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  • Danielle Nielsen

    Natural beauty: the only one that lasts

    Switching to natural beauty products can be difficult at first, but can be extremely rewarding as you go on.   Skin care and beauty are intimate matters. Every scar, blemish, or wrinkle we get affects us at a deep, personal level. How we look reflects how we feel. Our skin ...

  • Dan Thomas

    The summer garden

    A description of the plants that Dan enjoys in his summer garden.   I was standing under the weeping apricot centre stage in my garden, trying to get relief from the hot sun that had decided to declare vengeance on any poor soul that came within its reach. A light ...

  • Martin Oliver

    Towns going renewable

    While political discussion and controversy rages in Australia as a result of the federal government’s proposed new national energy policy, NEG, which will see the abandonment of subsidies for renewable energy.   In Australia, where politicians hold up a lump of coal in Parliament and are very keen to see ...

  • Jemimah Ashleigh

    An entrepreneur’s self-care life hacks

    A few tips for squeezing in some self-care, no matter how long your work week is.   If you’re anything like me, your ‘to-do list’ is more of a ‘to-do mountain’. There are the deadlines (always tight, always clashing), the ever-present cashflow worries – and don’t get me started on ...

  • Craig Fallshaw

    Overwhelm

    Do you suffer from overwhelm? Craig has a few hints to help you – packaged with his usual humour and verve.   It’s like  my Kryptonite, and I understand this infers I’m Superman. I like being busy and productive. In fact, I like the buzz – being in flow, bouncing ...

  • Greg Roworth

    The fourth critical business mistake – lack of control

    It is very important to know how the business is performing, so that decisions can be made about how things are being done. The more frequent and up-to-date reports are, the more useful they are.   Lack of control is one of the major reasons for business failure. On the ...

  • Greg Roworth

    Ineffective delegation: the third critical business mistake

    Can’t find good people to work in your small business; or do your delegation systems need to be examined?   You can’t grow your business without delegating work to someone else. However, most business owners would typically prefer to clone themselves than learn how to choose the right people, set ...

  • Craig Fallshaw

    Fear of failure

    For me, apart from learned fears such as spiders and dentists, and I think quite rational ones, my biggest issue has always been fear of failure.   Isn’t it all in your head (literally)? An amazing thing really. ‘It’s all in your head’, they say. At the risk of sounding ...

  • Martin Oliver

    Australia’s first food waste supermarket

    Accompanying a different approach to food with an unconventional business model, OzHarvest is changing the face of food supply and helping the environment at the same time.   OzHarvest: the new food waste initiative Tackling food waste is becoming a big issue around the world. Once viewed as an inevitable ...

  • Petris Lapis

    From chaos to calm at work in three easy steps

    For many of us, the chaos at work isn’t diminishing, so waiting until it gets better is not a great coping technique. These three steps can help you create some calm now.   Our lives, both at work and at home, have never been more chaotic. Like a saucepan of ...

  • Dan Thomas

    Salvias: giants of the garden

    Salvias are like giants of the garden and the perfect plants to add depth to your yard this spring.   It was in February last year when I decided to visit a friend’s nursery on the South Coast that specialises in some of the rarest, most sought after perennials in ...

  • LivingNow

    The importance of graphics in advertising

    Have YOU mastered the art of advertising?   Visual impact Isn’t it interesting how just about the whole population has become more graphically aware?! More fine-tuned when it comes to pictures. Of course, humans have always been generally very visual creatures. But the focus on images in our messages has ...



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BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT


  • Natural beauty: the only one that lasts

    Switching to natural beauty products can be difficult at first, but can be extremely rewarding as you go on.   Skin care and beauty are intimate matters. Every scar, blemish, or wrinkle we get affects us at a deep, personal level. How we look reflects how we feel. Our skin ...

  • The summer garden

    A description of the plants that Dan enjoys in his summer garden.   I was standing under the weeping apricot centre stage in my garden, trying to get relief from the hot sun that had decided to declare vengeance on any poor soul that came within its reach. A light ...

  • Towns going renewable

    While political discussion and controversy rages in Australia as a result of the federal government’s proposed new national energy policy, NEG, which will see the abandonment of subsidies for renewable energy.   In Australia, where politicians hold up a lump of coal in Parliament and are very keen to see ...

  • An entrepreneur’s self-care life hacks

    A few tips for squeezing in some self-care, no matter how long your work week is.   If you’re anything like me, your ‘to-do list’ is more of a ‘to-do mountain’. There are the deadlines (always tight, always clashing), the ever-present cashflow worries – and don’t get me started on ...

  • Overwhelm

    Do you suffer from overwhelm? Craig has a few hints to help you – packaged with his usual humour and verve.   It’s like  my Kryptonite, and I understand this infers I’m Superman. I like being busy and productive. In fact, I like the buzz – being in flow, bouncing ...

  • The fourth critical business mistake – lack of control

    It is very important to know how the business is performing, so that decisions can be made about how things are being done. The more frequent and up-to-date reports are, the more useful they are.   Lack of control is one of the major reasons for business failure. On the ...

  • Ineffective delegation: the third critical business mistake

    Can’t find good people to work in your small business; or do your delegation systems need to be examined?   You can’t grow your business without delegating work to someone else. However, most business owners would typically prefer to clone themselves than learn how to choose the right people, set ...

  • Fear of failure

    For me, apart from learned fears such as spiders and dentists, and I think quite rational ones, my biggest issue has always been fear of failure.   Isn’t it all in your head (literally)? An amazing thing really. ‘It’s all in your head’, they say. At the risk of sounding ...

  • Australia’s first food waste supermarket

    Accompanying a different approach to food with an unconventional business model, OzHarvest is changing the face of food supply and helping the environment at the same time.   OzHarvest: the new food waste initiative Tackling food waste is becoming a big issue around the world. Once viewed as an inevitable ...

  • From chaos to calm at work in three easy steps

    For many of us, the chaos at work isn’t diminishing, so waiting until it gets better is not a great coping technique. These three steps can help you create some calm now.   Our lives, both at work and at home, have never been more chaotic. Like a saucepan of ...

  • Salvias: giants of the garden

    Salvias are like giants of the garden and the perfect plants to add depth to your yard this spring.   It was in February last year when I decided to visit a friend’s nursery on the South Coast that specialises in some of the rarest, most sought after perennials in ...

  • The importance of graphics in advertising

    Have YOU mastered the art of advertising?   Visual impact Isn’t it interesting how just about the whole population has become more graphically aware?! More fine-tuned when it comes to pictures. Of course, humans have always been generally very visual creatures. But the focus on images in our messages has ...

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