The Experts

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...

Throwing variety into your diet

Sometimes in an attempt to eat well we forget that food is about more than just nutrients. Food can be a social activity, a pleasurable...

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-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...

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...

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,...

Government’s power to declare war

Recent terrorist attacks in Paris have ignited furious debate about the role that military action should play in defeating the terrorist group known as...

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...

How to avoid start-up failure

Start-ups come in all shapes and all sizes, with personalities that are as diverse as the people who run them. In Australia, we are...

The ins and outs of bail laws

A violent attack at Nepean Hospital last week, in which a police officer and security guard were shot, has brought back to the fore...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

The advantage of being a small business

Over the past few weeks, I have been dealing with some large companies. Those interactions have been less than satisfactory to say the least, and...

Perspective in a world full of fear

This week the mainstream media, social media and everyday conversations have been flooded with stories of terrorism in Paris and Beirut. A quick Google search...

Setting your health goals

Hands up if you’ve ever made a resolution to lose weight/live on salads/never eat chocolate again or some other variation of a food related...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Health and the workplace

Most Australians spend about one third of their lives at work, so being healthy at work can make a big impact on helping to...

The fresher the better

It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables are great for us. They’re versatile, nutritious and can be delicious. But when it comes to fresh produce...

Managing your time (and money)

Ever heard the saying ‘time is money?’ There a lot of similarities between the two. Just like money, you can spend time on friends...

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,...

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...

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...