The Experts

Have you made ridiculous goals?

When you read the title of this article, you would be forgiven for thinking that the ‘correct’ answer to the question is ‘of course...

Parents provide help

In recent weeks we’ve seen some announcements by both the Federal and State Governments that will help first home buyers purchase a home. These announcements...

Legal inconsistencies in same-sex marriage debate

The marriage equality debate is taking centre stage in mainstream media once again following the decision of Australian tennis great Margaret Court to boycott...

How physiotherapy can help people suffering with cancer

The day someone is diagnosed with cancer is a day they never forget. The diagnosis and treatment of cancer impacts both physically and psychologically on...

Does personality type predict business success?

When my business was just a fledgling one, I used to encourage anyone with even a fleeting idea, that they should start their own...

More than just the stereotype

When it comes to nutrition we tend to associate certain foods or food groups with certain nutrients. For example, if I say calcium you’ll probably...

Why you need a Will today

We are running a promotion at Complete Legal & Conveyancing for the rest of April encouraging people to do something about their estate planning. If...

Creating a Will

Sometimes we like to get back to basics with these columns so this week we have decided to revisit the art of making a...

Business success is more than having a good idea

Have you ever come across a brilliantly simple idea and thought “why didn’t I think of that?”? Conversely, have you had a fantastic idea,...

Giving your salad an image boost

If there’s one meal that has a serious image problem it’s salad. Salads are the food equivalent of Mondays, and if you’re sitting down to...

Achieving your health goals

What new year’s resolutions did you make this year? I’m going to guess that for many of you it was around diet/weight loss. I’ve done the...

Are you a wise leader?

In my experience there are more poor leaders than wise leaders. But often the actions and decisions that define those poor leaders, are things...

Don’t forget existing customers

Have you noticed that many companies have great incentives and rewards for new customers? Banks offer interest-free periods and many bonus features for signing...

Do-it-yourself burgers are the perfect fun meal

Along with pizza and hot chips, burgers have to be one of our most loved takeaway foods. So this week I thought I’d run through...

Eating healthy at work

When it comes to eating healthy at work it can sometimes seem like too much hassle. You’re busy, deadlines are looming and taking time out...

Business mistakes to avoid

Most often, business advice is full of things that you should do. But sometimes it is good to know what not to do, and...

Are headaches causing ongoing issues?

Headaches are a common presentation throughout life and one that can be considerably painful and disabling. Headaches associated with the neck are called secondary headaches,...

Being happy in business

Sometimes business owners aren’t as happy running their business as they thought they would be. Most seem to understand that building a business will take...

The problem with bunions

Bunions are one of the most common complaints seen by podiatrists. Patients with bunions will typically express concerns of pain when wearing tight fitting shoes,...

Diabetes and foot health

In the past 12 months over 100,000 people were diagnosed with diabetes bringing the nationwide tally to over 1.7 million diabetic sufferers. Approximately 280 people...

Successful people’s mindset

This is my 360th and final column for this great paper. The time has come for my more than capable colleagues to share their knowledge...

How important is a logo?

Your logo is very often the first introduction prospective customers have to your business. Not only does having a logo provide legitimacy, it provides...

Don’t get cold feet this winter

Foot pain complaints often differ in prevalence depending on the season. Winter foot complaints differ vastly to summer complaints. Here are the top three most...

Treating fungal toenails

Fungal toenail infections (onychomycosis) are estimated to infect at least 10 per cent of the worldwide population. Treatment for fungal nails however can be...

Do you live up to your promises?

I was recently driving behind a van belonging to a business and underneath the business name was the tagline “When Quality Matters”. It is a...

Signs of foot and leg pain in children

It is never normal for children to experience foot and lower limb pain, especially pain lasting more than a couple of days. Foot and...

House hunting tips and advice

I am house hunting at the moment and so have had the shoe on the other foot, so to speak, in experiencing what home...

Being focused at work

Whether you work from home or in a more traditional workplace, there are distractions everywhere. Some of those distractions are unrelated to work – chatting...

Meal plans aren’t always the answer

When people find out I’m a nutritionist they often ask me if I could write them up a meal plan. My response is always...

Don’t stop dreaming

I’m in my apartment in New York, sitting on my bed with a laptop, writing my column for a New York newspaper. OK, so...

Apps and software that will improve your business

The constant battle to get more out of each day is a challenge all business people experience. We constantly search for ways to be...

Do you procrastinate too much?

Most of us procrastinate in our business. We all have areas and tasks we prefer to work on, and those less-than-pleasant things are often relegated...

We’ve made eating too complicated

The ideal way to manage your food intake is to only eat when you’re hungry and to stop when you feel comfortably full. Seems like...

Is it time to dump the soft drinks?

Last week it was announced that the UK will bring in a tax on soft drinks in a bid to lower sugar consumption and...

Do you badmouth your competitors?

If you’ve been in business for more than a few years, it is possible that you’ve encountered someone ‘bad mouthing’ you or your business....

There’s no harm in asking for help

Anyone who has been in business for any period of time knows you can’t tackle everything yourself. Business owners are daring and inspired people with...

Do we really need to take supplements?

Walk down the health food aisle of any supermarket and you’ll notice there’s a ridiculous amount of supplements on the market. But do we need...

Getting a divorce

Unfortunately, the percentage of marriages that result in divorce in Australia is quite high. If you find yourself in a position where your marriage has...

Successful people make their own luck

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. In other words, you make your own luck. I am a true believer in...

Being successful requires a positive mindset

Mindset is such an important part of life, let alone business. I often use the quote, “If you knew how powerful your thoughts were, you...