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From Monday 1st June Beauty & Nail Services can open under strict guidelines Joining the easing of restrictions, the beauty industry welcomes news, they too can open their doors. Premier Berejiklian says: “Whilst this is positive news, the key is introducing practices to protect the safety of both customers and beauticians,” “It is vital staff and …
(10/5/20) Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that COVID restrictions for NSW will start to be eased from Friday 15th May in NSW.  She reminds us that whilst some restrictions are easing it is important that we continue to practice social distancing and hand hygiene. So, what do the changes mean to us in Lake Macquarie? …
From the moment you meet Kirby, her honest nature shines through. You know when you meet some people and you’re instantly relaxed and comfortable in their presence? This is how you feel with Kirby. She’s genuine about everything she delivers, including how she cares deeply about her ‘ladies’ as she calls them. Her business has …
Why are we having to keep our distance from others and constantly wash our hands? It’s a bit extreme, right? Wrong. COVID-19 hangs around on surfaces for between 1 and 3 days. This depends on what the surface type is, and other conditions like temperature.1  So what does this mean for us when we go …
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a national plan that will take effect at midday today 23rd March 2020. These strict coronavirus lock-downs are part of stage 1, with further restrictions undecided at this point. UPDATED 25TH March: Stage 2 restrictions will take effect midnight on 25th March 2020. UPDATED 28th March: Stage 3 brings …
It was just a normal Friday.  Every week on a Friday evening Terry went to his local swimming pool with his group of friends.  They had been running a swim club for oldies there for years. Terry jumped into the water and started swimming freestyle laps while his wife, Pat sat at the side of …
Would you believe, here in the Hunter Region alone during 2018, around 13.5% of pregnant women developed gestational diabetes? That’s one in 7.4 women, which is a huge number.1 I’ve been asked many times for my opinion on why this number is so high and I think a big factor is simply that people aren’t …
Hand on heart, exercise helped ease my postnatal depression. It wasn’t until we moved interstate, away from our support network, that I found myself in a state of despair. After the birth of my third child my mother, who was visiting us at the time, sat me down for a chat. She knew something wasn’t …
You know when you’re quietly confident you can pull something off? I consider myself a very competent human and nothing really rattles me in life. I rarely baulk at adding something new to my juggling act; in fact, I run on the adrenalin and the challenge of pulling it all off. So when I was …
Fear creeps in when you think about just how unfit and completely uncoordinated you are. To make it worse, you haven’t exercised in a really long time! The feeling and thoughts we allow to impact us can outweigh and hinder us from even starting. So I’ve put together my 5 hacks to get back into …
Motivation, or the lack of it, is one reason why many of us start off with the best exercise intentions and then fail miserably. Most of us know that making the effort to get out of bed a little earlier to exercise, will improve our health and wellbeing, but that’s not always enough. I can …