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Healthy Party Food? It’s True!

Party food doesn’t have to be sugar-laden to be fun. In fact, healthy food options are gathering momentum among event planners. How do you balance a party food menu that children will love with the healthy snack options that many parents prefer? The oral health experts at Maven Dental suggest you keep it simple and colourful. What’s a party without colour, right? The most important step is to stay away from ...

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One More Candle on the Cake

When you look at the candles on your birthday cake – what do they represent to you? Whether you are celebrating your birthday or the start of the New Year – making a time to sit, reflect, focus and plan the year ahead is a task that we should undertake at least once a year. Birthdays, as we grow older, come as a time of reflection. Who have I become? What have I achieved? What are my plans for the year ahea ...

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Love is an Observation

What is love? This is quite a valid question this month as we go about flaunting our love for another on Valentine's Day. But do we really know what it means? He loves me, she loves me not? As a young child, teenager or even adult, how often have we asked ourselves, “Do they really love me?”. We ask this of our current, past and possible future partners. We ask it of our children, parents, friends, siblings ...

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Holiday Blues

Christmas is just around the corner and for many, this is a very stressful time. But why? Christmas is a word that comes with many MANY pictures of the way life should be. But pictures are simply the images we are fed about the way we expect life to be - our needs, wants, expectations and our attachments. It’s a possibly endless list but we all have pictures all-day, every-day. We may have pictures about: W ...

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Think Outside the Christmas Box!

Christmas is just around the corner (again) and while the festive season may seem like a time to eat, drink and be merry – there is also the pressure to get the ‘right’ gifts for everyone. To be honest I am not the biggest fan of Christmas – other than candy canes and champagne I’m not too fussed on the whole ordeal. This doesn’t mean I don’t love gift giving – I make the biggest deal out of my friends’ bir ...

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Go Get ’em Goals

She’s a Brisbane-based author, presenter, coach and the founder of executive coaching company Momentum First and She’s Organised – another business that supports busy people to make the most of their lives and careers. With 2018 on the horizon, and all the excitement around making New Year’s resolutions, Brigitte Johnson shares her secrets for goal-setting and goal-smashing, collected over her 24-year caree ...

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Brush up on Your Benefits

We’re hurtling towards the ‘pointy end’ of the year and there is an ever-increasing list of things to get done before 2017 is over. Whether your kids are starting a new school next year, you’ve got some seriously neglected New Year resolutions to complete, or you’ve got a metre-long list of Christmas presents to attend to, there’s one thing that you definitely shouldn’t forget about – your health insurance. ...

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Recovery Done Right

There is a new place to hang out with the GC and while they don’t serve coffee, smashed avo or banana bread, they do play a vital role in health and wellbeing. The P3 Recovery Centre opened at Burleigh recently and boasts the latest in recovery therapies and treatments for athletes, weekend warriors, regular exercise enthusiasts or those just starting their fitness regime and the best part is that it’s an a ...

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Making Change Lasting

The Body Life Skills series is a simple and practical, yet very effective three-step program based on understanding and changing behaviour to support lasting behaviour change for any person. The fact is we all use behaviour we would prefer not be using whether we are a child, teenager or adult. Some people’s unwanted behaviours are of a low intensity and others appear extreme, however, let it be known that ...

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Truth About Teeth

It's okay to admit that you've probably gone a bit too long between dentist appointments. but whats hiding in your mouth when you put off your bi-annual dentist examination. We all know that we’re meant to visit our dentist every six months (if you didn’t, you do now!) but with busy schedules and a million-and-one other things to think about, that appointment can keep getting pushed further and further back ...

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