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Top tips for handling stress and news fatigue

Top tips for handling stress and news fatigue

Health

It’s fair to say 2020 has been a little stressful. Depressing headlines coupled with employment shifts, economic uncertainty and the addition of factors like home schooling has certainly upped the ante in terms of anxiety and workload expectation.

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Pink Recession

Pink Recession

Career

It’s a ‘pink’ recession – And women are wearing the fallout. ... studies have revealed women are more vulnerable to the negative financial and employment impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, courtesy of their increased likelihood of being in the casual or disposable workforces.

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How to handle the imposter in our midst

How to handle the imposter in our midst

Career

Ever experienced that unwelcome feeling…fronting that presentation, accepting that award or simply talking to clients, wondering 'how soon will they realise I’m a fraud?'

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You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone

You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone

What's Trending

Amidst all the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, an anniversary quietly slipped past. This year perhaps it mattered more than ever. May 3 was World Press Freedom Day – an event designed to recognise the importance of the fourth estate and celebrate the role it plays in holding governments and organisations accountable.

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Why we turn to spirituality and wellness when the going gets tough

Why we turn to spirituality and wellness when the going gets tough

Spirituality

In mid-March an interesting Google trend began to occur. As searches on Coronavirus, sanitiser and facemasks skyrocketed, the terms ‘meditation’ and ‘yoga’ also began to tick steadily upwards.

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The Glass Half Empty

The Glass Half Empty

Women consuming almost as much alcohol as men.
Women appear to be attaining equality, but arguably it’s not in the area we’d like, with recent research from the University of NSW noting women now consume as much alcohol as men and in some cases at higher rates and in more harmful ways.

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Making a career change – in the complete opposite direction

Making a career change – in the complete opposite direction

Career

“I was sitting in a sky-rise office, doing legal work that wasn’t fulfilling to me, and I couldn’t help but ask — what’s it all for?…If there’s some part of you that’s questioning your career, it’s important to listen… Our hearts sometimes know ourselves better than our minds do.” Michelle Obama

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World Blood Donor Day approaches on June 14

World Blood Donor Day approaches on June 14

Health

Everyone’s somebody’s type.
My grandfather had a great old saying: It’s good to be unique, except when it comes to blood type. As a rare blood type himself, he understood that more than most and was a lifelong donor.

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A shout out to the teachers. Online learning’s no easy gig.

A shout out to the teachers. Online learning’s no easy gig.

Career

As Australia prepares to head back to school after weeks of online schooling, the nation’s parents aren’t the only ones breathing a huge sigh of relief.

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Have you enjoyed isolation?

Have you enjoyed isolation?

Health

If someone had told you a year ago you’d spend eight weeks locked at home with your family in 2020, that might have sounded a tough gig.

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Five Immune Boosting Tips

Five Immune Boosting Tips

Health

These Are Tried & True Immunity Building Lifestyle Tips, Not Trends Du Jour

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Things you can do for the Earth – even from the couch.

Things you can do for the Earth – even from the couch.

How We Can Celebrate Mother Earth Day During a Pandemic

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A Message from Bill Gates, Words of Wisdom.... 🙏🏻

A Message from Bill Gates, Words of Wisdom.... 🙏🏻

Spirituality

What is the Corona/ Covid-19 Virus Really Teaching us?

I’m a strong believer that there is a SPIRITUAL purpose behind everything that happens in this world whether that is what we perceive as being good or being bad.

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Warren Buffett Says Anyone Can Achieve Success by Following 1 Simple Formula He Uses Every Day

Warren Buffett Says Anyone Can Achieve Success by Following 1 Simple Formula He Uses Every Day

Career

Within a few years, it starts to yield some serious results.

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Caveat Emptor Meghan

Caveat Emptor Meghan

Relationships

‘Caveat emptor’ or buyer beware is a statement I have been thinking a lot about lately, ever since Megs and Harry decided to skip town, leave the fam and head off to the sunny - or should I say snowy shores of Canada.

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I’d never been a fan of Angelia Jolie’s.

I’d never been a fan of Angelia Jolie’s.

Inspiring Women

But today, so many years later I sat down and watched a speech which had been sent to me. It was of Angelina receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2013 Governors Awards during the Oscars that year

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Supporting men’s health this Movember

Supporting men’s health this Movember

Health

This month, the moustache is set to take centre stage as Australia marks the awareness month that is Movember.

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Missed miscarriage – a mighty cruel trick

Missed miscarriage – a mighty cruel trick

Motherhood

It’s our 12-week pregnancy scan. The sonographer has gone from perky to slightly quiet, but he doesn’t need to say much really because I know what I’m seeing on that screen just isn’t right.

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Social media and perception - when the picture doesn't tell the whole story

Social media and perception - when the picture doesn't tell the whole story

Motherhood

If we look at Facebook and Instagram we see the greatest version of someone else’s life.  And sometimes that isn’t empowering, it isn’t confidence building and it doesn’t make us feel too good about our own self and our own often 'seemingly boring lives'

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When I grow up, I don’t want to be a princess

When I grow up, I don’t want to be a princess

What's Trending

Disney’s got a lot to answer for really. Lose a glass slipper, kiss a frog, chow down on a poison apple and hey presto, sooner or later you’ll live happily ever after as a princess.

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A day in the life of a carer

A day in the life of a carer

Health

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I want to tell you about a carer I know pretty well - my mum

I want to tell you about a carer I know pretty well - my mum

Inspiring Women

This week is National Carers Week, a time to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation

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8 simple ways to improve your life in 8 days (and make you much happier)

8 simple ways to improve your life in 8 days (and make you much happier)

Health

While a surplus of books has been written on the topic of happiness, here's a simple working template that anyone can put into action, starting today.

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When my mum showed me some old pics of herself I realised (shock horror) that she had a life before me

When my mum showed me some old pics of herself I realised (shock horror) that she had a life before me

Motherhood

Our kids only know us as we are today - they don't see the people that we once were

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When push comes to shove, what would you take?

When push comes to shove, what would you take?

Relationships

Possessions are nice but when the time comes, they don't warrant a second thought.

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Mark Cuban offers up a surprisingly simple take on success

Mark Cuban offers up a surprisingly simple take on success

Career

Mark Cuban says one powerful habit separates successful people from everyone else - it's what happens between your ears that matters most.

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We've come a long way, baby

We've come a long way, baby

Motherhood

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Building resilience sometimes means not showing up for everything

Building resilience sometimes means not showing up for everything

Motherhood

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The 1955's guide to being a good wife. Clearly I've failed...

The 1955's guide to being a good wife. Clearly I've failed...

Relationships

Clearly I’m a bad wife. And so are most of the women I know. That is, if you take notice of the article titled ‘The Good Wife’s Guide’ which featured in the 1955’s May edition of Housekeeping Monthly.

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The stats we must all know about

The stats we must all know about

Health

I knew the statistics were bad yet I didn’t realise just how prevalent...

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Warren Buffett says this 1 simple habit separates successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett says this 1 simple habit separates successful people from everyone else

Career

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.

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How much unpaid work are you doing exactly?

How much unpaid work are you doing exactly?

Motherhood

Whip out the excel spreadsheet and start tallying up those unpaid chores, because a recent study on behalf of the Victorian Government illustrates how unpaid work saves the economy billions; and by large, women are the ones shouldering the load.

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Vale Margaret Fulton – The maker of the modern cook

Vale Margaret Fulton – The maker of the modern cook

Inspiring Women

Go on…think back to the recipe shelves of your childhood kitchen and mentally search for that book that took pride of place in the collection. Rivalling an encyclopedia in size and introducing all new flavours to the 1970s household, it was the Margaret Fulton Cookbook.

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Feeling like a failure

Feeling like a failure

Health

The other week I read an article on this site talking about an uber successful woman who manages so many things but was brought to tears because she forgot her son’s soccer game one Saturday. I laughed when I read it and then moved on to something else. But here’s the thing. For some reason I keep coming back to that article. About how she said she felt she had let her son down, how she had focused on the negatives for the week.

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To shake or not to shake - the biggest question in the world of sports

To shake or not to shake - the biggest question in the world of sports

What's Trending

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Q&A with Megan Castran Pt 2

Q&A with Megan Castran Pt 2

Inspiring Women

Read more on Megan's beautiful friendship with Oprah and what makes Megan a dear molly #inspiringwomen.

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When the star factor lets you down

When the star factor lets you down

What's Trending

Gwyneth Paltrow has come under fire after she charged fans more than $8000 to attend a Goop retreat.

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Q&A with Megan Castran Part 1

Q&A with Megan Castran Part 1

Inspiring Women

She’s been dubbed ‘Oprah’s best Aussie mate’, but after sitting down with Megan Castran over her drink of choice (espresso martini), I soon learnt that there is much more to this incredibly self-made woman.

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Why do we so often focus on our 'failures' for the week?

Why do we so often focus on our 'failures' for the week?

Motherhood

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Of Play Doh and dragon poop

Of Play Doh and dragon poop

Motherhood

“Can you play with me, mamma? Or you won’t?”

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My experience on a 3 day juice fast

My experience on a 3 day juice fast

Health

If you want to know what really goes on during a 3 day juice fast, settle in and read on....

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Interview with Jane Caro Part 2

Interview with Jane Caro Part 2

Inspiring Women

Our founder, Clare Sultmann sat down with social commentator, author, feminist and lecturer Jane Caro about Jane’s new book ‘The Accidental Feminist’ which is flying off the shelves. Over coffee, Jane and Clare discussed the book and all things women.

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When leaders were icons – why I’ll miss Bob Hawke

When leaders were icons – why I’ll miss Bob Hawke

What's Trending

He was larger than life, a larrikin, a calculating politician and a lad in an era long before the polish of polls and popularity.

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I Suffered an Unimaginable Loss While Running a Company — Here’s What I Learned

I Suffered an Unimaginable Loss While Running a Company — Here’s What I Learned

Health

When Sleep Number CEO Shelly Ibach lost her husband of 34 years, she had to make a choice between eternal grief and life. She found her answer in nature.

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Set the alarm pull on the ugg boots and pop on the kettle for what we hope is one helluva Barty Party

Set the alarm pull on the ugg boots and pop on the kettle for what we hope is one helluva Barty Party

What's Trending

Let's hope its a Barty Party tonight!

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Why women should shout their miscarriage...

Why women should shout their miscarriage...

Health

When we talk about a taboo, a common subject that affects more women than we realise, we take away the shame and the guilt.

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The power of silence

The power of silence

Career

Remaining silent is more powerful than we know.

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Does the ghost of friendships past haunt us?

Does the ghost of friendships past haunt us?

Relationships

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Interview with Jane Caro Part 1

Interview with Jane Caro Part 1

Inspiring Women

Our founder, Clare Sultmann sat down with social commentator, author, feminist and lecturer Jane Caro about Jane’s new book ‘The Accidental Feminist’ which is flying off the shelves. Over a coffee Jane and Clare discussed the book and all things women.

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