Modern Dating: What is your relationship with dating?

How the heck do we meet people these days? And in Canberra? I was surprised to find there are actually quite a few options and I’ll share them with you over the next couple of months, but today I want to share the early days of my dating with you. Over the past two years […]

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Get Loud (Shirt) Day 2016

On Friday 21 October, Clare Steve wants you to get loud for her son Oliver. Here’s why… Oliver was only a few days old when Clare and Anthony discovered something was wrong. As her happy family was leaving the hospital to settle in at home, the hospital performed a mandatory SWISH test. Oliver didn’t pass. At first, […]

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Five Minutes with World Surfing Champion Tyler Wright

Last Thursday, Tyler Wright claimed her maiden world surfing title at just 22. It’s an incredible achievement on what has been a golden year for the young Aussie, with an impressive total of four wins. In the face of what could be overwhelming success, Tyler has remained composed and refreshingly down to earth. While she may […]

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What if this was your last ‘to do’ list?

“Intention isn’t anywhere near good enough. It’s not the thought that counts, it’s the follow-through.” A friend confided in me recently that she’d seen her GP for help with depression only after my husband died, because she felt she needed to address her health in order to support me the way she wanted to. I […]

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Sustainable Life: Eco Baby

Wow! You’re having a baby, congratulations! What have you done to get ready? Where do you go to buy baby gear? If you’re out at the shops, you’ll find gadgets and gear for almost everything. What you won’t find at the shops is the simple approach to living sustainably with your baby. This approach is […]

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Women Can Play

Sport has always been a big, important part of my life. My Dad’s career shifted from plumber to sports manager when we moved from the Perth to the east coast when I was three. As his career shifted from manager of Australian Volleyball, General Manager of the Canberra Cannons and CEO of Soccer ACT, it […]

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Post-natal depression

It’s common, it’s treatable and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. One in 10 mums will experience antenatal depression while one in seven will experience postnatal depression. The stats for new fathers are one in 20. That’s a lot. As a parent, and a human being, connections and looking after your health and wellbeing are […]

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Women for peace and security remember Jacky

Twelve months ago, Canberra lost a global citizen who was making a remarkable contribution to the world. Jacky Sutton was a PhD student at the Australian National University. Her research was on women’s human rights in media development in Afghanistan and Iraq. She had a powerful mind, but it was her enormous heart that endeared […]

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What I learned in the gutter

Last weekend, my five-year-old son had a meltdown outside a Byron Bay surf shop, and we gave into it and cried in the gutter. He was upset about Daddy dying and telling me how sad he felt. We have these conversations regularly, within our family and with the various psychologists we’ve begun seeing over the […]

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Taking time out with Nadia Hashimi, author of A House Without Windows.

Last month I had the chance to sit down with a woman who is not only an incredibly talented writer, but an extremely charming and inspirational individual. Nadia Hashimi’s new book, A House Without Windows is her third adult novel, following The Pearl That Broke It’s Shell and When The Moon Is Low, and her […]

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