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How To Find Your Passion

How To Find Your Passion

Written by Sally Kellett, professional meditation teacher “You are so lucky you have found your passion, I still don’t know what mine is” This is one of the most common things people say to me as they see me passionately pursuing a life in practising and teaching mindfulness. The next line I then get asked is…. “How do I find…

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How to show leadership

How to show leadership in a post-covid world

Written by Natasha Zervaas N.P. The people from the State of Victoria have spent more time under unprecedented lockdown rules this year than they have had ‘free’ time, particularly in the Melbourne Metropolitan areas. The face of business, our physical, mental and spiritual health have been forever changed through the experiences of this year.  Family units have broken down, jobs…

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How to show leadership

How To Love Your Brain

Written by Connie Rogers is a Certified Coach & Published Author. My passion as a certified brain health coach has been to teach people how to love their brain. The brain is the most important organ in our body. Our brain controls every thought and action we have. This includes sleep, digestion, memories, speech, movement, and more. But most importantly,…

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Overcoming Loneliness

Overcoming Loneliness

How Volunteering May Help Written by Dr Melissa Keogh, Clinical Psychologist, B.A. (Hons), D.Psych (Clinical) The Australian Loneliness Report conducted in 2018 revealed that 1 in 4 Australians experience problematic levels of loneliness. Which begs the question – what exactly is loneliness? Loneliness Loneliness can be defined as a subjective feeling of social isolation and distress whereby one’s personal need…

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Considering mental health

Considering mental health

Written by Brady Walker According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can make a contribution to her or his community.” The issue of mental health is not new; far from…

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10 reasons how organic food

10 reasons how organic food creates more value for others!

Written by Adriana Kreuger Written by Organic products are becoming more and more popular these days, because more and more people are consciously paying attention to their diet. Organic food comes from ecologically controlled cultivation. They must neither contain genetically modified organisms nor have they been treated with synthetic pesticides or artificial fertilizers (i.e. chemical-synthetic nitrogen compounds). They also contain…

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Beware the sting of summer

Beware the sting of summer

Written by Suzana Talevski The warmer months are a great time for outdoor adventures with your pet and making memories in the great outdoors are priceless moments to treasure for ever. Many people would be aware of the dangers snakes pose to curious canines but there is a smaller creature that has the potential to do almost as much harm to…

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Personal branding

Personal branding

What can be learnt from 2020 Written by Sophie Richardson It’s been a unique year to say the least. In fact, it’s more accurate to say that it has been an incredibly tough one. It seems we’ve been confronted with challenge after challenge, trudging our way slowly through each obstacle just to get to the other side. This is particularly…

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Community Leadership

Community Leadership; What Does It Really Take?

Written by Sally McGrath Practice Director Health that Heals Leadership and management, is a role that has multiple responsibilities and ultimately the voice for the people represented in the relevant area of business, education or community and charged with the task of receiving and delivering news that is both pleasant and un-pleasant. The leadership in a community environment will tap…

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I want a beautiful smile

I want a beautiful smile

Written by Dr Jeffrey M Kestenberg MDSc LDS FRACDS , Dentist “The greatest joy in life comes from giving of yourself for the betterment of others” Debasish Mridha (American physician and philosopher) I’m a leader everyday. That might seem a bit weird to say but as a parent I’m a role model for my children, for my family and as…

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Marron An Aussie Delicacy

Marron An Aussie Delicacy

Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow When you mention the ingredient marron many people instantly think of the French marron or chestnut made popular by the marron glace. Though what we are referring to here is such a world away from that. It is a foodstuff found in Western Australia, and is a seafood product. In issue 28 on June 2020,…

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Marron avocado and saltbush

Marron, avocado and saltbush

Marron avocado and saltbush Marron is a unique species of freshwater crustacean found in the south western parts of Australia, that is highly prized for its taste. Not to be confused with the French word for chestnut! This recipe Marron avocado and saltbush utalises this delicacy and allows it to speak for itself, minus confusing, or interfering tastes. This recipe…

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5 Ways to Give Back

5 Ways to Give Back To Your Community Whilst Improving Your Wellbeing

Written By Katie Lowe (BA, GradDipPosPsych) Anyone that has seen the movie ‘Castaway’ knows that we humans thrive on – even depend on connection. We are social beings that have evolved to subsist within supportive, nurturing communities. We love to feel like we belong, and research actually shows that the biggest single factor for predicting health, wellbeing and longevity -…

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Making Food Fun

Making Food Fun

To Inspire Life-Long Healthy Eating Written By: Sarah Milano There’s no question that ensuring your kids eat a nutritional, well-balanced diet can be tricky. After all, what kid wants to eat carrots, fish and brown rice when they can eat a cheeseburger and fries? Teaching your child to choose apple slices over cookies can be a struggle but important eating…

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Written by Connie Rogers It’s time to check underlying toxic exposures that create conditions which may be exacerbating how you feel. A toxic lifestyle can increase our risk of Fibromyalgia We are electrical beings. There are many things in our world today that can deplete electricity.  Causes of depleted electricity can be linked to Prozac, Fluoride, and medications containing fluoride such…

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Shaking Up Easter Traditions

Shaking Up Easter Traditions

Written by Sarah Milano Holiday traditions are part of what makes a holiday important to us. Going to an Easter service, eating a special meal and spending time with your family may be the basis of your yearly celebrations, but there is always room to create new Easter traditions. In this day and age, it is as important as ever…

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Healthy Sleep Hygiene

Healthy Sleep Hygiene

Written by Mituri Pradip Sharma There’s no doubt that sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes far beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on…

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Kid-friendly Products Can

Kid-friendly Products Can Hide Artificial Sweeteners

Written by Connie Rogers According to the American Heart Association, “One in three children and teens in the U.S. are either overweight or obese.” (1) Artificial sweeteners have been shown to increase weight gain, headaches, depression, PLUS, increase the risk for diabetes, cancers, and seizures. (2) They are also found to be harmful to cognition. Dr. Russell Blaylock, a neurosurgeon,…

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Take Care Of Yourself Today

Take Care Of Yourself Today

For A Better Tomorrow Written by Lucy Cook Taking care of yourself by eating a wholesome, nutritious diet and exercising regularly has countless benefits. It can help improve your immune system, reduce the amount of times you fall ill, improve your sleep, give you more energy, enhance your memory, reduce your stress levels and aid in weight maintenance. However, in…

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Stained Ora Salmon

Stained Ora Salmon, Smoked Beetroot

Now you are armed for those Special Occasions The recipe here for Stained Ora Salmon, was designed by one of Australia’s leading chefs and co owner of Moke Dining in Flinders Victoria., Michael Cole. In 2019 Michael was Australia’s representative for the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition. Qualifying for the final at food Asia the year prior, Michael and his commis…

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Eggplant Bowl

Eggplant Bowl

This is a wholesome recipe that is plant-based though suitable for everyone. Eggplant Bowl combines mushrooms, avocado, and a special, and yummy pesto sauce. Unfortunately, there are people who are hostile towards plant-based meals, but in reality, our bodies need plants to function at optimum performance. The vitamins, fibre, and minerals in plants are essential for us. There is some…

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No offence doctor

No offence doctor

but I hate coming here! Written by Dr Jeffrey M Kestenberg MDSc LDS FRACDS , Dentist (Some readers may find this article confronting) How many times have I heard these words? Several times a week I meet patients with obvious dental anxiety. Most people have some degree of apprehension about visiting the dentist or the doctor but extreme dental fear…

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Yoga and Psychology

Yoga and Psychology

Exploring the Koshas Written by Casey Castro Kosha means “sheath” in Sanskrit. In yoga, the term is used to describe metaphorical layers within the human body. This meaning comes from the ancient Hindu texts called the Upanishads. When there is optimal health and well-being the layers are seamlessly blended and cannot be clearly defined. However, when these are out of…

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Exploring the Misunderstood World

Exploring the Misunderstood World

Of Mental Health Written by Sally McGrath Never before has mental health been such an important and relevant subject and condition that requires support and attention. Once the hidden away, socially ignored, “crazy, so stay away mindset” and now the subject of mental health is well and truly open for discussion on social media platforms, homes, therapist practices, offices and…

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How nutrients play a role

How nutrients play a role

in the management of food allergies? Part 1 Written by Kaylee Slater | Accredited Practicing Dietitian at Grow Nutrition | Perinatal Dietitian | PhD Candidate  The prevalence of food allergies is on the rise worldwide, with the highest incidence found in younger children. Many more children today have allergies than they did decades ago, in fact, the current statistics suggest that around 1 in 10 children have a food…

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Kale and Horseradish Chimichurri

Kale and Horseradish Chimichurri

Chimmichurri is a staple in homes throughout South America, each one of which adds has its own special touch to the recipe. The accompaniment is used predominantly for BBQ meat dishes in particular Asado, though in reality can be served with just about anything. Kale and Horseradish Chimichurri is a variation of this basic recipe which although not traditional, punches…

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Is NOW the Perfect Storm

Is NOW the Perfect Storm

To have an Explosion in Mental Health Issues? Written by Claire Dunkley from Cluzie Clinic What has 2020 brought us? For most people 2020 is a year they’d rather forget… or at the least, rewind and reset and start again.  With a global pandemic dominating the landscape, people have been exposed to mass fear in relation to getting a virus…

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Relaxing with mBIT

Relaxing with mBIT

How integrating your multiple intelligences can help you find peace Written by Carolyn King from Empowered Happiness Our mental health affects everything we do.  From going out and meeting friends, to our performance at work, our family relationships, and our ability to really relax.  Never ending mental chatter and self-criticism, interrupts the serenity and peace we so desire when wishing…

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Mindful Mental Health

Mindful Mental Health in the New Normal

How to seek help in difficult times  Written by Laura Gomez COVID 19 has shone a new light on mental health, encouraging us all to think more creatively and adapt to access support differently. Yet for some people, stigma and shame can still be powerful barriers that block the path to seeking early help. Most of us will struggle at some point with an aspect of…

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Don’t forget your manners

Don’t forget your manners:

Modelling values to our children Written by Donna Cameron In this technological era, children are able to learn much more about their favourite topics than we ever could at their age.  They are reading at an earlier age, perhaps can speak different languages, and can easily search the internet for any information they want. Moreover, children are very independent.  They…

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What To Do When Your

What To Do When Your Child Is Anxious

     Written by Dr Melissa Keogh, Clinical Psychologist Oftentimes, parents of children who are displaying symptoms of anxiety are unsure as to how to help their child. It can indeed be difficult to know the right course of action to take or the right words to say when a young person is constantly seeking reassurance and excessively worried. So, what…

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Dedicated or addicted

Dedicated or addicted?

The mental and physical implications of overtraining and exercise addiction Written by Melani De Sousa Exercising too much, or overtraining, might seem like a foreign concept to the average person, but more and more studies are revealing the increasing prevalence of disordered eating, weight obsession and overtraining not only in adults, but in children as young as 11 years old[1].…

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Valuing time and opportunity

Valuing time and opportunity

For stillness and simply being present Written by Brady Walker, Performance, Wellness and Breath Coach In its very makeup, nothing in nature or life remains still, and yet our worlds collectively, for a brief unprecedented moment, were as still as they have ever been. In contrast to a life that most would profess has felt at times stuck in fast…

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What Your Mouth Might

What Your Mouth Might Be Telling You

About Your Mental Health Written by Tabitha Acret, Dental Hygienist at AIRFLOW Dental Spa As we enter our seventh month of living amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, here in Australia, one of the key points of discussion is how Australians may be suffering from greater levels of stress which are attributing to an increase in anxiety and depression. Mental health alone is estimated…

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Your gut and brain

Your gut and brain

– an intertwined connection! Written by Adriana Krueger Do you ever get butterflies in your stomach or a “gut feeling” about something? We were always taught to think this may just be a human function, but numerous studies have found links between the gut and the brain. In fact, the gut affects more than you probably think. Let’s take a…

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Ready to Marie Kondo your

Ready to Marie Kondo your friends?

Written by Sally Kellett from Mirosuna www.mirosuna.com With the Marie Kondo method of de-cluttering sweeping the world since its launch six years ago, and Australia slowly moving out of isolation, could now be the perfect time to apply the Marie Kondo method to our friends? One thing that I’ve realised during the past year of living with Covid restrictions and…

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Mental Health and pets

Mental Health and Pets

Written by Suzana Talevski Have you ever gone through a rough patch in your life or just had an off day and realised on reflection how much of a positive role your pet played in helping you feel better? A range of research shows that contact with animals can improve our well-being and state of mental health. Many studies have found…

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Holiday Stress Be Gone

Holiday Stress Be Gone!

Written by Tracey Bell Holidays are fast approaching and you are met with a blank canvas – you could go anywhere!  You are spoilt for choice, but inundated with information.  And by the time you have sorted through the information and made a decision, is there even any time left to actually go for the holiday?  And that’s without considering…

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Keeping your prostate healthy

Keeping Your Prostate Healthy

Written by Connie Rogers Studies have shown an increase in the incidence of prostate cancer in young males 30 to 35 years old. “Dr. Milton Krisiloff, M.D. has found that in the majority of cases, men can significantly reduce their risk for urinary and prostate problems by making dietary changes which include eliminating all highly caffeinated products.” Unfortunately, prostate cancer…

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Making Healthy food

Making Healthy Food Fun

Written by Julia Lette Getting kids to the table and actually eating their food can be a real struggle. However, as developing a healthy attitude towards food starts from a very early age, it is essential to instil wholesome eating habits in your children from the get-go. Fortunately, if you make good, honest food fun and appealing to children, they…

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More than Mud Pies

More than Mud Pies

My Take on Germs & Children in a Cyber World Written by Lucy Cook , amazeeducation.com.au I am a mother of four boys, a business owner who operates 6 long day care and outside school hours care centres, and this is are my thoughts. Your first child barely touches the floor for fear he might catch something, your second child…

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Wild Mushroom & Pork

Wild Mushroom & Pork

When you are struggling to get the kids settled after school, and you need to have something prepared for dinner. Which needs to be nutritious, quick and simple enough to allow you to complete the rest of your tasks before bed. Wild Mushroom & Pork is a recipes which is super simple, tasty, and is always a winner with the…

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Niçoise Salad

Niçoise Salad

Here is a take on a classical French recipe Niçoise Salad. It can be served either as a salad or an entree, which I personally feel it is more suited for. Niçoise Salad is almost the perfect meal, it contains starch, vegetables, the crispness of the green beans. The freshness of tomato, then the umami taste of the fresh tuna,…

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5 Immune System Boosts

5 Immune System Boosts

Written by Donna Sparx As the weeks get colder and noses get drippier, it’s time to pull out whatever superpowers we can muster to fight the Winter Bugs. Dodging germs can often seem like navigating a multi-layered quest in a computer game. The enemies are the Bugs and we have a secret weapon. It is sparkly, circular, spiniferous and most…

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How to build a personal brand

How to build a personal brand

To add value to your business Written by Sophie Richardson You’ve probably heard the term ‘personal brand’ a lot. It’s also likely first interpretations of it hold some association to social media influencers, or being ‘Instagram famous’. While true, the power of a personal brand extends beyond these singular vocations and should be implemented into every business’s marketing strategy. Think…

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Finding Value in Yourself

Finding Value in Yourself

Beyond Parenthood Written by Nikki Cox The key to knowing whether you truly value yourself as a human being is by looking at the way you act toward yourself. When we have self-value, we see ourselves as being worthy of love and respect, and we consistently treat ourselves accordingly. More often than not, however, mothers tend to view acts of…

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Mindfully Relaxing

Mindfully Relaxing

Written by Carolyn King from Empowered Happiness Relaxation can be difficult when there are constant stresses bombarding us from different directions.  The current climate, with COVID19 means most of us are on constant alert, listening to news reports to hear the latest figures and quarantine rules local governments have put in place. This constant stress creeps into our lives affecting…

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Natural Immune Boosters

Natural Immune Boosters

Winter Wellness Written by Aida Rejzovic We all know winter as the cold and flu season, but why do we get sick more often during the colder months? There are several reasons we tend to get sick more often during winter, including less vitamin D from sunshine, seasonal changes in our genes that affect our immune response and an increase…

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Essential Oils For Mind

Essential Oils For Mind & Gut Health

Written by Connie Rogers One of the greatest fears of the aging population is forgetfulness, brain fog, and losing our mind. Toxic exposures from indoor and outdoor pollution can leave us with long term adverse health effects by targeting our central nervous system, endocrine system, and digestive system creating inflammation in both mind and body. Inhaling and absorbing pollution from…

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Teaching adolescents

Teaching adolescents

The value of their physical health Written by Claire Richardson Osteopaths are allied health practitioners with a focus on physical health. This positions us well to understand the relationship between physical activity and overall health. Fostering a love of physical activity and teaching young people the value of physical health is a significantly worthwhile pursuit, as it has flow-on effects…

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Hydration & Nutrition for

Hydration & Nutrition for Babies & Toddlers

Written by Kathy Fray Pot plants have pretty straight forward nutritional needs – feeding, watering and sunlight – but personally I have sometimes become frustratingly adept at killing pot-plants. The bad news is that babies and toddlers are obviously way more complicated than pot-plants! The good news is that babies and toddlers can also be way less complicated than pot-plants … so long as you’ve got…

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How to teach children

How to teach children values

Written by Sally McGrath Influential Health Values for Children Children and values; what comes to mind when you think of values and teaching your children? It is a subject that is surrounded in opinion and debate, whilst most parents suggest that values are learned by example and the responsibility of the parent, others challenge this and suggest that some parents…

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Teaching Children to Value

Teaching Children to Value Time

Written By Casey Castro In the modern world we live in with technology so readily available, it can be hard to hold our childrens attention for very long. Especially with games being so bright and colourful and technology being so easy to use in their little hands. Children (and adults) of all ages love the pull of a device. They…

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Chickpea Flatbread

Chickpea Flatbread

Flatbread Revolution – Chickpea Flatbread Since time immoral the humble flatbread has been a staple food source for cultures across the globe from Africa to the Americas. Always made with simple ingredients that could be prepared and cooked easily, and many of the combinations were delicious just like Chickpea Flatbread. With the evolution of man came the development in bread…

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Farinata

Farinata

Cooking up a storm with Farinata Farinata is a recipe revered in Italy and many Mediterranean countries, both now and for many thousands of years, it has been a favourite of mine. Since discovering this recipe, I have refined it a little to suit my lifestyle and kitchen. This is such an easy recipe to make, you cannot help but…

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Osteopathy for Sports Injuries

Osteopathy for Sports Injuries

Maintaining muscular flexibility and joint range of motion Written by Dr Jason Stone Muscular flexibility and joint range of motion are often taken for granted, and rarely come up as a key focus in fitness and training regimes. Yet in my opinion, a neglecting these two bodily functions can be a major precursor to injury, and a limiting factor to…

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Can we prevent food

How can we prevent food allergies?

In Our Children Part 1 Written by Kaylee Slater The prevalence of food allergies is on the rise worldwide, with the highest incidence found in younger children. Many more children today have allergies than they did decades ago, in fact the current statistics suggest that around 1 in 10 children have a food allergy, and this prevalence is growing by…

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Using Kinesiology to

Using Kinesiology to help you relax

Restore and realign with your inner self Written by Carolyn King In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to find tools that can help us relax.  Stress is everywhere, and most of us experience some sort of stress daily.  While a little stress can be productive. prolonged stress can have quite a detrimental affect on our emotional, mental and…

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Creating Balance in

Creating Balance in Parenthood

Written by Nikki Cox Being a parent is a complex, overwhelming and sometimes stressful experience that requires a lot of constant juggling of different priorities in life. This juggling act can often leave you feeling inadequate, out of control, depleted and defeated. But when you achieve a sense of balance as a parent, this allows you to feel happy and…

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Tips for Going Backpacking Solo

Tips for Going Backpacking Solo

Written by Tracey Bell Travelling solo can be one of life’s most eye-opening, mind-expanding, joyful experiences.  This article will give you some suggestions to overcome the trepidation you may experience, especially as a woman, when deciding to venture forth on your own.  The best advice: Go for it! 5 Ways to Set Yourself Free and Travel Solo 1. Make smart…

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Nourishing Through

Nourishing Through Colors

Written by Connie Rogers The art of nourishing through colors in food is nature’s way of keeping us smiling, healthy, sexy, and satiated. There are healing powers in colors from the oceans to the forest and food is no exception. When we choose colorful foods we increase the information that’s inside these beautiful fruits and veggies. At your next meal…

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Designed For Change

Designed For Change

Written by Connie Rogers As humans, we live, love, laugh and express emotions every day of our life. We experience consciousness through many avenues that allow us to change at any stage of our development. Basically, most of us disdain stagnation and are designed for growth.In college, if we put our minds to it, we can achieve anything we set out…

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A Plant-Based

A Plant-Based Lifestyle

VEGAN VS PLANT BASED Written by Aida Rejzovic Despite what you may initially think, there are differences in vegan and plant based diets. While both diets exclude animal products, the beliefs and core motivations behind the diets differ. A vegan diet is motivated by animal welfare, excluding from the diet all animal foods including animal by products such as honey.…

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Chocolate Chestnut Pudding

Chocolate Chestnut Pudding

Chocolate Heaven Chocolate Chestnut Pudding is a dessert you will quickly come to adore, as it has all the hallmarks of a classic winning sweet. We all, or at least most of us, love that sweet hit after a meal, many I know actually replace their meals on a regular basis with sweets, though that is a conversation for another…

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Collagen… Connecting

Collagen… Connecting Beauty to Health

Written by Connie Rogers Great skin has a lot to do with our diet. This includes what we eat, the general well-being of our digestive system, and the amount of stress we allow in a day. If metabolism is sluggish, premature aging isn’t far behind. Some symptoms of Metabolic Disturbances are loss of collagen; increased wrinkles; thin, less elastic skin;…

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How Molecular Hydrogen Impacts

How Molecular Hydrogen Impacts And Enhances Your Health

Written by Connie Rogers. Persistent oxidative stress is one of the major causes of most lifestyle-related diseases including cancer, inflammatory conditions such as obesity, atherosclerosis, and premature aging. When free radicals (or ROS) accumulates, it leads to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can in turn cause serious damage to all tissues in the body. Some examples of free radicals are environmental…

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Connection and You

Connection and You

Written by Hally Rhiannon-Nammu The rate at which technology is advancing often makes us wonder if we can actually keep up or if we will always be that one version behind. However, what if it is a technology that needs to catch up with us? There is an assumption that being across social media platforms, having the latest tablet or…

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Power

Power

Written by Jo Ebisujima POWER can be defined in a multitude of different ways. Perhaps it means being able to lift a ton, jump over a mountain or conquer your favourite superhero. To me, POWER means having the ability to thrive in every aspect of your life. Regardless of how you define it, whole fruits and vegetables are storehouses of…

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Safeguard Your

Safeguard Your Family’s Health

Throughout Winter Written By Julia Lette On the whole, your immune system does a pretty good job of defending you against disease. Sometimes however, especially in the winter months, it fails and you end up sick in bed for days on end. Fortunately there are ways that you can intervene in this process and make your immune system stronger and…

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5 Life Hacks

5 Life Hacks to Curb Overwhelm

Find more peace and joy in your everyday life while conquering your to-do list Written by: Camille Lucy In today’s modern society, it’s no surprise if your to-do list grows faster than you can check things off. Especially if you have a family. Often times, we feel that we have to do everything ourselves, and this can feel daunting, overwhelming…

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The Right Prenatal Vitamins

The Right Prenatal Vitamins

For You And Your Baby Written by Nicole Tomazic-Spanger I took prenatal vitamins religiously throughout both my pregnancies. While I knew that I might be deficient in some nutrients, I began my staple during the preconception period specifically to increase folic acid. I was fortunate to birth two healthy children, but in retrospect, I wish that I had taken prenatal…

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De-Stress Your Life

De-Stress Your Life

Written by Connie Rogers No one is immune from fear, stress or worry in their lifetime. However emotions can take hold and affect everyone differently depending on their most important asset, their mind-set. A diet of stressful emotions is no laughing matter.  These emotions in our nervous system can become toxic and settle into body organs which in turn could…

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Get the most out of your Fish Oil

Get the most out of your Fish Oil?

Do you know what to check to see if its quality or just filled with fillers? Written by Jay Kali Everywhere you look there are new supplements and new products telling you the latest and greatest about how their product solves your issues. Even though there are some great supplements out there we also have to be mindful of who…

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Sleep Sleep Wonderful

Sleep Sleep Wonderful Sleep!

Written by Connie Rogers We always feel vibrantly well after a good nights sleep with heightened energy levels and better moods. This is because sleep is a restorative process. It’s function is to maintain brain immunity and is also a huge part of building gut immunity.(1) The benefits of good sleep habits are  increased mental clarity, a healthier weight, better…

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Make ‘Me Time’

Make ‘Me Time’ A Priority

Written By Julia Lette It is commonplace to feel like taking time out for ourselves is selfish. We have been taught that we must work hard to deserve health and happiness and we put pressure on ourselves to be perfect, to be patient and nurturing parents, to be devoted and supportive partners, to be dependable and sociable family members and…

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Navigating the labyrinth

Navigating the labyrinth

Of social media platforms for Business Written by Aida Rejzovic, Sassy Organics The key to social media success is to avoid getting lost in the labyrinth of the many different media platforms. Keep it simple, and focus on how you can use one or two platforms most effectively to increase the visibility of your personal business or brand. Before you…

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How To Amplify

How To Amplify The Energy

You & Your Business Spend Online Written by Jessa Lewis How do you know where your genius lies in business (and life) when you show up on social media and beyond? In this day and age with hundreds of social media platforms, website options and more – how can you know where you are going to get the most bang…

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planning a holiday

Top Tools for Planning a Holiday

Written by Tracey Bell The websites and applications recommended in this article can help you plan your travel, from finding low-cost flights to planning your budget, booking excellent accommodation and, most importantly, having fun on the road. SkyScanner Benefit: Allows you to compare flexible dates very easily so you can find the best days to fly.  Description: SkyScanner is a…

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Science Communicators

Science Communicators and You

Written by Grace Conyers People use social media to connect with loved ones, people they admire, and search for and share ideas. Unfortunately for science communicators, social media is full of fast paced entertainment. If it’s not entertaining, most people won’t pay attention to it, let alone engage with the posts. If they aren’t engaged, it’s almost guaranteed they won’t…

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Comparison judgement

Comparison, judgement and social media

By Sam Taylor from The Nurture Project Measuring yourself against others can in some ways be helpful. You might feel inspired about someone else’s achievements which then motivates you to improve your own life. The recognition that your abilities are a notch above someone else’s can deliver a boost to your self esteem. But comparisons can be harmful when they…

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Ditch the Social Media

How to Ditch Social Media

For improved relationships with your family Written by Carolyn King from Empowered Happiness We all know our time is precious, and even more precious is the time we spend with our family and those closest to us.  Relaxing with family is a great way to not only recharge our own batteries but also encourage stronger connections with those we love.…

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Finding and Loving

Finding, and Loving, the Real You

Written by Nikki Cox Selfies – we’ve all taken them at one time or another; photographs taken of ourselves, typically with a smartphone or webcam, and shared via social media. Selfies are essentially self-constructed, idealised images of the ‘perfect’ way we wish other people to see us in the online world. People take and post selfies for a myriad of…

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Using Social Media

Using Social Media To Help Children Learn

Written by James Burnett – Founder and CEO of ORIGO Education Just ‘google it’ is something many parents say to their children every day. Information found online, especially through social media platforms, is often the primary source for kids when preparing school assignments or completing homework. With such a vast array of information and material offered through social media platforms,…

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Have You Considered

Have You Considered A Juice Cleanse?

TO RESET YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD Written by Miriam ter Borg The human body is a complex mechanism designed to cleanse and remove toxins to maintain a particular level of balance and vibrant health. However, when your body consumes more toxins than it can eliminate it can lead to feelings of fatigue and lethargy, as well as contribute to more…

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Focusing Illusion

What is Focusing Illusion?

Written by Peter Horsfield Many of us assume there is a silver bullet formula to attain happiness in our pursuit of personal growth and a higher quality of life. Better education, our career advancement, improved family harmony, more money, material assets and healthier etc. However the paradox is that happiness in itself is not in having these ingredients of happiness…

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Arancini – Milanese Style

Arancini – Milanese Style

A Taste Of Milan Arancini – Milanese Style is a traditional recipe, a taste of Italy to inspire your senses, those of taste, smell, and sight. Combining the creamy ness of Arborio rice with the colour and flavour of saffron, all encapsulated within a crispy golden crust of breadcrumbs. I am making my mouth water just writing this and contemplating…

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Saffron Apricot and Pistachio Scones

Saffron Apricot and Pistachio Scones

Scones are always a favourite, and now with this recipe for Saffron Apricot and Pistachio Scones are delicious. Combining beautiful pistachio with dried apricots, and the decadence of saffron truly make this recipe something to savour. Saffron Apricot and Pistachio Scones are a perfect recipe to get the kids involved in cooking, the steps are simple enough. As long as…

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The Power of

The Power of a Daily Routine

Written by Sam Taylor from The Nurture Project As the summer holidays come to a close, we turn our minds to the year ahead and what we hope to achieve. We are often looking for ways to be better versions of ourselves. Perhaps we’d like to lose weight, exercise regularly, start that side hustle or be happier, calmer, more productive…

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Does Your Future Include

Buying or Selling a Home this Year? How to Sell and Buy A Home at the Same Time… Written by Eriks Draiska Every real estate transaction is different in its own way. Some real estate transactions are straightforward, while others are a puzzle and have several hurdles that need to be overcome. One of the trickiest situations that can exist in…

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gavel and legal texts

Knowing What You Want

and How to Attain it Without Going to Court Written by Marie Fedorov If you’re one of the 100,000 Australians opting for divorce every year*, you may be feeling stressed and anxious now that your relationship has ended. Although you may know what you want and are experiencing mixed emotions about this turning point in your life, it is important…

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Preventing, Treating & Slowing

The Progression Of Kidney Disease Written by Connie Rogers According to Executive Order by President Trump on July 10th2019, “Within 120 days of the date of this order, the Secretary ofHealth and Human Services shall launch an awareness initiative atthe Department of Health and Human Services to aid the Secretary’sefforts to educate patients and support programs that promote kidney disease…

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Knowing What you Want

Written by Joe Zhou It’s a New Year, which is the perfect time to set your goals for the future. Even if you’ve done this before, it may be a great time to revisit them because as we all know, our ideas can change. Many people mistakenly think setting goals is too much work or it’s too overwhelming. It doesn’t…

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Confidence

The Only Plan You Need To Achieve Your Goals Written by Peter Horsfield Twenty one years, three months and a few days ago I looked up into a star filled night sky and I was overcome by feelings of regret, fear, loss and embarrassment. I didn’t like where I was, what I had become and what the future would hold…

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loaded fries with cheese melting

Loaded Fries

Great snack for the family watching a sports game or even a movie together. The loaded Fries recipe here uses sweet potato in a truly magnificent way. Usually, you would see potato featured as the main component of this dish, though this switch is magnificent. Loaded Fries is perfect for that cold winter night when you are looking to bond…

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seared scallop on onion puree

Seared Scallops & Onion Puree

One of my favourite items of seafood is the scallop when cooked correctly, unfortunately, it is too often overprepared. Which doesn’t need to be, and you would not be scared to cook it, if you follow the directions in this recipe you will hit the remark every time. Seared Scallops & Onion Puree is a recipe that highlights the essence…

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kingfish ceviche with sliced radishes

Kingfish Ceviche

Ceviche is a particular way of enjoying seafood, the cooking comes from the acids in the dressing. This recipe for Kingfish Ceviche is spectacular, Kingfish is a beautiful fish to enjoy, with its soft white flesh and delicate taste. This is a simple recipe using fresh lime juice, paired with sliced chillies, for that added punch. Making this Kingfish Ceviche…

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mini wattelseed pavlova with fruit topping

Wattleseed & Maple Pavlova

Taking a classic dessert and changing it up by using maple syrup instead of white sugar, really hits the spot. Wattleseed & Maple Pavlova is a favourite of mine it hits the spot if you are looking to avoided white sugar. With the addition of wattleseeds, a bush tucker ingredient, and you couldn’t make it more Aussie. Wattleseed & Maple…

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provencale tart with fresh basil leaves

Provencal Tart

With this recipe, you can just as easily use a store-bought pastry sheet, especially if you are pressed for time. Provencal Tart is a great way to use up vegetables within your fridge. Though I would suggest trying this recipe prior to augmenting it, as I think it rocks. You can term this another type of pizza, if you like,…

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Mother and daughter stretching on floor yoga

Yoga for the Family

Written by Sarah Milano One of the oldest practices in the world, yoga has been changing lives for thousands of years. Originating in ancient India, yoga has spread to other countries in recent years as a form of body conditioning. Unlike many typical exercises, yoga is a multi-faceted exercise that conditions all three parts of your being: the body, mind…

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Stretching Towards a Healthy Life

Written by Sarah Milano Stretching isn’t just about preventing a pulled muscle during exercise; it is about conditioning your body to move at ease. Have you ever watched your child bounce around the house and marvel at their flexibility? Children can bend their bodies in ways that seem inhuman. You may think “Ah, to be young again”, but the truth…

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Ginger & Lemon Tea

Ginger is one of my favourites, and as tea, like Ginger & Lemon Tea it helps to calm an upset stomach. Citrus is great for general immune health though combined with ginger here in this simple infusion. Creates a strong defence for you to combat those winter ills. I personally like a little honey in my tea, I do have…

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Water: The Basis of Health

Written by Sarah Milano The human body is a complex system. While scientists and doctors don’t know everything there is to know and don’t fully understand all of our body processes, one thing is for sure: the human body needs water to live.  Just like a plant needs proper watering to thrive, we need proper hydration for our bodies to…

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Making Exercise a Family Activity

Written by Sarah Milano As a parent, you are the one that sets the fitness example in your home. If you don’t partake in physical activities then your children, most likely will grow up not partaking in physical activities. This can result in myriad of health problems including obesity, and it really stifles the essence of being a child. The…

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Top Tips For

Top Tips For Babymoon Adventures

Written By Lyn Mitchell Babymoons are becoming increasingly popular in Australia and can represent a great opportunity for partners to connect before two becomes three. According to research, the second trimester is considered the best time to take a babymoon and for many mums-to-be this will fall between May and July, given October is the most popular month for Aussie…

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Top 5 essentials

Top 5 essentials

For a healthy and eco friendly summer Written by Aida Rejzovic If like most of us your New Years resolution resembles something along the lines of ‘improving health’, making adjustments to your lifestyle that involve eco-friendly alternatives are the next step. While we all want to look great in a swimsuit, health is just as much about feeling fabulous on…

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The Most Powerful

The Most Powerful Human Emotion

Is Longing For Connection Written by Connie Rogers Billions have pored into Facebook for this very reason. Connection! When young, we learn and are responsive to experiences and environmental influences. Connection is a language all its own and, most times, spoken without words. For instance, we seem to understand the mind/ muscle connection when we train for a marathon. In utero,…

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Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation Coaching

On Trend For Separating Couples Written by Marie Fedorov We’ve all heard of life coaches and fitness coaches, but the latest trend for separated couples across Australia is to head towards the future with the help of a divorce mediation coach. With a 2018 report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealing that the average time time from marriage to…

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Premenstrual syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome– PMS

Written by Dr. Joseph Sgroi What is it? PMS refers to physical and emotional symptoms that some women experience in the lead up to menstruation. Symptoms often occur in the one to two weeks before hand and stop once bleeding begins. PMS can interfere with day to-day activities and relationships and the severity is often measured based on this. What…

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The Real Meaning

The Real Meaning of Wealth

Written By Joe Zhou The definition of “Wealth” on Google dictionary is an abundance of valuable possessions or money. Now in the past, that’s what I used to believe, if I have money to buy a house by the beach, travel anywhere I want whenever I want, buy a nice car, among other things. So for me, at that time…

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Arabian Style Pinwheels

Arabian Style Pinwheels

Arabian Style Pinwheels is a recipe designed basically for kids, allowing them to prepare and construct the entire recipe. We take a traditional tabouleh salad, and pair that with hummus, fresh pita, and spicy rocket lettuce. The kids seem to love it, and why not it is delicious. It is also a healthy recipe that is suitable for plant-based diets,…

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Health Technology

Old-Age New-Age Health Technology

Written by Kathy Fray Over the past 100 years, modern medicine has experienced the most radical, mind-blowing and breath-taking evolutions, which only 100 years ago, would likely not have been even vaguely imaginable, let alone yearned for. Remember, it was only World War II, in the 1940s, which finally escalated the urgent global need for commercial volumes of antibiotics, to…

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Kale & Banana Smoothie

Kale & Banana Smoothie

Now I need to be honest kale has never been a first on my grocery list, I sort of actually avoided it, due to some unfortunate initial introductions to the vegetable. Though after trying, rather hesitantly this Kale & Banana Smoothie, well it sort of changed my opinion. No don’t get me wrong, it is not on my favourites list,…

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Kale & Pecorino Frittata

Kale & Pecorino Frittata

What’s for Dinner Tonight? Kale & Pecorino Frittata Frittata is the perfect meal or snack for the whole family and this Kale & Pecorino Frittata recipe is the perfect example of such a dish. So lets look into this Kale & Pecorino Frittata and break down the ingredients a little, well we all know kale though what is pecorino? Pecorino…

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Mad Mexican

Mad Mexican

Snack Idea For the Kids (Mad Mexican) Mad Mexican is a great recipe for your kids and their friends to enjoy, because one Mad Mexican can feed upto 10 hungry bellies depending on the size of your tortillas. It a great way to get the kids in to the kitchen, as they can customise this recipe to their own likes,…

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Wealth in Good Health

The Wealth in Good Health

Written by Osteopathy Australia Your and your children’s health is an investment, not an expense. Between a busy family life and work commitments it can be tricky to find the time and money to spend on self-care but investing in your health is worth every single cent. Actively looking after your health maximizes your chances of living a long, healthy…

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Exercise

Exercise for the Family

4 ways you and the kids can get fit together Written by Aidan Whitehurst Exercise. It’s the Rubik’s cube of our generation isn’t it? There always seems to be something more pressing to do, especially when there are kids in the picture. Sometimes it can feel like the only physical activity we get is the exasperated arm waving that accompanies…

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What is Wealth?

What is Wealth?

Written by Clint & Aimee To us, wealth is not about the stockpile of cash in the bank and items we own but is about the abundance of happy memories and experiences we have, as well as the relationships we hold dear. Christmas time is often filled with spending time and money on accumulating gifts and decorations, and while those…

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What is Wealth - Finance

What is Wealth – Finance?

Written by Marguerita Cheng Some say wealth is the same as being rich. But being wealthy isn’t only about how much money you have. Like happiness, wealth can have different meanings for different people. It’s more than the money and possessions you accumulate. The quality of life you enjoy is a better representation of wealth than your salary. Instead of…

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From Little Things

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Written by Peter Horsfield We’re going to live a free life, a happy peaceful life. This means more to us than anything in the world. This is a story about freedom and every day doing the little but important things. About Paul Kelly’s inspiring and moving song about Vincent Lingiari Paul Kelly- From Little Things Big things Grow And Albert Einstein’s famous quote is “Compound…

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Maple Walnut Cream Cheese

Maple Walnut Cream Cheese

Snack Time – Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Often we are rushed for something nutritious and quick to fill that hunger void growing within us, welll here is a great recipe to help that situation. Utilizing maple syrup and walnuts, with cream cheese, and you have a mix of heaven that will satisfy any snack cravings should they bother you from…

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