February 2016

Published a story 5th Feb 2016 11:15 AM

WHILE we all try to eat healthier foods, and support fair trade initiatives, it’s inspiring to meet someone who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.

Ryan Black: Eating and earning sustainably

WHILE we all try to eat healthier foods, and support fair trade initiatives, it’s inspiring to meet someone who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.

January 2016

Published a story 29th Jan 2016 10:47 AM

WHEN you are in your 20s, "hooking up" as they call it, is easy. Over 40, however, a whole different set of rules come into play.

The rules of dating when over 40

WHEN you are in your 20s, "hooking up" as they call it, is easy. Over 40, however, a whole different set of rules come into play.

Published a story 22nd Jan 2016 9:14 PM

CHILDREN'S theatre shines a spotlight on both perpetrator and victims of violence.

Sticks and Stones to break mould in theatre and homes

CHILDREN'S theatre shines a spotlight on both perpetrator and victims of violence.

Published a story 15th Jan 2016 4:33 PM

COMMUNICATION. It’s something that trips up even the most committed couples.

Talk is cheap – but valuable

COMMUNICATION. It’s something that trips up even the most committed couples.

December 2015

Published a story 11th Dec 2015 3:07 PM

IF YOU ever feel that you are a speed bump on the road of life, the solution is to turn off the highway.

Stop time and meander through New Zealand

IF YOU ever feel that you are a speed bump on the road of life, the solution is to turn off the highway.

November 2015

Published a story 26th Nov 2015 9:41 PM

WHAT stereotypes we apply to the opposite sex from exotic places? And do they live up to expectations?

DATING: There’s a smorgasbord of stereotypes to test

WHAT stereotypes we apply to the opposite sex from exotic places? And do they live up to expectations?

October 2015

Published a story 30th Oct 2015 3:00 PM

IF the person you are hot for is coming over, take a look around. Maybe it’s time for a little housecleaning or a little redecorating.

OPINION: Clean up your act if you're looking for romance

IF the person you are hot for is coming over, take a look around. Maybe it’s time for a little housecleaning or a little redecorating.

Published a story 23rd Oct 2015 2:45 PM

RESEARCH shows people who eat breakfast actually eat fewer kilojoules throughout the entire day.

Why and how you should eat breakfast

RESEARCH shows people who eat breakfast actually eat fewer kilojoules throughout the entire day.

August 2015

Published a story 25th Aug 2015 7:00 PM

WEEK three of our Slim Chance Challenge certainly brought challenges but that’s all part of the weight loss journey.

Weightloss challengers overcome soreness, cravings

WEEK three of our Slim Chance Challenge certainly brought challenges but that’s all part of the weight loss journey.

Published a story 20th Aug 2015 6:01 AM

BUSYNESS is a modern disease and its main victim is women, according to a healthy food expert.

Women are falling victim to "busyness" disease

BUSYNESS is a modern disease and its main victim is women, according to a healthy food expert.

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I am an editor with a broad range of interests including well-being, the environment, politics, lifestyle issues, social trends, sex and relationships and community. I am also a qualified counsellor and permaculturist, a dog lover and a yogi. I have written two books, Sex, Optimism and Surviving the 21st Century (Harper Collins) and Slow Sydney (Affirm Press). I love new ideas and people who think outside the box . I enjoy working in a close-knit community.