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Why women’s health is suffering and what we can do about...

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The unwritten Gender Code means, women take on as much as 77% of unpaid labour, in-line with the belief that women should be the carers, and should be putting everyone else’s needs ahead of their own. 

PAVLOVA WREATH

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Yes, you want a non-traditional meal. But try and host a party without a pavlova as the central feature of a dessert spread and...

Stop worrying about the crumbs in the icing

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So when it comes to deciding to make the birthday cake, it can feel like there are only two choices. One, have a go myself, fail, let my child down and look like an idiot in front of everyone on the socials. Errrrm, no thank you.

Grief – From the mouth of an adult orphan

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‘I am an orphan.  I survived my change of environment throughout adolescence. I battled my way through the confusion of romantic relationships in my 20’s.  I held...

Eliza Hull Owning her musical space

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Australian indie folk artist Eliza Hull is known for her stirring lyrics and haunting vocals and it’s not hard to understand why she has...

How to choose the right vibrator

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I was 35 when I bought my first vibrator and I wish that I had had one from a much younger age! If you...

GIRLS CAN DO Anything

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What being an extra on the set of teen drama Dive Club reminded 2 menopausal besties! Growing up in the 1970s the messages on the...

Hearten up – must know facts about heart attacks and menopause

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Our hearts and heart attack symptoms may be different to those of men, but our risk factors of heart disease are not.

The Colours of Music Rachel Walker Mason

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While chatting with Rachel Mason Walker, who had just dropped her child at school, it’s almost impossible not to smile, such is her infectious...

Kylie Sahb | Behind the lens

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Kylie Sahb is an award-winning photographer who has combined her love of music with her passion for photography. She is the Founder and owner...

Holding Space

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Isn’t it time men held the space? If my 6 year old daughter can do it, dudes can too I’ve been told many times I’m...

Sandra Reynolds | Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

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I'm a sucker for a romcom, even though it rarely mirrors real life. In the midst of a grey Melbourne winter made extra cold...

Felicity Abell | To the Bush with Love

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After the birth of her second child, Felicity Abell picked up a life coaching book and stared at the questions about where she hoped...

Cheree Stokes

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Coming back to country Cheree Stokes is by her own admission spiritual with a belief that the universe will guide you to where you should...

A post-bushfire quest for Joie de Vivre

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Looking back now, I feel again that sense of foreboding in late December when ash from far away fires started to sprinkle down on me, my family, neighbours and friends, as I pottered in the garden.
Menopause should be a reason to bust out the bubbly and celebrate the end of periods, period pain, leaking, mood swings and for any women living with daughters or other women, shark week.  However, most women will report that menopause has been the cause of unwanted fat that has besieged their bodies.  It’s not fair that menopause can deliver...
When I was growing up in the 70s and 80s, kids were free-range, like the underarm hair. Back then, we knew less, we cared less, we did less. We didn’t have play dates, we played with all the kids in the neighbourhood. We rode home when it got dark, not forgetting to grab some smokes for our parents from the...
Susie O'Brien
Susie O'Brien is a columnist and journalist, writing on family, social, political and lifestyle issues. She also writes about parenting, or "sharenting" as it's now known thanks to Facebook. Susie often writes about her three kids, but this is getting harder as they now regularly Google their names to check up on her. Susie is an experienced media performer...
Jane Vandermeer
Jane Vandermeer is a highly intuitive, gentle & innovative thought leader. She has always had a love of high-end fashion…..you could say that it is her blood. As a creative & entrepreneurial thinker, she has a 30-year career within the Fashion Industry. Including: Designer, Tailor, Pattern Maker, Quality Control, Buyer, Wholesale & Retail sales, Lecturer, Business Owner, Creator…… She has created & built...
Jane Vandermeer
Today in the Confessional, Sandy chats with Jane Vandermeer, a delightful entrepreneur who has built a number of award winning businesses including Finesse Business & Style, and Intuitive Whispers. Jane has been working in the fashion industry for 30 years, wearing many hats including designer, tailor, pattern maker, buyer, Wholesale & Retail sales, Lecturer, Business Owner and creator. Jane...