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Ask a doctor: why aren’t I pregnant yet?

The exciting time has arrived – you’ve decided to have a baby! You’ve thought about this for a long time, debated when to officially start “trying” and perhaps waited for a time when finances improved or you completed a certain course/job/commitment. Then finally all the planets align, you give yourselves the green light, a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-and… nothing. […]

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Talking body and boudoir

Ah, teenage diaries. They’re a wonderful source of amusement and angst. I was cleaning out my storage unit before we moved to London, and decided to re-read them whilst doing a general clean-up of old photos and keepsakes. I kept a diary from the time I went to boarding school at the age of 12. […]

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We road tested the Luxury Boutique Spa of the Year (yes, it’s in Canberra)

Canberrans, as a whole, are a pretty stressed bunch. They’re also discerning, loyal and—with the whole of the city accessible within half an hour—willing to travel to where they know they’ll find the best service or product. So what do you get when you mix stress and a quest for the best? Really, really excellent […]

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Dancing to success

It’s fair to say that when Julie Scheer left Canberra as a 19-year-old, she never wanted to return. The ambitious dancer and fashion PR was on the way up and a series of promotions landed her working for some major national and international companies while she was living the life in Bondi, Sydney. Her passion […]

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ACT Greens to table new abortion legislation

This week, the ACT Greens will table legislation aimed at improving Canberra women’s access to medical abortions in the ACT.  The Health (Improving Abortion Access) Amendment Bill 2018 will propose changes including “…that a doctor or nurse must not refuse to carry out, or to assist in carrying out, an abortion in an emergency where a […]

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Sustainable Life: Green transport

Zip, zoom, zip. Just squeezing in a trip to the shops. Just picking the kids up from swimming lessons. Just heading to the gym after work. Let’s go! We’re all busy going somewhere. We all need to get around and sometimes it feels easier to use the car. Our reliance on cars comes at a […]

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There will be free flu vaccinations for Canberra kids this winter

Canberra children aged between six months and five years will be eligible for a free influenza vaccination this flu season. The vaccinations will be available for free from providers, including GPs and ACT Health Early Childhood Immunisation Clinics, from April 2018. “Offering this free vaccine for children between six months and five years will ensure […]

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7364 reasons we need this specialist treatment centre

When I was young, I had this image of my life. I made boundaries I never dreamed to cross, and when I did, I woke completely lost. I felt like I knew nothing. I felt as if I was walking around in the dark. Everything confused me and I had no idea how to deal […]

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Sustainable Life: Summer’s Kitchen Garden

Summer in my garden tastes of juicy, cherry tomatoes that are warm from the sun. I love to share them with friends as an appetiser, threaded on a toothpick with fresh baby bocconcini cheese, a few leaves of basil, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Yum! Being in my kitchen garden […]

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Self-Help Books For When You Can’t Eat, Pray, Love

Self-help books are a great way to seek information and strategies to find appropriate resolutions for what might be going on in your life. However, sometimes inner peace can’t be found in the classic self-help books like Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and not everyone can Eat, Pray, Love their way through […]

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