When Canberra GP Dr Kelly Teagle became a new mum, her elation was soon clouded by irritability, anxiety and poor sleep. Using a Mirena IUD contraceptive device meant she no longer had periods so Kelly didn’t notice one of the more obvious signs of perimenopause: an irregular cycle. Still, she says, “as a doctor who specialises in women’s health, how did I not realise what was happening to me?” For British writer Liz Earle, sleep disturbance sent her scrambling to her GP. The mother of five can handle what life throws at her – with a good night’s sleep!
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Role model royals
As we celebrate William and Kate’s 10th wedding anniversary, Juliet Rieden asks: can the close-knit Cambridge five steady the royal ship with their duty, dignity and family values?
TOGETHER FOR CHANGE
As allegations of sexual assault and harassment swirl around our federal Parliament, Samantha Trenoweth sits down with some of the most powerful women in the land to consider the issues that have shaken the nation.
Remember the time
APRIL 1823: The first Sydney Royal Easter Show
“Finding my power” -Toni Pearen
Facing her demons (and a few snakes) in the jungle led to a personal and professional renaissance for Toni Pearen. Jenny Brown meets the former pop princess as she steps into a brave new life.
“I was lost before Lauren”
It may seem a charmed life, but MasterChef Australia judge Jock Zonfrillo has had serious lows with the highs. He tells Sue Smethurst how love saved him.
Ray of hope
Nobody would consider the parents of children with cancer lucky, but for two families who were included in a ground-breaking Australian program to fight childhood cancers, lucky is exactly how they feel. Genevieve Gannon meets those families.
My story: My journey out of darkness
When screenwriter Kristen Dunphy checked herself into a psychiatric ward, her world was unbearably dark, but with pen and paper in hand, she found the glimmer of hope that carried her home.
In the name of my daughter
When her 20-year-old daughter was brutally murdered in a Queensland hostel, Rosie Ayliffe needed answers. What she uncovered compelled her to launch a campaign to expose the dangers backpackers face in Australia, she tells Juliet Rieden.
Best friends forever
A trip down memory lane makes the perfect birthday gift for a much loved childhood friend.
How To Max Your Morning Rituals
In our quest for the best possible wake-up and start to our day, we need a multisensory approach that draws us out of slumber and kickstarts our body clock. Here, Russell Jones, author of Sense, shares simple ways to feel good.
Lift Your Own Spirits
We all feel down now and then, especially lately. These techniques can help you bounce back.
In a field near the Gaza Strip, a missile strike, visions, and onlookers searching for an explanation.
Do You Need Stress?
“The ways and means are available to me...The only question to be asked then is: ‘How much discomfort am I willing to sit with before I invite the answer to be revealed?’”—Dale Jukes
How to Fix Your 2020 Brain
Want to get back to feeling good? We asked mental health experts to share their steps for lowering your anxious feelings and upping the optimism.
WHAT ARE COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS ANYWAY?
What are cognitive distortions and why might you be interested in them?
Immune-Boosting Winter Salad
Cold weather doesn’t have to mean heavy, dense meals. This light-and-lively salad is proof.
Effective Stress Relievers that can calm your mind and body!
Stress can take a toll on your health in many ways, some of which you may not even realize what it’s doing to your body. You may blame that irritating headache, the pinched nerve in your neck, your frequent insomnia, or your decreased productivity at work on an illness. But stress may be the cause.
ATHLEISURE LIST: NUTRITION
Children Of Quarantine
What does a year of isolation and anxiety do to a developing brain?
Don't Stress It With Magnesium
Sleep, anxiety, and depression—magnesium helps improve all of them, and most of us don’t get enough.