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What it takes to Flourish

Bronwen Stead is never still. Over the five years I’ve known her she’s been a professional Samba dancer, bodybuilding champion, HerCanberra writer, cheerleader, women’s Gridiron player…phew! She’s a woman who never hesitates to seize opportunities, and she says this attitude has taught her a basic simple truth. “It is our mindset that will ultimately determine […]

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Sustainable Life: Introducing the world’s newest superfood

Move over kale. Broccoli leaves are the latest super food to hit stores in New York City. They’re sold as BroccoLeafTM and like kale, they’re packed full of goodness. Just a few leaves can deliver your recommended daily intake of vitamins C and K. Plus, they’re high in those famous antioxidants. Broccoli leaves are my […]

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The Future of Fitness

Looking to level up your fitness?  We look to groundbreaking research and technology in professional sports for a sneak peek of what the future holds for personal health and fitness. There’s no denying that the trend in fitness and healthy living has our society in a vice-like grip, with people increasingly taking cues from professional […]

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There’s never a good time for a hysterectomy

So I’ve booked one in. It means I won’t be able to  drive for at least 10 days, and will need about four weeks off work (or a bit less, maybe, as I tend to work with my feet up on the couch at home). It’s all a bit of a hassle, really, particularly as a widow with […]

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10 low-tech ways to keep kids active this winter

During Canberra winters, it can be easy to turn to television or video games to keep your kids busy. The problem is, screen time often comes at the expense of other important activities such as active, creative and imaginative play, hands-on fun and anything that involves spending time and interacting with other people. Technology is […]

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Six Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

Us humans can be creatures of habit. This is well reflected in the way we choose to spend our lunch breaks day-in, day-out. Our precious hour – which seems to move faster than most – can easily be filled with the same activity as the previous day’s, and the 200 before that. Before you know it, […]

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Eight mindsets that will sabotage your long-term nutrition

If simply knowing what to eat made us healthy eaters there would be absolutely no need for any of the diet plans or nutrition programs we find on the market today. Unfortunately, we do have problems putting what we know about nutrition into practice which leads us to being inconsistent with our eating patterns day […]

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Sustainable life: How to grow your own fruit in every season

Home grown fruit tastes better.  Juicy, crunchy, sun-kissed… Yum. Yes, there is a reason. It’s about the way your fruit ripens. Fruit ripens for longer on your trees at home, creating a sweeter and more complex flavour. Commercially grown fruit is picked early, so that it can ripen as it’s transported to cold storage, warehouses […]

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What to do if you or a family member is sick in Canberra

Help if you or a family member is sick in Canberra – including the kids, no matter what time it is. 24/7 HELP Healthdirect: 1800 022 222, 24/7 health advice from a Registered Nurse Home Doctor Service: 13 74 25, in home, out of hours, bulk billed doctor service Poisons Information Line: 13 11 26, […]

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The Master of Mocktails: Misconceptions and mocktologists

For Australians, and Canberrans in particular, Dry July comes at a difficult time. Difficult, because if it’s a big deal for you to give up alcohol for a month, you probably enjoy a warming glass of wine on a winter’s evening. You might also be one of those connoisseurs who would rather stick pins in […]

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