By Rhonda Garad, Nurse Educator at Jean Hailes At the age of 50 I am at lower risk of doing many things such as circulating a nude selfie, drinking until I forget my own name and consenting to holiday anywhere that is more than 100 metres away from a hot shower. However, I am a likely candidate to contemplate ways to try to forestall the inevitable ageing process. It … [Read more...] about Should I try to look younger and risk my health?
By Rhonda Garad Some mothers are better at talking with their adult children than others. My mother wasn’t good at this. In fact, there was only one time when she even came close. I remember I was about thirty at the time and she held my hand, looked seriously at me, inhaled deeply and said; “Don’t ever forget to empty the crumbs out of the bottom of your toaster.” I was so … [Read more...] about Great health conversations for mums to have with their children
Are you confused about sun safe messages? Do you wonder why every other person seems to be low in Vitamin D? These issues are closely related and we're here to make sense of increasingly complex information. Australians have some of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, yet about one third of our population is low in Vitamin D. We need to be clear on how to reduce … [Read more...] about Sun safe and preventing Vitamin D deficiency
By Jean Hailes Nurse Educator Rhonda Garad Words are powerful. I love them. Penelope Lively loved them and wrote: “Language tethers us to the world: without it we spin like atoms.” My head spins when I read brilliantly put together words. Books are my best friends and I am more the product of the books I have read than anything else. When I have finished a great book I feel … [Read more...] about Words to make you think, laugh and cry
By Jean Hailes Nurse Educator Rhonda Garad This year is a big one for me as I’m turning 50. I should not be fearful, though, because if I'd been born 500 years ago I would already be 30 years over my expiry date! Instead at 50, I would like at least 30 more years, thanks very much. I have a lot left to do. I want to drink the finest Italian coffee from the highest point … [Read more...] about Stay calm, I’m turning 50