April 2016

Published a story 14th Apr 2016 6:32 PM

IF YOU are one of the millions of Australian adults who are single, separated, divorced, or widowed, I have good news for you.

Single? It’s a date

IF YOU are one of the millions of Australian adults who are single, separated, divorced, or widowed, I have good news for you.

Published a story 8th Apr 2016 2:29 PM

Find out why this columnist thinks Australia needs a love tax.

OPINION: Is it time to explore the true cost of love?

Find out why this columnist thinks Australia needs a love tax.

March 2016

Published a story 29th Mar 2016 5:46 AM

I LOVE a garden shed. I’m not talking about a man shed, or even a woman shed. I’m talking about the creative hub of your productive or ornamental garden.

Love your garden, love your shed

I LOVE a garden shed. I’m not talking about a man shed, or even a woman shed. I’m talking about the creative hub of your productive or ornamental garden.

Published a story 17th Mar 2016 3:57 PM

AUSTRALIANS are more informed than ever when it comes to making educated choices about what they’re eating.

Healthy eating: Get the lowdown on low GI foods

AUSTRALIANS are more informed than ever when it comes to making educated choices about what they’re eating.

Published a story 10th Mar 2016 4:04 PM

I AM in what’s generally referred to as the “honeymoon phase” of a relationship.

Quirky or annoying? Relationship flaws we can't stand

I AM in what’s generally referred to as the “honeymoon phase” of a relationship.

Published a story 4th Mar 2016 11:57 AM

HAVE you ever made something – a cake, a treasure box, a swing – and felt an utter sense of bliss?

How getting creative can cut stress, bring joy

HAVE you ever made something – a cake, a treasure box, a swing – and felt an utter sense of bliss?

February 2016

Published a story 25th Feb 2016 4:56 PM

I HAVE finally realised what I was looking for in a man: in short, the same qualities I value in my dog.

A woman's best friend: Men who are just like dogs

I HAVE finally realised what I was looking for in a man: in short, the same qualities I value in my dog.

Published a story 19th Feb 2016 3:36 PM

IF YOU happened to catch Bill Murray in the comedy Groundhog Day on multiple repeat a couple of weeks ago, you learned all about pessimism versus optimism.

Don’t worry, be happy: then make your dreams happen

IF YOU happened to catch Bill Murray in the comedy Groundhog Day on multiple repeat a couple of weeks ago, you learned all about pessimism versus optimism.

Published a story 11th Feb 2016 4:57 PM

I HAVE a true confession. I self-harm for sex.

From emergency with love: Be careful 'spicing things up'

I HAVE a true confession. I self-harm for sex.

Published a story 5th Feb 2016 10:15 AM

WHILE we all try to eat healthier foods, and support fair trade initiatives, it’s inspiring to meet someone who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.

Ryan Black: Eating and earning sustainably

WHILE we all try to eat healthier foods, and support fair trade initiatives, it’s inspiring to meet someone who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.

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I am an editor with a broad range of interests including well-being, the environment, politics, lifestyle issues, social trends, sex and relationships and community. I am also a qualified counsellor and permaculturist, a dog lover and a yogi. I have written two books, Sex, Optimism and Surviving the 21st Century (Harper Collins) and Slow Sydney (Affirm Press). I love new ideas and people who think outside the box . I enjoy working in a close-knit community.