We all need a tribe, a gang, a network, a possie, a gathering and inspiration of women. Last October a group of women retreated together and it birthed the most amazing community of creative women called the inspire collective.
MAXIMUS & LIBERTY
Amanda is the co-founder of Maximus & Liberty. It is a not for profit surf brand that exists to support youth surfing projects around the globe.
Kinwomen is a network, not an organisation or a business, just a gathering of women who want to do life well and be able to claim honestly, ‘no regrets’. The network is women only – bringing together women of all ages, cultures, education, abilities and passions to share life and wisdom.
SECRETS IN THE BAY
Is a local community creative photography social media brand, started by Amanda and her local friends. The whole point of the network is to brag about what is beautiful in their local area. Some of their photos and posts have gone to over 100,000 followers
Recent Speaking Video
As a mum of two pretty wild littles, I am often overwhelmed with the task at hand. My two-year-old is the one who goes over to the iPod and plays DJ at her ballet class. Then this morning after class we went to the local cafe and her tutu screamed as she lay on the[…]
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek – Joseph Campbell Fear keeps us from living up to our greatest potential because it masks our ability to see new possibilities. So often, our greatest fear is to look deep within ourselves, to reflect on who we are, for fear of the hope we[…]
Yesterday was a bizarre old day with many a challenge. The greatest one being we seemed to loose a poo. Yes, you read that right. Maybe four and a half years of having two little cling on’s roaming around everywhere with me has casued this, but my blog has now sunk to new levels. The[…]
There is something pretty special about an Aunty and their little followers. My sister went away just last week for a few days and my little people felt the impact. It is like she walks in a room and everything fades away. With their beautiful nicknames that only a niece or nephew can get away[…]
I believe there are two types of people in the world and I have found the two definitions of the word “moral” can quite succinctly define them. Standards of behaviour, principles of right or wrong. A lesson that can be derived from every story or experience. We have the rule keepers and those who look[…]
I would never have imagined that Motherhood would bring so much joy coupled with so much frustration. Every, single, day. I would never have imagined myself with a four and a half-year-old and be still spending most of my week as a stay at home Mum. I had plans. I had intentions. and so[…]
My passion for creativity, entrepreneurship and life has often taken me places that I would never have gone if I lived my life a little quieter. At the same time, though, my passion has undone me in times when I wish I had pulled back, brought more focus and thought more logically about my decisions.[…]
Dear Younger Me, When guilt and shame rise up like a tidal wave full of empty plastic bags and other people’s leftover coke cans, please sift and weigh their opinions like rubbish strewn in our beautiful ocean, because you were not designed to host it. No matter how hard you try, the weight of that[…]
Little by little, if our happiness, sense of contribution, identity and joy could be stored in one little bank account, we would see withdrawals every single day. My dear soul searching friend, you are being robbed every single day. We are being robbed every, single time we compare our life, our walk, our possessions and[…]
To be a great friend, one needs to grow, sometimes so much that we need to let that friend go. We need to grow in patience, in grace, we need to lower our expectations and communicate with kindness through seasons of transition. What about the days when we need to break up with a friend?[…]
Eight weeks in and I have been to the gym each week on Wednesday morning. It has become my ritual, my reward and I finally feel like it is an anchor point to my week. The last eight weeks have also included, selling a house, buying a house, travelling to speak at a women’s conference,[…]