FASHFEST 2017 Masthead

The Mask of Motherhood

There was just one moment, throughout my surprisingly enjoyable pregnancy, that would really give me an indication of what was to come. It wasn’t that episode of Friends where Rachel gives birth to a beautiful baby girl and a few episodes later is back at work, as fabulous as ever. It wasn’t the many Instagram […]

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Alzheimer’s: It is what it is

I was attempting to get this article written before Sunday’s fundraising Memory Walk and Jog for Alzheimer’s awareness, but didn’t have a hope. Dad has been in hospital for surgery, so my sister and I (and our young children) have been taking it in turns staying with mum 24/7. Mum has Alzheimer’s, and would not […]

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Canberrans to step into the light tomorrow

The Canberra community will walk united tomorrow on World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September, to remember those who have lost their lives to suicide, and to openly discuss suicide prevention in a supportive environment. Inviting the Canberra community to walk Out of the Shadows and into the Light, Lifeline Canberra CEO, Carrie Leeson said suicide […]

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Women’s Health Service celebrates a job well done

For 30 years, the ACT Women’s Health Service has been providing crucial care for some of the city’s most vulnerable women. Over that time, the service has grown enormously – starting out with just one doctor, a nurse and a counsellor and growing now to provide a range of doctors, nurses, nurse practioners, counsellors, a […]

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Undressing the Model Lifestyle with Cassie Lane

“Like most memoirs, How to Dress a Dummy is a narrative of an individual’s path to self-discovery and acceptance.” I think sometimes even women who identify as feminists are occasionally guilty of making assumptions about other women, especially those in the public eye, based on how they dress, how they use social media, or what they do […]

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Stock up on fresh vegetables at the Capital Region Farmers Market.

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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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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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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