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Overcoming your Hesitation to Get Tested for Ovarian Cancer

Overcoming your Hesitation to Get Tested for Ovarian Cancer

Facing the prospect of testing for ovarian cancer can be daunting. The fear of the unknown, coupled with the anxiety about the potential diagnosis, often leads individuals to delay or altogether avoid getting tested. However, understanding the importance of early detection and overcoming these fears can significantly impact one’s health and wellbeing.  Understanding Ovarian Cancer  […]

Achieving Success with SMART Goals: Your Roadmap to Personal Growth

Setting and achieving goals is a fundamental aspect of personal development and growth. To maximise your chances of success, it’s essential to approach your goals in a structured and organised way. That’s where SMART goals come into play. In this blog post, we’ll explore the concept of SMART goals, their significance, and how you can […]

Unsung Heroes: The Role of Carers in Our Society 

In the midst of the busyness of day-to-day life, it’s easy to overlook the quiet heroes among us – the carers. These selfless individuals play a crucial role in society, often without receiving the recognition they truly deserve. National Carers Week will run from Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 October 2023 so today, we’re shining a […]

Have you ever thought about going hiking?

Have you ever thought about going hiking

Have you ever thought about going hiking? It’s not just a walk in the bush – it’s like a package deal for your body and mind! No matter your age or how fit you are, hiking has something awesome to offer.  So, let’s talk about the goodies you get from hiking:  First off, it’s like […]

Menopause – all part of a woman’s journey

Menopause – all part of a woman's journey

So, menopause – it’s totally natural and all part of a woman’s journey. It’s the time when the whole reproductive thing wraps up, and periods stop for good. This usually happens sometime between your late 40s and early 50s, but hey, everyone’s clock runs a bit differently.  During this time, your ovaries take a bit […]

The Benefits of Sound Healing

woman with singing bowl

“Sound healing can assist to balance and clear the mind, leading to a renewed sense of purpose, well-being, calm, and happiness.” —Susy Markoe Schieffelin, sound healer Given that everything has a vibrational frequency, including people, it makes sense that sound frequencies impact how we feel. That’s why particular songs and types of music often bring […]

Pelvic Floor Health

woman on floor exercising pelvic floor

10 Tips for a Healthy Pelvic Floor from Pelvic Floor First. The pelvic floor is the base of the group of muscles referred to as your ‘core’. These muscles are located in your pelvis and stretch like a hammock from the pubic bone (at the front) to the coccyx or tail-bone (at the back) and […]

Laura’s Story – Breast Cancer

Three-time cancer survivor, Laura joins us as a guest blogger to tell us about her experience with breast cancer and the importance of breast cancer health checks. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined. Hi there, I’m Laura. I am […]

Stretching for your mental health

Stretching for your mental health may sound like a silly idea, but it can actually help reduce stress and improve your mood. Winter is prime hibernation time for many people, when the cold and the early evenings can disrupt even the most established exercise routines.

Physical Activity for Better Mental Health and Stronger Immunity

Physical activity with others is good for mental health

Being physically active for overall health and wellbeing is important in everyone’s lives. Establishing and maintaining ways to keep your body moving should be a high priority during times of stress, anxiety and depression to support your mental health and immunity.

Frocktober for ovarian cancer

Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Frocktober

In the month of October, staff member Melanie ran a campaign for Frocktober (https://www.frocktober.org.au/) and raised over $1400. What is Frocktober? Frocktober is an annual event run by the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF;  https://www.ocrf.com.au/) to raise much needed funds (research is severely underfunded) and awareness about ovarian cancer.

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