Fri, 2013-11-29 00:00Negative emotions and difficult thoughts are often what bring people into therapy, even though it’s rare for people to actually come in saying ‘I want help with my negative thoughts’. Normally, it’s more likely that they come to therapy saying they are struggling with alcohol, drugs, infidelity, the party scene, pushing people away, and any number of creative ways they’ve come up with to push...Read more
Thu, 2013-05-16 15:48Brisbears are gearing up for one hell of a celebration later this year for their 20th anniversary at the annual BrisBears festival Northern Exposure which has been expanded to include some new and exciting events. Northern Exposure is not just about parties (although they have some great parties planned), the events are aimed to encourage blokes to meet and socialise with new and old friends....Read more
Fri, 2013-11-29 00:00Are you concerned that the food you are eating may be as healthy as they should be? With news reports about GM (genetically modified) foods, health scares about eating beef, chemicals on food affecting people’s health, it’s no wonder that many are looking to organic foods as an option.
WHAT IS ORGANIC FARMING?
Organic farming produces plant and animal foods without the excessive use...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-28 23:30By Dr Camille Stephenson
What should you do if you see or find an injured or sick native animal or bird? You should try to rescue the little critter and take it to your local vet. Veterinary Surgeons treat injured wildlife free of charge, so please don’t think that if you rescue such an animal, you will be charged fees for treatment! If the animal’s injuries or problems are too severe, a...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-28 23:30I recently read an article where a group of youngsters were asked what they thought about their NRL team’s chances of winning this year. Astonishingly all of them replied with comments like 20:1, or what is referred to in gambling circles as “odds”. It was also sad to see this photo of young rugby league fans asking for the bookmaker’s (Tom Waterhouse) autograph.
The lure of sponsorship and...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-28 23:30There are not too many people who never need to contact or use the services of a legal practitioner probably better referred to as a solicitor or a lawyer. Most people only contact solicitors when they are in trouble with the law and have been arrested or have relationship breakdowns which may include having difficulty seeing their children, and property settlements. If you believe you need some...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-28 23:30By Fiona Bisshop
Most people think that oral sex is safe sex. Well, it depends on what you’re worried about catching. It’s true that if you don’t have any mouth ulcers or bleeding areas in your mouth, then the risk of catching HIV is so low it cannot be measured.
The same cannot be said for a variety of other sexually transmitted infections. Patients are often surprised when their throat swab is...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-28 23:30At times, we all find ourselves questioning whether what we are doing on a day to day basis is really what we want to be doing, and wondering if we are doing what matters most to us. It can be a great idea, no matter what age you are, to re-evaluate what direction your life is heading in, and to ask if this is really what you want from your life.
One of the best ways to get clear on what matters...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-28 23:30West End’s Avid Reader will this month host a panel of writers discussing the representation of lesbian characters in Australian books.
The evening will see debut novelist Yvette Walker (pictured) read from her novel Letters From The End of Love and then join Melissa Lucashenko (Mullumbimby), Nike Sulway (Rupetta), Inga Simpson (Mr Wigg), Jesse Blackadder (Chasing The Light) and chair Krissy...Read more
Thu, 2013-11-28 23:30The world’s longest running LGBT party the Queen’s Birthday Ball Awards will return this year to the Rainbow Room on the top floor of Cloudland on Sun 9 June. The event had previously been held at Cloudland in 2011 but was moved due to space restrictions, however, the newly renovated venue can now accommodate up to 450 standing and 350 seated guests.
The Queen’s Ball, which doubles up as both a...Read more