Established last year, the Torie Finnane Foundation is making a difference to the local community by funding training and resources for Orange Hospital staff
Looking for a fun and educational activity in the school holidays? We are holding YogArt (Yoga and Art) on 20 January for children and young adults. The Yoga Sessions are tailored to specific age groups and develop skills as well as having fun. The art fosters creativity without judgement. Join us!
October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss International Remembrance Day Before we start, I want to say that this is a difficult topic for many people. This topic is relevant […]
What does life look like with our mental health in a Post-Pandemic world? Stay at home orders, loss of employment, mask wearing, social distancing, financial pressures and loneliness are all […]
Recently a topic came up about a Mum’s experience with a child suffering from Trichotillomania, here are your questions answered. Contributed by a specialist paediatrician from Orange What is Trichotillomania? […]
A lot has changed since COVID-19 hit our shores, including the way Australians drink. Many people are now looking to get their relationship with booze back on track.
Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever as it is more frequently known, is very common. It affects about 20% of people in Australia and it seems to be more so in […]
Do you have a weekly tradition of making pancakes or waffles for breakfast? Our family has had a rotating Sunday breakfast of pancakes and waffles since returning from Canada, where […]
It is fair to say remote learning has put an enormous pressure on our children, our families and our teachers – even more so when working with hidden disabilities such […]
One local Mum, Sam Smith has shared her family story about her daughter’s experience with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, a rare genetic condition affecting children. What is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)? […]
Are you worried about your child’s mental health and eating patterns? This article may help to address concerns regarding mental health and poor eating habits particularly in our tween – […]
If you’re wondering what to eat to support your health during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re in the right spot. Supporting your immune system and health through good nutrition is important […]
Most people are well aware of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), a scheme designed to help Australians living with a significant and permanent disability. The problem is, many of us are also well aware that it can be quite difficult to navigate, particularly at times when stress levels are already high due to your family members not having the essential services they need.
Tune in to watch our Q & A live video discussion on skin and the ageing process here in Orange, NSW. Kylie Duncan, Director of the CosMedic Collective speaks with […]
Did you know? Over 1 million Australians are living with an Eating Disorder and only a quarter are getting treated! This is alarming, especially considering how dangerous eating disorders are […]
What to do if your child is involved in a bullying incident If you learn or suspect that your child has been involved in a bullying situation, your first step […]
We’ve heard a lot about the Astra Zeneca Vaccine so now that the Pfizer vaccine is available in Australia it’s time to learn some facts about this vaccine. The COVID-19 […]
Last week I had my first covid vaccine- the AstraZeneca vaccine. Developed by a team based in Oxford, UK, this vaccine has had some really bad press recently. I’ve got […]
It is not uncommon for our clients to tell us how being more organised in their homes by using phrases such as “Life Changing” or “Incredible difference” or “I feel so much clarity”. Anecdotally I know that a good tidy up or declutter makes me feel so much better – but is there any scientific evidence behind this feeling?
Did you know? Chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness and disability in Australia today with 89% of deaths in 2018 associated with these chronic conditions. These include; Cardiovascular […]
Whether you’ve got one child, or a whole team of them…. once they become mobile, they’re going to keep you on your toes! Maintaining your fitness is going to be important…. but what the heck is ‘fitness’ anyway??
The Mediterranean diet is good for your health Spring is an important time of year in the Mediterranean diet. On the Greek Islands, locals are known to forage for an […]
What is Postnatal Depression? This is different to the “baby blues” that many women experience in the first few days after having a baby, and which resolves quickly. Many women, […]
When the subject of “the snip” comes up in conversation most men will try to change the subject. Despite this, vasectomy remains the safest and most successful form of permanent […]
When the kids are bouncing off the walls running us ragged, it may seem counter-intuitive to give them an energy boost…. but in many instances, hyperactivity, poor concentration and generally […]
Men’s Health: So November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and also Movember. This is a favourite time of the year for most men as instantaneous societal approval is given for […]
We all live in a stressful environment and this can have large impacts on your body. Find out how to identify if your body is stressed and some simple strategies to compact the impacts of stress.
In the current climate, it’s easy to mistaken your child’s sneezing, congestion, and runny nose, as symptoms of a cold… or something worse… but if he or she experiences a […]
Every new generation has its own sources of stress… everything from school pressures, friendship dramas, cyberbullying, dramas at home, and even concerns about social issues like the environment and human […]
As parents, we can often feel pressured to give in to the requests (or demands) of our kids. Sometimes it saves arguments, other times it’s just quicker and easier to […]
It’s been a challenging year… so staying motivated day after day and trying to keep the kids focused and on-track (particularly with exercise and eating healthily), can be a little […]
With advancements in entertainment technology over the years, our kids (generally) spend a lot more time indoors than the children of past decades. With video games, the internet and television […]
Family rituals and traditions are an important part of life for many families and can have a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing. They create our childhood memories […]
Did you know that overscheduled (& overstressed) kids are at higher risk of experiencing depression and anxiety? They can also show an overall lack of imagination or creativity and have […]
Our immune system functions to protect us against the constant daily barrage of microbial pathogens, foreign invaders and mutating cells. How easily we are able to resist and recover from […]