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Tick tock, my biological clock

Tick tock, my biological clock

Photo courtesy of Evgeniy Isaev My biological clock is ticking. Yes, I admit it. I’m one of those women. Way back when, when all I cared about was living it up, travelling, bar-hopping and drinking copious amounts of alcohol, you would have never thought I would be the one to start worrying about the viability...

Death on a Factory Farm

Death on a Factory Farm

Photo by Cameron Hindmarsh   Recently I watched a documentary called Death on a Factory Farm, which explored animal abuse on the Wiles Pig Farm in Ohio, USA and follows the subsequent court case against the Wiles as a result of animal cruelty allegations. I sat there with silent tears running down my face watching...

Cest La Vie: Leaving the City for Greener Pastures

Cest La Vie: Leaving the City for Greener Pastures

Photo by geodesic And so the journey begins… In less than a weeks time, I will be heading to Maryvale, Queensland. The town is 20 minutes from Warwick, 1 hour from Toowoomba and Ipswich with jobs hard to come by, unless you have farming experience or an agricultural background. I will be packing several items...

An ode to my female friends

An ode to my female friends

There’s something magical about the relationship you have with your closest female friends. If you’re anything like me and you have a number of close female friends you can call on for support, advice, love and laughter than consider yourself one of the fortunate ones. I know some women who don’t have a best friend....

Mindless repetition

Mindless repetition

Photo by Aunt Owwee   Each person lives a life that they inherently choose to live. Unfortunately, most people live their lives in a state of groundhog day. It doesn’t matter what the day is, it’s always the same ol’ same ol’. These people feel uninspired. These people live their lives without actually living. They...

Learning Not To Sweat The Small Stuff

Learning Not To Sweat The Small Stuff

Photo by Andy Powell   I’ve been reading this book I found in an op-shop called “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women” by Kristine Carlson. I guess the title gives it away, but the book gives you 100 different pointers on how not to stress over the little things in life. I’ve been reading it...

The Liberals obsession with surpluses

The Liberals obsession with surpluses

Photo courtesy of Dave Morris   Over the last few days of the election campaign, the issue of the ALP spending $100 million per day came up. And no doubt, this was an issue that the Liberal Party raised to get Australians to vote their way. Fact checkers checked and it turns out Abbott and...

Where’s the ethics in fashion?

Where’s the ethics in fashion?

Photo by Terry Russell   Like most females, I have a predisposition for all things fashion. I used to be obsessed with fashion magazines and had subscriptions to two of them. I enjoyed window shopping and browsing the racks even when I didn’t have any money. On weekends, my friends and I would spend countless hours...

The value of volunteering

The value of volunteering

I attended Catholic schools all my life and “RE” or “Religious Education” featured heavily. As we entered into high school, we were expected to behave like good Catholic citizens and give back to the community. In Year 10, the “Community Development” program was part of our school curriculum and as a result, we were expected...