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Sustainable Life: Zucchini eight ways

This is the time of year where zucchini plants know no boundaries.  Zucchini flowers and their fruit just keep coming and coming… and coming. Ooops, I missed a zucchini and now it’s a massive marrow. Groan. What am I going to do with the generosity of this blessing? It’s official. This is the most likely time […]

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Tackling women’s ageing with the subtlety of a sledgehammer

If you’re uncomfortable discussing sex for the over seventies, read on. Netflix hit Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda (Grace) and Lily Tomlin (Frankie) is tackling this subject head on, and there’s nothing subtle in its approach. Vaginal dryness, homemade ‘natural’ lube, dating sites, steamy flings, sex aids, divorce and same-sex marriage – this series […]

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The missing link in the treatment of your depression

Depression can affect anyone.  Transcending gender, race and socioeconomic status, it’s estimated that in any one year, over one million Australian adults have depression. When it comes to treatment options for depression, we often think of two things: therapy and medication. Regular sessions with a qualified therapist can help us change unhelpful thought patterns and also learn […]

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Valentine’s Day Lunch Box Ideas

I love being a mum. It’s truly wonderful watching your kids grow up and seeing their little personalities unfold! Don’t get me wrong, it’s really hard work some days. I often say: “I’ll always love my kids, no matter what, but some days I really don’t like them.” Ahhh the joys of parenting! What I’ve […]

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Six ways to get active this Valentine’s Day

The times, they are a changing. As more and more of us make a concerted effort towards living a fit and healthy lifestyle, the idea of romance is shifting. While I certainly think that a healthy lifestyle shouldn’t exclude chocolate (particularly on special occasions), a day filled with chocolates and a three course dinner complete […]

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Is Valentine’s Day overrated?

I recently watched the movie I Hate Valentine’s Day with Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. It’s an oldie but a goodie. The character Nia plays doesn’t believe in love but loves romance. Five dates she says, five dates where you feel the butterflies and excitement, five dates for the romance, five dates and it’s over. […]

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The Poison of Perfection

I told a client the other day that I don’t perfectly follow a meal plan. She was shocked. “How do you think I eat?” I asked her, a little perplexed at her reaction. “I just assumed that you ate perfectly. All the time,” was her response. At first, I wanted to answer the question like […]

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How to Boost Your Metabolism

How is your metabolism? Still firing on all cylinders? Although everyone has one, over the years many of my clients have expressed to me that theirs simply doesn’t exist anymore. They feel that eating one piece of cake ends up straight on their bottom, and for some of them, their journey with losing weight has […]

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Canberra and Queanbeyan gyms with childminding

When my kids were younger there was nothing I liked more than going to the gym. Although not popular to announce, it was more for the onsite childminding than for my burning desire to workout! Having time to re-focus, shower uninterrupted and chat with other adults made all the difference. We are often told that […]

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No Escape

BULLYING ISN’T JUST SEEN AS “KIDS STUFF” ANYMORE – IT’S A SYSTEMIC ISSUE THAT CAN END IN TRAGEDY.  But why does it happen and what can we do to stop it? Laura Peppas asks the tough question – ‘are humans hardwired to bully?’ ~ For most, a school is a school. For others, it’s a […]

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