Hello Legends!!!

You must know that about yourselves and in case you have forgotten let me remind you. YOU ARE A LEGEND.

The definition of 'A Living Legend'

A living legend is a person who is both alive and either famous for doing something extremely well, or extremely famous.

You, my friend, are doing life extremely well. Without the need for fame, you are here, showing up, moving forward and I am constantly witnessing what love would do. We don t have to look far, looking through all the generalisations to see local individual acts of love. That is where they are the most powerful when they are witnessed first hand, close to home, and then ripple out. 

There have been tragedies close by and community has stepped up, love has been activated, and passed along. This is doing life well. Let this reassure you. 

My many conversations this week, have continued to show me we are all aware of each other more than ever, and are doing what we feel is in the highest good. These actions are as varied as we are.

Thank you again for showing up and being your kind of legend.



I have felt so lucky to be able to continue to work during this COVID time, that I have had the sheer luck to be in an industry that is classified as essential when others are classified as non-essential. I do very much want to acknowledge how difficult this time is for small businesses and their employees with the 'essentials' trying to stay afloat with limited capacity and the 'non-essentials' having to stay home and wait. This uncertainty would be excruciating, and yes, as you are legends and have managed to have a business and maintain a job, you have been resilient enough to find the gifts in this time. It has been hard. 

I would like to say to every small business owner and employee that you are strong, smart and thank you for hanging in there. Please know and remember how very 'essential' you are, as that is why we are at such a loss without you. Shop owners, hairdressers, tradespeople, artists, therapists, accountants, bookkeepers, event coordinators, restaurants, venues, gardeners, the list goes on. We miss you and can't wait to enjoy your essential work again!

Mel and I have been looking for ways how Fill Good can assist our community and continue to build our local industry and resilience. We have a few things in the pipeline, the first is we are starting to work on a local business directory. 

The plan is to have a page on our site that will list and locate all local businesses that wish to have a listing. The businesses will all be local and their products will revolve around food, health, gift, or garden. This page will list business categories, have a brief description including 'What you do and Why', as well as contact details with a built-in google maps location. We will also create a social media post on each business to 'MEET YOUR LOCAL'.

This service will be free for the first 12 months, with a possible small annual fee afterward.  Businesses will be able to have extra exposure to a community that regularly buys from our site and our dear community can have a page that they can refer to when they want to buy local. Every business is essential and together we are stronger.

So please spread the word, talk to your local business or let us know and we will contact them. This will be as big and successful as we all want it to be. We invite you to co-create this with us... and who knows who else may be looking once the 5 km limitations are a thing of the past?




Recently I received an email about Edith Eger, a Holocaust Survivor who just published a book at 92 years old titled 'The Gift -12 Lessons to save your Life'.

Edith speaks and writes in the very clear and vibrant language of our minds and souls and the freedom they have no matter where our physical bodies reside. These lessons she learned in Auschwitz, and though tortured, her spirit was never broken. Below is the link to her stunning interview.

Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger on Choosing Hope, Love & Compassion Over Suffering

After watching it I needed to read Edith's book, so looking to support local, I emailed Verso Books in Healesville and asked them to order 'The Gift' for me. NO NEED! It was there on the shelf waiting for me! I was able to pop past after our Saturday Healesville Farmers Market and do a contactless pick up.

Verso is open for click and collect as well as free delivery all throughout the week. My local had my book to me quicker than any online store and I contributed to our community. How lucky we are to have this beautiful and wondrous little book shop. Verso is our first stop for gift giving, and their online store is full of quality bestsellers and new releases. Thankyou Verso for pushing through and staying open for our community. Our days are brighter because you are here!





Sioux has introduced us to this amazing winter fruit salad which will keep our tastebuds well satisfied until the summer fruits arrive.

Simply soak your own selection of Fill Good dried fruits (ie, figs, peaches, pears, apricots, cranberries, raisins, apples) overnight in water and add a sprinkling of your choice of spices ie, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cardamom, nutmeg.

Great for popping on your porridge or by itself with cream or use as a beautiful and delicious topping on crumbles, cakes, cereal or a good old-fashioned bread and butter pudding. You can find all of these ingredients right here in our store!

Pictured is our fruit the next morning. I was so surprised by how plump and soft they became! Loving this discovery and thankyou to Sioux! ❤️


Another week together Dear Ones. We are so lucky to have you!

Chris and the Fill Good Fam x

We acknowledge that this newsletter was written on and our business is located on Wurrundjeri Country. We pay respects to Wurrundjeri elders, past, present and emerging.