Childhood memories that last a lifetime

  When I was a little girl, maybe about 8 years old, my mother took my sister and I to a special place in the Gold Coast hinterland. Here I remember the pure joy that was feeding the spectacular birds. It is a vivid memory and experience for me so when the chance came to …

Hidden Gems of the Wide Bay Region

  The Wide Bay and Burnett region starts 170 km north of Brisbane and expands another 230 km ( approx ) taking in some well known towns such as Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Bundaberg but this trip was not about these towns, it was about the hidden gems only known to a few and here …

Slowing down

A slow movement is happening right now. There is so much talk about slowing down and reducing stress. I love that but often find it difficult. These three tips I read sometime ago and honestly they work wonders !! Try them out for yourself and let me know what you think: 1. Become a single-tasker …

Why Move ?

Women's Health Because exercise makes you mentally sharp and emotionally strong. It builds strength and brings confidence. Now, we are not talking a marathon here, just get out and about. Breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun. Walk, run, swim, skip, dance. "Get your heart racing and circulation pumping. Feel yourself improve, challenge yourself …

Just Breathe

Mind Health More than food, shelter and even water, breathing is the one thing we can't live without. Yet it seems many of us are performing this essential activity in a less-than-optimal way according to the Australian Breathwork Association. "If you have got a deadline coming up, I bet you're shallow-breathing" say Ann Harrison from …

Why Charcoal ?

Men's Health The statement - making material certainly sounds unusual, but there's more to charcoal than meets the eye. Known to attract toxins and other particles,  it's long been used in emergency medicine when a patient ingests poison, to stop it being absorbed into the bloodstream. It's thought that charcoal may have a similar benefit …

40 %

Family Health When kids, teens and young adults use sunscreen regularly, they have a 40 per cent reduced risk of developing melanoma late in life, according to researchers at the University of Sydney.   Here are some tips for getting sunscreen on your little people Be a role model - If kids see you using …