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FEATURE with Resa Zekants

The Art of Handwriting Has it been lost?


one are the days where hand-written letters were our primary way of communicating via long distance, now we can message or video chat someone on the other side of the world instantly with a simple tap of a button. With the overwhelming advances in technology and more innovations to come, some people fear that the newest generation will never write a handwritten letter, birthday card or love letter, instead they’ll type, text or Facebook message. The big question is, has handwriting been completely lost?

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The Paperless Trail Handwritten documents, letters, cards, diary entries and memos have already given way to typed documents, emails, texts, electronic

calendars and memos. There are even electronic birthday cards nowadays. But, why the electronic switch? Simply put, digital mediums have become much easier to use, they’re instantaneous and multifaceted. Whether you’re buying something, organising an event or working on a project, you can do multiple things at once without even leaving your desk (or bed, for that matter). That’s a lot harder to do with handwritten documents (you actually have to get up).

Cursive in schools Remember the days when you had to get a ‘license’ to be able to write with a ballpoint pen in school? The teacher would carefully assess your ability to write neatly and legibly in cursive with a sharp

tip HB pencil, before you were allowed to upgrade to ‘big kid’ status. While some schools in Queensland are still doing that, others have started promoting typing skills instead, putting handwriting skills in the ‘not important’ basket.

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FACTORY DIRECT Many primary schools in the US and Europe have already phased out cursive handwriting completely as part of their teachings. Last year, Finland was one of the first countries in the world to officially make cursive handwriting lessons optional in schools, replacing them with typing and computer lessons. At the time, Finland’s National Board of Education Spokeswoman Minna Harmanen told media that fluent typing skills had become more relevant to modern life and were an important national competence every child should learn. She’s not wrong there. These days, handwriting is no longer needed or valued in the job market, whereas computer literacy and digital skills are considered a must. Whether it’s banking, construction or retail, most industries and workplaces rely on computerised or digital systems to perform daily tasks – but, does this mean cursive should be removed from the schooling system altogether?

The Benefits of Handwriting Research taken from two different studies in the US (Indiana University and Psychology Today) revealed that learning to write in cursive is crucial for young children’s cognitive function, motor and visual skills, eye-to-hand coordination, spatial awareness, hand and finger dexterity and overall brain development. “The thinking level is magnified in cursive because the specific hand-eye coordination requirements are different for every letter in the alphabet. Moreover, in handwriting the movements are continuously variable, which is much more mentally demanding than making single strokes, as in printing A, E, F, H, and so on. Even so, because cursive letters are more distinct than printed letters, children may learn to read more easily, especially dyslexics. Virginia Berninger, a researcher and professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, says that brain scans during handwriting show activation of massive regions of the brain involved in thinking, language, and working memory. Learning to type makes little demand on the brain: you just have to punch a key.” Dr William R. Klemm Ph.D. from Psychology Today said in one study. Continues on Page 15




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FASHION with Carly Vidal-Wallace

Time to Accessorise!


always say that the accessories can “make an outfit”, they also give you the chance to wear the same outfits many ways by simply changing around the key pieces you are matching back - from statement earrings to a scarf draped over your shoulder. Studies have also shown that your accessories are mostly likely what, someone meeting you for the first time will remember. For example, you will often retain the watch a new male acquaintance was wearing before you recall the t-shirt. The samee

goes for a great bag, some bright heels or some big bling earrings. We females tend to compliment quickly on someone’s accessories, and who doesn’t love a compliment? So how to choose? We are spoilt for choice in Brisbane, I am not going to go so far as to say we are the accessories capital, but we certainly have a massive choice of local companies. So, try and invest in some great local businesses to keep the success right here in Queensland.

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Scarves and head bands I love how you can transform a scarf into a whole new outfit and style it so many different ways. I am always drawn in by the designs you can find at Dog and Boy, not from Brisbane – but Melbourne isn’t too far away! Look at the website for inspiration on diverse ways to create new looks. I also love anything to hide hair on days I have not had a chance to make it look amazing – Louvelle’s headbands are the perfect accessory to glam you up.

Here, you can’t go wrong. Dress up a casual outfit or make a formal dress even more glamourous. Statement earrings are so trending – if you haven’t got yourself a pair, you need to. Look out for - Christie Nicolaides’ bold Mediterranean theme jewels or Jimena Alejendra’s stone inspired range with beautiful polished colourful rocks.

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I think if you want to draw attention to your neck area you need something to really capture the eye. I just love the entire range from Paula Dunlop so it was hard to choose only one thing. The local Brisbane artist hand crafts her own designs and it’s well worth looking up. Second one to keep an eye out for is Chelsea De Luca, her rosebud inspired line with neckpiece and earrings are pretty special.

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Bespoke Lastly, if you just want something amazingly original like these beautiful medal / brooches – you need to look up Nadine Cameron, an amazing artist, she creates beautiful statement jewels for one off clients. Personally, I love the medals for something pretty unique.

Need to accentuate your wrist area? Look no further, then super cost effective Adorne for some of the latest bling. At the other end of the spectrum, is without a doubt Brisbane’s most reputable long standing and illustrious jewellery from designer Margot McKinney – most notably known recently for dressing many stars on the Hollywood red carpets in beautiful Australian gems.

Remember accessories can be a really cost effective way to style your outfit in great new ways or to accentuate areas of your body, with everything in fashion it is all about having fun and feeling great about what you wear. Enjoy!






Tracing 3,000 years from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to today’s catwalk sensations and with a foreword by fashion guru Caryn Franklin, this is your own personal fashion show through history. This book is packed with over 1,500 costumes from around the globe and lavishly illustrated with a mix of original fashion plates, archive images and commissioned photography. Plus, features on famous fashion icons and designers from Jackie Onassis to Alexander McQueen.

Coco Chanel is arguably the most significant influence on women’s fashion in the twentieth century. Coco’s World is a compilation of author Megan Hess’ stunning illustrations of the 100 most quintessential moments through Chanel’s history, from Coco’s life, to the impact of Karl Lagerfeld on the company and the incredible items that have become iconic of the brand – like the little black dress.

In Wardrobe crisis, fashion journalist Clare Press explores the history and ethics behind what we wear. Putting her insider status to good use, Clare examines the entire fashion ecosystem, from sweatshops to haute couture, unearthing the roots of today’s buy-and-discard culture. She traces the origins of icons like Chanel, Dior and Hermes; charts the rise and fall of the department store, and follows the thread that led us from Marie Antionette to Carrie Bradshaw.

Win tickets to Churchill CHURCHILL follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944. As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness. Churchill is directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man), from an original screenplay by British historian Alex von Tunzelmann (Medici: Masters of Florence) in her feature debut. Golden Globe nominated actor Brian Cox (War

& Peace, L.I.E, Coriolanus) stars as the legendary Winston Churchill and Academy Award nominated Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, The Crying Game) as the Prime Minister’s wife and confident Clemmie. Churchill will be in cinemas from June 8th and we have 10 double passes to give away! For your chance to win, enter at



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RETIREMENT LIVING with Chiou See Anderson


A Zen Garden Like No Other

here is nothing quite like a Japanese Garden. It’s never dull or boring, is full of life and forever evolving. Just like the community at Elements. That’s why I commissioned master landscapers from Tokyo to create an authentic Zen Garden at the village; to design and build a beautiful, living garden that grows and unfolds alongside the story of our village community. It boasts a tea house, male and female waterfalls, large pond, cedar entrance door,

several specially crafted bridges and a magnificent array of plants including Japanese Maple and Chinese Elm. The garden is named Hana, Japanese for flower, and it has certainly blossomed into a place of pride for the residents of Elements who spend time there painting or reading, or just soaking up the serenity and beauty.


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It’s so beautiful, we thought it a shame not to share it. So, we are! On Sunday 11 June, we have decided to host our very first and free Open Garden and, to add to the authentic experience, Japanese tea ceremonies will be held throughout the day. But it’s not just the Zen Garden we want to show off, we are putting out the welcome mat to the entire village. Three other stunning gardens will be open to enjoy within the Elements Living precinct; a native garden, a tropical oasis and a bush BBQ garden will also be at their best for visitors to enjoy. To keep everyone entertained and prevent rumbling tummies, we will fire up a sausage sizzle and blow up a jumping castle for the kids. If you’re looking for a new pastime, why not give tai chi a go? We’ll have demonstrations to inspire you. You can even wander around one of our newly completed, pet friendly units as the

residents who live here are proud of their homes and will be on hand as guides throughout the day. They’ll probably show you the hub of our village the community centre with library and bar or even our dedicated wellness retreat, with the heated pool and gymnasium, or perhaps you might make a detour to the very popularwith-the-blokes workshed. That is if they can drag you away from the Zen Garden. It really is as they say in Japanese Subarashi - wonderful.


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Win tickets to James Blundell THE ORIGINAL URBAN COWBOY, James Blundell is making his way to Diggers Services Club for a special performance on Thursday 20th July – and it’s one you can’t miss! In this exciting show, James invites the listener into his world to rediscover the joy of music and evoke powerful emotions, while experiencing the colours of life through his incredible voice.

This year is a special year for the singer, as it marks his 30th year in music and sees the launch of his fourteenth album ‘Campfire’, featuring a list of amazing tracks and guest singers. James Blundell’s live performances are an experience that encompass audiences everywhere. A blend of great songs, music, vocals and a bit of tongue in cheek thrown in for good measure, this performance is set to be a night to remember. Don’t miss this performance on Thursday 20th July at Diggers Services Club. Lucky for you, Diggers have given us three prize packs to give away! Each pack includes a double pass to James Blundell’s show and two $25 meal vouchers for dinner in the restaurant!

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Winter in RED


inter is just around the corner and Brisbane weather is already feeling chilly! To help keep you warm on those cold winter mornings and nights, we’ve put together our top picks for winter products – in red.


This one is perfect for keeping the kids warm! Just heat the tummy up in the microwave (similar to a wheat bag) for a cosy warm cuddle. Characters fold out to a real size cushion for the warmest cuddles all night.






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Check out this laid-back bomber jacket, the perfect addition to any guy’s wardrobe. It also has Stormwear water repellent technology to keep you dry in wet weather!

We all know how dry our skin can get in winter, so it’s really important you moisturise regularly. This strawberry softening body butter will have your skin back to smooth and silky in no time! Made with Community Trade shea butter, Community Trade cocoa butter and natural strawberry extract, it provides fantastic hydration and leaves no greasy residue. It also smells delicious!

There is nothing better than enjoying a full glass of red, curled up in front of a fire place during cold Brisbane nights – and this red is definitely a winner. A medium to deep red with lifted spice, florals and apricot on the nose, this red has a full-bodied yet elegant and well balanced palate with mouth-watering acidity and beautiful oak in support. Delish!



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Our School


chool is often referred to as one of the ‘best times’ in a young person’s life, and it’s true. Although the kids of today would beg to differ, school is where they have loads of fun growing and developing, they succeed in various areas, learn new things and of course make new friends! Whether it’s for life in general, further studies or a career, a good education will prepare young kids with the skills to be successful throughout their adult lives and in their chosen careers in the future. From mathematics to reading and writing to problem solving, sports and the arts, the knowledge developed during school helps open doors to new opportunities down the track. A good education is the skeleton key to a world of exciting new pathways! Many schools on the South Side pride themselves on exceptional learning and high levels

of academic success, each providing a creative and challenging curriculum, a huge variety of extra-curricular activities and further study or career opportunities for students to explore. Their teachers and mentors go above and beyond for their students, making them feel encouraged, supported and empowered to flourish, learn more and achieve their goals. Every school and teacher is different, but they all have a role in moulding the next generation into smart and successful individuals, and for that we are thankful to have such wonderful schools and teachers in our area. Whether its primary or secondary education, it’s important your child is enrolled in a supportive and exceptional school like the ones we have on the South Side. Just take a look at the incredible schools we have in our area…


St Laurence’s College A balanced education ST LAURENCE’S COLLEGE provides a high standard, catholic education to boys in Years 5 to 12. Conducted in the tradition of Edmund Rice, the College is situated in a central location in South Brisbane and currently enrolls over 1,800 students. Our College is committed to providing students with the academic and personal skills required to equip them for life and to allow flexibility for their chosen career paths. Students are encouraged to pursue a balanced education that challenges them to pursue excellence through endeavour, as they act with integrity and justice. In order to provide for the education of the whole person, St Laurence’s College also provides an extensive co-curriculum program beyond the classroom. These activities provide for the personal growth of the students by developing individual skill, teamwork, leadership, mateship, understanding and self discipline in an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment. This in turn benefits curriculum performance and school behaviour. St Laurence’s College strives to build an inclusive community embracing a sense of belonging, family involvement and lifelong friendships, in an environment where spirituality and gospel values are cherished. | June 2017

St Laurence’s College 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane QLD 4101 Phone 07 3010 1111 |

Our Lady’s College grows the STEM of knowledge STEM is a world-wide initiative to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and in a world of pseudoscience, fake news and alternative facts, there’s never been a better time to highlight the STEM subjects. Our Lady’s College is determined to continue to educate scientifically literate, critically thinking women, which is how the STEMCELL initiative was born. With dedicated staff who are knowledgeable across a broad range of STEM activities, there is something of personal interest for every student who wants to get involved. Meanwhile, the students will investigate and learn how to fly UAV’s or drones, basic electronics, the science of cosmetics, robotics and coding, forensic science, keeping live animals and simple behavioural science and Web Design to name a few. This year, four Year 11 students have been recognised as University of Queensland Science Ambassadors, and a large contingent of the school’s STEM students from Year 9 and 10 were recently sent to the Science and Engineering Challenge at QUT! To find out what Our Lady’s College can offer your daughter, come along to the Our Lady’s College Visitors’ Day on Friday 21 July from 9am-10.30am. Register now at ourladyscollege.

15 Chester Road, Annerley Qld 4103 Tel (07 )3426 8000

Big Plans and Bold Ambitions Shailer Park High started our first year as an

Independent Public School this academic year and we are determined to see this increased independence reward our efforts. We’ve demonstrated growth in recent NAPLAN results, which, when coupled with our determination and innovative approach to teaching and learning, continues to reap rewards for our students. Our focus remains firm; to improve outcomes and expectations for students at Shailer Park State High school. Success continues to reward our efforts. Our NEXUS Program targets our Science and Health Strand for high-end Health and Engineering careers. We work with Brisbane universities to bring about exciting pathways to higher education for our students. The school has already been successful in raising the proportion of its students entering university from 28.2% to 46.1% in a single year! Our sports academies in volleyball and futsal are excelling. Our cultural dance and instrumental music programs are award-winning. We believe that every student should have big plans and

Shailer Park State High School Leaf Street, Shailer Park QLD 4128 Tel (07) 3451 2777

bold ambitions, because every student matters at Shailer Park High. The future is bright for Shailer as we continue to shine brightly, and achieve with dignity.

Education with a Difference SOUTH EAST REGION LEARNING COLLEGE has been quietly educating its students at its Eagleby campus, commonly known as “ELC”, for seven years with over 3000 students enrolled and successfully graduated during that time. The College offers ACARA curriculum and Certificate courses for both school aged and adult students and caters for those wanting to finish Year 10 or go to University and everything in between. We offer “mainstream” schooling in a different way, but with the same outcomes. The success SERLC has with assisting students to complete their secondary schooling in an alternate setting is now out and due to high demand from supporting schools and our local communities, we have had to expanded across 3 campuses – Eagleby, Varsity Lakes and Hope Island. Many people ask what we do differently to mainstream school and our common reply is “Same Same but Different”. The SERLC is a State Senior High School which offers an education that has an informal approach, is fast tracked and flexible in delivery, but meets the requirements of Education Queensland. If you are ineligible or disengaged from mainstream education and wish to complete your Queensland education, then we can help.

South East Region Learning College 161 Herses Road, Eagleby, QLD 4207 Tel (07) 3382 9222

Empowering students to succeed SUNNYBANK STATE HIGH SCHOOL is a dynamic, future-focused learning community, committed to empowering our students to succeed. We are a high achieving and vibrant school rich in tradition with an outstanding reputation for success. As a school community, we value critical thinking, collaboration, connectedness, character and creativity. We offer a unique range of opportunities and educational experiences designed to empower each student to flourish and achieve across a range of sporting, cultural, vocational and academic pursuits.

Sunnybank State High School Boorman Street, Sunnybank Qld 4109 Tel (07) 3323 8111

We are proud of: • Innovative practices and programs in STEM and Robotics • Academic Rigour: Top 10 in Queensland for academic improvement and achievement • Outstanding Success: 100% of Year 12 graduates receiving a Queensland Certificate of Education • An accredited International Program – forging global communities • Our Track and Field Development Program • Industry standard programs and facilities (Industrial Technology and Design, Media Centre, Restaurant and state of the art Kitchen) Sunnybank State High School is a thriving community of learners who build hope, optimism and belief in one another to achieve our personal best.

Junior Secondary STEM and Robotics

Celebrating grateful hearts and open minds Established in 1928, Loreto College Coorparoo has matured into one of Brisbane’s premier independent Catholic schools for girls. Striving for excellence in education, Loreto Coorparoo belongs to a global network of more than 150 schools, seven of which are located throughout Australia. Loreto students achieve high levels of academic success, whilst maintaining balance. Consistently, each year over 99% of OP eligible students successfully secure tertiary placements at the conclusion of Year 12. The College’s curriculum is relevant and challenging, promoting creative and divergent thinking, intellectual rigour and reflective dispositions. Student learning is enhanced through the use of a variety of teaching methods and the provision of a broad range of resources; including the highly acclaimed and revolutionary crosscurricula enrichment project, STREAM. Students are encouraged to involve themselves in enriching co-curricular activities including an extensive range of sports; plentiful social justice opportunities including mission immersions to Vietnam and Timor Leste; extensive cultural highlights, international cultural immersions, biennial musical and stage productions and music tours. The College’s comprehensive and vibrant educational program enables each student to use

415 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo, QLD 4151 Tel (07) 3394 9999 |

her individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity; cementing the College’s reputation for empowering and motivating young women. Discover the perfect balance for your daughter at the Loreto College Open Day, Sunday 30 July.

Pathways for the Future JOHN PAUL COLLEGE is one of Queensland’s largest and most progressive independent, coeducational schools, offering an Early Learning to Year 12 educational journey. Our familyfocussed boarding village accepts students from Years 7 to 12. With a strategic vision emphasising strong traditional values, exceptional learning and dynamic teaching, our students are at the heart of a personalised learning journey based on their individual interests, talents and passions. Dedicated and caring staff support our students throughout their journey. Commencing in Kindergarten, our Primary Years Programme (PYP) aligns with the Australian Curriculum and focusses on an inquiry-based approach, which engages students in learning that is relevant, significant and challenging. They continue these rigorous academic courses throughout Middle and Senior Schools where the Overall Position (OP) pathway, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and comprehensive vocational and training options open up exciting career prospects for every student. Our technology-rich learning environment and opportunities to participate in an extensive range of sporting, performing arts, service and other activities are highly valued features of a John Paul College education. We have an extensive network of buses throughout the Southside and Bayside suburbs and hold regular Open Days throughout the year.

John Paul Drive, Daisy Hill QLD 4127 Tel (07) 3826 3333

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HOLIDAY ESCAPES with Vicki Smith

A Journey Down Memory Lane Photo: Vicki Smith


emember, as a child, reading stories about stream trains like Thomas the Tank Engine? Running around pretending to be a train making choo choo noises? You may have even been lucky enough to go on the famed Puffi ng Billy in Victoria! Well, now we have our very own steam train here in Queensland where you can enjoy and relive those moments. Let me tell you about our weekend in Warwick that included a day on the Wallangarra steam train. A group of us decided to spend a weekend photographing the sights around Warwick. We stayed about 10 minutes out of town at the delightful Hope Cottage located on an old winery. There we enjoyed peace and quiet, explored old buildings, photographed the sunset and ventured out into the paddock beside an old windmill to capture the milky way on a perfectly clear night. The next day, we boarded the steam train at Warwick and began our journey to Wallangarra, tracing the path of the Sydney mail. Taking us back to a bygone era we sat in an old carriage

with bench seats one side, walkway down the other side, and windows you could slide down and peer out. We took in the views as we passed sandstone ruins of old bridges, chugged through a couple of tunnels, climbed the highest Queensland rail line near Stanthorpe and then descended into granite

country where we arrive at Wallangarra station. Everyone was ushered into the old railway building for a wonderful buffet roast lunch that had the best chunks of baked pumpkin we ever tasted. While the steam train refuelled and turned around we had a meander around the old station before climbing back aboard for the trip home, where we were treated to

a spectacular sunset coming back into Warwick. Arriving back at our accommodation we sat around on the deck with a glass of wine or two, reviewed our numerous photos and chatted about the things that we had enjoyed, the fun we had seen the other passengers have and our favourite sights along the way, especially the smiling children at the crossings waving furiously to us as we passed. Life is simple, take the time to explore because the sights you see will provide lasting memories. The Southern Downs Railway is fully run by Volunteers who do a wonderful job to ensure that your day is one to remember


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HEALTH & FITNESS with Cameron Corish

You are what you eat Do you truly believe that a 300 calorie plate of organic vegetables is equal to 300 calories of lollies? Common sense says they are not, but unfortunately when we are looking at our food choices many of us use the amount of calories way too much in the decision process. The message about portion control and calorie restriction has been so loud that it has eclipsed some of the basic and most important factors to making healthy food decisions. Here are the other essential considerations when making food choices:


Fresh is best – This is an old adage but it is still one of the most important factors to choosing great tasting and enzyme-rich foods. Enzymes are critical for digestion, energy production and so many other biochemical reactions in the body, but are lost with time and heat. Think about it: Would you prefer to eat a freshly picked apple or one that was six months old?

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3. Limit your sugar intake - In the ‘low fat

message’ era, an understanding of the negative impacts of sugar has now led to it being considered more of a health threat that fat. Check the food labels and it will show the sugar content and other glucose related food ingredients, especially on lowfat products.

2. “You are what you eat” – This is a foundational principle in nutrition

as our body can only build and repair based on the raw materials that you feed it. If you have poor food quality you can only get poor quality results with, for example, your energy, mental acuity and disease prevention. Nutrient-dense foods can sometimes be higher in calories, but the positive impact to the body can be significant.

Calories are an important consideration when choosing healthy food options, but they are not the only consideration. We have only listed three here, but you will find that these simple and critical principles can have more of an impact on your health than just looking at the calories alone. For more factors to assist in making healthy food choices, go to Core Health Coaching


Jobs that could never be replaced by technology at least for a very, very long time Whilst experts predict that robots could overtake up to one third of jobs within the next decade, there are many occupations that have a very low likelihood of being made obsolete. Let’s go through 7 important jobs that could never be replaced by technology.… 1. Personal assistant – Siri, the voice activated personal assistant available to Apple users, provides a wonderful service including dialling phone numbers, keeping a diary and booking appointments. But, in matters such as greeting clients and dealing with difficult customers, there’s no substitute for a human interaction.

2. Doctors – artificial intelligence software is currently being developed to detect early cancers before the human eye could ever see them, and advances such as MRI and CT scans have changed the face of modern medicine. However, there are many medical positions which provide vital human comfort and support that could never be given by artificial intelligence including obstetricians, midwifes, occupational therapists, dentists, and surgeons.

3. Creative arts – ballerinas, actors and painters all express themselves through their art form, and it is this innate humanness that many find compelling. Computer generated artistry can only be produced to our specifications, and is unlikely to replace the role of human ingenuity and passion in artistic expression. 4. Cleaners and gardeners – Whilst a plethora of devices and technologies exist to assist humans in everyday tasks, computers currently lack the dexterity to perform a variety of manual tasks quickly. Over time it is entirely possible that efficient robotic house-maids may exist, scientists predict this is a very long way from becoming a reality. 5. Teaching – Educational Apps abound, but can you imagine a rowdy class of

third graders being held to account by a computer? Teachers model valuable social skills to impressionable students, and online lessons, policies and curriculum still have to be written by a person. 6. Counsellor/Psychologist – The act of confiding in and speaking to another human being face to face about your problems is in itself a key component in the success of therapy. It is unlikely that talking to a machine could have the same impact.

7. Guide Dogs – Robots don’t have hearts, which means that the vital bond between owner and dog could never be established. Have you tried hugging a robot? Enough said.


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Explore your local markets


hether it’s for the fresh produce, the arts and crafts or the atmosphere, exploring your local markets can be loads of fun for the whole family. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to markets on the South Side, with exciting new markets popping up all over the place each month. If you can’t decide which one to go to next, we’ve listed a few of our favourites for you.

Jimboomba Country Markets If you’re looking for farm fresh produce, venture out country way to Jimboomba for their monthly country markets. Held on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 7am to 12pm at Jimboomba State School, the Jimboomba Country Markets boasts around 300 stalls filled with fresh fruit and veg, arts and crafts, plants and more.

Beenleigh Crafts and Farmers Market

Creative Markets

Held every Sunday from 6am until 12pm at the Showgrounds, the Beenleigh Crafts and Farmers Market features fresh produce and fish, crafts, a variety of new and second hand goods and a range of pet products. Grab a coffee and go for a wander through all the fantastic stalls!

Held on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8am until 1pm at Tudor Park PCYC in Loganholme, the Creative Markets showcase over 40 handmade and unique boutique stalls, fresh produce, healthy and organic food/drink options as well as great coffee. There is also a wide range of live entertainment and children’s entertainment throughout the day.

Global Food Village If you’re looking to enjoy a day out with an exciting international atmosphere, Global Food Village is the way to go! Held every Sunday from 6am until 2pm on Croydon Road in Woodridge, these markets feature more than 185 nationalities in the form of traditional cuisines, multi-cultural costumes and shopping experiences.


Tamborine Mountain Country Market Located at the showgrounds and held every 2nd Sunday of each month from 7:30am until 1:30pm, Tamborine Mountain Country Markets features fresh produce, jams and preserves, and a range of handmade arts and crafts.

Kuraby Farmers Markets On every Saturday from 6am until 12pm next to Wally Tate Park in Kuraby, the Kuraby Farmers and Food Markets is the perfect place to shop, eat and relax your weekend away. Packed with fresh fruit and vegetable sellers, growers, traditional foods, arts and crafts, second-hand items, coffee, baked breads, seafood, premium meats and handmade items, this is one market you can’t go past.

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Staying Safe from Email Scams


ast month on the news, you may have heard about the email scam that compromised the security of not only thousands of people throughout the world, but also the employees at some of the world’s | June 2017

biggest and most secure corporations like Google. Gmail users (Google’s own email service) reported receiving an email from one of their contacts that invited them to view a document online. When the victim followed

the link, the scammer would gain full control of their Gmail account and all associated online services such as YouTube accounts and Google Docs. Google has since announced that the scam was shut down after an hour of activation, however thousands of people claim to have fallen prey to the malicious cyber-attack. This type of email scam is called ‘Phishing’ (pronounced the same as ‘fishing’) and is one of the leading types of cybercrime that affects millions of people around the world every day. Once the attacker has your private information they can hold your online accounts to ransom, blackmail you with any sensitive information they may find or simply carry out any number of illegal activities using your identity. This may sound alarming, but protecting yourself from these types of attacks is actually fairly simple. There

are a few techniques you can use to identify a potential scam email and to minimise the damage that may result if a scammer does get hold of your sensitive information.

• Emails asking for your personal information, as legitimate companies shouldn’t ever ask for you to supply your personal information via an email

Watch out for:

Using two-factor authentication, as well as having a decent virus protection program are good ways to reduce the damage a scammer can do if you do accidentally click a dodgy email link.

• ‘Official’ looking emails riddled with typos should immediately raise some red flags • Strange sender’s addresses are easy ways to spot a potential fraudulent email

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Win tickets to Webers Circus

Medical research also states that the practice of handwriting can help reduce some of the symptoms in dementia patients, as it keeps their minds active.

Handwriting in 2017

SADDLE UP and get your cowboy hat and boots ready, as Webers Circus is back in town! From 23rd June to 9th July in Loganholme, Webers newest circus show will take you and your family on a wild west adventure with death defying acrobats, funny clowns, trick dogs, miniature ponies, Russian swing, silks and more! There will be fun and laughter all day long! Lucky for you, we’ve got three family passes (2 adults and 2 children) to give away! For your chance to win, enter at

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Some would say that handwriting in 2017 has become more of an art form rather than an everyday necessity, simply because not that many people do it anymore. There are some people, however, that still enjoy the art and they do it very well. Expert Calligrapher and owner of Lavender Lane Calligraphy, Jane Nurthen says handwriting is a skill that should not be lost. “I will always see a place for handwriting and calligraphy in the world. It may not be for everyone, but it’s a skill that I don’t think we should lose,” she says. “People aren’t as quick to pick up a pen and send a handwritten letter anymore, but that also makes the art that much more special and meaningful when it is used. Who doesn’t love a hand-addressed envelope in amongst all those bills?” Jane fell in love with the art of calligraphy after picking up a ball point pen back in 2015 and soon after started her own small business writing invitations, signage and logos. “I love that it’s an old art form that I can help

THE ORIGINAL URBAN COWBOY, James Blundell is making his way to Diggers Services Club for a special performance on Thursday 20th July – and it’s one you can’t miss! In this exciting show, James invites the listener into his world to rediscover the joy of music and evoke powerful emotions, while experiencing the colours of life through his incredible voice. 2017 marks James Blundell’s 30th Anniversary in music and sees the launch of his fourteenth album ‘Campfire’. The concept of the album was unearthing songs with great stories and telling them the way you would around a campfire. For the release, James assembled a tracklisting to include tracks recorded by Madonna, Bruce Springsteen,

try to keep alive,” she says. “I think it’s special to receive a handwritten note and that we can spread happiness through the written word. Our handwriting is part of our personality – I heard it described once as the ‘accent’ of our hands – it’s our individual voice, why would we want to lose that?” Jane says despite the move to more technological ways of communicating, calligraphy and handwriting workshops have become more and more popular. “I definitely see it on the rise at the moment – when I wanted to learn I couldn’t find anywhere that offered pointed pen workshops but there’s a lot more opportunities to learn available now,” she says. “Many people are seeing the value in learning a new skill or hobby that doesn’t involve a screen, or want to learn the foundations and basic strokes to improve their everyday handwriting. The fact it’s therapeutic is just a bonus.” For those looking improve their hand writing skills or learn more about calligraphy, Jane recommends checking out your local calligraphy society for workshops.

Cyndi Lauper, The Wallflowers, The Eagles, Cold Chisel, Bob Dylan, Paul Kelly and John Cougar Mellencamp. Guests on the album include The Wolfe Brothers, Anne Kirkpatrick, Tania Kernaghan, Paul Costa, Cameron Daddo, Hamish Davidson, Lawrie Minson and newcomers Jonny Taylor, Abigail Grace and Liam Kennedy-Clark. Needless to say, James Blundell’s live performances are an experience that encompass audiences everywhere. A blend of great songs, music, vocals and a bit of tongue in cheek thrown in for good measure. Don’t miss his incredible performance on Thursday 20th July at Diggers Services Club. For more information or to book visit

Although it’s seems like handwriting is slowly dying as an everyday necessity, it’s becoming more of a special art form for those interested. Maybe we should all take to using pen and paper again? For more information on Lavender Lane Calligraphy visit


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