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For too long domestic violence has walked among our society and blended into our community; the silent killer murdering, maiming and manipulating our gorgeous women (and some men too). It absolutely horrifies and devastates me, and as I sit here writing this column, I’m brought to tears.

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Domestic violence is not OK is any way, shape or form – physical, mental or verbal. Real men do not hit or hurt women, just like they don’t manipulate, degrade, intimidate, disrespect, belittle or control women, especially the ones they are supposed to love and care deeply for. It’s cowardly, callous and cruel - and there is no place for it in our society.

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In its simplest and most disturbing form, domestic violence is violence, and the dictionary describes violence as: “Behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage or kill someone or something.” We need to have the courage to speak up now before another life is taken. It is not only our responsibility as human beings, but as a community. Sadly, there are too many bystanders who don’t know what to do when faced with a domestic situation. It’s a hard place to be in. Do you call triple zero? Do you go and see what’s happening? Do you put yourself in danger too? Do you do nothing?

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Many people fear it’s not their place or their business… but these are our women and it is our business. Imagine if it was your friend, sister or a colleague … would you let it go? Would you turn a blind eye because you didn’t want to get involved? I know it may not be as simple as that for some, but we need to be brave, stand up, speak out and say – it’s not OK and I’m going to do something about it.

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The Schoolhouse Gallery , October 16-18 The very popular Exotic Erotic Exhibition is coming to the Gold Coast and will be held at The Schoolhouse Gallery on the corner of Ashmore and Carrara Street, Benowa. Opening night is Friday, October 16 at 6.30pm. Admission is $10 and includes food and entertainment with a cash bar. The exhibition continues Saturday and Sunday with sculptures that express passion and love of human beings. All welcome.


Surfers Paradise, October 23-25 The Gold Coast’s biggest weekend of entertainment is back. Get set to party with Australia’s greatest ever rock band Cold Chisel, performing live on Saturday night. Club 600 is back bigger and better with an all-female DJ line up, chill zones and Miss V8 Supercars. If that’s not enough, on-track action will ramp up with world-renowned Stadium Super Trucks.


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Events Centre, Caloundra, October 17 It’s time to start planning your outfit, the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival is just around the corner and it’s going to be spectacular. A glittering evening packed full of glamour and style with designers Nicola Finetti and Secrets Shhh. A host of established national and international design talent, and new emerging designers will also be showcasing their latest collections.

Paradise Showroom, The Arts Centre October 30 Join the Arts Centre and local businesses for a night of fun and good will. Raise money for the Gold Coast Project for Homeless Youth, which provides supported accommodation for young people aged 16-19. Treat yourself to a threecourse dinner, beverages and a whole lot of entertainment, all helping to raise money to build much-needed new houses. Tickets are $160 and dress is black tie.


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How do you cope with unexpected bills? A Panic about your lack of funds B Rearrange the budget C Have a moment of worry before planning how to cover the cost The kids are running wild and misbehaving, you: A Start screaming B Take a breath and give them a new game to play C Tell them off then take them to the park to burn off the energy You feel overwhelmed by things: A Often B Rarely C Occasionally How often do you feel that your extra efforts at work go unnoticed? A It feels like all the time B Rarely, being proud of yourself is all that matters C Sometimes, it gets you down for a while but you get over it

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Your morning routine is interrupted when your zipper breaks, you: A Get angry, your day is ruined B Grab another outfit and start again C Spend a minute getting frustrated before finding a better outfit How often do you yell at fellow drivers while on the road? A Always B Never C Sometimes You have the afternoon to yourself to relax, you: A Finish off the last of your chores and errands before you sit down B Do something really enjoyable C Spend some time thinking about your unfinished chores before brushing them off to relax How often do you ask for help? A Never B Whenever I feel I need it C Usually after I have tried and exhausted my efforts

Mostly A: Maxed Out Your stress levels are through the roof! With so much on your plate you need to take some time out for yourself and relax. Allocate at least half an hour a day to doing something just for yourself; even if it means just sitting in a comfy chair with a cup of tea and a good book. Mostly B: Ice Cool Stress, what’s that? You have things totally under control and have managed to find that elusive life balance that leaves you relaxed and content even through the most stressful circumstances. Enjoy your relaxed disposition and teach your tense friends your tricks. Mostly C: Walking the Line You walk the thin line between anxious and calm, sometimes stumbling into a stressful state. For the most part you keep things fairly relaxed, but you would benefit from giving yourself a little extra time to put your feet up. Just “getting by” only lasts so long before you find the strain creeping up to a disrupting level.




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Gold Coaster Kate Gubanyi was in her early 30s when she got the news no one ever wants to hear. She had breast cancer. This is her story. t the age of 28, Gold Coast wedding dress designer Kate Gubanyi felt a lump in her breast. It was the typical “pea-sized lump” doctors tell women to look out for when examining their breasts. With her heart in her throat and fearing the worst she went to her doctor, only to be told “young lady you have no risk factors, so just go home and forget all about it”. She wishes she hadn’t taken that advice. It was three years later, at 31, after a friend was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Kate knew something wasn’t right and sought a second opinion. The lump was growing. “My boyfriend (now my husband) was a doctor and got the news before I did. We were sitting on the couch one night and he said:‘Babe, you have breast cancer. I’ve organised for you to get it removed on Monday’,” she says. “I remember throwing my head in my hands and crying for a long time. But it also was a relief as I had been feeling strange and not well for a long time. I had always been a jogger and l had stopped jogging

desperately wanted kids but he told me it didn’t matter to him any more and that he would stand by me no matter what. “My Mum and Dad came to chemo with me every time. At first we tried to make it fun, but towards the end big tears would roll down my face. “The day after chemo I would throw up for the whole day. It was like a buzzing nauseous sensation. My long blonde hair fell out after two weeks and my skin looked white. “My boss at the time arranged for me to keep working part time from home and that kept my mind off things. I also

Life can be surprising because it exhausted me. I was working in my dream job as a journalist and had started needing to take days

off to rest. “But I was lucky. My cancer was stage one, so I had the lumpectomy and no cancerous cells were found in my lymph nodes. I was told by my team of doctors I wouldn’t need chemotherapy. As chemo can compromise your fertility, and my boyfriend and I both wanted children, this was great news.” Then she got the call no one wants. “I got some bad test results. Cancerous cells had been found in my milk ducts and I now needed a long course of aggressive chemotherapy and localised radiation. I was told I almost certainly wouldn’t have children,” Kate says.“I was devastated. “In the beginning I had no idea what I was in for. I had no idea the treatment would suck the life out of me and leave me feeling like an empty shell. “I needed to stop everything a normal 31 year old would be doing – such as focusing on my career, relationships and family - and work solely on my health and recovery. Support of her family, friends and colleagues got Kate through the dark days. “Thankfully, I had amazing support. My partner made me walk every day. I knew he

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taught yoga every week to professional golfers. I wore a short blonde wig and my students just thought I had cut my hair. “I tried to stay focused, positive and healthy. I drank a lot of green vegetable juice and exercised every day. I think this really helped my overall recovery.” It’s been four years since Kate had her world turned upside down. “After chemo I did a fertility test and my hormone markers, with 100 being highly fertile and 0 being infertile, were at 6. The normal number for my age was 40. “I was also told it wasn’t safe to become pregnant as my cancer was receptor positive to oestrogen. But two years after the treatment, a new study found that it was safe to have children. It’s important to say here, this is only one study that applied to my type of cancer and not the majority of breast cancers. “Two years after my treatment, against all odds, I became pregnant by accident and I now have a gorgeous two-year-old boy who is our little miracle.” Kate says facing death at a young age was one of the hardest and saddest things she ever had to comprehend. 14

“I feel a lot older than my years,” she says. “But on the flip side, I am now more motivated and pursue my goals enthusiastically. I followed my passion for fashion and started designing wedding dresses. Now I have a thriving bridal business and sell to brides all over the world. “We have a lot of fun doing fashion shows and photoshoots, and I never fail to get excited when I see the end result of one of my new designs. “I love everything about my life and everyone in it. I now appreciate every day and have never been happier or healthier. “Life can be surprising and good things can come from life’s challenges.” • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Benefit s and risks of breast screening ith so many mixed messages in society about breast screening, especially in young women, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision about your health. There’s never been a better time than during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October to do this. It is recommended that women between 50 and 74 have a breast screen every two years, as the evidence of benefit is strongest in this age group. However, women can attend this service for free from the age of 40. Benefits l Screening mammograms can show very small breast cancers. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chance of surviving it. l Screening mammograms are the most effective test for finding breast cancer early. No other technology has been proven, as a screening test, to reduce breast cancer deaths. l For every 1000 women aged 50-74 years who attend for a mammogram with BreastScreen, 955 women will get an all-clear result and 45 will be called back for further tests. Of these 45 women, 39 will get an all-clear and six will be diagnosed with breast cancer. For every 1000 women in this age group who are screened every two years (over 25 years), around

eight deaths from breast cancer will be prevented. Risks l Screening mammograms detect most breast cancers present, but they are not 100 per cent accurate. There is a small chance the mammogram will look normal even if breast cancer is present. l Mammograms involve exposure to a small amount of radiation, similar to around 18 weeks’ exposure to natural radiation in our environment. l A mammogram may cause brief discomfort or pain in some women. l The majority of women requiring

further tests, due to an abnormality on their mammogram, are told no breast cancer was found. l Most breast cancers found through BreastScreen would grow and be lifethreatening if not treated. However, some cancers found and treated may not become life-threatening. At this time, it is not possible to tell which breast cancers will become lifethreatening. Hence debate exists about over-diagnosis and treatment of breast cancers which may not impact some women in their lifetime. To make an appointment at your nearest BreastScreen service call 13 20 50.

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October 2015

Journal of a bum


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Live your life how you want, doing what you want, when you want to

ver lived on a tight budget? What about as a traveller? Lisa Kishawi, a 27-year-old traveller from the Netherlands, has been globetrotting on a super-tight budget for more than six years. The self-confessed “bum” believes experiences mean more than money ever could and so she spends very little to travel to exotic destinations around the world that others pay thousands of dollars for. She recently spent three months in Surfers Paradise, her first Australian stop, before heading to Cairns. Lisa is on a working Visa for 12 months and cleans to get the cash she needs. The free spirit – who has completed a Masters In Environment and Resource Management in Amsterdam – says she wanted to see a different way of life when she began travelling that wasn’t the norm. “You don’t need to have a car, house and huge savings. Life is simpler than that. We don’t have to worry so much about the future because things will just work out,” she says. She shares an episode of her life with Get it magazine. I love my life. It’s not the kind perceived as valuable by most people. It’s not a life sought after, one you dream of or work for. It’s not glamorous, interesting or high level. It’s more like the kind you try to avoid at all cost. It is the bottom of the barrel, the gutter, the place you fear ending up at if all fails. But not to me. To me it is freedom. It’s the life I choose to live right now. It is the life of endless time and possibility. It is the life of simplicity. Mere existence. I do what I like, when I like, the way I feel like. I do things differently. Not because I want to be different, it just turns out to be that way. I’m wearing all the clothes I have. Some of it I found, some given second-hand, most I’ve had for years. But it’s clean, warm, comfortable and not bad looking. I’m not a bum at all costs, I actually quit couch surfing and am now renting a (shared) room in a house of four. I have the things I need: Laptop, phone and bike are my most precious possessions and I’m so grateful every time I use them. I just spent $20 on headphones because my old ones (I had for six years) broke. I used them a couple of nights ago, while dancing on the beach. Rain and sea water together with sand probably caused that. But it was worth it. I love the sound of good music in my ears while I run down the endless coastline until sunrise. I feel alive. The next “day” I get up late because I can. I have breakfast; bananas I found in the bins of the supermarket the day before. I pass by Max Brenner to pick up some leftovers, the tables outside are full of them. I don’t even have to go inside. I take out my Tupperware and throw everything in it (cakes, waffles, strawberries, six cups of hot chocolate fondue), and make my escape. This stuff is too good to waste. People look at me from the corners of their eyes in disbelief, but I couldn’t care. I give them a smile and skip my way to a bench out of sight in the sun to taste what is better than gold. I watch people passing by seemingly in a hurry. They walk and talk a lot to each other or on the phone. Communication is supposed to make us intelligent, but when I listen I rarely hear anything intelligent. I wonder why the jewellery shop nearby is so busy. Can you buy anything useful there? Later I sit on the beach and watch kids play. An older man suddenly shows up next to me. He asks for the time. I know he just wants to talk (actually, he just wants sex). The night life starts. I see girls in heels and tight dresses with makeup on their faces outside the clubs. I decide to go in, if it’s free, but there’s something about being on a guest list (who came up with that?) I’m not on any list but somehow they let me in anyway. I don’t waste time. I take off my jacket and whatever else and start twerking on the dance floor. I know from experience these places are the worst to make friends, so I don’t try any more, but I smile a lot and if anyone talks to me I’m happy to talk back. Before I leave I visualise $2 coins by the bar, I check but don’t find any; unusual, but I let go of the thought and leave. As I exit I see it, there, on the floor, that golden colour; small, round and shiny. I laugh to myself - the law of attraction never lets me down. Thank God. October 2015

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Tania Zaetta is withan Book a personal style session Queensland celebrity stylist Elizabeth McMahon... Australian household name recognised from TV Shows like Who Dares Wins, Baywatch and Sydney Weekender, along . with many Bollywood films. However, what most people don’t know is that she is also a qualified natural beauty therapist, Pilates instructor and the founder of the highly successful “6 Wk Trim & Tone Online Pilates & Weightloss Program”. On the Gold Coast this month to promote her new book Trim and Tone with Tania, I caught up with her to discuss how she stays so stylish. ON HER HEALTH “Maintaining my figure over the past 20 years is a mix of healthy eating and Pilates workouts. I developed my program so I could help other women achieve the same results. With the program’s success came requests for a book, so Trim and Tone with Tania has just launched and provides all my health, fitness and nutrition tips, along with Pilates and Barre Pilates exercises to achieve a long, lean, strong body,” Tania says. “I promote being healthy and not skinny as I want to encourage people to maintain a healthy weight that works for them.” ON HER FASHION “Fashion plays a huge part in my everyday life as does exercising, so obviously gym wear is a staple in my wardrobe. I am really excited to see how over the past couple of years active wear is transferring from the gym to everyday lifestyle. It is 100 per cent accepted to now head out to the shops wearing your leggings and gym shoes – I love that,” she says. ON HER STYLE “With spring now here my pick for everyday wear is three-quarter tights teamed with a tank top and crop top underneath.This is a perfect lightweight combo that’s stylish and can work on pretty much anybody. ON HER WARDROBE “Spending a lot of time travelling, speaking and at women’s networking events, I find it easy to mix and match with a few coloured pieces and accessories when my outfits are classic colours like black, white or beige. Accessories, such as necklaces, are also great to give your outfits a new look, and I always travel with a black blazer as it works for both day and night ,” she says. “When I wear a skirt or dress I make sure it is always just above the knee or mid-thigh – Victoria Beckham style. Hemlines should never be shorter then this as it can take away from a women’s natural and beautiful shape. When I need to dress upf or an event I like to choose timeless and sleek dresses.” Tania’s “6 Wk Trim & Tone Online Pilates & Weightloss Program”, her book Trim and Tone with Tania and free eBook are available at The book is also at all leading book stores and Target. Start the New Year looking stylish, younger and confident.

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Then forget about “me” - it’s all about “we”. Businesswoman, author and entrepreneur Janine Garner gives the top five reasons why you need to be a team player in today’s workforce here’s a new kid on the block when it comes to workplace behaviour, particularly if you are looking to thrive at a leadership level. The days of hiding away in a corner office, gazing out the window in splendid isolation, are well and truly over. To forge a successful path, it’s all about engagement with others and understanding that there really is no “I” in team. Welcome to the “we” space – and the theory that lies behind commercial collaboration. Here’s how you can use it to future-proof your career. 1. Be willing to share credit when credit is due: The temptation to take all the glory for your team’s success can be overwhelming when you have led a project. But understanding everybody needs to be given accolades, no matter how insignificant their part in the eventual win may seem, is critical. This leads to greater engagement and trust. In return, team members feel empowered and are more likely to give a better performance – and future projects will be even more successful, leading to larger rewards for you. October 2015

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4. Stand up and be counted: Part of teamwork is the ability to change situations that are not acceptable. If you think an idea could be improved or your workplace has unacceptable conditions for members of your team, then don’t just sit there. You have a responsibility as a leader to make decisions, to start change and to be a part of the whole – and sometimes it involves shaking the tree. 5. Don’t be afraid to network: If you network effectively, it can provide a truly collaborative workspace. Professional networks are essential to give support, encouragement and knowledge along the upwards progression path. This isn’t the whole “have as many people as possible in your email list” type of network, but likeminded thinkers who understand what you want to achieve and who you want to support in kind. Teamwork and collaboration are ways to stabilise and stand firm in a shifting and unsteady commercial environment. That “me, me, me” place you’re in at the moment, doesn’t get you very far.

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s the weather warms up, bodies will be on show at the spring races - and maybe even the beach. If you’re like most of us and have indulged in winter comfort food and are now looking at your swimming cossie with distaste, it’s time to give the body a quick spring clean to drop those winter kilograms. Over the years I’ve learnt a few fail-safe concepts combining conventional and holistic medical wisdom that can quickly help shed unwanted kilos, relatively painlessly, for a special event or simply to get back on track. Our muscles are our most active fatburning cells and the more protein we eat the more muscle we tend to put on. As a general rule, protein (such as eggs and meat) builds muscle tissue and high-glycaemic index carbohydrates (like white bread and flour) creates fat stores. Beginning the day with a high-protein meal such as eggs or baked beans starts the day by building muscle, increasing energy and reducing sugar cravings. The better our energy and the less we crave sugar, the more likely we are to stick to our best intentions and not sabotage our weight-loss goals.

Protein again at lunch time (such as chicken or tuna and salad) supports energy and muscle production, and also helps with brain energy to keep us focused and not craving the sweet treats as we hit our lowest energy point at 3pm; just in time for school pickup or that work deadline. Many people don’t know that we are meant to have our lightest meal at night when our digestion is at its weakest. In order to support weight loss, only foods that have a higher alkaline-forming profile - such as green vegetables, salads and vegetarian proteins due to their high mineral content (and not animal-protein foods that are acid forming) - are meant to be eaten after 3pm. This is because the enzymes that burn fat are very sensitive to our body’s pH level and if we are too acidic then we don’t burn fat well. This is why some people find it difficult to lose weight. My advice to quickly drop a few unwanted kilos is to have a protein shake with greens, such as the organic Wise Nutrients Clean Energy protein shake, for breakfast, a tuna or chicken salad for lunch and a veggie stir-fry,

or a veggie juice or soup for dinner. Or for a more rapid weight-loss program, I suggest you look at an intense detoxification program, such as an organic fermented-food detox (like the Fermented Foods Detox program) that supports alkaline balance and increases healthy bacteria in the gut. This reduces acidity and inflammation, which then helps the body burn fat more efficiently.

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Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer, so let’s get planning your next holiday hether your ideal holiday is lounging by the pool in a faraway resort, cruising the European rivers, feeling the sand between your toes and the salt glisten on your skin on an island hideaway, or some sort of other worldwide adventure, there’s nothing better than planning a holiday and having something to look forward to. Researching a holiday has never been easier than with a travel expo where all the information is conveniently in the one place. The hard part will be choosing which holiday to take. The Zeppelin Travel Expo and Travel Sale is happening on Sunday, October 18 from 9.30am to 1.30pm at the Arts Centre Gold Coast, Bundall. Zeppelin Travel director Andi von Zeppelin says there will be exclusive savings on a vast range of travel and cruises worldwide.

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But if there is one tip Andi can give it is this: “Prebook, prebook, prebook! With the uncertainty of the Australian Dollar, most airlines, tour companies and cruise lines are offering fares in AUD. This takes the worry out of your budgeting as you will know exactly what the cost of your holiday will be. Of course, we leave the shopping and dining budget up to you,” he says. “We will have many experts specialising in different holiday options in all parts of the world, including river and ocean cruising; flights, trains and other means of transport; plus ski, beach and adventure holidays. “There will be more than 30 of the best airlines, tour operators and cruise lines under one roof, each with exclusive offers available for the duration of the expo. “Not only will you be able to talk directly to these specialists, there will also be two theatrettes where there will be information on




2016 travel and holidays. From this expo you will be able to book on the day with confidence that these are the best offers available. “Plus we announce the release of Zeppelin’s own boutique worldwide tours – Zeppelin Signature Tour.” Apart from having expert advice from all corners of the globe and informative and enjoyable presentations, Andi says having all these principals under one roof at the same time will make your selection and choice of holiday so much easier. “Our professional Zeppelin staff will make your holiday planning even better,” he says. “Zeppelin Travel was established in 1988 and we have had many successful expos over this time. Our experience will speak for itself.” Check the Zeppelin Travel website for times of presentations so you don’t miss the one your looking for P 5557 9888.


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What does your role entail? I am the face of the company and, apart from motivating my team of computer technicians, my role is to be out and about connecting with people and building relationships. What has been your biggest achievement? I am the only woman on the Gold Coast who owns an I.T company that specifically looks after women and their computer problems. One of the best things the company has done for the community is the North Gold Coast Business Expo in August, which brought together 300 small businesses. Why do you love what you do? Technology is so prevalent in our lives. Our youngest customer is 3 (they are the ones who tend to break their iPads the most) and our oldest is 84 years old who was referred to us by her 76-year-old boyfriend. I am passionate about technology because it keeps us connected. How do you define success? I am a single mum with a six-year-old daughter and my success is defined by being able to do the school run every day and work my job around my many business interests. Being there for my daughter, who is autistic, while making a decent living is my idea of success. What do you do in your down time? I read the newspaper from back to front (weird, I know), while drinking good coffee. I also love to travel somewhere every month with my daughter. Favourite inspirational quote? Today 2 year olds can unlock a phone and open and close their favourite apps all by themselves.When I was that age, I was eating dirt.

What does your role entail? Everything! Well, almost everything. I love being a business owner and being able to make a real hands-on difference to my clients’ businesses. As a CPA and tax agent, my main role is being available to our clients on a daily basis to help them navigate the tax system, find clarity in complex business matters and support them whenever we are needed. I also look after my fabulous team of accountants, and have fun with strategic planning and looking for new opportunities for my business. What has been your biggest achievement? Being married for 15 years to my husband, Ben, having a great relationship with my family and being happy. In my career, I would have to say achieving first place in CPA’s tax examinations and opening my own accounting practice. Why do you love what you do? Technical expertise and number crunching aside, accounting is very much a relationship-based industry and I love helping people - and have been known to enjoy a lengthy chat. How do you define success? Successfully helping clients achieve their goals and financial freedom – and mine too, of course. What do you do in your down time? I am five years into learning the piano – so lots of piano practice! I have recently started bike riding and curling up with a good trashy romance is very appealing. Favourite inspirational quote? When you can’t change the direction of wind – adjust your sails

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We offer all new business clients a one hour complimentary consultation Know Your Numbers We excel in knowing your numbers and understanding them, we can help you know them better too. From setting up cloud based accounting and bookkeeping systems such as Xero and MYOB, establishing a budget and monitoring your business performance, to calculating your income tax and GST obligations on a quarterly basis so you don’t get any surprises. Give as a call to discuss how we can help you. Tax Returns, GST & ASIC Get your compliance right the first time! Attention to detail is a must to make certain you are getting every tax deduction you are entitled too and you are compliant with the latest tax legislation. Our team attend three hours of training a month, just to ensure we are up to date with all changes. Compliance obligations include your Financial Statements, Income Tax


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It’s tick season Tick paralysis affects more than 20,000 domestic pets along the east coast of Australia each year

ctober may be a gorgeous time of year to get out and about and enjoy the sunshine, but it is also tick season and it can be deadly for our beloved furry friends. Adult paralysis ticks are most active and abundant, and Gold Coast vets will see a rise in the number of patients suffering tick paralysis and urge pet owners to be vigilant. Bayer Australia technical services veterinarian Dr Liisa Ahlstrom says:“The average cost of treating a pet with tick paralysis is around $2500, but can be as high as $10,000 for severely affected pets that require longer and more intensive treatment.” Alongside tick-repellent products, a holistic approach is necessary to protect pets and reduce the risk of tick paralysis. Here are seven ways pet parents can keep their pets safe: 1. Search pets every day for ticks by running your fingers through their coat to feel for bumps. 2. Pay particular attention to the head and neck areas as this is where most paralysis ticks will attach. 3. Be aware of the symptoms of tick paralysis, which may include: l Weakness in the back legs that may appear as loss of coordination, wobbliness or a change in the sound of their bark or meow. Progressive paralysis can include the front legs. l Retching, coughing and vomiting. l Excessive drooling, rapid panting or difficulty breathing. l Loss of appetite or being a bit quieter than usual.

4. If you do find a tick, remove it as soon as possible to stop it from injecting more toxin. Grasp the tick with tweezers close to the skin and twist it while pulling. Keep it for identification by your vet. 5. Keep grassed areas short and well maintained, and the garden free of bark and leaf litter. 6. Apply spot-on tick treatment for dogs (not for cats) fortnightly. 7. Get your pet to a vet immediately if they show signs of tick paralysis.

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doing nothing; their best intentions stay merely intentions. It’s not only too much information, but can also be the fear of doing something wrong, not wanting to be different or thinking they don’t have enough.” Jacqui says one of her most important roles is helping women take action. “I filter information, understand what you want out of investing and get you to actively manage your wealth so it works for you - and not the other way around,” she says. Women can simply start by partnering with a professional. Like a personal trainer for your health, partner with a financial adviser to keep on top of your finances. “The first step is speaking to an expert. The most common mistake I see (after not acting) is trying to do it all yourself – there’s a reason why it is a full-time job for so many people. “Instead, work out with an expert the different service levels they have, be truthful about the amount of value you’ll get from that and pay for the right level of value for you. This will pay for itself many times over for the duration of the relationship – and hopefully for many generations.”

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Is it time for a digital detox? Reduce screen time to increase creativity, performance and passion for what you do espite all the technology we have in our lives that’s supposed to save time, it seems people are more stressed and time poor than ever before. This is not “news” says The Vitality Coach Nikki Fogden-Moore. Communications regulator Ofcom found UK adults spent an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night’s sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes. That’s more time on digital devices than sleep. According to Nielson research, Americans spend up to 60 hours a week consuming content across up to four devices - and Australia is not far behind. Eye strain, headaches, posture issues, fatigue at work, lack of sleep and lack of physical activity are just a few side-effects of too much screen time. “We know this is certainly the case, but what worries me is that intelligent, savvy people who know what healthy living means are not taking the most basic steps to slow it down and reboot their hard drive each day. That means getting offline to reconnect,” Nikki says. “At a certain point, your body simply says ‘no’. It may be in the form of a cold or flu, poor eye sight, a niggling pain or injury, headaches, digestive complaints, skin disorders, insomnia or just the fact you feel exhausted and can’t concentrate efficiently during the day. “By the time it has come to this, it’s already a reflection of a low immune system and the cellular impact of stress. A lot of emphasis is placed on exercise and diet for general health and wellbeing, but a big part of the wellness and vitality picture is often left out: Mindset and mental clarity, and getting back to basics with the three core pillars of vitality. That is, fresh air, fresh food and a fresh perspective.” Nikki says taking regular nano-breaks away from your laptop, phone, tablet and TV can rapidly produce great results in just a few minutes every day. It can: 1. Reduce the effects of dry eyes and strained vision. 2. Create a pause of mental clarity and creativity. 3. Reconnect with your surroundings and your purpose. 4. Make more informed decisions from your gut instinct rather than being reactionary. October 2015

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Notice your posture and your breathing. Improve sleep. Reduce stress. Increase mental and physical vitality. A regular digital detox can help you deal with stress and cope with daily mental and physical demands. Here are Nikki’s practical tips for a daily reboot: During the day: l Place a sticky note on your computer that says “take a nano break” and get up and walk away from your computer, or go and talk to a colleague personally rather than emailing across the room. l Stay off Facebook and social media in the morning on the way to work. Instead listen to music, a podcast or read an actual book. l Take a fresh-air break at lunch time rather than eating lunch with your phone or iPad in front of you. l Look up and around. Head out for a quick break around the office, take the dog for a walk and be active with your kids at the weekend. l Use time away from work as time to recharge your mental and physical batteries. At night: l Avoid TV, illuminated alarm clocks and other digital stimulus in the bedroom. l Read a book before you go to sleep rather than watching television or working late on the computer. l Meditate and concentrate on your breathing. l Channel your thoughts from worry to a place of peace. l Create a regular bedtime routine and a regular sleep-wake schedule. l Create a restful environment that is dark, cool and comfortable. l Play restful music to help you relax. l Keep a diary of things that are on your mind and get them out of your head and on to paper. Even if it’s a list of things to do for the next day. 38


Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise ith October being Breast Cancer Awareness month I thought it would be a good time to weigh in on avoiding cancer as a strategy. There is no question that early detection is one of the biggest things you can do to increase survival, but rarely does anyone talk about prevention. There are a few reasons why and I am not going to get into the political debate about that, so here is some science on diet and exercise and the effect it has on all cancers. (Please excuse the U.S.A bias with statistics) In 2012 cancer killed an estimated 577,190 people in the United States. The death rate, adjusted for the size and age of the population, has decreased by only 5 percent since 1950. And most of this decline is due to mammography screening in breast cancer and cessation of smoking, resulting in less lung cancer in men. With all the advances in science and genetic mapping survival rates for cancer have only increased because we are better at picking it up earlier, not because treatments have gotten better. The best treatment for cancer is almost assuredly not to get cancer in the first place. So if Cancer is just a group of cells that are reproducing out of control and have very little difference from the rest of your cells, how can you kill them without killing the healthy cells? In 1924 a scientist named Otto Warburg happened upon a counterintuitive finding: Cancer cells, even in the presence of sufficient oxygen, underwent a type of metabolism cells usually reserved for rapid energy demand – anaerobic metabolism (burning sugar as a fuel). In fact, even when cancer cells were given additional oxygen, they still almost uniformly defaulted into using only glucose to make energy via the anaerobic pathway. This is counterintuitive because this way of making ATP (energy) is typically a last resort for cells, not a default, due to the very poor yield of ATP. The point is: cancer cells have a metabolic quirk. Regardless of how much oxygen and fatty acid they have access to, they preferentially use glucose to make energy, and they do it without their mitochondria and oxygen. So, can this be exploited to treat or even prevent cancer? To date, no studies in humans are evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of glucose and/or insulin reduction via diet, though I suspect that will change in the coming year or two. It may prove difficult to get funding for such a trial when there is no drug to sell if it proves conclusive? So what to do? In the argument of religion there is something called Pascal’s Wager. He stated that you might as well believe in God because even if you are wrong the risk of hell is worth the work. When it comes to cancer I think the most logical option is to take the Health Wager. You might as well reduce your carbohydrate intake and cut back on or cut out foods that spike insulin like sugar and wheat. Even if we later find it does nothing you have probably lived a healthier life anyway. It turns out that the best way of eating for effective long term 39

weight management may also be the best way to avoid cancer. This theory would help explain the rise in cancer in our society matching the increase in carbohydrate consumption. For the clients we see the biggest difference they notice is when they start eating a better balance of carbohydrate, protein and fats not only does their weight improve but they feel better and more energetic. I like to think we are helping them avoid cancer, but the jury is still out on if I am right? If you would like to know more about preventing and treating cancer here are some links that will direct you to more technical articles from people much better qualified on the subject than me that can provide some advise. I wrote this using information I attained from the authors in these articles online. 1/ - great article with links to 10 more technical articles at the end. 2/ - a LONG article discussing where and why things have gone wrong. 3/ - a short article about the clusters of diseases like cancer from diet.


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Not making enough in your business? Over a series of articles, sales coach Trevor Russell will share his best tips to help take your business to the next level hat if there really was just one reason why you were not making the money you needed within your business to pay all of your expenses and staff, and make a profit? I believe it all comes down to selling – and whether or not you and your sales team know how to skilfully sell, that is, to use a series of sales steps and methods that apply in the current marketplace. By “sell” I mean being able to consistently attract and enrol your ideal customers into the products and services you offer. I know you can change the direction of your business to get more customers, more sales and greater profits because I’ve seen these principles and methods work numerous times if business owners are willing to work them in return. But first, you’ll need to change. Whether you are the boss, the business owner or the sales manager, it’s you who holds the keys to change and improve your cash-flow and profits. These are the thoughts that cost you money and keep you broke: 6 It’s the market, no one is buying right now. 6 There is so much competition out there, how can I compete? 6 My vision and why I do what I do is to make money. October 2015

6 I don’t have time to plan; I have too much work to do. 6 I don’t have the time or money to praise and train my team, and it’s a waste anyway. 6 If you make your team too smart they’ll just leave. 6 I sort of make sales calls, follow-up meetings and set targets. 6 I tried online marketing and social media, and it’s a waste of time. These are thoughts that make you money and bring happiness: 3 I plan my days. I need to know what I’m doing and especially where I am going to be focusing on client needs, team performance and sales development. 3 I’m more concerned with the service we provide for our clients than the market. 3 I let the competition do their thing. I’m focused on what and how I can be of service to more of our ideal clients to bring them value every day. 3 My vision is to provide the best possible service to my clients and employment experience for my team. 3 I succeed in high sales and profits because of my plan and I work my plan. 3 I love my team, support them and praise them because, next to my clients, they are 40

the most important asset to my business’s success or failure. 3 Training and development in the area of sales and marketing is my No.1 business investment. This is how we succeed when others fail. 3 We know how to consistently attract and sell people into our products and services. 3 Sales calls, meetings and targets are all planned and monitored. 3 Doing what I say for my team and my clients means everything to me. My needs come last because my team and clients are why I do what I do. You hold the keys to success or failure by how you think and act every day. Be ready and open to make this the first day of the rest of your life and, I promise you, thinking and doing the things I’ve listed will start to turn your ship around. Trevor Russell is a business strategist, coach, sales and speaker trainer, author and keynote speaker. He has worked with more than 200 businesses across varied industries and is experienced in peak human performance, marketing, finance and sales. To find out more visit


MELBOURNE CUP 2015 Tuesday 3 November

Experience the magic of Melbourne Cup and catch the race that stops the nation at Sea World Resort’s brand new Conference Centre hosted by 102.9 Hot Tomato’s Flan and Emily Jade. Enjoy champagne on arrival, a two course meal and dessert buffet, premium beverage package, live entertainment, sweepstakes and prizes including a holiday for 2 to Hayman Island from Luxury Escapes. BOOK NOW 07 5591 0044 or visit seaworldresort.


GIDDY UP INTO MELBOURNE CUP! We invite you to join us for an exclusive Melbourne Cup Luncheon. Culinary delights of canapés, alternate main and dessert buffet served with G.H. Mumm Champagne and a three hour beverage package is the perfect race day menu. Live entertainment, sweeps and prizes. When: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Where: The Grange InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Time: Midday to 3pm Cash bar available from 3pm to 5pm Cost: $145 per person or book a table of 10 for $135 per person* Bookings: Bookings are essential, please call Emma Heath on 07 5501 9832 or Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, 4212 *Terms and Conditions apply 41


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ZUCCHINI ROSTI WITH POACHED EGG 5g carbs INGREDIENTS • 500g zucchini • 200g red onion • 5 eggs • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 10g coconut flour • 10g chives, fresh • 62.5ml olive oil METHOD: Grate the zucchini and remove all the liquid by pushing through a sieve or squeezing through a clean tea towel. Grate the onion and add to the grated zucchini. Lightly beat one egg with the salt and add to the zucchini mix. Chop the chives, add the zucchini and mix in the coconut flour. Cover the base of the frying pan with oil and heat. Place 2 tablespoons of the mixture per rosti into the hot oil and cook until browned on one side. Then turn and brown on the other side. Drain on paper towel and keep warm. Using your favourite method poach one egg per person and serve with three rostis as a base.

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INGREDIENTS • 80g rocket • 80g baby spinach • 200g eggplant • 180g haloumi cheese • 3 tablespoons olive oil • 2 teaspoons cumin • 2 cloves fresh garlic • 1 teaspoon chilli powder • 50g pomegranate, seeds only METHOD Cube the eggplant, crush the garlic, slice the haloumi and deseed the pomegranate if using whole. Pour the olive oil into a hot frying pan then brown the haloumi on both sides until golden. Remove from the pan, drain on paper towel and set aside to cool. Cook the cumin, chilli powder and garlic in the pan until fragrant, being careful not to burn it. Add the cubed eggplant to the pan and cook until soft and lightly browned. While the eggplant is cooling, layer the rocket and spinach on a large white plate. Top with eggplant, haloumi and scatter with the pomegranate seeds.

BAKED CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE 11g carbs INGREDIENTS • 3 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened • 4 tbsp corn flour • 300ml almond milk, unsweetened • 2 tbsp sugar substitute of choice or xylitol • 50g butter • 4 eggs • 1 tsp vanilla essence METHOD: Preheat oven to 180C. Grease the soufflé dishes lightly with some of the butter. Blend the cocoa powder and the corn flour with half of the milk to form a smooth lump-free liquid. Place in a saucepan and add the rest of the milk, sugar substitute and butter. Cook, stirring until thickened and set aside to cool. Separate the eggs. Add the vanilla essence to the cooled mix, then beat in the egg yolks, one at a time. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until firm. Fold a few spoons of the egg white into the chocolate mixture to lighten it, then gently fold in the remaining whites. Pour into the soufflé dishes and bake for about 20-30 minutes until the soufflés have risen and are firm on top.


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H Libra September 22 – October 23 You’ll be in your element this month, spotlighting your natural charm. Any delays you’ve been experiencing will quickly melt away after October 9. October 12 can boost your efforts and revitalise existing strands. However, be cautious around resources after October 27. H Scorpio October 23 – November 22 Adopting a more relaxed schedule during the first three weeks of October can be helpful and give you the chance to attend to inner or personal issues that have been pushed to one side. The ability to see your situation from an overall perspective could encourage insights that increase your productivity. October 24 will enhance your vitality and push you to seize lively new opportunities. H Sagittarius November 22 – December 22 In the first three weeks of October your social life looks perky with plenty of opportunities to mingle with new people. Step up your networking, Sagittarius, for moving in other circles can help boost career plans as well as personal ambitions. The focus shifts from October 23, encouraging you to slow down and take more time out for peaceful reflection and for yourself. H Capricorn December 22 – January 20 You sector of knowledge is boosted this month, firstly in regard to professional possibilities. Any delays or misunderstandings that have affected your worldly interactions will gradually ease as of October 9. Your social life can sizzle with promise but most of all where there are sincere and heartfelt links with others.

H Aquarius January 21 – February 19 It can be an upbeat month with plenty of opportunity for new adventures, so much so that you may be tempted to plan a weekend break or longer holiday. Any activity that brings you back into balance can be good for you. You’ll be ready to tackle key goals and overcome any challenges near the end of the month.

H Gemini May 21 – June 21 Creative options sizzle with potential and from October 9, a new connection could develop in both strength and intimacy. Regarding family and domestic matters, you could find yourself busy and focused on home projects. Even so, reduce your schedule around October 27 as you’ll benefit from stepping back then.

H Pisces February 19 – March 20 Your partner or friend may have just the right words, motivating you to keep going with a decision or scheme. As a result you could be really pleased with your progress. Your finances can also get a boost as October 12 helps you to link astutely with the right opportunities. You may consider a new vehicle later in the month.

H Cancer June 21 – July 22 Your workload could be quite high this month but if you’re organised you’ll be more likely to progress. A virtuous approach each and every day should keep you on top of things and prevent you from becoming overwhelmed. On another note, October 12 is excellent for a fresh start on the home front. Later in the month more gregarious vibes prevail.

H Aries March 20 – April 19 Liaising with others, negotiating and adopting a more diplomatic approach are all part of this month’s remit for you, Aries. You’ll generally get along better with others if you’re willing to compromise and seek out win-win solutions. October 27 can also see you keen to protect your material interests and boost your income.

H LEO July 22 – August 23 With Saturn back in your leisure and selfexpression sector you can find yourself more serious about learning a new skill or creative hobby. Getting up to speed with the sport of your choice may be another option. After October 24, you can take stock and consider changes that improve both physical and emotional security.

H Taurus April 20 – May 21 Your best-laid plans are looking good, with the chance to exceed your expectations, especially if you allow your creativity to play a part in any accomplishments you seek. You’ll also feel better if you can be mindful of your work-life balance by giving yourself enough time to relax and recharge. Later in the month, one relationship can sparkle with passion.

H Virgo August 23 - September 22 You can find yourself in action mode, ready to tackle personal projects and bring them to completion. Even so, don’t let someone’s critical comments dampen your enthusiasm if you start out on a new path. You have everything you need to succeed, so just go for it, Virgo. Later in the month can see you planning a short getaway or much-needed holiday.

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We schedule meetings, lunches and play dates for our children. So why not sex?

hether you’re a business woman or stay-at-home mum, you are probably accustomed to a handy device called a planner. You’ll likely find it everywhere you go – in your handbag, on your desk and even hanging on the wall. The point is women love to schedule … everything. So why doesn’t this include sex? Why do women feel so uncomfortable about blocking out a few hours during the week to enjoy their partner’s company? I took this question to a group of girlfriends and came back with mixed reactions. Some thought it was blasphemous, others weren’t fazed and a few had tried it before. So like any good journalist, I took the question to the streets (um, bedroom) and tried it out myself. Here is what I found. 1 Partners may be hesitant: Scheduling sex into your diary isn’t the epitome of spontaneity and passion. My partner laughed when I initially suggested it, but quickly came crawling back after reading an article that suggested many benefits. Turns out it was a great experience for the both of us. 2 The build-up is really exciting: I’m the kind of woman who will do anything that is written in my diary. So once love-making was penciled in, there was no turning back. Nothing was going to get in the way and it was surprisingly exciting. I thought about it all day and couldn’t wait to finish dinner and jump into the sack. Scheduling sex is like a full day of foreplay! 3 It will lead to more sex: As much as women like to make rules, they also love to break them. Could you imagine how naughty it would be to have sex on Wednesday morning when you scheduled it for Thursday night? It’s silly, I know, but it works. My partner and I have spent more time in bed than ever before.

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ore often than not, when I’m super busy, stressed and sweaty (I much prefer the winter months than impending heat), getting dressed for a special occasion very swiftly shifts from an exciting experience into one of anxiety and tantrums. It doesn’t just end there either, because from this miserable place, inevitably my hair won’t sit straight, makeup doesn’t set and I generally feel like a frazzled mess. Definitely a major confidence killer. Can you relate? Conversely, when I’m feeling good, I can shine at a special event; compliments flow in and life is as sparkly as the beverage in my hand. Without fail, when I’ve made time to prepare things do tend to just flow. What is it about clothes that makes or breaks our confidence though? Last year, Professor Karen Pine shared her research on the psychology of fashion with major media around the globe including The Huffington Post and Daily Mail. Aside from discovering that one can actually make a living “researching fashion” and writing books on it (why didn’t I think of that?!), I was fascinated by the studies that indicate wearing the right or wrong clothes can have a significant effect on attitude. For example, Professor Pine found students were more assured when wearing T-shirts with superheroes plastered across the front and that women performed worse in a maths test when trying to take it wearing a swimsuit. Her research was compiled in the book, Mind What You Wear, which highlights the huge influence our fashion choices and associated

heskill your confidence Don’t let clot routines have on self-confidence. She found what we wear doesn’t only impact perceptions of those around us, but alters our individual mental processes too. When we feel good in what we’re wearing, we feel confident, stronger and like nothing can stop us. But, research suggests that when women are stressed, we tend to neglect 90 per cent of our wardrobe and fail to plan for special events – hence, we end up feeling flat and unhappy. None of this is surprising, but the moral of my story is that it’s important to wear the right clothes because clothes reflect mood, enhancing it for better or worse – your choice. In order to make it work for us then, preparation is vital. And really, has there ever been a better reason to ponder fashion than for our own psychological welfare? Local stylist and popular fashion blogger/ writer Missy Robinson ( agrees and insists we need to invest time so we have a good time. “Get organised at least 6-8 weeks in advance, especially with booking appointments for hair/ nails/lipo/etc. Don’t assume you can get in at the last minute. Once you have a dress, if necessary, arrange for alterations about a month out. If

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Race days and festive get-togethers are upon us, which is fab and fun – in theory

you’re intending to become a size zero it’s not likely to happen in a month, so get the dress fitting well now. Finally, it’s important to seek a friend’s advice. Sorry, but hubby/boyfriend usually won’t cut it. His, ‘You’ll look amazing in anything, baby,’ comments, although true, won’t give you the reassurance you need to know you are Beyonce’s doppelgänger from the Met Ball. Accessories should be finalised a week before, so you can do a trial run. Find hairstyles and makeup looks in magazines or on Pinterest that you can give to your beauty professionals to imitate, or find YouTube tutorials on how to recreate a look yourself. Then all you need do is put on your biggirl pants (Spanx) and be fabulous,” she says. Fashion editorial director and stylist Elizabeth McMahon ( adds her seven top tips for busy women trying to juggle work, life, kids and the odd cocktail party or race day. 1. Set a calendar reminder for a week or two before an event and consider your options according to the dress code (for example, is it cocktail or corporate?). 50

2. Scour your wardrobe and begin to piece together your look a few weeks out. If you’ve got “nothing to wear”, start searching now and remember to leave time for delivery and possible alterations if you’re ordering from the internet. 3. What accessories do you need to match your outfit? Buy/borrow/prepare – don’t forget your clutch, earrings and shoes. 4. A manicure and pedicure will achieve a polished look - especially for our events here where you’re likely to be wearing open-toe shoes - so book ahead. 5. A day or two prior, lay out the outfit and style it on your bed – include all accessories to make sure finer details are perfected. 6. The day before the event, put a moisture mask on your face to refresh skin so you’re glowing even before make-up is applied. 7. Have a fragrance on hand that makes you feel pretty. Preparation will absolutely mean you are ready to head out the door full of confidence – looking, feeling and even smelling your best!

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