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 …

Mindfulness Make Up – the art of meditation

by Sam & Jordi Woods For many, meditation is an art, today we show you how to turn the art of applying makeup into a form of meditation. Unfortunately, for a majority of people, mornings are such a rush that meditation and art get thrown out the window, but what if this didn’t have to …

When your parenting style differs from your partner’s

LAURA’S PLACE By Laura Kiln PgDip (CBT) (Child & Adolescence), BSc (Hons) CMHN All couples have experienced this situation at one time or another—you think you should discipline your child a certain way, and your partner wants to handle it differently. You each become entrenched in your position. And what started as a problem between …

Move Against Cancer Central Coast’s biggest step challenge

Doctor Do More and Central Coast Primary Care invite you to join the Central Coast’s biggest step challenge in support of Cancer Council.  From September 1st until September 30th we want as many Coasties as possible to come together in teams to step it out and help raise much needed funds for cancer research. Dr …

Is Toastmasters for you?

In today’s world, one thing that separates successful people from everyone else is the ability to communicate effectively.  Toastmasters is an international organisation that helps ordinary people like you and me develop skills and confidence so we can effectively and confidently express ourselves in any area of life – work or socially.  Whether talking to customers, …