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Five New Year’s Resolutions You Have Permission To Fail

“Because if at first you don’t succeed, stop trying and have a Mint Slice.” At the start of a brand new year, making resolutions seems like a good idea. So did buying little Maggie a Tickle Me Elmo for Christmas but we all know how that turned out. It’s hard to escape their lure. They’re […]

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Five more books to read for a (fictional) summer holiday

Keen to travel but it’s just not an option at the moment? Books are an excellent way to imagine you’re somewhere exotic, while you’re actually stuck in the daily grind. Here are five books to help you pretend that you’re somewhere else for a little while. And who knows, it just might give you some […]

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Reconnecting with Your Home

Why on earth do I feel like I’ve just returned from a holiday retreat? I’ll tell you why… I am floating with blissful peace and inner harmony. I feel like I’m walking on clouds and my heart is beating half as fast as normal. I find myself smiling and feeling so unbelievably content. Moving from […]

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New Year New Books

Looking for some inspiration for 2017? These stories will give you the motivation to make big changes, turn over a new leaf and appreciate the little things after a hectic holiday period. As if you needed an excuse to relax with a good book! Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert From the […]

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Superwoman Status: Overrated

As we end another year it is important to remember that being superwoman is seriously overrated! This might sound strange, but for the past few years I’ve been operating in my own personal time zone – precisely seven minutes ahead of the rest of everyone else. My watch, alarm clock and iPhone all reflect this. […]

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Light Reads for Summer

Summer well and truly underway, and with it, longer nights and glorious sunshiny days. Could there be a better time for some fun, light reading? Here are just a few suggestions for your summer reading list, perfect for reading on the beach, in the park, or inside (preferably with air conditioning) when you want to […]

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Wanderlust: Sarah Bown

At 26, Sarah left a corporate job at the ANU to volunteer in Mongolia We meet the women who gave in to their Wanderlust and did something a little crazy, a lot brave and ultimately life-affirming when they packed up their ordinary lives and took the plunge. WHAT FIRST STIRRED YOU TO ACTION? I had […]

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Lose Yourself: Canberra’s Luxe Day Spas

ESCAPE THE HUSTLE AND GRIND FOR SOME HANDS-ON ME TIME AND A QUIET INDULGENCE FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD Here are some of Canberra’s most luxurious day spas. Enjoy. Hale spa Due to open in January, Hale is a resort-style day spa and fitness centre that will break new ground in Canberra and potentially pitch […]

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Five cheap and cheerful Christmas craft activities

School holidays are here and children are asking ‘What can I do?’ To fill the gaps before Christmas when you’re busy organising lists and checking them twice, I’ve put together five cheap and cheerful craft activities that don’t require you to run down to the store and spend $100 on craft supplies. Heck, in researching for […]

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Keeping your pets safe and well in the holiday season

What are the top three most deadly foods for dogs? Chocolate? Coffee? Cooked bones? What about avocado, grapes or macadamia nuts? These three foods can be just as harmful to your dog as the most well-known antagonists, but what else do they have in common? They’ll probably all be a part of your Christmas spread. […]

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