The Power of attention

By Clancy Black I’d like you to imagine the following situation. You have come home from work after a long day only to find your children fighting with one another. Both children want to play with the same toy and are refusing to share. One of them snatches the toy from the other and now …

Different on the Outside, Same on the Inside

Social Futures is challenging stereotypes about disability in Central Coast schools. ‘Different on the Outside, Same on the Inside’ is a free program for primary school aged children aimed at breaking down misconceptions and social barriers and encouraging awareness and inclusion for people with disability. This program is facilitated by Social Futures Local Area Coordinator …

Central Coast My Kids Market

There is no better time than now to host a Stall at the Central Coast My Kids Market with all Stallholders going in a draw to WIN a $100 Fred & Fer Shopping Spree on the day!!! For your chance to WIN this awesome prize simply book aPre Loved or Business Stall online for the …

Worried what other people think? Try this!

By Catherine Schasser There’s a well-known coaching method called the Be, Do, Have model. In summary, is encourages you to Be the person that will get you to your goals, Do the actions that will get you to your goal and therefore Have your goals achieved. This principle is true for goal attainment, however I …

Feeling burnt out?

by Diana Arundell – University qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist The impact of feeling ‘burnt out’ can impact enthusiasm for life and affect the quality of experiences… Feeling ‘burnt out’ is commonly experienced by many parents and especially with additional stressors of a pandemic added into the mix. Whether you’re the ‘stay at home’ parent or …

Listening to feelings

by Alita Blanchard ‘We are an anxious world and the primary reason is because we DON’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL OUR FEELINGS.’ Dr Shefail Tsabary, Psychologist and author of ‘The Conscious Parent’. It’s no secret that parenting a child in the midst of a tantrum is hard work. Children are emotional, and so too are …

2021 is the year of theatre for kids!

From a year of screens, distance learning, and cancelled extra-curricular activities, kids have sadly been missing out on the magic of live performance. The good news is that live theatre is back, and The Art House Wyong has brought together the best in kids theatre for 2021!  Live performance can be a magical and memorable …

Triple Negative Breast Cancer – a different shade of pink

With Breast Surgeon Dr Mary Ling What is triple negative breast cancer? Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a type of breast cancer that does not have any of the 3 receptors commonly found on breast cancer cells – the oestrogen, progesterone and HER2 receptors. Receptors are molecules on the surface of cancer cells, which interact …

Learn new skills and make a difference in 2021

Australians with low internet skills can often feel isolated from their community and family at a time in their lives when feeling connected is increasingly important.  The Be Connected Network is managed by Good Things Foundation and is part of the wider Be Connected initiative. Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing …

Retirement village or aged care?

Throughout our lives we make choices about where to live, largely driven by lifestyle, work or family. However, as we get older our health or increasing levels of frailty may have a greater impact on these choices.  Homes come in a variety of shapes, styles and legal structures. Planning ahead and researching options can help …