Health Updates

My blogging raison d’être

I recently attended the Australian Medical Writers’ Association blogging workshop presented by Dr Renee Barnes. She asked us a simple question; what do we want to get out of blogging? Feeling very conforonted, I suddenly realised I had no idea! Being new to freelance medical writing, I had built a portfolio […]


Top Tips for Organising a Food Co-operative

I am part of a social media group of mothers who live in my suburb. Recently we decided to organise a food co-operative for families in our suburb to combine our efforts and share fresh fruit and vegetables from the Sydney Flemington growers markets. I have enthusiastically joined. A food co-operative provides minimally-packaged and minimally-processed […]

What a Brain Aneurysm taught me about Emotional Health

Through personal life events, professional employment, and scientific research I have discovered a lack of information about the medical management of emotions people experience through major life events. For example, when people live with chronic disease medical professionals often discuss options to deal with the disease, with little or no discussion […]

‘Baby Brain’, how Reproductive Hormones are making You forgetful

Research has found that reproductive hormones and changes in pregnancy actually can prepare the body for motherhood and explains the excuse of ‘baby brain’. Reproductive hormones and their changes that cause memory loss and stress, could be explained as the mental shift that is necessary to take place to gain new […]

Sambal served with my version of Nasi Lemak

Spicy Sambal 2

There is nothing like making a homemade spicy Sambal from scratch. The heat of the chillies, the effort of your muscles grinding the ingredients, and the final aromatic, spicy Sambal is truly worth it. My favourite thing to do on a Thursday is to support my local hospital market and buy CKT or char […]