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Reclaim the Night, Canberra

I’m sitting in a café at 9pm in central London as I write this piece, thinking about being a single woman, alone in a big city. I’m so excited to be in this historically rich, fast-paced, intriguing city but I wonder am I free to walk the streets at night? Are you free to walk […]

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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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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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Gammacon: A girl gamer’s guide

I’m a girl gamer. I grew up with three older brothers and I watched in bewilderment as video games took me into another world when I played. I remember having a friend stay over for a sleepover. I had my Playstation 2 set up in my room and I suggested we take turns playing a […]

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Are your breasts OK?

I do not have breast cancer. But I recently descended into a nightmarish world in which I discovered I most definitely did have a lump. As it turns out, that lump would be deemed to be harmless but would lead to the discovery of an even more ominous dark spot on an ultrasound in my other […]

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Book review: Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms

Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms is the latest novel from the celebrated Indigenous Australian author, Anita Heiss. Set against the backdrop of rural New South Wales during the second World War, it tells the story of the burgeoning relationship between a young Aboriginal girl, Mary, and a Japanese Prisoner of War, Hiroshi, who has escaped […]

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Are you respectfully falling out of your relationship?

I recently saw a post on an online forum from a young adult whose parents divorced when he was not quite a teenager. He shared how he felt during his parents’ divorce. He felt like he was in the middle of their divorce that seemed to drag on for years and years. His parents fought […]

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Wellness Roadtest: World of Wellbeing

Sometimes these Wellness Roadtests come at just the time I need them most. It’s a common story. In our busy, busy lives we keep going and going and going, ignoring our body’s signals to stop … to take a break … until we fall in a big heap. I started 2016 with recurring hives and […]

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Breakaway Trails: Singapore

BALMY TROPICAL WEATHER, CAPTIVATING ARCHITECTURE, A SHOPPING PARADISE AND CULINARY EXPERIENCES TO PLEASE THE MOST DEMANDING GOURMAND — SINGAPORE HAS IT ALL. Now that we have direct flights to Singapore from Canberra, you’ll need to know where to eat, sleep and stay so you can get the most out of long weekends, family holidays and […]

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Happy Birthday Snow Babies

I have five children, a beautiful thirteen-year-old daughter (my teenager), a cheeky and gorgeous three-year-old son (my ‘threenager’) and three ‘snow babies.’ Today, my snow babies turned two. Snow babies? You’re wondering? Yes… my beautiful babies, or to be more scientific, they are our five-day-old embryos that are currently on ice (in Sydney). Two years […]

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