These COVID times have caused us all to do things a little differently, and learn a few new skills along the way. So it was with our first Zonta Club of Brisbane virtual  seminar held on 14 June to raise funds to prevent domestic violence.

Club member Dr Caroline Heim joined forces with her husband Dr Christian Heim to deliver a warm and revealing seminar about managing mental health and navigating tricky times with the younger women in our lives searching for how to find their way in the world. Just over 50 people logged in to watch the seminar which saw Caroline tap into her skills as an actress, delving into Shakespeare to throw some light on what it means to show gratitude and be human and then some Hamlet with that meaningful line by Polonius … “To thine own self  be true”.

There was much to learn and love about the seminar which gave us all food for thought on how to be motivated and feel fulfilled. We also heard of the Indigenous word Dadirri which means “deep listening” (here’s a Ted Talk if you want to know more ).

The seminar closed with their special THANKS mantra to live a more meaningful, stress free life. Here it is!

Think how precious life is

H is to help someone every day

A is appreciate people

Notice beauty to get goodness

K is to keep a gratitude journal to see things that go right

S is to say thank you whenever you can

A big thank you to Caroline and Christian for donating their services. To see where the funds raised will go check out our Domestic Violence Cards