The untold stories of brave kids in Australia

‘Learning about food insecurity through the Sanitarium Good Start Breakfast Club has been an interesting and heartbreaking journey for me. To think about kids in this country going to school with no food in their tummies (and sometimes no lunch packed either), is a harrowing thought. I have found myself every morning, being very thankful for the packet of Weet-Bix in my pantry and that I am able to provide a nutritious breakfast for my kids on a daily basis. I absolutely do not take this for granted.

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Good Start Breakfast Club

If I told you that 1 in 5 kids in Australia go to school hungry, would you believe it? When the good people at Weet-Bix approached me to help put my voice to the national food crisis we have in this country, I honestly didn’t know much about it, I actually didn’t even know it was happening! I know from the work we do in The Sebastian Foundation, the need within some family units is huge, but I was blown away to learn more about what food insecurity was, the organisations that are doing something to help and how we can make a change within our own communities.

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Profit for Purpose

Song Kitchen YMCA NSW

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You all know I’m a big believer in kindness. Being kind is simple and can make a huge difference in the lives of people around you. One of the reasons Guy and I started The Sebastian Foundation is because we are passionate about demonstrating kindness. We are especially passionate about creating a positive impact in the lives of families experiencing serious illness, domestic violence or those living in underprivileged situations.

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Music is Therapy

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At The Sebastian Foundation we are committed to helping families in need. We believe in the power of the family unit and are passionate about seeing the family bond strong and stable.

 As some of you might know, Guy and I have two little boys. Hudson and Archer. They are the light of our lives and most precious to us. We are so lucky that they are healthy little humans and other than them being born, we have not had to visit a hospital with them. I am grateful on a daily basis for their health and can only imagine how life altering it would be for us as a family if one of them took seriously ill.

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You don't need a reason to help people.

QuoteDo you know an everyday hero? Someone who, out of the kindness of their heart just wants to make someone else’s life better? I want to know who they are too so I can shine a light on their goodness. Write to me in the comments below or email info@julessebastian.com and let me know what they are doing in their community.

I have an exciting new venture on the way to celebrate the kindness of others. Hear from you soon! ‪#‎callingallheroes‬ ‪#‎everydayheroes‬

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A beauty routine essential

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I’ve always been one for a morning and evening beauty routine. I’ve said time and time again that the one thing I have never let slide since becoming a mother is time for ‘getting ready’ in the morning. I have always found a way – even if that means piling the kids into the bathroom for a sometimes ‘colourful’ half an hour, I have stuck to my guns and never missed a morning. To me, it’s important to start my day feeling good, and, showering, moisturising, doing my hair and putting on my face, is the best start to a productive day. I know it sounds so simple, but it’s one of those things that boosts my happiness! Body moisturising is one thing I will never go without. It’s a step in my routine that I know my skin thanks me for – here’s why I’m doing it and you should too!

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Member of the Tribe

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I came across Teff Tribe when I was invited to a dinner to launch the product. I attended, ate myself into oblivion, discovered an awesome new healthy substitute to rice (can I get an amen?) and met the people behind the brand whose ethos is small things matter. That every little bit we do help someone else, matters. Needless to say, they had me at hello.

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Giving Back is always in style

Welcome to the ‘Giving Back’ section of my blog, it’s a destination for me to shine a light on the brands, business and individuals who are doing their part to give back to others. No matter how big or small, it all counts. Every last piece of generosity will count for some change.

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Gifts that give back

Christmas is almost here, and we all know and love the feeling of giving and receiving gifts. But what if you could give a gift that also gives back?

The Body Shop along with international charity WaterAid are giving you the chance to be a part of change that transforms the lives of those living in Ethiopia with no access to safe water.

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