Much needed Veterinary Clinic headed to the Central Coast

For the last 12 months our super rescue team have been working on a project which will benefit the animals of the Central Coast.  Dee Walton and Kim Pickavance from Central Coast Animal Care Facility, Chris Bowden from Claws N Paws, Dr Emetia Cull from West Gosford Vet and Sarah Lufe from Central Coast Community …

Bowel cancer

by DR GEORGIA PAGE MBBS, FRACGP, BSc (Biomedical) Bowel cancer is Australia’s second deadliest cancer. It claims more lives than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and melanoma. 1 in 13 Australian’s will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime and it claims the lives of 5,375 people per year. The good news is that if …

Winter gardening – smell the roses

By VICKEY TAYLORBURBANK HOUSE AND GARDEN Mid-winter has set in. Lucky for us gardeners, we know that spring is just around the corner. The shortest day has passed so spring is not that far away. Many of us have been spending more time at home, and now is a great opportunity to freshen up existing …

The Voice Squad

THERE’S an old saying that if you want something done, ask a busy person. If that’s the case, the Voice Squad – Gail Brigden, Ian Cumming and Russell Bridge – would be obvious choices. The trio, who all turn 79 this year, took out the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2017, and have been …

Facing change instead of resisting it

by Adrienne Garside Is 45 too young to be a curmudgeon? I found myself pondering this question as I attempted to navigate a new customer relationship management system recently. Sure, it would make all our work processes more efficient, saving time, money and hassle. But in that moment, it all looked like Greek to me. …

50 helpful tips to improve your health and wellbeing

by Diana Arundell  Aim to drink 30ml water per kg body weight each day.  Get 8 hours sleep most nights. Watch the sunrise Use your non-dominant hand to do things such as brush teeth. It will stimulate the brain more.  Only floss the teeth you want to keep. Take practitioner range fish oils daily to …

Hat hunting how to!

by Sam & Jordi Woods Winter headwear trends & how to wear them! Many clients love the look of hats but when it comes to picking headwear there can be so much confusion. Some of the biggest concerns we hear are “what shape should I look for”, “is there a particular style that is in fashion” …

On the road again

Words and Photos by Dorian Mode additional photography Don McKie. Tell me, where was the first short break you had your heart set on visiting, post lockdown? A place you dreamt about at 3 am when you couldn’t sleep? A place you could almost touch as you lay awake staring at the ceiling? I’ll share mine: …

The life & love legacy of COVID-19

by Sarah Tolmie The experience of COVID-19 has taught us many things about family, the importance of relationships and our home habits.  Months of lockdown brought intense scrutiny and focus on the minutia of our domestic environment and skills, and for many of us, we rose to the challenge to find pleasures, meaning and enjoy …