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Food & Accommodation Tips for Hobart & Surrounds

There's so much tranquility and peacefulness along the shores of Tassie and its islands and around Summertime the stone fruit is superb. All the time the baked goods are up there with the best in the world! Here are tips for Hobart and surrounds - the food,...

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Life Beyond-Productivity: A Day in February 2027

New tunes wake me. It’s 6am. The music is new to me and was chosen from analysing my body’s morning brainwaves. It has the desired effect: I’m feeling ultra-calm. A great way to start the day. My partner is sleeping in today so the music is playing through my ear...

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Viktor & Rolf Exhibition at NGV, Melbourne

Sensational to see Viktor & Rolf's haute couture today. It seemed effortless (though it sounds like it's not always behind the scenes). This exhibition is a showcase of masterpieces of focus, determination, haute couture, precise, stylish lines, beautiful fabrics,...

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Digital Business Wisdom

From RunwayDigital.com When it first started, 'online' was reported as another channel or a new tool in business. Now, business leaders understand that the internet is throughout life, work, and society. Business changed because of the Internet a while ago. As a...

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Draw your MIND

The multi-talented, impressive designer Matt James is encouraging people to "draw their mind" for an art project he's doing with student Phillipa Pell. I'm inspired to share it far and wide - it's quick, easy and fun. So, your turn! Quick! Save this picture or do a...

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That’s what I do.

Tonight again I remembered my strong desire for the Do Lectures before I’d attended. Before I’d flipped out from the overwhelming heartpulsingly incredible experience of being at a DO. Be delighted by previous Do’s at theDoLectures.com The desire was for a bigger...

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Why DO?

Someone asked recently, "Why Do?" "Why are you bringing Do Lectures to Australia?" ..seems pretty obvious really. Fascinating conversations with people who've demonstrated truly incredible talent, talks that teach, an entrancing environment, camping and walking and...

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It’s Mischief Day!

Today's the Day! It's Mischief Day? "What's Mischief Day", you say Why of course it's a day where We get up to a little bit of Mischief Not too much!   A day of doing whatever we like Traveling here and there Enjoying Ourselves Extraordinaire   It's simple really:...

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Enjoy the rain in Melbourne today

Today it is rainy again after a hot spell here in Melbourne and as we start into the colder weather in Autumn. I'm getting a great feeling from bright green, wet leaves around and a sodden ground, after hearing the rain fall last night. I remember an indigenous leader...

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Being with great people.

I'm a blubberer at funerals. Yep. Weepy McSchmeeky. I try to slow the water works and sometimes it works. Today there were trees and a lovely garden to see out the window of the chapel so looking into them helped. It's not really the point though. I wanted to write to...

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Hakuba

  I've recommended my Bali blogpost to many people so here's a short Hakuba list of tips & maps for a similar purpose. Getting there: Great to have door-to-door minibus (Chuo Taxi) from Tokyo Narita airport to save changing trains with ski bag. Hakuba tips: Skiing all...

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Slowcoast. Harriet and Nick Hand.

Two dear people I caught up with in the UK last year are Harriet and Nick Hand. Nick presented his beautiful soundslides at Do Lectures in 2011 and after his presentation I gained an insight to his open generosity as he offered me tips on what camera to buy, audio...

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Getting Things Done

A very important tool in your business is focus. Working on the things that matter. Making things work for you. A system used by very successful business people is "Getting Things Done" or "GTD". It can take time to implement and it's so helpful for being easeful in...

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‘Tis the Season to… Cull.

Samantha Bell, December 2012. Photo credit: The Trainors & Fray Portraits.   Ruthless culling is happening. Twitter: following 60 very select, interesting experts, clients and some close friends. Instagram: 100 - photos by exceptional photographers and a few friends'...

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Superb Trupp Cooking School’s Sustainable Fish Course

Attending Walter and Dorota Trupp's Cooking School yesterday and learning about sustainable fish was fabulous. A truly impressive experience, wonderful way to learn and fabulous environment. If you're in Melbourne, book now. Seriously! Even if you can't cook or just...

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I’m passionate about online. This is why.

  My great love of online stems from an interest in individuals: ~ finding what they love (to do, read, see, feel, touch, hear), ~ ~ finding other people who love it too, ~ ~ and making money and constantly doing what they love with ease. ~   Now, via online, this is...

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Samantha Bell in the Herald Sun Newspaper

Last week I was approached by the Herald Sun newspaper as an example of the increasing number of women starting technology businesses - such as Runway Digital. The massive laughs that came were delightful - starting with savvy Sam Hardman from Inspire9 suggesting I...

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Who do you reach with what you do?

This is one of the slides from a presentation I'm delivering next week to clever leaders at Melbourne City Council. What about you?... ...Who do you reach with what you do? Do you reach a relevant audience? Is it a good size? How are you reaching them?  Where are...

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Adele. Amazing Talent. Enjoy…

Tonight I enjoyed watching videos of Adele. What a superstar! Here's a favourite that shows her talent... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrsbucJk2lA&feature=colike I felt like sharing it with you. Read more about the very talented singer Adele here. Sharing...

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Why do I do what I do?

Last week I presented to an Inspire 9 audience at the "5x5 talks" on why I do what I do. Here's the presentation - it goes through my brief career history, current work at Runway Digital and wider vision for society through digital. The Inspire 9  five by five talks...

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Refreshments, anyone?

This refreshed SamanthaBell.com.au site incorporates older posts imported from Sam's Blogger and Posterous blogs. Apologies for the quality of some of the photos - the import isn't perfect. Enjoy new and old stories here! Sam

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What’s it like to ski powder?

Fab Pete Spence asked me if the conditions I recently skied in Japan were outstanding which led to the words below..."Absolutely outstanding!Skiing through trees is exhilarating! I'm at speed, sailing down, slowly singing my body from left to right and I spot gaps...

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Meditation and #deepdive on Twitter

I'm relaxing on a minibus as I type on my iPhone from Niseko, Japan enroute to the airport. Niseko is where I've been skiing for the past 8 days - epic place to ski and visit. For over a year I've tweeted before I meditated, once when I woke and once before I...

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2011: The Year of Great Friendship

I learnt a lot about great friendship this year. I learnt how enjoyable it is and how simple it is. I learnt a heap about unconditional love. I learnt how beautiful it is when care and love comes, like a warm blanket the instant you're cold. Being friends with someone...

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Sam the Surfer

Here's recent pic's from Bali. Learning to surf was a HOOT!  I'm so excited and can't wait to be on a surfboard again! Thanks to Odysseys Surf School. :)Sam See the full gallery on...

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My bucketlist is empty!

I realised my bucketlist is... empty! Turns out I have crossed everything off in the past year - anything I'd always planned to do / wanted to do - such as: go to great conferences anywhere in the world (sxsw 2010, Wisdom2.0, DoLectures 2011), speak at great events,...

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The Kindness of Strangers in Montalcino

This afternoon I washed the inners of my new barefoot shoes (thanks @rosshill!) then hung them on a basic washing line I'd strung across the window. Then *plop* ...one shoe fell out the window and down into a foresty scrub below. Oh dear.  I searched around...

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What happens at the Do Lectures in Wales?

For those of you yet to know about the Do Lectures, it's something special that you may love. Think of TED.com with loads of organic matter and authenticity added in a Welsh (and now Californian) setting. On the weekend, I attended the Do Lectures at Fforest in...

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New Leaders

The great blog post I read this morning ..."Twitter is the new real time resume. Want to sit next to u @ dinner? The Twitter Test:bit.ly/hJXUnJ by @mitchjoel with thanks to @teezeng" ... has me thinking of the great leadership books I've read and how they refer to...

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EnLIGHTening Me

I've stripped back my usual communication inputs (following less people on Twitter and less links clicked) to lighten the thoughts of others coming to me; not feeling compelled to learn more. There is a lot I learn already via intuition and my increasingly-louder...

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Online leads to New Forms of Intimacy

Jan Stewart and I created an audio on the "new version" of intimacy created from online sites, such as Twitter and Path. Click play below and enjoy 🙂 New_Intimacy.m4a Listen on Posterous Sam www.samanthabell.com.au...

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Lightness in Life

Here's an audio creation on human depth and lightness in life by Jan Stewart and I as we enjoy the surrounds here in Apollo Bay. Inspired by Gwen Bell and Ev Bogue's recent video blogs and our mate Ross Hill. Click play below and ...enjoy :)...

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Natural Insights from Me

I was inspired to write tonight. And to write the 5 things that have been circling and are front-of-mind. For you...1. Another way of looking at: the work we are doing /our projects / what we do for self expression online ......is looking at how our projects are...

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The Care in Business Trend

Over 10 years ago I was a KPMG business consultant voraciously reading "Fast Company" magazine articles focused on Care in Business. Fast Company featured companies caring about their customers, employees and innovation; doing stuff differently and winning; working in...

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It’s Snowing at Falls Creek, in December, in Summer!

It was a delight to drive through snow today, just before arriving at Falls Creek. Being Summer here in Australia, it was a surprise. I hear the Northern Hemisphere snow season is having a great start. I may soon wish to be back on my skis...May you be well and...

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Beauty + Ayurvedic Remedies in the Somatheerum Garden

See the full gallery on Posterous This photo collection is the flowers of Somatheerum Resort - some of which are remedies for good health and many that stopped me to admire them! At Somatheerum, the ayurvedic Doctors take tours through the garden each week. It's such...

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On the beach at Kerala, India with the Fishermen

Here's another Sam Bell produced video. This time the fisherman on the beach at Kerala. All filming and photos while in India was done on my iPhone 3GS - this warning is to set your expectations on quality!! May you be well and happy Sam...

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Happy November 🙂

Hi there! I hope you're having a wonderful November.  Here's the first of many photos and videos of my time in India over the past month. This one is of me on the beach South of Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.  I'm now in Hua Hin (Thailand) and will be...

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Spring Cleaning your Mind (Autoposted)

A few years ago I learnt (through doing yoga) that the less I have around, the quieter my mind, the easier life is. It's easy in yoga - there's a mat, some blocks, a blanket, an eye pillow and white walls. I go deeper into myself, my practice and the moment.  Every...

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My Top 5 Most Read Blog Posts (Autoposted)

Here's my most read blog posts of the last 3 months that you may enjoy reading: Inner Wisdom Shared Expansive Nullarbor What's possible? My Natural Adventure Weeks My Natural Adventure Life Exploring Me. Exploring You.   Happy days to you, Sam www.samanthabell.com.au...

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Solomon Islands… in closing

I hope you enjoyed the last few blog posts on my trip to Tetepare Island in the Solomon Islands. It was a great trip of groundedness, discovery, friendship (new and old friends), and viewing living basically in life with very small amounts of technology. Great for...

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My Solomon Islands photos

See the full gallery on Posterous I hope you enjoy these photos. Happy days to you, Sam   www.samanthabell.com.au      This was automatically posted as I am currently in India!...

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Leadership in the Solomon Islands…

"Leadership" is an often used word, with many connotations. I define leadership as guiding yourself and/or others through your deep wisdom and insight. Gayle Hardie (of Global Leadership Foundation), is one of many people who have informed my view of leadership. She...

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Stories from Tetepare Island, Solomon Islands

To design future Leadership Development experiences, we compressed a lot into the 3 days including: visiting the nearby Baniata community; snorkelling (one of many) amazing reefs spotting turtles, (baby) black tipped reef sharks, large parrot fish, very bright fish of...

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My plans for the next month & where I’ll be

Thanks to http://www.journeysofthespirit.com.au/ (and my friend Nic Spadaccini who recommended them), I'm heading to India tomorrow to enjoy a month or relaxing, writing, massages, amazing food, swimming in the Arabian sea and spending time in a hammock. I'm planning...

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No Impact, Man

In the theme of reuse, I'm reminded of the insightful documentary, No Impact Man, and Colin Beavan's tips on reducing your impact. It is interesting to see how I can reduce my consumption. My perspective is to enjoy life as well as considering reuse. My traveling...

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History’s Insight to Plastics in our Waterways

I hear of increasing amounts of plastics in our rivers and oceans and am concerned of the effect of this on sea life, bird life and on the global food chain. In the past, I've been sadened to hear of people throwing plastics into waterways, seeing the amount of...

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Leadership Development Camp at Tetepare Island

Today I'm travelling to Tetepare Island with Global Leadership Foundation to investigate holding a Leadership Development camp there and to assist in saving critically endangered leatherback turtles. Last year I attended a Global Leadership Foundation "Turtle Camp" in...

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Re Use Re Use Re Use

I have been travelling of late and increasingly I notice the objects I use once and throw out (recycled or sent to landfill). Objects such as: napkins, plastic cutlery, plastic/cardboard containers from take-away, free earphone sets on flights, newspapers, magazines,...

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