Iso-Spiration – Week Five! Wellness Week: Skin Care Tips & Free 5 Minute Energiser Workout from Starting Five!

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2020 has been a challenging year for everybody and circumstances have made it even more important for us to stay connected and support those around us. As we find ourselves near the tail end of this six week lockdown and with R U OK? Day next week, it is a timely reminder to check in on mental health, not only of yourselves, but of those around you.

What is Starting Five Mental Wellness?
Starting Five is an online platform dedicated to improving people's mental health through daily focuses and activities. Starting Five offers the 'Daily 5', a checklist of five tasks to complete every day to assist in building your resilience and motivation in achieving tasks. Tasks are as simple as making your bed, drinking two litres of water or even going for a walk.

Mental Fitness Challenge
Mental Health is currently at a low due to the anxiousness and uncertainty that comes with a global pandemic. Now, more than ever, is the time to check-in on your friends and family.
In the lead up to R U OK? Day on the 10th of September, Starting Five are running a 21 Day Mental Fitness challenge! Running from the 7th-27th of September, the challenge provides running techniques and exercises from Run180, breathing exercises from Power of Breath and tips on navigating your mental health from the trainers at Rise Foundation!
Click here for further information and to sign-up to the challenge.

Starting Five have also given us an exclusive free five minute morning energiser workout. Click the link below and enter the password
startingfivetiff to access and start off each day ready to go!
Look after the skin you're in!
The current restrictions here in Melbourne may have had an impact on your health in numerous ways and it is likely that your skin is going through some changes too. Here are a few simple tips from one of our favourite skin specialists in Melbourne, SKN by Jane Marshall, explaining what we can do whilst at home, to get our skin into tip-top condition. Some of these tips may sound obvious, and some are... BUT sometimes, it’s the basics that we’re missing.

1. Professional products
Where possible, use a good quality, professional skincare range. Even if that's just a cleanser and moisturiser. Cheap supermarket products are never your friend. Especially when the skin is under so many stressors, such as recycled air, change in diet, increased alcohol and heaters.
2. Hydrate
Both internally and topically. Drink more water! Always! Especially whilst you are all working from home. Did you know that only 17% of the water we drink reaches our skin!? A majority of consumed liquids are supplied to other organs first - so, yes, drink more water. We also recommend hydrating topically with a good quality hyaluronic acid serum, hydrating face balm or use a hydrating mask as often as possible. 
3. Essential fatty acid
Supplements aren’t just for energy production. If you don't already, start taking an exceptionally good essential fatty acid supplement, and there are more options other than fish oil! You’re looking for quality blend of omegas 3,6, 7 and 9 and ideally some organic coconut oil thrown in there. This helps to hydrate the cell membrane and keep the skin healthy from within. We like DMK EFA Ultra, however other options can be found at quality health food stores. 
4. Exercise
Not only is it good for the waist line and for the mind, but exercise is also fabulous for your skin. Increased blood circulation increases the oxygen and nutrients that reach your skin!
5. Exfoliate
It's a great idea to get your hands on a good quality exfoliant without any harsh granules or chemicals, for use 1-2 times weekly. Help your serums penetrate to where they’re needed by removing the obstacle of dead skin cells.

SKN by Jane Marshall are offering complimentary Zoom consultations to provide advice for specific skin care questions and concerns.
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What have we been listening to, reading and watching, to keep us busy?
Here are our top picks for this week!

Listening - On Purpose with Jay Shetty [Podcast]
On Purpose podcast brings fascinating conversations with some of the most insightful people in the world. Hosted by Jay Shetty, a former monk turned inspirational speaker, he distills the knowledge and lessons he learned as a monk into actionable advice you can incorporate into your everyday life.

 
Reading - Phosphorescence: on Awe, Wonder and Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark by Julia Baird
Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. But how do we retain happiness? It often slips out of our hands as quickly as we find it. So, when we are exposed to, or learn, good things, how do we continue to burn with them? And more than that, when our world goes dark, when we're overwhelmed by illness or heartbreak, loss or pain, how do we survive, stay alive or even bloom? This book is a wondrous investigation into the ways in which we may nurture our souls in times of darkness.

Watching (and doing!) - Keep It Cleaner
If there are two things we've learnt about exercise during the pandemic, it's that a) it's important for both our physical and mental health, and b) we really just need things to be as easy as possible. Keep It Cleaner's world-class wellness app offering a fitness program, wellness hub, run tracker, daily meal plans, hundreds of recipes, playlists, interval timer, goal setting and more. All the inspiration we need to live a happier and healthier lifestyle!
We hope to continue to inspire, entertain, and bring some happiness to you during this unprecedented time. We want to let you know that we are always available for you, by phone, email and our social channels. 

Thank you for your continued support.
Stay home and stay safe x
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Connection is the key to surviving and thriving during these challenging times, not only in the workplace but also at home with friends and family. The idea behind this week's iso–spiration is the ultimate virtual dinner party!

We’ve brought together some of our favourite event suppliers to take the fuss out of preparing a dinner party, covering food & wine, music and cocktails. To connect online, we like to use Zoom or Facebook Messenger however there are plenty of video conferencing options out there, so choose whichever you find easiest.

Order in with Clover Culinary Projects.
Dinner time! Let’s face it, we’re all using food delivery services, so why not take it up a notch and enjoy something fancy. Clover Culinary Projects are our pick and a delicious alternative to the usual meal from Uber Eats.

A few weeks ago, the team & I had our Friday night dinner delivered by the fabulous team at Clover Culinary Projects. The superchic caterers are now offering ‘Take Me Away’, ready-made meals to get you through lockdown and beyond. Their quick mid-week meals & long weekend lunches are perfect for when you just can’t be bothered cooking! Hot tip - when the tiramisu is back on the menu, hit order, you won’t regret it. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of wine or three whilst you’re there!

View the current menu & order here.
Contactless pickup or local Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula delivery is available.
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We've got the tunes too!
Rutherford Entertainment are our go-to party starters to get everyone in the mood!  They have curated 3 party playlists for you to share with friends and enjoy together. 

 Cocktail, Dinner or Dance.

Rutherford Entertainment’s motto is to provide ”unique entertainment experiences featuring Australia’s finest performers”. Why should that cease because of Covid-19? Like many of our favourite suppliers, Rutherford Entertainment have pivoted their event entertainment business and are now offering Encore: Virtual Entertainment, where you can have live musical acts, DJs, MCs and feature performers virtually at your next event.
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And finish it off with a cocktail!
What’s a party without cocktails?! Four Pillars Gin have shared some great cocktail recipes, using their famous Bloody Shiraz Gin, a delicious combination of Rare Dry Gin with Yarra Valley Shiraz. YUM!
Why not have your fellow partygoers join in on a group cocktail-making session. Enjoy!
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Wibble

25ml Rare Dry Gin
25ml Bloody Shiraz Gin
25ml Fresh Ruby Grapefruit Juice
10ml Fresh Lemon Juice
10ml Crème de Mure
10ml Egg Whites

To make: Shake with ice, fine strain into Coupette and garnish with ruby grapefruit.

New Black

45ml Bloody Shiraz Gin
20ml Regal Rogue Wild Rose
2.5ml Mac. By Brookies
2.5ml Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee

To make:  build all ingredients in a glass, stir with block ice, and serve . This drink can also be pre batched in bulk, to keep in your fridge or freezer for a go-to night cap. 

What have we been listening to, reading and watching, to keep us busy?
Here are our top picks for this week!

Listening - Vogue Style Revolution [Podcast]
The Vogue podcast gives you an inside ear into the well-heeled world of fashion. Hosted by Andre Leon Talley, each episode features a number of much-buzzed-about topics—from what’s in the magazine to who’s making headlines to what everyone is talking about around the office. Guests include Alessandro Michelle (Gucci), Gigi Hadid and of course, Anna Wintour.

 
Reading - The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You
by Julie Zhuo

“The Making of a Manager” is the first book by Julie Zhuo, VP of Product Design at Facebook. In “The Making of a Manager”, Julie shares her experiences and learnings with regard to her transition from being a personal contributor to becoming a manager. “This is a book about how someone with no formal training learned to become a confident manager” is the starting point for Julie’s book.

Watching - Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey on Netflix
Every day, millions tune in to Sesame Street to see one of the world’s most adored and recognizable characters — a furry red three-and-a-half year-old monster named Elmo. Yet, with all of Elmo’s fame, the man behind the icon is able to walk down the street without being recognized. Meet Kevin Clash. As a teenager growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Kevin had very different aspirations from his classmates — he wanted to be a puppeteer. More specifically, he wanted to be part of Jim Henson’s team, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street on a daily basis. With a supportive family behind him, Kevin made his dreams come true.
We hope to continue to inspire, entertain, and bring some happiness to you during this unprecedented time. We want to let you know that we are always available for you, by phone, email and our social channels. 

Thank you for your continued support.
Stay home and stay safe x
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En Pointe. It means to dance gracefully and effortlessly on the tips of the toes, all while telling a mesmerising story that captivates an audience. Much like an enthralling ballet, we believe the best events tell their stories just as memorably — coming to life with a level of precision achieved only through countless years of dedication, training, and experience.

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