Mim's Blog


Ginger

In my 20's, a trip to Chinatown was not complete without buying two things - a round ceramic jar, painted with cherry blossoms, containing sticky squares of ginger in sweet syrup, and a pair .....

Winter pet care

For three winters in a row, Bella and I shared a cold. Let me tell you, there is nothing cuter than a cat’s sneeze. Apparently, humans can’t catch a cold from a cat, and vice vers .....

When does a therapeutic diet become an eating disorder?

Do you know anyone on a very restricted diet? First to go is red meat (because of the cholesterol), then chicken (because of the antibiotics) then it’s anything with eyes.  .....

What's the difference between Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed and Go-Go?

A reader asks, what’s the difference between Bright-eyed and Bushy-tailed tea and Go-Go tea. I ordered a big container of Bright on Friday (with a few other t .....

What is tea?

I am a tea girl from way back, unable to start the day without a full pot of tea under my belt. A tea snob too — none of this tea-bag nonsense for me, I insis .....

What is naturopathy?

A history and guide to naturopathic medicine in Australia. A history and guide to naturopathic medicine in Australia. Naturopathy endeavours to find out and tr .....

Stress and the HSC

Stress not only affects adults, children and teenagers can also suffer it’s ill effects. Especially when studying for the dreaded HSC. One of the most stressful tim .....

Wedding stress

Pre-wedding stress finally took its toll. Sally has just married the love of her life, Joe. Their wedding was a wild success. The following morning, the happy coupl .....

We are what we think

The influence our thoughts and emotions have on our health is now scientifically proven and Josephine Formosa explores this area. You’ve probably heard the saying,  .....

Waving not Drowning - Negative Emotions and Stress

A warning to do something to ease your pain and lower the stress in your life, before you get sick. We have had so much rain in Kangaroo Valley, I’m sure I saw webb .....