The Experts

Actions speak louder than words

Last week I was in the process of terminating a contract with a company. The company with which I was terminating had been unreliable and...

Cut down your ‘screen time’

Do you have digital overload? Those of us who are parents have most likely read an article or heard from experts about the dangers of...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Solving a moral dilemma

Every day we are fielding enquiries from people who wish to write Wills who have adult children and have entered into their second marriage. Typically...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Learning the art of saying no

Saying ‘no’ to a request can be really difficult for many of us. It can stem from not wanting to hurt someone’s feelings or...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...