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Top 5 Tips To Reduce Your Environmental Footprint

Written by Meryl D’Sa-Wilson In recent years, we have witnessed a rise in natural disasters, not just in the number of disasters but their intensity as well. Amidst news about the global pandemic, national elections, and other social issues, we see news about widespread forest fires, record-breaking flooding, high-intensity hurricanes, and the melting of glaciers. According to the 2021 IPCC…

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Sexy into Spring

Sexy into Spring

Written by Anna Meyer With the temperatures rising and the winter blues thawing, it is time to start looking towards spring and summer fashion. Below are the 5 items that you need in your wardrobe to help find your inner animal and feel sexy going into spring. Animal Print Usually, when Spring comes around, it’s all about the florals and…

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Passionate Style

Passionate Style – How to find your inner animal.

Written by Susie Taaffe Does your wardrobe make you feel energised and ready to take on the world? Or are you stuck in a rut of blah? Would you like more outfits that you always feel amazing in? Then let’s talk about curating a style that will have you feeling passionate and sassy – ready to take on anything. This…

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The importance of connections

The importance of connections

In this new world of lockdowns and social distancing The importance of connections Written by Donna Cameron Now more than ever, we need to remember the importance of human connections and being with our people.  Prior to the pandemic, social distancing, and lockdowns, we humans were a social bunch. We caught up with friends for coffee, attended festivals, movies and…

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How to Save Energy at Home

How to Save Energy at Home – Part 4

How to Save Energy at Home Written by Ahmad Fraij In this issue, we will discuss the requirements for the house envelop to reduce energy consumption and how to use the curtains and shutter for energy saving. We will also talk about the standby loads, solar PV system and how to buy energy-efficient appliances in Australia. This is will be…

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Taking Control & Finding your Passion

Taking Control & Finding your Passion

It’s never too late to do what you love. Taking Control & Finding your Passion Written by Lynn Power I spent my 30 year career in the advertising industry. And I loved most of it. But, in my last few years in the industry, I found myself at a point where I was really not enjoying it much anymore. I…

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What cats tell us about business

What cats tell us about business

What cats tell us about business Written by Sonia Gibson We can take inspiration from many different sources and even the most successful entrepreneur can liken aspects of business to an animal. Each of us have characteristics that can be compared to the qualities of a particular animal. Even brands take inspiration from animals, it’s almost as though connecting our…

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Social media tactics

Social media tactics

To help build your small business Social media tactics Written by Sophie Richardson Visibility. New customers. More sales. The benefits of using social media for a small business are endless. However, platforms like Instagram and Facebook are also incredibly saturated, which means cutting through the noise and making your brand heard can be difficult. In this article, I will outline…

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It’s hard to be passionate

It’s hard to be passionate about Fashion when…

Fashion is the Second Most Polluting Industry Written by Katrina Naish – A Fitting Connection In 2017 The series War on Waste reported that every hour Australians dumb 36 tonnes of fabric waste every 1 hour. Which adds up to over 315,000 tonnes every year. However, The Australasian Circular Textile Association (ACTA) report that figures where widely underestimated and our…

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Tofu – a friend or foe?

Tofu a friend or foe – there are always two sides to a story and there is definitely an argument for and against the consumption of soy products – and this is for a few reasons. One of the negatives of growing soybeans using current farming practices is that the majority of crops are either genetically modified or sprayed with…

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Top Trees for Your Garden

Top Trees for Your Garden

Written by Annabelle Drew The best time to plant a tree was 60 years ago. The second-best time is today. A mature tree offers us so much in our gardens.  Trees add immeasurable value to our homes by: Visually enhancing our properties Providing shade and shelter from wind Providing air and a cleaner atmosphere Improving habitat for birds Improving the…

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10 reasons to eat more greens

10 reasons to eat more greens Written by Adriana Krueger Superfoods are nature’s “power food” that give the body a power boost so that you can have magical superpowers just like Popeye! I’m strong to the finich, ‘cause I eats me spinach, I’m Popeye the sailor man!” A large part of our childhood memories consists of watching Popeye and getting…

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Bringing harmony to your life

Bringing harmony to your life

And why it is important Written by Tanya Abbey “One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life.” A quote written by one of my favourite authors – Napoleon Hill – who is best known for “Think and Grow Rich.” In this book, he…

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What the world needs now is

What the world needs now is

Written by Peter Horsfield What the world needs now is love sweet…Not just for some but for everyone one. A song was written fifty-five years ago in 1965 by Burt Bacharach and Hal David at the time the world was diving deeper into conflict and war (Vietnam); is just as relevant today as it was back then. If we were…

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Australia’s own Rainforest Pearls

Australia’s own Rainforest Pearls

Finger Limes Written by Natasha Zervaas N.P. The Australian Finger Lime (Citrus australasica), also known as ‘Rainforest Pearls’ or ‘Citrus Caviar’ originate from the lush rainforests of Australia’s east coast. These gorgeous fruits have been a traditional bush food for many thousands of years for our Indigenous people who use finger limes for food as well as for medicine.   The…

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Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cakes

With a Finger Lime Dipping Sauce This dish is inspired by Jules Mckie’s recipe for Thai fish cakes but I’m adding an Australian twist with a delicious dipping sauce utilising our native fruit and using omega 3 rich Salmon in place of white fish. This is a simple enough recipe that everyone can make with little cooking experience. If you…

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Organic Food

Organic Food

For a more balanced life Written by Adriana Krueger More balance in everyday life. Who would not want that? Whether it is due to poor nutrition, too little exercise or too much stress in work and everyday life, we are often unbalanced, tired and drained. That’s enough of that! I will show you how you can bring more harmony into…

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Exercising Your Right to Choose

Exercising Your Right to Choose

Brings Peace of Mind Written by Wills & Estates Principal Lawyer, Brooke Reardon.  Dying or becoming incapacitated without up-to-date succession documents can cause serious emotional and financial hardship for those around you.  Being proactive about your succession plan however, can provide numerous benefits, putting your mind at rest and bringing peace to your life. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were just…

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A Peaceful Financial Life

A Peaceful Financial Life

Written by Amanda Cassar What things can you do to help bring harmony to your finances? When living during a pandemic, this idea of a peaceful life, possibly sounds far-fetched to many. Between quarantines, self-isolation, masks, check-ins and hand sanitization; let alone the disruption to family plans, catching up with friends, holidays thrown into disarray, wondering ‘to jab or not…

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Virtual Appraisal

Virtual Appraisal

Written by Eriks Draiska Covid restrictions seem to have complicated our lives across Australia. If you are thinking of selling here’s something to make life easier. What is a Virtual Appraisal? Simply where a Qualified Real Estate Agent assists in giving you a likely value estimate without physically being present in the property.  Why do I Need a Virtual Appraisal?…

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Embracing Simplicity in Beauty

Embracing Simplicity in Beauty

Simplify your life by simplifying your beauty routine Written by Lynn Power Beauty has become really really complicated. Women spend almost $4000 a year on beauty products. And back in 2015, the average number of beauty products a woman owned was 40. We can only speculate that with launches of products like the Face Gym Electrical Muscle Stimulation Mask and…

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Tips for your next business event

Written by Sophie Richardson, Hosting events are great ways to build awareness of your brand. It is a chance to reach out to the target audience and bring them all into a single space, creating a conversation around your company and boosting visibility. They are also a lot of fun. However, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement…

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Peaceful Dressing

Peaceful Dressing

How to bring harmony into your wardrobe Written by Susie Taaffe Are you sick of never finding anything to wear? Trying on outfit after outfit but nothing feels or looks, right? Do you dream of waking up for work and getting dressed effortlessly in every outfit you try on feeling and looking amazing? I am going to share with you…

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How to include religious

How to include religious and cultural provisions in my Will?

Written by Wills & Estates Principal Lawyer, Brooke Reardon.  Succession law is more than the transmission of wealth, but also your values, cultural beliefs, and religion. Considering these elements is not only vital for future preparation, but for protecting your wishes and upholding your family’s traditions. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, nearly two thirds of Australians affiliate with a religion. Christianity was…

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