Skillshare

Thanks to Siim Land for recommending this.

Skillshare is a website that allows you to learn some skills for $20 a month. It is free for the first two months and then it’s just $20. Many people are out of work now and need to upskill.

They have lots of self help classes as well as classes on how to master Instagram and other business essentials. It was lots of fun learning about self esteem and it was easy to use.

The lectures were short and easy to hear.

Do try Skillshare for yourself.


Food for Health’s fruit free bar

I got these bars at Woolworths as I really wanted to try them and I loved Food for Health’s protein puffs. They come in a pack of six.

SO I had the same expectations of them. They are gluten free and fructose free and they are full of goodness. They have a bit of honey in them and that’s what creates this sweetness. Oh and they are full of wholegrains.

This is an easy snack for the lunchbox.

Do go out and buy them at your local Woolworths and Coles.


Three ways to spread kindness online

This is an ad supported by the Red Shield Appeal

I was inspired by Creative Impact Co to write about spreading kindness online. During the Covid season millions of people have lost their jobs and charities are stretched to the brink with needy people.

So here are three ways to spread kindness

  1. Compliment someone. A little bit of gratitude goes a long way. It could just make their day.
  2. Spread awareness about your favourite small business and show your support. I have been doing this on Instagram. There is a sticker called Support Small Small business and there you put the name of small business in your story.
  3. Support your favourite charity if you can whether that would be sharing their posts or supporting them financially. For me that would be the Red Shield Appeal and you can donate to the Salvos. Another favourite one is the Ascot Vale Little Pantry. They are doing it tough at the moment. Many charities also have some form of cooking competition where you can enter and people donate money to the charity.


AIME’s new hoodie

AIME is a not for profit organisation that helps young people get on their feet. They are about helping the wider community for the Greater good. They help the poor with education and entrepreneurship and growth mindset.

Photo by Jimmy Chan on Pexels.com

During the Covid19 many people have lost their jobs and now are struggling to pay the rent. So AIME has come up with an idea to help renters pay their rent. AIME has a new hoodie initiative which will help renters to pay their rent. Renters apply to sell them and then if successful they would sell them for $30 each.

The hoodie idea was the best idea since it is nearly winter and already we feel the chill. You can wear the hoodie to the gym or to uni in the second semester.

Do buy the hoodie online if you can and you’ll be supporting the poor in having the best education possible as well as supporting those that cannot afford to pay rent.


Live below the Line Challenge

We wanted to do this Live below the Line challenge this year because of the Coronavirus pandemic and the fact that most people have lost their jobs. The foodbanks are pretty darn busy and are trying to ask for your support during these trying times. As health bloggers we don’t just deal with weight loss but we also deal with social inequities such as homelessness and alcohol abuse.

The average Australian household spends over $250 a week in groceries. Hopefully when you do the challenge you’ll think twice about where your money is going and how you’re spending your money.

Live Below the Line is about living on $2 a day five days a week. You also raise funds for the Oaktree foundation whilst doing it (that is by people donating to your page). You register and then you create your page. The money goes to Oaktree Foundation which empowers young people to help end poverty. We did our research and had a look at people’s accounts on Instagram to get some inspiration. And yes your tea and coffee counts towards your daily costs. People have bought lots of fruit and vegetables that were discounted. You have to factor in the costs of the free fruit and vegetables and other free food that you get.

I probably won’t do it because the nutrition that us runners need but I will post some recipes here and some ideas to get you started at home.

You can take the challenge in May at anytime. Even though its not officially a challenge I would hope that you will take part in it this month.


Why you should donate to the Salvos online Red Shield Appeal

The Salvos do their Red Shield Appeal in May and it ends at the end of June. They normally get volunteers to donate their time using the red tins and people put money in them.

This year things will be a little bit different where there is an online Red Shield Appeal. This is a digital doorknock where people can donate online. In the last few years people have been donating on the streets and I have been volunteering and liked it. This is due to the coronavirus that is taking place

During the last few months many people have lost their jobs and might have lost their homes due to the Coronavirus pandemic. During this time there is a lot of family violence.

Our aim is to help them raise $500000 collectively by the end of the appeal. We also hope that companies like Woolies and Coles are generous at this time with their support. The total is now $94,666 and that is the national total. This initiative launched about 2-3 weeks ago whilst everything was shut.

During this time I will post many pictures on Instagram of my runs and some foods that the Salvos does for people in hopes that you will donate to this cause.

You can give generously here.


The WHO’s campaign

The WHo has a campaign about not spreading the COVID19. The COVID19 is a huge health pandemic that we are all working towards stopping the spread and finding a cure soon. I got this idea from The Nutrition Guru and the Chef.

The WHO has called upon Media, brands and influencers and they can submit their ideas through this site.

But we decided to do it here.

  • Wash your hands with soap. You should do this thoroughly for 20 seconds
  • When outside stay 1.5 metres apart from people. If you are in a supermarket use a trolley. It doesn’t matter what you are buying, but use it to seperate yourself from other people. No large gatherings allowed. Only gatherings of two people allowed now unless it is members of your household.
  • When you cough or sneeze, cough into your elbow.
  • Stay away from people who are sick. People who are sick should go into self quarantine for 14 days. If you have been away you should self quarantine.
  • If you are sick stay at home

Together lets fight this pandemic so that we can all get on with our lives.