used by over 200,000 (!!!!) souls around the planet who needed them, from organisations that included:
schools using them for teenage girls
women’s shelters in the United States
Indigenous Australian women’s services in Sydney, Australia
disadvantaged women advocacy services in Cambodia
animal sanctuary in the United Kingdom (used by their board to business plan their charity! Hooray!)
aged and elderly services in New York
cancer survivors in England
women’s charities in Zimbabwe.
The feedback from the organisations has been really, really wonderful.
Organisations got a lot out of it, their clients got a lot out of it. Clients felt much more inspired, motivated and empowered after using them, and often requested more workshops to have accountability about following through on their goals over the year.
I got this heart-warming email from one of the case workers who used it:
“A few months ago I applied to use the My Shining Year workbook in a community agency. I would like to share with you how the non profit organisation has used the workbook to support clients.
As you might know already our town had its biggest flood in history. There is a whole suburb that went under here and many other places were badly affected. Homes and business were so badly flooded that they won’t be rebuilt again. Many people have struggled after this natural disaster. After reading the offer for the use of the workbook I had a great idea to support women who had been affected by the floods by using this workbook. I went and developed a full day workshop based around the workbook.
As we are non profit organisation and are always needing funding to continue our work I put a proposal together and put it forward to 2 community groups that I thought might help. Zonta and Rotary inner wheel very generously donated money so we could print the book out for participants and funded lunch for the workshop. The workshop was free for all women who attended.
We set out to run 2 workshops, which ended up filling very quickly so we had to put on another one. 40 women in total have attended over 3 workshops and have worked through the workbooks. These workshops provided a space where these women could come together to share of their experiences of the floods and begin to imagine a brighter future for themselves and their families.
The women were all deeply grateful for the workbook and for your generosity to allow us to use them. The workbook was the perfect platform to help these women move from feeling helpless and overwhelmed to feeling empowered.
The feedback from the workshops has been very positive and we would like to continue our work throughout the year to support women who have been affected by the floods.”
This makes me weepy, to be honest. To think of the workbooks helping women in the floods… and now they will help those affected by the fires as well.
This year we want to help even MORE.
That kind of feedback is exactly why we offer this program – to make the workbooks available to ANY soul who needs them to help them create goals for their families, lives and businesses, and inspire them to reach them.
Some essential admin notes:
Please note these are EBOOKS, not printed books. We’ll provide you with PDFs and a licence to print as many as you need. PDFs can be printed out or filled out electronically. You’ll also receive a short guide with instructions/suggestions on how to use the workbooks with clients.
You can order them for as many clients as you like – the more the merrier!
The workbooks can be used with men, but the language and imagery is definitely orientated towards women.
YES – if you’ve received them in past years, we’d be delighted to continue donating to you!
This offer is ONLY for registered non profit organisations. This is not a workbook giveaway free for all. This is not for individuals. This is not for practitioners to giveaway to paying clients. This is only for registered non profit organisations. Please don’t apply unless you are one. Please do not waste my team’s time who could be helping real non profits. If you aren’t sure if you are one or not… you aren’t, so please don’t apply. (I’m sorry if this sounds snarky, but holy dooley we’ve seen some doozy requests over the years!)
I’m delighted to share with you a wee goodie for the wee ones in your life…
A mini goals-workbook for kids!
It’s black+white (fun to colour in + cheap to print!) and if your kids adore it, they can also upgrade to the full My Shining Year Life Goals Workbook (lots of party peeps use it already with their kids + teens… this is just a bonus gift!)
This has been requested SO many times over the years. If there’s enough demand, it may grow and bloom into a full blown bookywooky, but for now, it’s a beginning piece.
It’s small but mighty + will lead your magical munchkin through:
journaling the best + worst bits of the last year
the top 10 things that make them amazing
what they would like to learn over the next year
sports and hobbies they’d like to try out
what adventures they’d like to have
how they want to feel
+ books they’d like to read.
TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE KIDS MINI GOALS WORKBOOK…
Just pop your name + email in here + it will come flying its way to you on rainbow wings!
I’m writing to you from an apocalyptic Australian summer.
Bushfires and climate change has been weighing heavily on my mind since November, when we were evacuated for three days. It’s one of the reasons why I’ve changed my philanthropic focus. We were safe and our home was safe. But it hasn’t been an isolated incident. Fires have continued to flare and burn across the rest of the country. Over 63,000 square kilometres have been burnt – double the size of the Amazon rainforest fires. Half a billion animals are estimated to have died. There are more people evacuated in Australia than ever before in its history. Smoke continues to blanket large parts of the continent. Our beloved Canberra has experienced some of the worst air pollution in the world.
A bushfire near our property in November
And our Prime Minister hasn’t shown leadership, empathy, or common sense. He continues to lie, and gaslight. This is a man who held up a chunk of coal in Parliament to proclaim how safe it was. We, the world’s largest exporter of coal. We, the country that came almost last in the Climate Change Performance Index. We, the country that will not meet the targets in the Paris Agreement. We, the country, who is aflame.
It’s devastating, and sobering, and a big old freaking wake up call.
The thing is, I don’t think it’s ScoMo’s fault. I think he’s just rather magnificently displayed where our government’s true priorities lie (whether Labor or LNP). And that is in protecting the coal industry at all costs. Even when we are burning.
I’m turning up to write this because there’s nothing else to write, nothing else to say, but to talk about this. And I get this might upset you. I get that our politics might be different. I get you may disagree. I also know I can’t say nothing.
Fuck, I dieeeeeeeee laughing… this is the very best gift I’ve ever given myself.
When I was a tween, I was all HEART EYES EMOTTTTICONNN for Superman… aka Dean Cain. I bought those celebrity poster magazines and plastered his face all over my walls. Do they still do those magazines? It seems like a life time ago.
Anyways, I have thoroughly fucking delighted myself… I hired Dean Cain to say nice things to me and affirm all my 2020 visions for me.
I can’t stop laughing. Or crying.
Holy shit this is the greatest.
My tween self is squeeeeeeeeing.
Happy 2020 to meeeeeeeeeeee.
Also, I hired him through Cameo.com. You can hire all kinds of celebrities on there to say shit to you. I even hired the guitarist from KISS to play songs to my husband for Christmas. Bloody brilliant. I won major wife points for that.
Nope, not a sponsored post. Sharing this because it’s goddamn HILARIOUS. One of my bestest ideas yet!!!!