Health & Fitness

Nuts about macadamias and dreaming big – Donna Burton wants to crack the UK market

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Ever since she lived in London in the mid-1990s, Donna Burton has yearned to return, and her dream is to become a supplier to the big names in grocery stores in that great city, Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly – even Harrods! Donna launched her Jelbonleigh Macadamias about 15 years…

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Be alarmed! We’re eating less fruit and vegetables than ever before – 30% less than 15 years ago. Helen Waterworth sounds the alarm!

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The alarming fact is that fast food has eclipsed vegetables as a dietary stape for Australians, with teenagers leading the charge to fast food, according to new data from the Bureau of Statistics shows. Helen Waterworth – who I wrote about in the AFR Weekend, Enterprising Women, column – is part…

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Suzette Cassie launched Dermalogica in Australia 20 years ago – and has taken it to number one!

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In the era of botox, fillers, peels, lifts, implants, laser and other invasive therapies, Suzette Cassie faces considerable challenges at the Australian helm of skincare brand, Dermalogica.  (Today’s AFR Weekend – my “Enterprising Women” column – 31 May 2014) As Suzette says, Dermalogica products are for external use only, and…

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Hear! Hear! We hear you Elaine Saunders – if you’re a boomer in a boardroom, or hard of hearing, Blamey Saunders hears you

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By “boomers”, Elaine Saunders means those of us getting to a certain demographic where the hearing starts to falter! We all live with someone, work with someone, have observed someone, whose speaking volume is further up the dial than the rest of us! The innovative team at Blamey Saunders Hearing…

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How Daniella Ehrlich, an opera cat, finds her core business by mixing arias with pilates

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It was a triumphant conclusion to a Fulworks Q&A event – Daniella Ehrlich brought the house down with a stirring rendition of the rousing “Habanera” aria from the Bizet opera (1875) Carmen – “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” – (love is a rebellious bird).  (Full performance on my home page). Daniella…

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Hey style sisters! Stylerunner.com putting Julie and Sali Stevanja ahead of the pack in activewear

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When it comes to being on trend and fashionable in fitness, the Stevanja sisters are on the money.  They spotted that we’re all into activewear these days and took a chance at building an online store, Stylerunner.com, to sell quality gear for people who want fashion as well as function….

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Physiotherapist Kellie Wilkie combines rhythm and balance to create a healthy business ethos

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Kellie Wilkie remembers falling out of love with her chosen profession of physiotherapy, due to the frustration of 15-minute consultations when she started in a private practice. So, she decided to bust the model and launched her own practice in Hobart – called BODYSYSTEM – with its unique model of…

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Jazz it up with Emma Pask and with that voice, she’ll be “Livin’ La Vida Loca” in 2014

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This woman CAN sing!  And oh, how Emma Pask has made a splendid career in the world of cool and classy jazz after being discovered by the Australian jazz maestro James Morrison at her Kirrawee High School fund-raiser in southern Sydney some 20 years ago. As she belted out Mack…

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Award winner Helen Summers shows the way with her vision to be a leading innovator in optometry

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The new 2014 year is promising to be a watershed for Helen Summers and her optometry practice in Darwin.  She always wanted to take the path less travelled in her work and saw greater opportunities by opting to become a pioneer and find her niche in a market with fewer…

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