Don't be diluted by common opinion
(Vocus) November 1, 2010
The strength and resiliency of women is a strong current throughout the feature-packed November issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly. With designated sections devoted to domestic and international issues central to a healthy and modern life, this is the one magazine every woman should consult on a regular basis.
With that in mind, who else could possibly be on the cover than the one and only Maggie Beer? As part of the magazine’s inaugural Women of Influence series, the self-taught cook and long-time food writer offers five bullet points to a more rewarding and fulfilling life.
Key amongst them is to believe in yourself: “Don’t be diluted by common opinion,” she cautions. “You’ve got to believe in yourself to withstand pressure from others who might want you to please everybody… Don’t wait for it to come to you. I was always searching.”
Inspirational advice is also offered by author Judy Nunn, fashion designer Carla Zampatti, film director Gillian Armstrong, prime minister Julia Gillard and Wespac CEO Gail Kelly.
The all-in-one Australian Women’s Weekly is available via subscription at magshop.com.au, the one-stop source to subscribe to magazines.
But the testimonies don’t stop there. Former Weekly Beauty Director Kate Mahon writes movingly of an ongoing struggle with cancer that led her to a Brazilian spiritual healer, while actress Portia DeGeneres (nee de Rossi), in a preview of her new book, talks about her crippling anorexia and how marriage to Ellen has transformed her life.
From the Brisbane suburbs to Paris’ dazzling Moulin Rouge, dancer Shay Stafford has an incredible story to tell and does so in an advance peek at her new tell-all, “Memoirs of a Showgirl.”
At 20, actress Emma Watson prepares to say farewell to the Harry Potter franchise that made her famous and rich, while Danielle Spencer talks about family and living with Russell Crowe and Australian coloratura soprano Joan Sutherland is farewelled.
Anna Gare recounts her journey from rock star to Junior MasterChef guest judge, even as former Victorian police chief Christine Nixon responds to criticism of her conduct during the 2009 bush fires. Weekly Senior Writer Susan Horsburgh lightens the mood with a humorous frontline report on why she just may be the world’s worst mother.
Home and Hearth
The Weekly knows Christmas is just around the corner, a holiday that comes pre-installed with hungry family and guests. In a special 13-page section, Food Editor Fran Abdallaoui presents more than a dozen festive recipes and twice as many tips and tricks to ensure your holiday get-togethers are festive and memorable.
There’s an app for that: The Weekly is pleased to announce it has become the country’s first mainstream magazine accessible to iPad users. What’s an iPad, you ask? News Editor Jordan Baker explains what it is, why you need one, and how the device is transforming the lives of women in Australia and around the world.
As they do every month, Weekly editors have assembled the latest and most economical news and information on fashion & beauty, health, food, gardening, family matters and entertainment.
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