The eyes are the mirror of the soul This modified proverb is first credited to Cicero, a Roman philosopher (106-43 B.C.), where it’s believed that […]
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye – H. Jackson Brown Jnr. The heart has always been the symbol of love. Love […]
When the going gets tough, the tough get going – I’m sure when Joseph Kennedy, father of US President John F Kennedy, coined that proverb […]
Do you find it hard to switch off when you finish work? Are you exhausted trying to juggle the household and keep everyone in the […]
We all know women should be venerated every day but like Mothers’ Day, a particularly special day each year has been set aside in deference […]
Age is simply a chronological indication of how long you’ve been on earth; it has nothing to do with how young you actually feel. Age […]
It’s a new year and a new decade and a perfect chance to take stock of your current lifestyle and see what you can do […]
I managed to shed 11 kilograms in the first 26 days on the hCG diet; no wonder AMC calls it their Kick Start Weight Loss […]
Ern Westmore, the Dean of Hollywood make-up for over forty years often said, ‘We spend 24 hours a day growing old, why not take 5 […]
I don’t know anyone who likes being on the receiving end of personal criticism and we all want to steer clear of negative people but […]
I hate that feeling when anger wells up from deep down inside me, then surges through my body and explodes in my brain. What I […]
Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone, is the famous opening line of the poem Solitude by US author and […]
It’s easy to get swept up in a movie and to wish your life replicated what was happening on the screen but in reality that […]
Are you inclined to see the glass as half full or half empty? There are two ways we can mentally view any adverse situation and […]
One of my favourite quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt is, ‘A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong she is until you […]
Success, Fame and Beauty. From Miss Australia to George Clooney, Susie Walks Us Through How She Went from A Teaching Student, To Over Four Decades in Media.
This year marks my 45th year in media and I often get asked how did I get my start? I guess you could say I […]
Are You Too Busy to Put Yourself First? Susie Elelman Has Given Us Her Healthy Habits, Whilst Living A Busy Lifestyle
We all have the best of intentions to fuel our bodies with the healthiest foods we can and exercise regularly but time is often our […]
Why then do so many of us continually ‘burn the candle at both ends’ and sacrifice our precious sleep as a result?
Studies have shown that by maintaining good basic health habits, like keeping active, getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet and limiting our intake of alcohol and bad fats, we can help protect our brain’s decline and help reduce the risk of dementia.
Luckily there aren’t too many downsides to long distance air travel but the ones that are can certainly be punishing. Screaming babies notwithstanding, jet lag […]
October is the perfect month to spring us into action to look and feel our best by summer. Winter might seem like a distant memory […]
This is a wonderful time of year when the bone chilling days of winter are finally behind us and replaced with warm sunny days filled with the smell of fragrant flowers in bloom and freshly cut grass.
On average Australians sit for around 10 hours a day, yet a variety of major international research studies in recent years have produced compelling evidence that sitting for more than 4 hours each day leads to changes in the body.
Thinking long and hard about the question of what women over 50 want, I’m not sure it’s that much different to what any woman or man wants at any age.
I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to achieve inner peace but it sometimes feels impossible to attain when life’s everyday stresses start negatively impacting on our peace of mind.
According to Neuroscientist Professor Richard E Cytowic MD, our stomach is an ecosystem comprising some 100 million neurons, more than our spinal cord.
We’d all love to be in Tip Top Condition but it’s so easy for life to get in the way and shift our focus. A great technique to get motivated and help us stick with it is to set ourselves a target.
For generations menopause was ‘secret women’s business’. Our mothers and grandmothers were never encouraged and often not game to talk about it, let alone admit they were going through it.
When I opened my eyes, even though I’d been asleep for a while, I didn’t realise I’d fallen asleep at all. What made it even more alarming was this occurred in the middle of the day.
A friend of mine, who’s my age, recently said that the things he could do all night when he was younger can now take him all night to do. I’m grateful to be in very good health and can’t image how difficult it would be to battle a chronic illness while ageing.
It can be a very stressful time for a variety of reasons and we can often put a lot of undue and sometimes unnecessary pressure on ourselves.
More than 70 per cent of incontinence sufferers are women and many experience problems during pregnancy, after childbirth and menopause. Obesity, diabetes and even heart conditions can be contributing factors.
I’ve always advocated the need for women to establish a sisterhood, the female equivalent to ‘The Boys’ Club’ and use that Girl Power to help and support each other especially in business.
To say Dr Gary impressed me enormously would be an understatement.
Firstly, he immediately set a date to come into the Pyrmont studios at 0200 in the morning to talk with me and to take questions live from my talkback listeners for an hour on-air, instead of taking the easier option.
I wish the Australian Menopause Centre was around to help me back then. It all started when my periods stopped at around 47 years of age and seemed to continue on and off for another ten years or more.
While the modern-day metric conversion of; ‘A gram of prevention is worth a kilo of cure’, doesn’t quite have the same ring to it; the sentiment is definitely still the same. The main reason I try and live by this saying is because I’m allergic to most antibiotics so it’s imperative for me to fortify my immune system leading up to winter
I thought I’d start by asking; Can we measure how happy we really are? According to a mate of mine, well-respected psychiatrist Dr Anthony Durrell, we can.
Pain is Nature’s way of telling you something is wrong and while blocking the symptoms with pain killers might be a quick fix, it doesn’t always get to the root cause.
I love my sleep but I must confess I used to take it very much for granted. That was until I started doing midnight to dawn talkback radio on 2GB and affiliated networks back in the mid-1990s.
I’d like to share with you some of the lifestyle changes I’ve applied and I hope they help you achieve the size and shape you’d like to be.
One of my favourite pastimes is travelling. I have been lucky enough to tour quite extensively throughout my lifetime but there are still lots more places on my bucket list I want to see.
For years many believed and some still do that there is no such thing as Stress. In fact, back when I was a regular on TV’s Beauty & the Beast, my fellow panellists and I would often debate long and hard with ‘Beast’ Stan Zemanek about it.
When I feel like something savoury, instead of eating high-fat potato chips or nuts, or loading up on high GI carbs, like rice crackers, I’ve found a healthy alternative – home-made kale or kalette chips.