• Needless suffering

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    We all do it. We all have one drink too many, or eat that thing we know makes us sick. We put up with the back pain because we’re too broke or busy too go to the chiropractor. We put off holidays because work – or our boss – is just too crazy right now. […]

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  • Guide to Thanksgiving

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    So you want to host a Thanksgiving dinner but you’re a clueless Aussie? Help is at hand, dear reader. My gorgeous friend Victor and his equally delicious hubs Jim throw a massive Thanksgiving bash every year. Victor is a Chef so you only imagine what that looks like. I asked him to give us the skinny on this […]

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  • Inside the baby bubble: balancing your needs with your newborn’s

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Few things are more eagerly anticipated than the arrival of a new baby. From the moment you know that your baby is on its way, life takes on a whole new meaning. Anxiously waiting for hospital appointments or excitedly buying first baby clothes; new parenthood sits you precariously on an emotional rollercoaster. In awe of […]

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  • 80/20 rule

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    I suffer from an overwhelming desire to plan things. After all, a failure to plan is a plan to fail, right? Wrong. All this planning inevitably leads to disappointment as nothing ever turns out the way I hope it will. The weather is bad, I have a fight with someone, I get sick. Something goes […]

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  • Mat leave is over

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Yesterday was my last official day of maternity leave; a very reluctant end to 7.5 months of the most magnificent/mundane time of my life. I have been drugged, cut open and had an organ (and a glorious baby boy) removed. I have been pooed on, something that I thought only happened in German sex clubs. […]

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Nov
5

Gibraltar Hotel Spring Health Break

“How do you want to feel today?” asks Moore, our sparkly-eyed yoga instructor. This is the basis of all her teachings; to ask yourself how your choices will impact the kind of day you’re going to have. From exercise, to food, to yoga and meditation, the Gibraltar Hotel program covers everything in a down-to-earth, realistic […]

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Oct
27

Jerk life

I have been a total jerk more times than I can recall but here’s the thing; I didn’t know I was being a jerk at the time. My jerk-ish behaviour is usually fuelled by one of two things – emotion or alcohol. Worst case scenario: both. I have been a monumental jerk to every member […]

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Oct
22

Reaching the top

I feel like I have spent my entire life climbing a mountain. Enduring injuries, getting lost, carrying a tonne of stuff uphill and learning to fend for myself in the wild. And now I finally feel like I’ve reach the top of the first mountain. It’s a funny thing when you can wholeheartedly draw a line […]

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Oct
22

5 things you didn’t know about Paris

By Candice Teo I’ve done this moving overseas thing a couple of times and still never tire of discovering a new city like a local. My first time in Paris only happened two years ago and I dove straight into pretty much living like the locals for the couple of months that I stayed (which mainly […]

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Oct
12

To kid, or not to kid

That is the question. I went to a work function on Friday night and a tipsy mother of two implored me to have a child. Even as her husband was dragging her out the door, she made a break back towards me to reinforce her impassioned plea. This is not an isolated incident. People with […]

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Oct
2

Personal power

Earlier this week, I read the heartbreaking account of Muhammed, a Syrian refugee who fled to Austria. The one thing – beyond the horrors of what happened to him and his family (and I do not say horrors lightly – this is akin to what happened to the Jews and the Tutsis) – is the way […]

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Oct
1

Grow where you want

Adults are crazy. We, adult humans, spend the first 25 – 35 years of our lives getting an education, building a career and racking up credit card debt only to find ourselves in a place we don’t want to be. Guess what? YOU CAN MOVE. You can change jobs, you can move house, you can change […]

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Sep
30

Hello Canberra

Aussies are a weird bunch. We will blithely travel 24 hours to New York to look at The Metropolitan Museum but we won’t visit our own national gallery. The same national gallery that houses $5 billion worth of art. We also happily ignore our national museum, library and portrait gallery in favour of a jaunt around Washington DC, […]

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Sep
28

5 reasons sharing rules

Shared houses are generally much cheaper than renting your own place. Here are some reasons why shared living is perfect for students. 1. All-inclusive If you have been lucky enough to secure a spot on campus or in dedicated student accommodation, all-inclusive living makes it easy to stay on top of your budget. Many places offer […]

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Sep
21

Dear Aunty Em

Dear Aunty Em, Is ‘Empty Nest Syndrome’ real? What does one do after they have spent the past 20 years of their life living for their children? At only 38, I find myself with no children at home anymore (which my husband loves, and I hate), I have bought another dog, taken up extra study, […]

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