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Short course, big impact

If you could go back to school or University, what would you study? Would you pick Drama over English? Or follow your passion for Chemistry above your parents’ preferred choice of Physics? It’s a question many people ponder the further they get from their student days. Only two years out from my Bachelor degree, I […]

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Modern Dating: Is online the way to go in Canberra?

Are you newly single or perhaps single for some time and want to get back out there? Let’s face it, everything seems to be internet based or controlled with an app these days… so why not dating too? The question I’ve been asking myself recently is, “Is online dating the way to find my ONE”? It’s […]

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HerBaby Turns One

AKA Where did the last year go? I have a one-year-old. I am a mother of a one-year-old boy. I am a parent. WHAT?!?! All of the above still feel so odd to say, and yet at the same time, I can not imagine life without him. The last year has certainly felt like the […]

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A Feat on Feet: Ebony Hoiberg’s Quest for Zest

It’s not often you hear about someone walking from one side of Australia to the other, but it’s a once in a blue moon event hearing that someone you know is preparing to embark on the journey. My friend Ebony Hoiberg will take the first step of her adventure in Perth, in July 2017, with […]

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When your child loses a parent

When my husband Jeff died in July from undiagnosed heart disease, I wanted to hold ‘my people’ close. I reached for support from my family and friends, and from the HerCanberra family too. There were nights when complete strangers would turn up on my doorstep with dishes of food, movie tickets to distract our family or […]

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Melina Marchetta at Muse

There’s a magic to Melina Marchetta’s books. It’s almost as though her characters make a hole in your heart – you can’t help but connect with them, their authenticity and their rawness. Whether it’s Bish (Bashir) from her new book, Tell the truth: shame the devil, or Josie from Looking for Alibrandi, her characters come […]

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Preparing your home for summer

Barry Du Bois, from award-winning TV show The Living Room, was in Canberra at the Actsmart Business Sustainability Expo at the tail end of winter. His message was clear: “We need to do better.” Barry’s message wasn’t just for those at the annual Actsmart event looking for business ideas that don’t cost the earth. It […]

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World Adoption Day: Family is more than blood

I have tried to sit down and write this article literally six times. This is the seventh and will be the one, regardless. Why so many versions? That at least is easy to tell you, and it is because I don’t know what to say or how I feel. This is a complicated topic for […]

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Save a seat, save a mate

We lose around 50 Canberrans per year through suicide. That means four people a month and one person a week. According to the recently released ABS report, suicide is the leading cause of preventable death in Canberra in those aged between 15 and 44 years of age. Statistically, at least one person is thinking of […]

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