Protecting Order, Connection and Dignity: Our Response to a Virus by Dr Johanna Lynch (GP Psychotherapist)

Ilze GroblerCOVID-19

Disorder, Disconnection and Invasion cause feelings of threat for each member of the human family. As stakeholders in my PhD pointed out these experiences destabilise our attempts to protect order, connection, and our sense of dignity. Cyclone Covid, as I am calling it, invades our bodies and our minds, and our ways of being in community. It actively disconnects us from safe human … Read More

Cyclone COVID by Dr Johanna Lynch (GP Psychotherapist)

Ilze GroblerCOVID-19

As our nation prepares for the waves of infections and the wider impact of COVID-19 on lives and livelihoods, I have been struck by a familiar feeling – it is as though we are battering down the hatches before a cyclone. Each cyclone season we have a few careful weather watchers in our home- they can see the wind patterns … Read More

Toast with Avocado and Fetta by Tania Logan (Dietitian)

Ilze GroblerDietetics

Dukkah is a middle eastern blend of spices, nuts and seeds. This delicious combination is quick and easy to prepare. It is perfect for breakfast, lunch or brunch (Serves 2) 4 slices of sourdough or wholegrain bread ½ avocado 50 g fetta cheese, crumbled 1 tbsp dukkah Toast the bread.  Remove the flesh from the avocado and lightly mash.  Spread the … Read More

Care and Support During Uncertain Times – COVID-19 by Shannon Moule (Clinical Psychologist)

Ilze GroblerCOVID-19, Psychology

Dear Zesty Community, I felt called to connect with our ZESTY community to acknowledge and assist during these uncertain times.  We (Australians) have been through a lot so far this year: fires, floods and now COVID-19. It wouldn’t be surprising if you and other people around you are experiencing heightened levels of negative emotions right now. And it’s not surprising … Read More

COVID-19 Response

Ilze Groblergeneral

To all our valued clients, we just wanted to reassure you that we will be monitoring safe practice with regard to COVID-19 over the next few weeks and months as required.  We join with others, seeking to take practical measures for prevention of spread of the virus in our community, and to seek to calm our anxieties in the midst … Read More

Ditch the diets this year by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Uncategorized

Another year has arrived and brought with it a mass of misinformation about dieting and weight loss. The internet and social media are saturated with messages about detoxing after the festive season and creating a new plan for a new you!!  Magazines and television advertisements are also saturated with these messages.  They are everywhere.  Unfortunately they fail to mention that in most cases, for … Read More

Witnessing Tragedy Unfold by Shannon Moule, Clinical Psychologist

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

It has been a tragic summer so far here in Australia. Not a day goes by where we don’t hear or see something about the loss occurring in the context of the bushfires. I find myself reading friend’s posts on social media expressing feelings of uselessness, hopelessness, guilt in relation to these events and their struggle to find ways to … Read More

Dietary Analysis – “Quitting” sugar by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Dietetics & Diabetes Education

This final instalment of my analysis of popular dieting trends investigates whether it is necessary to “quit” sugar. In this article I’ll discuss what “quitting” sugar requires, analyse the scientific evidence available and give you my verdict on whether it is worthwhile or not. The diet Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, I’m … Read More

Advent…. A time of thanking….by Dr Johanna Lynch

Christina Reynoldsgeneral

As our community wends its way toward the end of the year, I send a note from a beautiful poet Malcolm Guite: Thanksgiving. I thought it may encourage you to notice the truth behind all the appearances in our lives – the frenzy at work, the ‘things’ in the shopping centres, the meaning in our kitchens and round our dining … Read More

Dietary Analysis – Intermittent Fasting, by Tania Logan, Dietitan and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

This instalment of my analysis of popular dieting trends investigates Intermittent Fasting. In this article I’ll discuss what the diet is about, analyse the scientific evidence available and give you my verdict on whether it is worthwhile or not. The diet Intermittent fasting is essentially a method of reducing energy intake.  These deliberate periods of energy imbalance encourage the body to … Read More