Top tips for living a healthy lifestyle on a budget

Many people assume a healthy lifestyle means a big hole in the budget. Staying fit requires expensive gym memberships and exercise classes and eating well equals eating into your grocery bill. Wrong. If you actually want to take ownership of… Continue Reading >

How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

Media kindly brought to you by ECOSA   Sleep. The quality of our day depends on it and our bodies ability to function effectively. Everybody knows the terrible feeling when you wake from a poor nights sleep: the foggy mind… Continue Reading >

5 tips to make self-care part of your day

Too often I work with people who are feeling tired stressed and overwhelmed and like they just can’t do it anymore. Once we start to peel away the onion layers and get to the core, which is ultimately self, we… Continue Reading >

Pregnant Mumma with allergies or anaphylaxis, this one’s for you…

It’s that time of the year again, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Awareness Week & last night on the news I saw a study looking into Allergies & Anaphylaxis in the pregnant mother. While I do love & welcome each & every… Continue Reading >

Why is exercise important for kids?

Physical activity in children is important for a wide variety of reasons. It helps to reduce overweight and obesity increases strength in muscles and bones and can even improve concentration at school. Exercise is a vital component of any child’s… Continue Reading >

How Can I Help My Child Retain Information?

 Being able to retain information is essential to school and exam success.  Here are the strategies that worked best for my son when he was studying for the HSC in 2018.   Sleep, exercise, and nutrition Getting adequate sleep is… Continue Reading >

How much sleep does my child need?

By Youthrive Occupational Therapist Portia Gunn   Sleep plays a very important role in our development, physical health and mental wellbeing. It is so important, that on average, we sleep for one-third of our lives! But, it is in our… Continue Reading >

Reach Better Life Balance Through Regular Exercise!

Being a parent brings boundless love and an abundant array of so many other amazing gifts to our life…. but let’s not sugar-coat this gig too much…. it can also be tough…. especially if you’re a single parent like me!… Continue Reading >

WHAT IS EPILEPSY?

Epilepsy is a disorder of brain function that takes the form of recurring seizures.  Typically, epilepsy is diagnosed in children under 5 however epilepsy can occur at any stage across the lifespan. Seizures associated with epilepsy often occur when sudden,… Continue Reading >

Motherhood and Anxiety

Anxiety is a far more common issue with new mums than postnatal depression. For many women, anxiety, not sadness, is what they feel after having their baby. It can start in pregnancy and once the baby is born to grow to… Continue Reading >