Personal agenda

Every year I have a digital free holiday. This time a few years ago I turned off my phone and travelled around Myanmar (Burma) for…
Was one of your New Year's resolutions to start saving or be better with your money? Every year saving money is amongst the top ten…
Research shows that when you are at a stay-at-home or part time working mum, you are mostly responsible for budgeting for your family. Now that…
For me, the new year is a time for looking back. And looking forward. In 2010 my husband Chuck died after a long illness. He…
The “gaze” is a term that describes how viewers engage with visual media. Originating in film theory and criticism in the 1970s, the gaze refers…
Debt is often referred to as one of the ‘3-Ds’ - alongside death and divorce - each of which can be devastating to people’s lives…
One in three women will experience significant depressive symptoms in the first five years after giving birth. But new research has found if mothers regularly…
3.5 stars Social movement movies – films about pivotal moments in the race, class, gender and sexuality wars – all have a tricky problem to…
More women than men suffer from chronic pain, described as pain that persists for more than six months. In addition, much of this pain remains…
When I was pregnant with my second child I suffered such bad morning sickness that I was unable to work. With a business to run…
For a short time this year I had a wife. It wasn't a planned thing, it came about by accident and good fortune. For a…
My mum grabbed my hand and squeezed. I could see tears welling up in her eyes. I giggled and looked at her. “Mum, there doesn’t…
Nobody likes to talk about dying or permanent incapacitation, especially if they’re young and in relatively good health. But as the news in recent weeks…
“It’s that time of the month – stay away from her!” The process of shedding the uterine lining with vaginal bleeding every month has an…
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