Category Lifestyle

Top 10 science stories of 2014

Here are the top 10 science stories of 2014! Ebola went viral Fear gripped the world as the Ebola virus spread across West Africa in the biggest outbreak of the deadly disease since its discovery in 1976. The World Health Organization reported the outbreak in March and by August it […]



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 […]

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 […]

Chocolate is the Ingredient for Happiness 1

All I needed was proof that chocolate holds the ingredients to improve my happiness. Aha, I can now validate my ‘addiction’! In truth cocoa solids are one of the richest sources of flavanol antioxidants.[3] They also containalkaloids such as theobromine, phenethylamine and caffeine.[4]  These have physiological effects on the body and are linked to serotonin levels in the brain. Some […]

The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet 6

Presenting the 101 most useful websites of 2012. These sites, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses…a cinch to remember! – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube. – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and […]

What is Permaculture?

I joined my local community garden, not only to learn more about sustainable communities, but also to meet like-minded individuals who live in my neighbourhood.


Through the process, I have gained a greater understanding about the principles in permaculture, and how to adapt these to our lifestyles.


Check out this wonderful video to learn more!