Messy Mangers by Dr Johanna Lynch

Ilze Groblergeneral

Years ago, during advent, I went to a morning of preparation. A time of preparing my self for Christmas. As part of the reflection, I was asked: “Do you have any empty mangers in your heart that you want Jesus to come into? I found this a poignant reminder that during advent we are waiting…waiting by empty mangers for the … Read More

Nanna’s Shortbread

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Recipes

Nanna’s shortbread   250 g butter 1 ½ cups plain flour 1 cup self raising flour 2 tbsp rice flour 170 g icing sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract   Preheat the oven to 180o Lightly grease a rectangular baking tray with butter and line with baking paper. Sift flours together into a large mixing bowl.Use your fingertips to rub the … Read More

R U OK? Day 13 September 2018 by Shannon Moule (Clinical Psychologist)

Christina ReynoldsPsychology, special events, Uncategorized

In 2016, 2,866 people died from suicide in Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017). It’s estimated that every day we lose 8 Australians to suicide and 30 people attempt to end their lives everyday (Lifeline, 2018). Rates of suicide are generally three times higher for males, rural and regional dwellers, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Mindframe National Media … Read More

Stroke Awareness Week and Blood Pressure (Part A) by Tania Logan (Dietitian)

Ilze GroblerDietetics

This week is Stroke Awareness week, and this year we want to encourage everyone to see how easy it is to fit healthy habits into their day to reduce their risk of a stroke.  The Stroke Foundation has lots of helpful information on their website at www.strokefoundation.org.au. Blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure is the … Read More