Leaving a gift in her will –Barbara Jools’ story

When she was 16, Barbara Jools heard a recording of the Korean Orphan Choir. This was the first time she had heard of World Vision, a group that was raising funds for children who had lost their parents in the Korean War. Moved by the choir’s music and stories, the teenager was greatly influenced to look for a …

Why exercise really is the best medicine

Cancer Rehab Awareness Week September 7–13th They say laughter is the best medicine, and we agree it certainly does help, but recent studies have proven that exercise really is the best medicine – especially in the fight against cancer. Local Cancer Rehab Occupational Therapist (OT) and Lymphoedema Therapist, Kate Perkins, knows this to be true, …

Spring is here!

By VICKEY TAYLOR Isn’t spring every gardener’s favourite season? There’s so much action in the garden. New growth, new flowers, new plantings and it is the same in the garden centre too. As we are all spending more time at home we have more time to spend in the garden. There’s lots that can be …

Kims Beachside Retreat

Kims, a journey through time Words Dorian Mode. Photography Kims Beachside Retreat With seniors being the most vulnerable group with COVID-19, there’s never been a better time to support your local tourism businesses. Not only are you securing local jobs, but you don’t have to travel far from home. Did you know there’s one resort …

The virtual workplace is here to stay

How to transition your personal brand from the office to the virtual office. By Garry Browne AM COVID-19 has been a complete game-changer and forced all of us to change the way we live, work and operate. Many of us have had to quickly adapt to working from home and get accustomed to a more …

How to be your own breast advocate

With Breast Surgeon Dr Mary Ling Queenslander Bianca Innes became the youngest Australian diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 20. Whilst breast cancer is far less common in young women, there are still over 900 women under the age of 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Australia.  Furthermore, …

Iron deficiency there is more to it than taking a supplement!

by Diana Arundell – University qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist  If you have been diagnosed with iron deficiency, it’s not just enough to take a supplement for a few months and wait and see what happens. As with any imbalance in the body, it’s always best to identify the cause so the issue can be resolved …

Capturing your soul’s story with Renee Delicata

SOUL STORY PHOTOGRAPHY Renee Delicata is a name on the Central Coast with a reputation that precedes itself. With over 20 years in the industry, countless accolades and awards Ren has a skill that translates ideas and life events through the lens into visions that make your heart throb for years to come. With exciting …

Dr Farag’s top tips for women wanting to get pregnant

DR FARAG Are you thinking about or trying to get pregnant? Getting pregnant is a very complex process and requires that many factors line up just right – it’s not just about having sex. Some women fall pregnant quickly, while for others it may take some time, every woman and every couple are different. In …

Supermum standards

by Catherine Schasser “That’s always been your biggest problem Tracy. You don’t know how to ask for help.” I heard this statement in a movie I watched recently and it reminded me of mums. It’s not that I don’t think mothers want to ask for help. Rather, I query if a hidden expectation hasn’t been …