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When it comes to our mental health and a constructive approach to our lives, too many of us fill our days with things that harm us and our aspirations.  This week's Living Well item discusses what we need t0 stop doing. More
There are many natural items and products with genuine health benefits.  For this week's Living Well item we have a post about the benefits of drinking lemon juice everyday.  Two members of the platform's Advisory Board can attest to these benefits. More
The week's fantastic Living Well item offers five incredibly important tips to help you start the day right.  #SPOILERALERT none of them are to have a big mug of strong dark coffee. More
When you're in the thick of setting up and operating a new endeavour every problem or setback can be overwhelming.  This week's Living Well item is about taking out moments to step back, reflect on the bigger picture and using a little self-talk. More
Unemployment among Australians who live with a disability is considerably higher than their non-disabled peers (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2020). For example, according to the Australian Network on Disability (2021), there are 2.1 million Australians of working age with a disability and of these, just under half were employed (47.8%), compared with 80.3% of people without disability. Other findings indicate that 38% of people with disability live on or near the poverty line, more than 2.75 times the rate of poverty experienced by the general population (ACOSS 2018). Of the Australians with a disability in the workforce, 1 in 4 (23%) people aged 15 and over with disability experienced some form of discrimination (including disability discrimination), compared with 1 in 6 (17%) without disability (ABS 2015). Even if you're not being discriminated against the stereotyping, isolation and undervaluing can be demoralising and exhausting.  This week's fantastic Living Well item suggests some techniques to help you cope. More
As someone who gets around in a wheelchair and spends most of his day sat up in bed, Gary read this with a fair degree of resignation.  Fortunately, for the last few years, a physio has him on a daily routine of stretches a physical trainer and a weekly rigorous upper body stretch. It isn't especially comfortable, but he knows it's good for him.  This week's Living Well item talks about what you should do something similar, even if all you do is sit in a desk chair most of the day. More
This week's Living Well item includes 21 fantastic quotes that, if applied, could change your life, your approach to challenges you face and how you treat the people around you.  A great and valuable read. More
This week's fantastic Living Well item offers simple but great advice.  At least two members of our Advisory Board include intense exercise in our weekly routine.  Gary in his carers, has a talented vegetarian cook who cooks his meals for the week and freezes them for reheating across the week. NDIS pays for his time with Gary as a care support. Gary also uses his plan to pay for an exercise trainer to assist him with his daily stretching and exercise. More

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