A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

JustBe Film Club one response The evening commenced on a cold Friday night, with the gathering of ten ladies in the warm and cosy setting of the home of our hostess with the most-est, Yvette McDonald. The room was dimly lit by candle and all guests were comfortably seated, contentedly indulging in our popcorn and other delectable delights. The movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’ was an American biographical drama film based on the li
Gather and Grow

Gather and Grow

Blog no responses Well what can I say... 6 weeks of learning about “Knowing and Doing The Will of God" God certainly moves in mysterious ways.  The group was held on a Friday evening fortnightly for six sessions. The theme was knowing the Will of God and acting on it. Women who had put aside time on a busy Friday evening to fellowship together in a warm, comfortable and safe environment. The sessions were very i
BHM Dinner & Dance – 11 October 2014

BHM Dinner & Dance – 11 October 2014

Blog no responses JustBe’s flagship event, the Black History Month dinner and dance, saw 190 dazzling guests descend on the Croydon Park Hotel on 11 October.  This was JustBe’s 5th annual celebration of black achievement throughout the ages, and especially the often unsung role of black women. Yvette McDonald, Founder of JustBe, warmly welcomed guests.  She reminded us of JustBe’s vision to empower women to
A Pause ‘Not’ A Full Stop

A Pause ‘Not’ A Full Stop

Blog no responses  7 June 2014 marked the re-launch of JustBe.   As I began to have initial thoughts about what I would write the word renewal and then I thought about the word 're'.  A quick trawl of the web gives various definitions such as again and again, regarding, with reference to, withdrawal, to go back. The re-launch of JustBe wasn’t just a re-launch it also represented a powerful analogy of what hap
JustBe Fundraising Event 2012

JustBe Fundraising Event 2012

Blog no responses Dear Yvette! I would just like to say that it was an honour and a privilege to be a part of JustBe’s Fundraising Event on Saturday. I haven't stopped talking about it! I must be honest and say that initially I wasn't too keen on attending. I didn't know what to expect. I'm pleased to say it far surpassed anything I could have imagined. From the moment I turned up with a friend to unload the book
Just Where? Just Why? Just Who?

Just Where? Just Why? Just Who?

Blog no responses Just where were those elegantly dressed women heading on the afternoon of Saturday 7 June? Just why was St George Christchurch buzzing with delicious music and bedecked with stalls featuring mouth-watering cupcakes and Afrocentric fashion and beauty products? Just who was expected to entertain the assembled gathering at the waiting podium? JustBe was Relaunching! JustBe, is a vibrant community ini
Amazing Art Workshops

Amazing Art Workshops

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Portugal 2014  A Wise Investment

Portugal 2014 A Wise Investment

JustBe Revived no responses Oftentimes we women are busy multi-tasking,investing in our families, homes, careers and interest. Busy, busy, busy. So Portugal 2014 represented an ideal time to take the time and invest in ourselves. The theme for the break was ‘Why do we worry?’Over 40 women from different ages and stages in life came on the break. Some had been on previous breaks whilst others like myself, were newbies. Bu
JustMeChanics Workshop

JustMeChanics Workshop

JustBe Practical no responses Have you ever been driving, music bursting out of the speakers and you singing at the top of your voice, when you suddenly notice vehicles driving past flashing their lights at you or waving and pointing ?..You continue driving only to realise that it was not your hilarious facial expressions as you were singing but it was your car they were trying to alert you about…flat tyre! Oh yes that has h
Authentically You Spa Day 2010

Authentically You Spa Day 2010

Blog no responses What an amazing day! From the word "go" the women were eager to see what JustBe had on offer. The day started with an informative and thought provoking workshop - Authentically You! run by Jennifer Denny, who talked about women being authentic and true to themselves. Among the many things she talked about, she encouraged the women to take at least ten minutes out of their day for themselves, to fo