Health, Mind & Body

The Roaring Silence is a collection of articles, interviews, poetry, fiction, prose, and art on the sensitive subject matter of suicide. It is a book that aims to demystify suicide and inspire conversations about suicide prevention. It is a visually appealing book, with artwork and photographs that are thought-provoking, sometimes challenging, but always presented with… Read More

For many of us, motherhood can be the single most determining factor that influences how we feel about our lives, how we respond to others and to ourselves, and how we live in the many little day-to-day moments. Actress Meryl Streep summarised it well when she stated that ‘Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets… Read More

Leigh Hopkinson was the least likely person to become a stripper, but after spending two decades naked, she realised it was her career - and her life. As a university student in Canterbury she worked at a succession of low-paying jobs that paid the rent and fit around her degree. However, none of them fit… Read More

I have been fortunate enough to have only been admitted to hospital twice in my thirty years. Once at the age of five to have my tonsils removed, and once more at twenty five when my daughter was born. Both times it is not the doctors I remember, but the nurses. They are the ones… Read More

There’s no business quite like the body business – under the banner of health, longevity, or “looking your best”, every year people all around the Western world spend millions of dollars trying to shape up, slim down, be healthy and look good. Simultaneously, millions of dollars are invested in research into the efficacy of the… Read More

“Happiness.” So begins The Happy Life, the latest book by Australasia’s favourite nutritionist Lola Berry, and, that is exactly what it is about. Happiness is something that so many of us want, or would like a bit more of. This is a wellness guide, a collection of all the things that have helped Berry to… Read More

Slowly, slowly I’ve been changing the way I eat, cutting out more refined food and focusing more and more on making real proper whole food. So, it was with much excitement that I unwrapped my review copy of Ella Woodward’s latest book Deliciously Ella Every Day. For those of you who haven’t heard of her… Read More

Over the last few weeks, my house has been on the “Jamie diet”. Not intentionally, I might add. When my review copy of Jamie Oliver’s latest cookbook Everyday Super Food arrived in the post, a quick flick through revealed some delicious looking recipes. A closer look had me wanting to try just about every recipe in the… Read More

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