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Maybe you have heard of her, seen her or read her books. Australian Erotica Author, Melissa Craig, is taking the world by storm. She has been a guest on some of the biggest radio stations here in Australia for her books and social media influence. She’s been ‘live to air’ in the United Kingdom, been part of a full-page feature in the Sunday Mail newspaper for her award nominated book Ample Attraction. She’s received an honourable mention at the United States International Women’s Day Columbus, Ohio. Why? Because of the help and promotion she gives others—published authors, indie musicians and directors. On top of producing and co-hosting ‘The Melissa Craig & Charity Parkerson’ podcast, which is all about the written word, this part-time author still makes time for her readers and fans on Twitter. Melissa’s debut novel Plentiful Package hit number two on the Hottest New Reads in Erotica after only a month of publication, in December, 2011. She truly believed she would be lucky to sell three books a year considering she was a new self-published author. However, Plentiful Package kept selling, and the paperback reached number 32 Best Sellers List in Erotica and held that position for several months. But it didn’t stop. Did it Melissa? No it didn’t. I was very fortunate as my short story My Package of Paradise moved up the charts of the Amazon International Best Sellers Kindle Store. It made it into the top 10 for Erotica in UK, US, France and Germany for several months, but what happened next was amazing. I had E.L.James follow me on Twitter. Yes, the 50 shades of Grey author; she even retweeted one of my tweets, and I was instantly busy. Her followers started buying my books, and I was in total disbelief. Out of her 260,000 fans she only follows 469 people; she even followed my Facebook fan page.
Your books are different though?
Yes. I write a collection of erotica
books called the ‘Simply Breathtaking Series’ set on an island on The Great Barrier Reef—the inspiration comes from my North Queensland surroundings. Plentiful Package is my debut erotica with a hot kite surfer called Andy, a lifeguard named Ryan and a scuba dive instructor, Jenna. Jenna is also their boss. I have read your reviews, no wonder ‘Plentiful Package’ made number fifteen on the Best Smut books, one above E.L.James.
Awww, thank you. It was an awe-
some feeling knowing readers had voted for it as a favourite. It has stayed in the top 19 Best Smut Books on Goodreads for over a year now. Yay! How do you feel about this comment I found in a review on Amazon? And I quote. ‘It’s been a while since I was able to sit down and get so bloody turned on from flicking through the pages of a book.’
I get shocked from reviews like
that, as it means the reader is connecting to the characters I created. That’s all any author could ask for, whatever the genre. For a reader to flick through my book and feel like they are one of the charac-
ters is a dream come true. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. For people to dive into the fantasy world and forget the dishes on the sink, forget how many nappies they changed that day, forget the everyday stresses of the real world. Everyone deserves the desire of imagination. I think you have definitely achieved that desire through your books and the readers have spoken. Wasn’t Ample Attraction nominated for its second award this week?
Yes it was, for the 2013 Best of Indepen-
dent eBook Awards in America. You have done your homework ha-ha. It’s such a great accolade to be nominated for best erotica genre out of all the independent erotica eBooks in the world. I’m humbled; to the eFestival of Words. To be recognized for my work amongst my peers is an amazing feeling and I am truly delighted that people feel I’ve created real characters that they can associate with. Thanks to the support of my wonderful editor Kate Davidson. I definitely feel honoured when people say they have visited the Great Barrier Reef and could feel the sand between their toes from the words on the page.
Being a self-published author do you feel you have to juggle between writing and your social media responsibilities? You seem to have both down pat, you would have to be organised?
Bwaha, I would like to think I am organised. Gosh, I have to be, otherwise I would get overwhelmed.
Especially since Ample Attraction became a finalist in the 2012 Australian Romance Readers Favourite Erotic Romance against best-selling author Sylvia Day. My social media responsibilities, travelling and celebrity events have doubled. My phone is now my new best friend, and I don’t go anywhere without my laptop or iPad. Social media is the way of the future. I had to interrupt Melissa at that point as I knew Sylvia Day was a New York Best Selling Author and here I was talking to an author that has been considered in the same calibre with her award nomination. I had to control my nerves as reality hit me: Melissa Craig really is the next big thing in her genre and she’s Australian, awesome! Not only does she write sexy, tasteful erotica, with so much emotion you lose yourself in her world. She is a typical Aussie woman, down to earth, lives in jeans and laughs like a trooper. Melissa strikes me as the type of person that can adapt herself to any social situation. From drinking bubbles with elegance, to sitting in the pub with a jug of beer. She truly has a passion and a kindness that shows in her personality and her books. People seem to love her the minute they meet her. You can see why from these photos. She is sophisticated, sassy and sexy. Why not take yourself on a journey, an exploration of intimacy in a tasteful and classy way. Her readers say she has what it takes to write erotica, if you like this quote “It will send your pulse racing and toes curling!! ” you should check out her books and the stupendous men in her life.
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A Focused Mum is quite Zenlike. People constantly comment on how together she is and how she never seems to be frazzled. She knows what a difference being organised makes in her life. Her home is organised and she rarely feels overwhelmed except when there is truly a lot going on. A Focused Mum knows the value of teaching her kids how to be organised.
A Supportive Mum is always putting her family first. She wants them to be consulted in the organising process which makes her feel like sheâ€™s in a holding pattern waiting for others to make a decision before she can move forward. She loves her family but has to make a conscious effort to create time for herself. A Supportive Mum recognises the value of her kids having jobs but to keep the peace she ends up doing the jobs anyhow so as to keep the house moving forward.
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One of the fastest growing industries are home businesses. This revolution in running a business from home and engaging in the freedom of being at home at the same time has become more than a dangling carrot. For some this is very much an every-day reality. However, not all is as it has cracked up to be. Choosing to run a business from home can have its short comings, distractions and unfortunately can see many hours being consumed in domestic chores as opposed to working on the business.
Perfect workspace It is dumbfounding to realise why changing from a regimented 9-5 job into a flexible work environment is more challenging than one could imagine. Given that work-life-balance programs in Australia spent over $400million and failed, it is no surprise that the idealistic flexible workfrom-home lifestyle can be a struggle, initially. The first thing to do is to create the perfect work space. This is not only about the literal work area but also the emotional and psychological space. When considering what the perfect space should look like consider that the work office needs to represent the person, the business brand and message. This can be undertaken through choice of colours, fabrics and even the design of the desk or chosen furniture. One thing to remember is that if this is a new business to spend less until the business is making enough revenue to cover furniture purchases. The easiest thing to do before buying anything is to consider – what is the brand and the business’s identity? If it is an extension of the person then what does this look like? Is it a white desk, a glass desk or a classic wooden desk, or perhaps even a couch? Once all of this is organised, the next part is about the arrangement of furniture. Consider if the room has a window, where is the door in conjunction to where the desk and furniture is to be located; is it next to or infront of? Does the sun come directly onto the desk or is it to the side? Move the desk and any other furniture around until it “feels” right.
Consider five core priorities. Sometimes all of this has nothing to do with logic and everything to do with how it feels. When choosing to have the back to the door it will feel uncomfortable, so naturally this is not a desired set up. It is the adjustment from old habits into new; the adjustment of a life that was known in the old work environment to now learning about a new part of oneself; a new era with risk as well as potential. The second part of this is all about the emotion and the psychological. This is what is going to make or break the business and decide whether the office is set up in accordance with the person, specifically. When having a home business the first thing to do is set up a new routine. Not like the one that was in the old job or the one that enables the person to undertake domestic duties. This routine is called the â€˜wheel of lifeâ€™, designed in accordance with the business and the individual. These two cannot be separate because this will spell out failure before even commencing. The person is complete and must be treated as one. With a home business having both under the same roof makes this challenging because the separation must come from the person not from the ease of separate locations.
These five will incorporate the business, the personal, home, fitness and relationships. These of course can change. Setting the to-do list will work in accordance with this. It is also an affective way to see if too much is happening in one area. The one thing to remember with the wheel of life is that balance is not about what happens in the day but over the month. Allocate some time in each area throughout the month, design tasks in accordance with the business objectives and then break these down to daily tasks. One of the challenges with running a business as a sole trader is the overwhelm that can come from having too much to do in too little time. This simple method enables this to be reduced and managed in a way that minimises stress, incorporates what is important and often supports the reason for going into business in the first place as well as helping to maintain focus on building the business.
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Kim Clark Kim Clark is an experienced stylist and digital media organizational guru represented by Big Frame Network. At 23 years old, she has already styled and systemized some of the most exclusive zip codes. Kim’s love of organization has led her to start VanchicOrganization Youtube channel. From color coordinating, to her creative and non-traditional methods of finding, refurbishing and utilizing décor and storage treasures, Kim has you covered with tips and tricks. Everyone should have a home that they can be proud of with every system, cabinet, space and storage properly arranged. Kim believes that originality, creativity and learning to be a savvy shopper (with a nose for vintage or investment pieces!) can compliment your fashion individuality. Unlike most organizers, Kim will never tell you to fill a closet with unsightly plastic bins or to stuff your prized possessions in baskets. Instead, Kim will show you her unique and one of kind methods for organization. It’s all about flair, prioritizing, upcycling, simplifying and thinking rich. Kim teaches clever techniques like shopping your own closet, sorting, purging, unique storage concepts and maintenance habits that will keep your home tidy 24/7.
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Wish you had Victoria Beckham’s closet but cant afford it? Lusting after Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe collection? I’m here to give you hope! All my tips are centered around the concept of presenting your home with the highest luxury quality... without paying hefty price tags!
Step 1: Search the wardrobe you already have and edit through everything. Take inventory. If somebody asked me right now how many orange shirts I owned, I’d quickly say “3!” Know what you have and be responsible for the money you spend on your duds. Evaluate what outfits don’t fit you, items neglected and staple missing wardrobe essentials. Ditch all your old, worn, tired and ugly pieces. The purging process feels so damn good.
Step 2: Simple means chic. Notice in a celebrity’s house there is balance or symmetry in every room and less than 6 material items on every counter top. Shed the visual clutter.
Step 3: Mirrors make a closet look bigger...get lots of them. Think of a theme or focal point for your space. Don’t have it be an area with just clothes — add decor that ties in with your personal style.
Step 4: Stop using cheap storage supplies, plastic bins and crappy wire hangers. Put all your clothes on matching hangers because it will let small closet spaces appear linear and unified. You should be able to move around hangers on your closet rod. If they are jam packed, you will never fully see what you own.
Step 5: Take everything up off the floor. Rich people never line their shoes or junk on the ground. Piles on the floor add bulk, shortens the height (of an already small closet) and stubs the foundation square footage. You want your closet items beautifully on display; a closet is prime real estate space! Think tall; ceiling storage, ceiling hanging toy hammocks, corner shelving, wall curios, carousels, pull down swing rods...
Step 6: Color coordinate and categorize. Put ‘like with like’ and ‘type with type’. That means all socks in one drawer, all jeans on one shelf, every dress in one solitary section. Coordinate your clothes from light to dark or rainbow order. You will soon discover it is easier to mix and match outfits by properly spotting color options.
Step 7: Remove all paper work, knick-knacks, memory boxes, storage bins, cluttered pictures, suitcases and all other “stuff” from your closet. You wouldn’t store your yoga mat in the refrigerator, right?
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What does my
shape say about Me?
By Matt Legge ND
It is relatively well known that hormone ratios and genetics can determine your bodyshape. You may know someone who has suddenly changed shape as they have been diagnosed with a thyroid problem or been put on a new medication which has given them a moon face. You may have even experienced this yourself by using a new oral contraceptive pill and growing a second more curvaceous bottom. You may have also noticed that hormonal changes donâ€™t just change your shape but will influence your entire body at the same time. Hormones will change your mood and behaviour and create signs and symptoms systemically. Hormones are a fascinating science; the ability to just look at where someone will hold fat when they gain weight and you can get an insight into their personality
and health complaints.
Adrenals The adrenal gland helps you deal with stress. Have you ever heard someone say count to 10 before you react to
and release excessive cortisol and then
stress and punch someone and / or run
they become exhausted and you crash.
away? Well when we are exposed to stress; our nervous stress response is
When overflowing you can experience
immediate and gives us everything we
• Depression borne from anxiety and
need to punch and run but after about
10 seconds a hormone called cortisol is released to switch off our stress response. The problem can be that we are often exposed to repeated or severe stress or grew up exposed to stress we can end up pumping out too much cortisol all day every day.
• Poor short term memory, concentration span and focus • Insomnia and restless sleep • Butterflies in stomach and poor digestion
Adrenal body shape
• Crave sugar
This will change your body shape to
When empty you can experience
hold fat and fluid around your internal organs and will break down muscle mass and bone. This creates a round middle with fat and fluid deep inside your gut, fluid and fat retention around the face and a double chin, sometimes
• Depression borne from fatigue and apathy • Can’t get started in the morning • Crave salt
a humped back or slouched appear-
• Need to drink all the time but can’t
ance and relatively lean arms and legs.
hold it and have constant urination
• Sensitive to glare
The adrenal personality type is best described as an over flowing cup. It is either overflowing with energy and emotion or empty, there is no middle ground. Typically the adrenals overwork
Estrogen Estrogen is the main female hormone that keeps everything soft and feminine. There is an epidemic of estrogen dominance in today’s society due to estrogenic compounds in plastics, pesticides, pollutants, contraception and HRT.
Estrogen body shape Estrogen holds fat and fluid less than 2mm under the skin on the hips, buttocks, thighs, breasts and the backs of the arms. Love handles, saddle bags and the front veranda can all be from estrogen.
Estrogen person • increased intuition and gut instincts • exaggerated stress response and harder to switch off so can dwell on things
• good long term memory • run on autopilot
Androgens are the masculine hormones. Androg
• can crave sugar and chocolate
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• mood swings are aggravated and follow pattern with menstrual cycle
high sugar diet, “insulin resistant syndrome” a
• can trigger headaches
more and more common in recent years.
• poor circulation, sometimes bruising and varicose veins •bloated and fluidy; hips and thighs.
polycystic ovaries (PCOS), which are becom
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Androgen person • easily frustrated and cranky • can get aggressive and angry quickly • can often have acne, cysts, boils or folliculitis
• hair loss on head and hair gain everywhere els
• crave sugars and food and can get cranky and flustered if misses a meal
Hypothyroid The thyroid gland regulates your metabolism. Every part of your body is controlled by the thyroid. It is your internal pace maker and decides if you run fast or slow. It generates heat by burning fat. A fast thyroid is less common and typically makes you hot and sweaty and lose weight. A slow thyroid is much more common and usually makes you gain weight.
Hypothyroid shape Generalised weight gain all over. The whole body can hold fat and fluid. From the fingers and toes to your face. Hypothyroid person • apathy and fatigue • too tired to care or tolerate idiots
• cold • swollen • slow bowels with excessive bloating and gas and fullness • poor circulation and fluid retention
• dry and weak hair • dry skin
We all have all of these hormones but we can look at these “symptom pictures” to determine which hormones may be making the biggest influence on your life. These hormones will overlap and interact but ratios are so
• weak finger and toe nails
important. You can get an idea
We all have all of these hormones but different ratios.
of which one you are dominant in and if you look back at your life you may even be able to identify which came first and that can help to get to the cause and break the cycle.
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Anya is the principal designer at Anya H Interiors. Raised in England before settling in Sydney in 2000 and with nearly twenty years of experience in the Creative Industry and a Distinction from The Institute of Interior Design, Anya brings an eclectic eye and a knack for designing spaces that feel comfortable, livable and individual. With 3 young daughters, Anya has a particular passion for creating stylish yet practical, functional spaces for the busy, family household. “My own home is a contemporary mix of antique, modern and bespoke design. I love the attention to detail, solidity, quality of materials generally associated with antique furniture but appreciate more of the modern look especially for its functionality”. “My goal with Anya H Interiors is to package up service offerings in a more palatable approach so that clients have greater understanding at the start of a project about what the end result will cost. We offer the Onsite Interior Design Service for those looking for a professional interior designer to be onsite and driving the process from start to finish and we also offer a revolutionary approach to Interior Design - an Online Interior Design Service which offers a more
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GROWING NEEDS Newsflash!
Just because you have a kid-friendly home, doesn’t mean it can’t be an elegant, well styled one.
When I first started interior designing, I didn’t have kids and I have to confess, I really didn’t appreciate the kid factor. So when one of my very first clients (a family of five) briefed me on their design absolutes ranging from having nothing out on display, no glass whatsoever, all sofa & chair covers to be removable & washable and so on, my instant reaction was “how am I ever going to make this place look even vaguely stylish?!” It turned out to be invaluable experience and fast-track several years I now have 3 little ones of my own and can fully appreciate that designing with kids in mind takes extra careful planning for durability and function whilst not compromising on overall style… and the best news… all that can be achieved without defaulting to bright plastic furniture!
a use for last minute sleepovers. I’m loving this chic armless sofa, which offers easy accessibility ome tips and advice for deco rating stylish kid-friendly spaces:
for little ones as well as a sofa bed functionality.
oReorganising your floor plan I’m reading a great book at the moment about the
For my Anya H Interiors clients with families, I of-
French approach to Parenting. In pretty much all
ten look to mid century and Scandinavian influ-
aspects of life, French kids are raised with a strict
ences as the starting point for design concepts.
emphasis on boundaries and the Interiors ele-
Regardless of the end look and feel you’re trying
ment is no exception. The living room is regard-
to achieve, the token mid century classic piece
ed as sacred and completely toy and clutter free.
- for instance an Ercol sofa or a Danish circular
Following the philosophy that children can play
table - has clean, soft lines and an uncluttered
happily and independently with fewer things,
vibe that is sophisticated yet practical and fami-
try restricting all toys and games to a dedicat-
ly functional. (And as you know, most furniture
ed room, whether it be your child’s bedroom or
scores extra cool points with your friends just for
whether you turn an extra room that is currently
underused into a play area. (The general trend I’m
Take one of the most important furniture pieces in the home – the sofa. As you multi-task every other area of your life, insist that your sofa multitasks as well and you’ll always be prepared. There are some great multi functioning sofas out there that not only look good but also provide
finding is that separate dining rooms are rarely used these days so this could be the top of your hit list…?). Whichever room you choose, make it the kid’s space and even get buy in and excitement by including your kids in the redesign process.
oChoosing fabrics & finishes Sisal runners, art silk rugs and brushed suede so-
oChoosing a colour palette for your family home
fas were the ‘go to’ of Interiors a few years ago,
I’m sure many of you have read bits & pieces about
however I doubt they will be making the hall of
colour psychology and how colour can effect kids…
‘durable classics’ fame. When it comes to remov-
it’s a question I’m asked almost every day ‘what is
ing stains, in almost all cases, natural is better.
the best colour for my daughter / son’s room?’.
For stain hiding, I’m a big fan of Persian style rugs
In summary, what I can say is consider the ‘cool-
in 100% wool… the pile not only works well for
er colours’ for example lighter shades of blue,
clean ups, but the irregular patterns, kaleidoscope
green and soft yellow as they have a calming ef-
of colours can hide a multitude of sins! Leather is
fect on the body and can make the room feel spa-
perhaps the most obvious choice as it is stylish, du-
cious and relaxing. At the same time, soften the
rable, and resilient and looks great as it wears, but
‘cooling’ effect with creamy neutrals and include
more & more I’m recommending good quality vel-
soft, textural finishes. For Princesses in love with
vets to my clients with kids. Velvets comes in so
the rosy hue, use pink only for certain elements of
many different colours, kids love the soft texture
the room, for instance detail in the curtains, bed
and because it’s a natural fabric, it also means it
linen or a pink rug, but do not let it dominate the
is free from nasty synthetic toxins and chemicals...
another kid friendly tick!
oThe finishing touchâ€Ś accessorising & displaying Installing floating shelves to a room lets you place valuables out of reach from curious little hands. Besides being very stylish, floating shelves will add different and interesting dimensions to the room. Place decorative elements such as colourful books, photo frames and glass (yes, even glass..!) vases with flowers. Insider tip: make sure that there is some consistency in your arrangement, whether it be colour, shape or material that is the unifying element. Last but not least, no kid friendly home can
do withoutâ€Śa chalk board. They are the LBD of any family household to help you feel or-
ganized and in control of all the ‘stuff’ that’s going on. Perfect for chalking up your weekly schedule, ‘cannot forget’ list and displaying the ongoing stream of kid’s art, school notes, party invites etc. So this month, focus on freeing up your space from kids chaos and clutter, and with a little bit of furniture rearranging I promise you will create a much more relaxing and less stressful living space. Readers – love to hear how you go with this plan and any interesting case studies I will feature in the next issue of Born Organized, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke Mangan Luke Mangan is one of Australia’s leading chefs and restaurateurs and is highly regarded internation-
In addition to running eight busy
ally as a shining example of Austra-
restaurants, Luke has written four
lia’s culinary culture.
cookbooks and most recently, his
Luke currently owns and operates glass brasserie, Hilton Sydney; Salt
grill, Hilton Surfers Paradise; Salt
He has launched his own range of
grill and Salt tapas & bar, Singa-
gourmet products and also makes
pore; Salt and the adjoining World
regular appearances on number of
Wine Bar, Tokyo; and Salt grill
TV shows, both in Australia and in-
onboard three P&O cruise liners.
Luke’s newest venture, Salt grill, opened in Jakarta in March 2013. Luke is also the consulting chef for Virgin Australia.
autobiography ‘The Making of a
For more information, please visit www.lukemangan.com.
Enoki Mushroom Salad And Miso Serves 4 Ingredients Omelette 12 free range eggs (3 eggs per omelette) 3tbsp extra virgin olive oil 200g (about 1 cup, firmly packed) crab meat, ensure there is no residue of shell Sea salt and cracked black pepper 100ml Miso broth*
Fish sauce dressing 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1tbsp lime juice 2tsp Thai fish sauce 2tsp crisp fried shallots (from an Asian grocer) 2tsp toasted sesame seeds
Miso broth* 2 litres water 3tbsp dashi 2tbsp miso paste 1tbsp Dijon mustard 1tbsp rice wine vinegar
For the salad 8 basil leaves, broken up 1 red chilli, seeded and julienne 8 coriander/cilantro leaves, lightly torn 8 mint leaves, lightly torn 2 sprigs dill, lightly torn 1 punnet Enoki mushrooms, split into individual mushrooms
Method For the miso broth: In a large saucepan, bring the water to the boil. Add the dashi and allow to dissolve, then add the miso paste and whisk the mixture. Turn down the temperature and add the mustard and rice wine vinegar. Remove from heat and cool. For the salad and fish sauce dressing: Whisk all of the fish sauce dressing ingredients together until well blended. Place all of the salad ingredients in a bowl and toss gently with some of the fish sauce dressing. For the omelette: Heat a little olive oil in a non-stick frypan. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and season with the sea salt and black pepper then ladle in a quarter of the egg mixture. While the omelette is setting, warm the crab meat in a small pan and add a quarter of the warmed crab filling to the centre of the omelette and fold over. Keep warm and repeat 3 times. To serve: On individual plate-bowls, spoon a ladle of the hot miso broth and place an omelette on top. Garnish each plate with a handful of the dressed salad.
Dee Tozer has been the managing director of Medici since 2004. Dee is a Counselling Psychologist with over 24 years experience in the medical and allied health sectors and she established Medici to provide the most comprehensive information for those seeking high quality, best value cosmetic surgery services. Whether it be enlarging or reducing breasts, restoring flat firm tummies or lifting necks, faces or jowls, Dee and her team are there to help clients sift through the huge amount of information available these days and then select what is right for their needs and the outcome they desire. Medici is the longest established and possibly the most well
know Cosmetic Plastic Surgery clinic in the South East of Melbourne. Dee is passionate about ensuring Medici clients really understand the procedure they are considering and that their expectations of the outcome are realistic and achievable. Medici also has two other key service areas, one is the injectable for smoothing tell-tale facial lines and filling and the other is high quality skin rejuvenation treatments. Fraxel has recently been introduced to Medici to treat stubborn facial pigmentation as Dee stays abreast of all the latest developments for youthful maintenance and damaged skin restoration.
Goodbye Embarrassment What can you do? When is best? Embarrassment about small, underdeveloped, empty or sagging breasts and also about Mummy Tummies (Jelly Bellies) both create a great deal of anxiety for many women. The emotional pain can be unbearable as we live in a society of body conscious women and every time we go to buy a dress, a cute or glamorous top, a swimsuit, even gym wear, our embarrassment can be overwhelming. In fact many women tell us that they never get undressed with the light on and avoid going on the treadmill at the gym when any guys are there. Breast Implant and Tummy Tuck surgery each provide a reliable solution when done by an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon. Over the 24 years since I commenced as a Patient Advisor in the cosmetic plastic surgery industry I have shared in the journey of transformation of many hundreds of women who have undergone Breast Implant or Tummy Tuck procedures. Their delight and relief is palpable as they say goodbye to their embarrassing moments and gleefully say that they now leave the light on brings joy and fulfilment to the Medici team. Breast Implant surgery is a day surgery procedure, while Tummy Tucks require an overnight stay and there are medical considerations to be taken into account. A one hour comprehensive and confidential, no obligation consultation at Medici provides all the information without commitment. So if your embarrassment is of concern find out if you are a suitable candidate for a Breast Implant or Corrective Tummy Tuck procedure.
Hiding breast embarrassment is often more difficult than covering up tummy bulges. Breasts really are the essence of our femininity. The most common joy women share after breast enhancement surgery is how they feel so much more feminine. That their femininity has been restored. That they can leave the light on in the bedroom and bathroom.
Do you have a Mummy Tummy?
winter clothing covers up
After pregnancy, even women
any sign of change to friends
who are not excessively over-
and family during the heal-
weight can find themselves
ing phase and breasts have
with a permanent stretched,
settled and are ready for the
flabby or bulging stomach.
summer months. After cover-
Often we talk about “jelly bel-
other type is a full Abdomino-
ing up during winter no-one
lies” and because the skin and
plasty, which addresses excess
will notice when light sum-
underlying muscle is stretched
skin and fat from the pubic
mer tops and dresses reveal
no amount of abdo crunch-
bone up to the ribcage. This
gorgeous full breasts….unless
es and gym work can restore
is a more extensive procedure
you tell them.
your tummy to its pre baby
and usually requires one night
firmness and flatness.
Tummy Tuck surgery, or cor-
After their tummy tucks the
ring hot with women want-
rectly named Abdominoplas-
girls at Medici are overjoyed
ing to get their breast implant
ty surgery, corrects Mummy
with the whole new world
surgery or Tummy Tuck sur-
Tummies following pregnan-
gery done before Christmas
cies. There are two main types
ing choices which opens up.
and many are disappointed
of Abdominoplasty. One, the
because Medici is booked out
mini-abdominoplasty, or mini
wear light summer clothing,
and they have to wait until the
tummy tuck, which is usually
shorts, swimwear and gym
latter part of summer to get
all that is required when the
it done. Often as summer ap-
main abdominal wall muscle
ment. Once that flabby bulge
proaches women say they are
is not damaged by pregnancy
of loose skin and fat is gone
fed up with their body shape
or weight loss and correction
they feel and look great and
and embarrassment during
surgery is confined to removal
love the freedom of jumping
summer when light clothing
of excess skin or a “jelly bel-
on that treadmill at the gym
and swim wear reveal all the
ly” following pregnancies or
without even thinking about
weight loss and can some-
who can see them.
times be a day procedure. The
mences our Medici phones
Winter is the best time. It makes sense to have Breast Implant and Tummy Tuck surgery done in Winter because
As the warmer weather com-
parts they can disguise or hide in winter. They see the shops full of gorgeous summer fashions which they simply cannot wear and wish they had done something about their breasts or tummy in winter. And having a surgical change to breasts or tummy is often the motivation to lose a few unwanted kilos before summer as well.
Stepping into summer with a spring in your step and new confidence is a wonderful feeling of freedom and joy. Being able to shop without embarrassment and wear clothing you have always
your journey of transformation before Summer rolls around again.
dreamed of makes for a magical Christmas and
Medici we are thrilled to hear it all the time then
fabulous Australian summer.
we know we are doing our job. At Medici there
Their relief is palpable and at Medici we are thrilled to hear it all the time then we know we are doing our job. At Medici there are no silly questions to worry about and your comprehensive consultation with a Patient Advisor is free. We do both phone consultations and Skype consultations and can arrange them after hours to suit your schedule. So there’s no need to put
are no silly questions to worry about and your comprehensive consultation with a Patient Advisor is free. We do both phone consultations and Skype consultations and can arrange them after hours to suit your schedule. So there’s no need to put it off any longer, make Medici your first step in your journey of transformation before Summer rolls around again.
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Medici cosmetic surgery….experience the medici difference Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Tummy Tuck, Mummy Tummy, Rhinoplasty, Breast Reduction, Breast Uplift, Facelift, Eyelift, Necklift, Otoplasty -Medici Cosmetic Surgery Specialist Clinic is the most well known, longest established Clinic in the South East of Melbourne, Medici includes both Cosmetic Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery procedures. Twenty one years after commencing in the Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery industry in Melbourne, Dee Tozer’s understanding of what patients want is extensive. Her Medici team in Berwick, Victoria, knows how much the right information plus reliability and safety mean to you. Whether Breast Augmentation or Breast implants will make your femininity shine, Breast Reduction relieves your pain or embarrassment, Tummy Tuck repairs your mummy tummy, Liposculpture removes the curves you dont want, Rhinoplasty reshapes your nose, or Facelift surgery refreshes your appearance, Medici is your answer, we are here for you. There is no need to struggle with the unknown. Under Dee’s guiding hand everything is explained thoroughly for your reassurance. Dee and her Medici team truly understand the Cosmetic Surgery journey of change you are on and we are focused on you achieving your goal.
Hear from one of our many happy Medici Clients:
A life changing and positive experience! The initial decision to have this procedure done was daunting but as I’m now 6 weeks post-op, it was the best decision I have ever made! Family and friends comment on how much happier I seem and how I hold my posture taller and prouder. I feel my confidence has lifted and my moods through tiredness have improved. My backache has gone, so has the shoulder pain and headaches!! “GOD BLESS TOM!” I now look forward to some new bra shopping instead of dreading!!!”
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Entrepreneurial Aussie Mum Kicks Goals Three and a half years ago Townsville mum, Angelene Bourne created Angelfish Dragonfly – www.angelfishdragonfly.com.au, a premium ‘clicks and mortar’ store catering for premmie babies to ten year olds after many people kept stopping her in the street and saying “Now you didn’t get that beautiful garment here did you?” She was buying her baby daughter’s garments from boutiques in Melbourne on visits to family. So she saw a need for these premium products to be stocked locally. Ms Bourne opened her ‘shop’ in the peak of the Global Financial Crisis and has watched the online business thrive in one of the world’s most competitive markets. “It has been a labour of love and hard work that have built up the business to where it is today, the premier Townsville store that is also known Australia wide and with many customers worldwide as well”, she commented. Ms Bourne acknowledges there are plenty of players in the sandpit but has built herself a sizeable moat. “Large retailers often underestimate the little guy but they’re competing with mums like me who know exactly what mums want. It’s about providing convenience, the right mix of products, excellent customer service and a seamless shopping experience. It also makes me so pleased to get such amazingly positive feedback at local boutique markets where we have a ‘pop-up shop’ ”, she said.
Ms Bourne says her online boutique is vintage inspired
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Lindy Cook Lindy Cook is a Naturopath and Nutritionist with a passion to inspire healthy eating and support the environment. Lindy has lectured at Endeavour College, been a regular corporate speaker and worked in private practice for over 15 years.
She runs My Green Lunch Box, an on-line store for all your lunch needs and home to the environmentally-friendly fundraising program for schools and kindergarten - promoting rubbish free lunch days in schools. My Green Lunch Box Health & Nutrition talks for children and parents are also available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website www.mygreenlunchbox.com.au for more information.“In Australia, as elsewhere across the globe, obesity is a major problem. In children a high intake of processed, ‘junk’ foods and an inadequate consumption of fruits and vegetables, are
important risk factors for mental health problems and reduced cognitive ability. My Green Lunch Box is a wonderful initiative that helps lay the foundation for a lifetime of good eating and helps prevent so many of these avoidable diseases associated with obesity and poor nutrition. This contrasts to other forms of fundraising, such as the standard chocolate drive, which go against healthy eating practices”. Dr Felice Jacka, World Expert Childhood Nutrition “At last a fundraising initiative that supports the environment and your school by offering a variety of well designed lunch boxes, bottles and wrapping options to help parents avoid using packaging that often ends up in landfill.” Tamsin O’Neill - Editor, Green Magazine
What SuperFoods Can Do for You
Naturopath & Nutritionist Owner My Green Lunch Box
Not all foods were created equal - some are so packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and other beneficial substances that they’ve been deemed “superfoods”. Put simply, superfoods give you more ‘bang for your buck’ than regular foods. Superfoods are multi-taskers, brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients and delivered in a delicious form. They are known for their incredible health giving qualities due to their very high levels of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. By incorporating a serve or two of your favourite superfoods into your diet you can greatly improve your health, boost your immune function and support a life of optimal vitality and wellbeing.
The biggest dilemma you face is deciding which delicious superfoods to include in your diet, there are just so many to choose from! In part one of this superfoods article, we take a look at a few favourites and see what they can do for you.
Quinoa This South American, gluten free grain seems to be everyone’s favourite new staple. The Incas referred to it as ‘the mother of all grains’ and NASA is considering using it as a potential crop for manned flights in the future. • Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat and boasts a higher protein content than any other grain. • Calcium rich - on a gram to gram basis, quinoa provides over twice the amount of calcium than that found in whole wheat.
• A great source of superoxide dismutase, the champion antioxidant that helps protect your body from oxidative damage caused by the release of free radicals in the body. • Rich in minerals magnesium, folate, manganese and phosphorous. • Low GI – quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. This helps keep you feeling full for longer periods and keeps blood sugar levels balanced • Quinoa is incredibly versatile and can be cooked in the same way as rice or couscous and can be substituted for most grains in cooking. • The flakes can be used to make porridge, a high protein breakfast food. Top it with your other favourite super foods; goji berries, hemp seeds, chia seeds and a little agave or coconut sugar to sweeten.
Hemp Seeds Hemp seeds, the legal cousin of cannabis (without the THC), are considered to be the most nutritious seed in the world and are the only plant-based complete protein.
• The protein provid proportional to both beans and is in a form than that foun en and other high p
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chocolate in its most d to the Aztecs, it was Gods. Recent research chocolate offers many
t flavonoids than any
food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black & green teas • The highest whole food source of magnesium. • The theobromine naturally found in raw cacao stimulates the release of endorphins that provide a gentle anti-depressant action • The rich antioxidant content may help lower raised blood pressure and improve circulation • Mix raw cacao nibs with goji berries and almonds to make a delicious trail mix for you and the kids to snack on. • Raw cacao powder can be used for baking, added to fruit smoothies or protein shakes or the occasional after school hot chocolate.
Coconut Oil Without a doubt coconut oil is the latest ‘it’ super food and what an extraordinary number of health benefits offered. • Coconut oil will not turn rancid and oxidize when heated, unlike many other oils (including olive oil). So use it for frying, baking – anything really that requires heating in the kitchen. • Lauric acid, a constituent of coconut oil, has anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities. Try having a tablespoon daily to give your immune system an extra boost. • The medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) in coconut oil can help you lose weight and protect from insulin resistance! MCFAs behave differently to other fats, being absorbed straight into the cell, where they can be immediately burned up as energy, boosting our metabolism and making them less likely to be stored as fat. • Use only organic virgin coconut oil to ensure you are getting maximum nutritional benefit. • Add a tablespoon to your favourite smoothie, roast your vegetables in it, bake with it, stir fry with it, pop your fish in the oven wrapped in foil with a little ginger and add a tablespoon of coconut oil for a rich, delicious flavour. Yum…..
Agave Nectar Agave nectar is a healthy, completely natural unrefined natural substitute for refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. Made from the Agave plant it has been used in native societies of Mexico for centuries as a sweetener and healing ointment. Agave is thought to have anti-bacterial properties that can heal wounds and fight off infections. • Agave ranks lower than many other sweeteners on the glycemic index. • It is a natural sweetener that comes in a liquid form similar to honey and can be used as an alternative to traditional white and brown sugar • The calories in a serving of traditional white sugar and agave nectar are the same so you still need to be mindful of your intake. • Be aware that agave contains the highest levels of fructose of any commercial sweetener. • Top your breakfast cereal with a little agave, cook with it, use it anywhere a sweetener is called for.
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11. Simply mix together all ingredients to a firm paste. It must be firm or the icing wonâ€™t hold its shape. 12. Place mixture into a piping bag (trim corner end off bag and insert nozzle) by folding the bag back and holding the bag in one hand for support and filling with icing from the other hand.
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What exactly is a ‘Mumpreneur By Diana Holwerda Co-Director/ Founder Mum Entrepreneurs Pty Ltd
As I am trying to come up with the words for our Mum Entrepreneurs into this issue I find myself not at a loss of words but at a loss for time!
Being a ‘Mumpreneur’ is exactly that! A mum running her own ent
balancing running a household (cooking, cleaning, paying bills etc. etc.
after her children but never enough time to do it all, so usually someth
rificed e.g. cooking, cleaning, the kids, the business or (and this happe the Mum.
Why do it then? Well because on a good day you can do it and if thin
s article to go
well you can make a living out of it and still be with your family. Some women have done amazingly well.
So I invite you to think about the idea of running your own business. It could be a
.) and looking
product/ service that there is a gap in the market for. It could be working for a party
hing gets sac-
plan company like Avon or Tupperware.
ens a lot) you
ngs are going
And when you are looking for that support network on the days when things arenâ€™t going that well check us out at www.mumentrepreneurs.com.au as we are expanding throughout Sydney this year.
Mum Entrepreneurs Network Group Offers Support Online & In Sydney, Australia Mum Entrepreneurs Pty Ltd is almost 3 and cannot keep up with demand from women in business wanting to meet each other. From meetings in coffee shops, to larger venues, after only a year since launching their regular place sells out in hours. When two mums in business with young kids Banika Smee and Diana Holwerda met on Facebook they agreed they needed a local mumpreneurs group - and founded the rapidly expanding ME. Diana and Banika were looking for a working women’s network in their local community to connect with other mums in business for support and advice. “We want to support women in business in our local community and we couldn’t find a network that suited us, that was affordable and with the kind of unusual hours to suit us, like nights. Which is why we started this network to suit us, and it seems to suit a lot of other women too!” said Diana.
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The group has achieved the goal of providing an accessible network for mumpreneurs on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, from Manly to Palm Beach, with night meetings to fit busy schedules. “We keep having to find bigger meeting spaces due to popularity,” said Banika. “It’s been invaluable not only for practical tips but also meeting up with other mums in business.” Banika runs her own bamboo loungewear business called Witjuti and Diana runs PA on the GO that provides virtual and onsite admin assistance and marketing and social media support to small and medium sized businesses. Many mumpreneurs have left corporate roles to work from home and make use of their considerable skills in marketing, accounting, business and sales. Others have finished raising kids, or not yet started, and find meeting up with other local businesswomen invaluable.
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Hayley Merelle Coates – HMC Hayley moved to Queensland at the age of 13, immediately fell in love with Burleigh Heads Beach, and has been a Gold Coast girl ever since. She spent 5 years with a family, as their nanny, while completing a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Griffith University, in 2005. Hayley has been a full-time teacher for seven years and has taught from Prep, up to grade seven, as well as tutored high-school students, in her spare time. She now works at the independent Silkwood School and is currently on maternity leave, with her seven-month-old daughter, Charlotte. Hayley is on her way to becoming a published author and writes under the pen-name HMC.
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cal thriller—the idea came to her during an Abnormal Psychology lecture and the book is set to launch in the coming months. Take a PEEK - Click HERE Hayley writes on global issues, and finds inspirational pieces, to add to her blog ‘Soul Stories’. Her blog is new, but has already been nominated for ‘The Inspirational Blogger’s Award’ and is a nominee for the
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the ADOLESCENT Brain
Mother, Teacher and Author HMC
Teenagers. Did you grind your teeth at
become redundant, in the
the word? I bet some of you
did – probably the ones with
The friends of an adolescent
difficult teens living at home, this minute. So what gets our goat when
at an event, make a pact that home.
stone towards independence.
Why can’t my teenager make
They need to let you go and
it comes to mini adults? Today, I hope to shed some light
Then, there’s the Dopamine
the sake of peace and reconciliation. After all, they’re our legacy.
The questions be-
low come from parents and grandparents of teenagers. Why is my teenager easily influenced by their friends? Once upon a time, YOU were your little ones’ number one. Then, all of a sudden, you became ‘redundant.’ Guess what? That’s your job. A good parent is supposed to
you ALL leave your phones at
are an important stepping
hold on somewhere else.
on the adolescent brain, for
If you want their full attention
increase in the teenage brain: ‘the feel good chemical.’ It means
seek to stimulate each other. That’s why hanging out with them is more fun. Phones and internet are the lifeline to friends. Back in the day, we roamed the streets instead. Our teenagers aren’t really allowed to do that anymore, for safety reasons, and that’s not their fault.
smart choices? Be easy about this. It’s the first time they’re allowed to make serious decisions. We can’t expect them to make the right ones all the time. Not only that, but remember our friend Dopamine. Yes? He wins. Every time. That little chemical wins out over common sense.
The next hurdle is the Prefrontal Cortex. While the rest of the brain develops, this guy has to take the back seat. The Prefrontal Cortex is the master of logical decision making and planning. When they forget to wash up or take out the trash, they often have forgotten. Or they ‘plan’ to, but those plans failed.
See what difference it makes when you write a list of chores for your teenager.
Why is my teenager so argumentative? Children go through life thinking that everything is going to turn out okay. Then, all of a sudden they realise adults don’t actually know everything. In fact, they’ve made a mess of things. The entire world comes crashing down. What to do?
Once again, the rational argume
stone. It’s the teenager’s way of u
aries. If they are supported durin
come out the other side with a str
This question is from one of our te
their children being inside all the t they are? When we were young(er) we ran,
billy carts and raced down ridicu evening. We were the Kings and
for most of us adults to see that t
sadder that we have to know whe
Why would they let this happen? Why is there war? Why is the Govern-
Being outside, playing sport and
ment the way it is? Why does my father contradict himself?
Racing hearts pump oxygen thro
your body prevents disease and s we love you.
; There was also a time when we used to have a house to ourselves. We could listen to loud ‘dorky’ music, put our feet up,
entative phase is an important stepping
and scratch our bottoms without having to worry about any-
understanding the world and its bound-
one else. It’s nice to have a little alone time every now and then.
ng this stepping stone, they are likely to
(When you’re at school, we’re often at work).
ronger sense of self.
eens: Why are parents so worried about
time? Aren’t they happy to know where
We all get on each other’s nerves. We all drive each other insane. Sometimes, in order to break through to your teenager, it’s better to try to understand them rather than wish they’d do things your way.
played, built forts, swam in rivers, made
ulous hills, and stayed in the streets til Queens of the neighbourhoods. It’s sad
teenagers don’t have this anymore. Even
ere you are for safety reasons. running around gets your heart racing.
And vice versa, teens. If your parents grind you to insanity, ask them what they were like when they were a teenager. You’ll learn a lot about who they are. Even better, ask them how their day was.
Let’s reconnect with our teens. They’re just our babies in big people’s bodies, trying to make their way in the world.
ough your bodies, and oxygen through
sickness. We want you healthy because
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