Surfing lessons, Noosa

“One of the greatest things about the sport of surfing is that you need only three things: your body, a surf-board and a wave.” —Naima Green— Last week while my friends and family were slugging away at the daily grind, I had the pleasure of kicking back in one of the most beautiful coastal spots in Queensland—Noosa. […]

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Today I saved three lives

Today, in less than 10 minutes, I saved three lives. I can almost hear you gasp and wonder who was crazy enough to let me—the girl who barely passed high school biology—loose near patients (I work in the marketing department of a not-for-profit hospital). Fear not!  I am not about to hit the headlines as the latest untrained quack to […]

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Sweet treats

“A great many things can be resolved with kindness, even more with laughter, but there are some things that just require cake.” The past few weeks have been hectic for me with work events leading to busy days and claiming half of each weekend. I have also been on countdown to a much-anticipated holiday which […]

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Top of the rock

“I’ve never been much of a climber—social or otherwise.” On Saturday morning I found myself hot, sweaty and clinging to the front of a cliff. The sun was scorching my skin, there was sweat running down my neck and my muscles were screaming at me as I waved one foot around aimlessly, looking for any […]

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Love thy body

Love thy body. It’s a simple sentence but the reality of it is that so many of us see faults not the beauty when we look in the mirror. And the worrying news is that those finding fault with with their bodies are getting younger. The Australian recently reported that 75 per cent of “tweenagers” […]

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The four letter word you should say everyday … RUOK?

{Trigger warning: This article contains information about suicide which may be upsetting to some people.} According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, approximately six people suicide in Australia every day. That equates to one death every four hours. Six people who have families that love them; friends who will miss them. Lifeline report that for every completed suicide […]

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Swooped by magpies

With shopping bags in hand, I locked my car and headed towards the mailbox singing to myself. It was a beautiful afternoon; the sun was shining, it wasn’t too cold and I was happy. Then I saw him. He was standing in front of the gate; his black eyes stared me down and he started […]

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