Empowering Women

to stand in their fire and embrace healing on their own terms.

Ancient Indigenous intuitive methods to reconnect to our innate feminine wisdom

Our Ethos

We Approach Wellbeing Holistically;

Considering wellbeing through emotional, physical, cultural, spiritual, earth connection, economic empowerment, and relationship aspects.

 

Strong empowered women, in all aspects of their lives, are pivotal in encouraging inner strength in their children, grandchildren And partners.

 

The Ethos of Warida Wholistic Wellness sees wellness through Indigenous Healing Practices approaches; Including:

 

– Our connection with each other, gudu-guduwa (coming together) and ngalimi yunggudya (we give to each other).

 

– Awareness and exploration of our inner world.

 

– Our connection with barna (Country).

 

Ngardi Guwanda (listening/thinking/feeling strongly/deeply). Listening with our whole being both within and outside of our bodies.

 

– Experiential and therapeutic relationship with horses and other animals in an ethical and honouring way.

 

– Our groundedness through an Indigenous spiritual perspective of warida (wedge-tailed eagle).

 

-An understanding of how economic empowerment can support healing in traditionally marginalised communities.

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Our 7 Pillars Of Excellence

show what underpins everything that we do – our ethos for being.

Integrity

We are honest, open and ethical. This is the cornerstone of who we are.

Passion

We are passionate about everything we do, including mentoring other businesses and sharing our knowledge.

Culturally Safe, Sensitive and Reciprocal

Indigenous cultural safety, competency and the importance of connection to Country underpins everything we do. We live “gudu-guduwa” (coming together), ngalimi yunggudya (we give to each other) and ngardi guwanda (listening/thinking/feeling strongly/deeply).

Ongoing Learning

We are avid learners and invest time and resources to keep up to date with new services, techniques and research to better service our communities.

Empowerment

We walk alongside our clients, helping them connect with their inner fire and Country as part of their healing process.  We believe experiences are not something to be “fixed” but embraced. We also understand the importance of economic empowerment in the healing process.

Global Citizenship

We embrace differences but we also believe that we have a lot to give as an Indigenous social enterprise. 

Challenging

We believe in pushing boundaries and having the courage to tackle any challenges.

Warida Wholistic Wellness Encourages Each Of Us To Fully Embrace Who We Are, Stepping Into Our Power.

By all accounts we are a nation in crisis – the statistics are beyond alarming: 45% of Australians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime; 6 Australian’s per day suicide with another 30 people attempting per day; and 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men experience domestic violence. Add to this that the world health organisation has listed burn out as a growing concern. Many people are tired of being looked at as broken, dysfunctional and something needing "fixing". More and more people are exploring empowering mental health and wellbeing services as far away from the medical model as possible. Decolonising mental health and wellbeing addresses this need.

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Pretty sure I’ve shared this poem before. The pressure of being judged by others is very real. Shake it off and breathe.

❤️She sat at the back and they said she was
shy
She led from the front and they hated her
pride
They asked her advice and then questioned her
guidance
They branded her loud then were shocked by her
silence

When she shared no ambition, they said it was
sad
So she told them her dreams and they said she was
mad
They told her they'd listen then covered their
ears
And gave her a hug whilst they laughed at her
fears

And she listened to all of it, thinking she
should
Be the girl they told her to be, best as she
could
But one day she asked what was best for
herself
Instead of trying to please everyone
else

So she walked to the forest and stood with the
trees
She heard the wind whisper and dance with the
leaves
And she spoke to the willow, the elm and the
pine
And she told them what she'd been told, time after
time

She told them she felt she was never enough
She was either too little or far, far too much
Too loud or too quiet, too fierce or too weak
Too wise or too foolish, too bold or too meek

Then she found a small clearing, surrounded by
firs
And she stopped and she heard what the trees said to
her
And she sat there for hours not wanting to
leave
For the forest said nothing, it just let her

breathe

******

Becky Hemsley 2021
Gorgeous artwork by @sa_alvr via Instagram

Breathe is from my first collection, Talking to the Wild www.amazon.com/dp/1739824504?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_0K4JWJKNP4BFZQ8X66TJ
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Pretty sure I’ve shared this poem before. The pressure of being judged by others is very real. Shake it off and breathe.  ❤️

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This is one of my favourite poems, resonates deeply.

Makes sense to me. I feel comfortable with silence & yes others opinion have always been that I’m shy. Not that others opinion mattered much. I don’t need to be making noice. You will hear me if & when I’m ready. Or not. I move between groups & or happy in my own space and or with my family/s & close friends. Also very protective of spirit. Being in business has been a challenging space. I’m navigating ok. But careful about my boundaries and time. Especially when other commitments are at play. It’s all a juggle. But it is what it is. At the end of the day. I know who’s there for me or not & that’s ok for me. ❤️❤️

So so SO relatable.. Now I realise maybe those people were just not my people, and no matter what I tried, to them, I would always be wrong.

Beautiful

You are my Fir 🌲🫂

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Awesome 👏 ❤️

#SelfCare SATURDAY!

Massage day - yay. Then a walk with the dogs.

How are you honouring your wellbeing today?
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We see lots about the pyramids etc …. but on world fisheries day, let’s celebrate the Brewarrina fish / eel traps that are considered to be one of the oldest man made structures on the planet!! Approx 40,000 years old.🐟 Today is World Fisheries Day, a day to celebrate the importance of sustainable fishing practices.

🪨🐟🪨 Many First Nations mobs skillfully constructed complex fish traps using rock weirs and pools. These traps were specifically designed to catch fish as they swam upstream, ensuring sustainable fishing practices for generations to come.

🖤💛❤️ Learn about sustainability practices and processes from the oldest continuous living culture in the world by delving into lessons from our "Culture + Beliefs" and "Traditional Life" categories.⁠ ⁠

Don't have Wingaru Kids? Learn more about how we can support you to include more First Nations perspectives in your classroom through our 10-day free trial. 🔗https://www.wingaru.com.au/wingaru-kids-trial

#TeacherResources #AboriginalPerspectives ⁠#Aboriginaleducation #Aboriginalculture #Aboriginalaustralia #downunderteachers #teachersdownunder #sustainablefishing #worldfisheriesday
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We see lots about the pyramids etc …. but on world fisheries day, let’s celebrate the Brewarrina fish / eel traps that are considered to be one of the oldest man made structures on the planet!! Approx 40,000 years old.

Pretty much!

Of course it would be also cool if you purchased services too 🤣

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Pretty much!  Of course it would be also cool if you purchased services too 🤣  #entrepreneurlife

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Want to take control of your own journey? Consider our self-Guided Learning: www.warida-ww.com/ Or visit www.warida.com.au/ to see the full range of our services.

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Today I’ve been working with Indigital and Microsoft on Dharug Country (in Huntingwood, NSW) therapeutically supporting their on-Country work with community.

A wonderful, deeply honouring and groundbreaking way for corporates to navigate connecting to community respectfully. InDigital were incredible in facilitating that process. ❤️💛🖤

Thankyou Mikaela for the opportunity.

First photo with the talented Mikaela.

Second photo is with a Lemon Myrtle ginger beer I sampled during lunchtime (non-alcoholic of course) - pretty yummy but very sweet.
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Today I’ve been working with Indigital and Microsoft  on Dharug Country (in Huntingwood, NSW) therapeutically supporting their on-Country work with community.  A wonderful, deeply honouring and groundbreaking way for corporates to navigate connecting to community respectfully. InDigital were incredible in facilitating that process. ❤️💛🖤  Thankyou Mikaela for the opportunity.  First photo with the talented Mikaela.  Second photo is with a Lemon Myrtle ginger beer I sampled during lunchtime (non-alcoholic of course) - pretty yummy but very sweet.Image attachment

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Absolutely love the Indigital way of connecting! So glad they got to meet you!

How special it was to have you here with us on Dharug Country. Thank you for the immerse passion and care you bring to your work, it was incredible to witness. Big love from the Indigital team

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At the launch of my second most recent book anthology, Ubuntu, last week with some of my amazing co-authors and the women who dreamed it up, Dr Tererai Trent and Karen Weaver.

An ancient African word meaning “humanity to others”. It is often described as reminding us that “I am what I am because of who we all are”.

When we live in a world that celebrates individual success while downplaying the role of others in achieving our dreams. We often forget that others play an equal part in our achievements. When you share your gratitude, you will rise up higher than you could ever dream of. Let’s celebrate and honor other people who have helped us along the way.

Ubuntu: On Whose Sholders We Stand is a collection of inspired authors sharing their tales of giving humanity to others.

FEATURING AUTHORS: Tererai Trent, Bettina Danganbarr, Sarah Blake, Bianca F Stawiarski, Celia Malahlela, Chiedza Malunga, Elisabeth Gabauer, Jen Hagen, Judy Cheung-Wood, Karen McDermott, Kellie Hackney, Lisa Benson, Margaret Williams, Miranda Murray, Raquelle Roulette, Scharrell Jackson, Vikki Speller Forward by Sarah Fergusson, Duchess of York

You can purchase your copy from KMD Books: www.kmdbooks.com/product-page/ubuntu-on-whose-shoulders-we-stand

#authorlife #SpeakersCorner #InternationalSpeaker #inspiration #celebrateothers
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At the launch of my second most recent book anthology, Ubuntu, last week with some of my amazing co-authors and the women who dreamed it up, Dr Tererai Trent and Karen Weaver.  An ancient African word meaning “humanity to others”. It is often described as reminding us that “I am what I am because of who we all are”. 
When we live in a world that celebrates individual success while downplaying the role of others in achieving our dreams. We often forget that others play an equal part in our achievements. When you share your gratitude, you will rise up higher than you could ever dream of. Let’s celebrate and honor other people who have helped us along the way. 
Ubuntu: On Whose Sholders We Stand is a collection of inspired authors sharing their tales of giving humanity to others. 
FEATURING AUTHORS: Tererai Trent, Bettina Danganbarr, Sarah Blake, Bianca F Stawiarski, Celia Malahlela, Chiedza Malunga, Elisabeth Gabauer, Jen Hagen, Judy Cheung-Wood, Karen McDermott, Kellie Hackney, Lisa Benson, Margaret Williams, Miranda Murray, Raquelle Roulette, Scharrell Jackson, Vikki Speller Forward by Sarah Fergusson, Duchess of York  You can purchase your copy from KMD Books: https://www.kmdbooks.com/product-page/ubuntu-on-whose-shoulders-we-stand  #authorlife #SpeakersCorner #InternationalSpeaker #inspiration #celebrateothersImage attachment
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Some of the photos from speaking at Crom Castle West Wing, Northern Ireland, for Women's Entrepreneurship Day, and at the launch of Hear Us Roar!

Deepest gratitude to Karen Weaver, KMD Books and Serenity Press Retreats for the opportunity!

#SpeakersCorner
#authorlife
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Some of the photos from speaking at Crom Castle, Northern Ireland, for Womens Entrepreneurship Day, and at the launch of Hear Us Roar!  Deepest gratitude to Karen, KMD Books and Serenity Press Retreats for the opportunity!  #SpeakersCorner
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You are a superstar 🥰 how good are these photos!

You look absolutely stunning. Congratulations Bianca 🎊 👏🏽 💐 🥳 🎊 👏🏽 💐 how exciting. Trail blazin

Great pics. Congratulations on all you achievements. You're nailing it ❤️

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