What A Step Parent Really Wants To Say

What a step parent really wants to say to their partner’s ex is: “I do not want to be your child’s parent and maybe if you stopped playing all the emotional games you are currently playing, the bad mouthing of me and your ex and actually parented your child which is...

Time To Help Smokers Quit!

Regular readers will know that I am Chairman on Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA). The organization has been lobbying for three years to legalise vaping in Australia so that the death and illness toll from smoking can be reduced. It is no secret...

The Problem With Chronic Glaucoma

The problem with chronic glaucoma is that the disease causes no symptoms early on, but the treatments often do! Glaucoma is a chronic disease which causes no symptoms at all in its early stages, but which can cause progressive loss of peripheral vision and ultimately...
Can Yoga Reduce Migranes

Can Yoga Reduce Migranes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuP3-_uB7WU   New research shows a reductions severity and frequency of migraine headaches in those who practiced regular yoga.

Top 10 Tips For Step Parents

Top 10 Tips For Step Parents

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that parenting is a challenge at the best of times. Stepparenting, shared parenting, coparenting and blended families are becoming more and more common around the world. Here are my top 10 tips for you, if you start feeling a little...

Are You Afraid of Being Alone?

Are You Afraid of Being Alone?

Are you worrying or stressing about being on your own? Do you fear not finding the partner you want? Is loneliness affecting your current relationships? Conquering Loneliness Feelings of loneliness and a fear of being alone are very common saboteurs to relationship...

Remember When…

Remember When…

Those of you old enough to remember March and April 2020 may recall a term that is not heard these days - “flatten the curve”. The original intent of our response to Covid 19 was not to eliminate the virus but to control the number of cases at any point in time. This...

Are You A Good Step Parent?

Are You A Good Step Parent?

It is human nature that very few of us can accept criticism and either change our ways or want to change our ways. More often than not, no matter what the issue is in life, we blame the other person. I am a firm believer that as step parent you can only control three...

Do We Really Want More Smokers?

Do We Really Want More Smokers?

2020 has been an eventful year for all the wrong reasons. It was about to get worse when on June 19 draconian bans on vaping were announced and were due to start on July 1. Fortunately on June 26, following a massive community response saw the Federal Health Minister...

Has Your Orange Juice Been Hijacked?

Has Your Orange Juice Been Hijacked?

Think you’re drinking fresh and natural orange juice? Think again…… When shopping for fresh orange juice, I have found the phrase “squeezed from fresh oranges”, is not necessarily the truth. The leading orange juice companies such as Tropicana (PepsiCo)(1), Minute...

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

Modern medical practice is calm and measured. We gather information to reach diagnosis. Treatment options are outlined, and side effects explained as well as the possibility of the treatment not working. This happens without use of hyperbole. Informed consent is...

If Diets Really Worked?…

If Diets Really Worked?…

Wouldn’t we all be our ideal weight already? For too long, women have wasted time, money and stress on restrictive diets that promise to make us thinner, happier and more confident.  The dieting industry promises us that ‘this is the diet that will finally give us the...

What Actually Makes A Difference?

What Actually Makes A Difference?

The 1920’s became known as the roaring 20’s. World war one had just concluded and the Spanish (yes infections are named after places) flu was subsiding. Prosperity was on the up and new technologies such as the motor car becoming more prevalent. The “party” ended in...

Do You Rely On Willpower Or Willingness For Success?

Do You Rely On Willpower Or Willingness For Success?

Do you rely on willpower to change habits, behaviours and patterns of sabotage?  How high is your willingness to make changes in your career, relationship or life? Willpower Some people believe that they can change habits and improve their lives if only they had more...

Resilience Is Not A Dirty Word

Resilience Is Not A Dirty Word

In the early 1970’s my parents built a house in what was then the outskirts of Perth. The district had a startup footy (AFL) team. Many weeks we struggled to get a full team on the park and sometimes “borrowed” players from the opposition if they had spare. We did not...