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A Lifestyle Oasis

New year, new you – right? Whether you’re still recovering from a particularly indulgent silly season or simply feel like you need to hit the big red reset button on your wellbeing, we know just the place: a literal oasis of health and wellness. The Oasis Shopping Centre in Broadbeach is home to a select offering of retailers and fitness experts, all ready and waiting to help you get back on track and smash ...

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Back to School Lunchbox Must-Haves

School is nearly back, which means so are school lunches *collective groan*. Don’t fret – you can ease your way back into the school year and your school lunchbox routine with these super-savers! Thank us later. The Collective Organic Suckies Founded by two chefs, these yoghurt suckies are vegetarian friendly, gluten free, time-efficient, extremely portable and of course, incredibly tasty for the family. No ...

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How to Tackle Back to School Anxiety

Although the first day back at school, or even the first ever day at school, can be an exciting prospect for some children, adjustment difficulties are common. Anxious feelings are expected and normal in children returning to school, changing schools, or for first timers starting kindergarten. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Queensland, 1 in 10 children aged 6 to 11 years suffer f ...

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How to Avoid Modern Day Neck Pain

Phones have become an extension of ourselves haven’t they? They come everywhere with us and get whipped out at any opportunity. We spend so much time on them that we can be inadvertently contributing to neck problems. So what should we do? Phones aren’t going away anytime soon, so here are my top 5 tips to avoid modern day neck pain. Be aware of your posture when sitting. This means sitting upright. Take re ...

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K.I.S.S Your Long List of New Year’s Resolutions Goodbye!

It’s officially a brand-new year – the worries of the last year have slipped away, replaced with excitement for a fresh batch of 365 chances to smash your goals! You’re probably thinking, ‘New Year - New Me!’ and are already crafting a list of life-changing New Year’s Resolutions to help you transform, right?! Jo Burgess, from Life Sorted, has been there. Full of hope one day, momentum lost the next. All of ...

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Your Day Dream Awaits

It’s December. Is your body literally aching for a rest and your mind feeling the fog of another full 12 months of juggling kids/work/life? Your summer rescue awaits… There’s a certain sense of peace as soon as you walk through the doors of any day spa. Your shoulders instantly melt away from your ears as you realise that you’ve actually successfully organised some down time in your calendar. Your brain giv ...

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TikTok // Know Your Tech

The TikTok app is a massive global phenomenon and it just continues to become more and more popular; so, do you know what TikTok is and if your child is using TikTok? TikTok recently bought and took over the also popular app Musial.ly. So, if your child previously had the musically app they will now have TikTok in its place. TikTok is an app for creating short videos and live broadcasting. You can use vario ...

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Beating the Childcare Blues

Settling your child into childcare is no mean feat but, rest assured, it gets easier. Here are some things you can do to make their transition that little bit smoother… Are you looking down the barrel of starting your child in care in the New Year? Every parent has been there. You’ll be standing at the door of the childcare centre, already late for work or behind on the 101 other things you need to do that ...

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Fresh New Year, Fresh New Start

As the year draws to a close, it’s that annual time for reflection. Take the time to analyse your life and ask yourself the following questions in preparation for a bright and shiny 2019.   Life throws interesting curve balls at us, with careers, moving house, leaving relationships, changing countries or simply making a sea change. Some of these changes can be planned and others, well they just land in ...

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Your Questions, Answered

My daughter, 12, has started to ask me to drop her at our local shopping centre so she can hang out there and go shopping with her friends. I feel uncomfortable about this but I know I can't keep saying 'no' to her. How do I know when to start to loosen the apron strings? Parenting is about raising young people to be independent, responsible, connected young adults. Our role as parents is to make our role r ...

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