The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-12T01:44:36Z How to choose and style crystals for every room of the house 2021-04-12T01:44:36Z how-to-choose-and-style-crystals-for-every-room-of-the-house Justine Wilson, author of the Crystal Connection, shares her tips on how to incorporate crystals into the different zones of the home. A crystal collector herself, with over 100 displayed throughout her own home, Justine encourages those just starting out with crystals to select a piece that speaks to them as the best rule of thumb. “Crystals can be used in any space that looks pretty and feels right to you, there is no right or wrong way to work with crystals. They are as beautiful as they are mythical, so just enjoy bringing them into your home, and thus you will get a feel for the visual and spiritual impact they can have on your space,” says Justine. Entryway: A nice stone to have at your property’s entryway is rose quartz. You will often see this at top end day spas as it promotes a sense of self-love, relaxation and a peaceful experience. Having a stone like this will also signify to your family and guests that it is a welcoming, loving environment to enter. Study: Amethyst is a wonderful stone to have in creative spaces such as studies, workshops, or even mediation zones, as it can promote mental clarity and assist in opening up and promoting your spirituality. It can help stimulate new ideas and inspiration so it’s wonderful for any space when you need to focus, work or create. Another great one for a work zone is citrine, as it can assist in attracting wealth and abundance - so a wonderful stone for any business endeavours. Living Rooms: Agate is a great stone to have in living areas as it is very versatile to incorporate, you could have an agate artwork, agate bookends on a bookshelf, or agate coasters. Agate also comes in many different colorways so it will work with any interior scheme. Agate is also a grounding stone that promotes maturity and stability, and I think it’s nice to feel grounded in your main living space. Kitchen/Dining: Clear quartz is a great stone for these zones as it is a master stone in many ways. Clear quartz can be programmed for any intention and is a nice one for a kitchen or dining area because often you are also creating something from scratch, so it will work alongside your mood and energy. Quartz can change the feel of the space depending on the vibe and meals you are creating, i.e you could be having a fun night with friends, ask the stone to assist in creating joy and happiness. If it is a serious family dinner, ask the stone to guide you with clarity on the right words to say to your family members to resolve the issues. Bedroom: A great stone for your bedroom is labradorite as it is a protective stone that can restore energy, promote rest and help to recharge you. It can also assist in revealing your true emotions, which we all need sometimes in order to deal with things or to take the right path of action. Any stone (blues and black stones are great for this) that are protective will also work in bedrooms. About the Crystal Connection: The Crystal Connection, a 200-page coffee table book is a sensory and emotive visual guidebook that demonstrates a profound love for crystals and is not only inspiring but will connect the reader even more with their own sacred home space. The Crystal Connection is available now at an RRP $45.00. Currently $34.40 from amazon.com.au and booktopia.com.au. Follow them on Instagram @crystalconnectionbook Pack Free Walking Trips in New Zealand 2021-04-08T03:55:29Z pack-free-walking-trips-in-new-zealand Thrilled about the upcoming border opening, pack free walking company Life's An Adventure offers New Zealand guided walking tours that feature the best iconic walks of the South Island. The most popular walk features a tatse of the four best walking tracks of New Zealand’s Fiordland region including the Milford Sound Track, the Routeburn Track, the Hollyford Track and the Kepler Track combined in a 5 day Pack Free walking holiday. At the top of the South Island they offer Pack Free Walks of the iconic Queen Charlotte Sound Track, the Abel Tasman Coastal Track or a combination of both. For further information, images, interviews: www.lifesanadventure.com.au It's Not About the Six Pack; It's About Psychology 2021-04-08T02:21:43Z it-s-not-about-the-six-pack-it-s-about-psychology Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between the ages of 15 and 44. This means that nearly 200 Australians will attempt suicide every day, and of those, an average of nine will die [1].  One Australian who has been personally impacted by these statistics, is Leon Stensholm, who lost his brother, Dean, and two clients in a very short time, to suicide. After his brother passed away, Leon used his body building training as a form of therapy, and through it, he was able to work towards a sense of purpose again. Quitting his then job as a tradie, Leon has since founded his own, one-on-one gym, which is an entire gymnasium built for just one client at a time. Training, “Isn’t just about the six-pack, it’s about the psychology,” Leon said before going on to explain that having private sessions allows him to break down his client’s barriers. By doing so, Leon believes he can, “Help his clients find a sense of purpose, and a drive to start talking about their adversities, so they too can understand the power of adversity is mind blowing if they just don’t quit.” Leon has written and published his own story, in the hopes that others will be able to observe those around them, recognise the signs of someone who is suicidal, or even recognise it within themselves, and seek help. “We all go through adversities, but it is what we do to dig ourselves out and learn to control the controllables that matters,” said Leon. Leon’s ultimate goal is to help others overcome their struggles. In his book, It’s How You Think, Leon details his approaches, which are: “All about mindset, educating ourselves, and utilising some easy tools to help ourselves and others regain the faith and hope they have lost through their adversity.”  If you or someone close to you is contemplating suicide or experiencing emotional stress you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14. If you’re at immediate risk of harming yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000 (triple zero). [1] AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Wellness) 2021. Suicide Self Harm Monitoring Accessed February 2021. .https://www.aihw.gov.au/suicide-self-harm-monitoring/about  Start your journey to wellness with Australian made Rochway probiotics 2021-04-07T00:41:04Z start-your-journey-to-wellness-with-australian-made-rochway-probiotics Introducing Rochway, the Australian-made brand leading the wellness revolution with cutting-edge probiotic products formulated with the highest quality probiotics and locally sourced ingredients, backed by years of clinical research. The new range of advanced probiotic complexes are formulated with their unique BioRestore™ fermentation process which utilises multi-strain probiotics for a more bio-available (easily absorbed) and bio-active complex to support gut health, immune function, the nervous system, and beautiful hair and skin. Launching with 12 products across the range, in liquid, powder, or capsule form, the journey to wellness starts today with all products available online now at rochway.com.au. Carel Crous, Rochway New Business Development Manager & Head of NPD says, “At Rochway we have been producing probiotics since 2006, with our brand stocked in more than 2,000 pharmacies and health food stores throughout Australia and our products exported to more than 30 countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. “The fact that our products are manufactured locally at our own TGA approved manufacturing facility in Queensland, using our exclusive BioRestore™ process, enables us to produce the highest quality and most advanced probiotics to meet all relevant Australian standards to the highest degree. We can also test and trial new formulations and introduce additional ingredients and formulas at a fast pace to keep up with consumer demand and new trends coming to market.” Key facts about Rochway Probiotics: Each Rochway product is fermented using their unique BioRestore™ process which utilises multi-strain probiotics for a more bio-available (easily absorbed) and bio-active complex. All products are naturally free from dairy, gluten, lactose, GMO, and added sugars. Ingredients have not had the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilisers. Rochway’s probiotic products support gut health, immune function, the nervous system and beautiful hair and skin. The Product Range: SUPERFOODS: Kakadu Plum with Probiotics and Vitamin C Powder | RRP $22.95: Probiotics + Kakadu Plum + Vitamin C = gut health and skin goals, formulated for total daily wellbeing. Bio-Fermented Blueberry Concentrate | RRP $31.95: Bio-fermented blueberries with six raw probiotic strains creates this probiotic + antioxidant powerhouse to beautify the gut and skin. Bio-Fermented Coconut Water Concentrate | RRP $31.95: Rich in naturally-occurring electrolytes and six raw probiotic strains to help hydrate, plump and glow. Top of Form IMMUNITY: Bio-Fermented Olive Leaf Concentrate – Natural Berry | RRP $31.95: The brand's most-loved immune product in a natural berry flavour, made with fresh olive leaves bio-fermented with broad-spectrum probiotics. Bio-Fermented Olive Leaf Concentrate – Natural | RRP $31.95: Bio-Provide a double-action approach to immune system health, combining six raw probiotic strains with immune-boosting olive leaf. DIGESTION: Papaya Leaf Capsules | RRP $36.00: Packed with antioxidants and digestive enzymes, which help to break down food and macronutrients during digestion, ultimately helping to reduce digestive issues. Probiotic Daily Broad-Spectrum Capsules | RRP $34.95: A daily probiotic capsule containing 25 billion good bacteria using 3 different probiotic strains to support digestive health and immune function. Bio-Fermented Papaya Leaf Concentrate | RRP $34.95: The superfood-rich elixir, which takes full advantage of the digestive health benefits of papaya leaf, the ultimate gut-support elixir. Bio-Fermented Papaya 35 Fruit & Leaf Extract | RRP $34.95: Uses the same bio-fermented base as all other Rochway bio-fermented liquids, without any extra fuss. This one is all about the papaya, using both the fruit and leaf to make the ultimate gut-support elixir. Beans and Greens Probiotic Powder | RRP $29.95: Super-charged greens and probiotics for everyday wellbeing and vitality formulated with 10 billion good bacteria plus six green superfoods in every serve. ANTI-INFLAMMATION: Bio-Fermented Turmeric with Ginger and Black Pepper Extract | RRP $31.95: Turmeric, ginger and black pepper are the ultimate triple-threat in this anti-inflammatory, digestive-support elixir. PLUS: Colloidal Silver | RRP $29.95: Made from filtered water and electrically charged fine silver particles, this tasteless and odourless colloidal silver is made to the highest purity and premium quality standards. The new range of Rochway probiotics are available online now from rochway.com.au. Dental Implants Vs. Dentures: Which Is Better For Me? 2021-04-06T05:46:19Z dental-implants-vs-dentures-which-is-better-for-me Missing your tooth is already enough work. Now, you have to ponder what replacement procedure is best. Should you choose dental implants or dentures? How do you even know which of the two tooth replacement processes is a good fit for your condition? This piece will help! Here, you will find the differences between the two said procedures regarding cost, definition, durability, and their respective pros and cons. Shall we begin? Let’s start with dental implants! What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are permanent, screw-like titanium metals (with a crown) that you fix to replace your missing tooth. For this kind of teeth replacement, you need to have enough bone density in your jaw. Why? Dental implants (endosteal) fit into the jaw bone. The dentist inserts them at the spot of a damaged root. Then, he allows the bone to grow around the metals until introducing the crown. Other kinds of dental implant (subperiosteal), drilling holes into your jawbone isn’t necessary. For these kinds, the fixes can sit on your gum and jawbone. Either way, dental implants indicate screw-like attachments that replace your teeth. And they often involve a surgical process. Check Out: What Are Dental Implants: What You Need To know Cost Of Dental Implants Undoubtedly, dental implants are expensive. Regardless of how many teeth you want to replace, the cost remains hefty. Perhaps if you leave Western Australia for Queensland, the cost of dental implants will reduce. Sorry to burst the bubbles, the average remains the same. About the average, expect to cough up nothing less than $3000. And that’s just a single tooth with an excellent bone. What then if you need bone grafting? Or need to remove multiple teeth? With bone grafting, the minimum could rise to $11,500 per tooth. For multiple teeth, the time of the procedure increases as well as the care requirements. In that case, expect a minimum charge of $7500. Check Out: Cost of Dental Implants: What You Need To Know How Long Do Dental Implants Last? The answer here is tricky. Dental implants will last for as long as you want them. If you don’t tend to your titanium delights, you could even refix some days after the surgery. On the other hand, your dental implants could be your “forever” partner if you maintain adequate oral hygiene. Another factor contributing to the durability of dental implants is how you nurture them when they are new. At that stage, be picky about food. In other words, eat soft foods until the gum has healed. Also, quit smoking and binging heavily on alcohol. Else, you would destroy your dental implants at their earliest stage. Benefits Of Dental Implants The first benefit you will get from a dental implant is comfort. Once the mild pain of the surgical procedure ceases, the implant works perfectly. You would hardly remember the teeth are even artificial. Furthermore, dental implants are compact; they snug and integrate into your jawbone. That way, you won’t experience shaky teeth. Lastly, dental implants provide permanent solutions to your missing teeth problems. Indeed, the durability of these aids depends on you. Nevertheless, expect that your dental implant will outlast other replacement options such as dentures.  Disadvantages Of Dental Implants The obvious con of a dental implant is the cost. Imagine paying thousands of dollars for just a single tooth! Or could the cost of implants be cheaper in other countries? Unlikely! Australian dentists have regulations in place that controls the price to ensure everyone gets a fair quote. So, rest assured that dental implants are generally the same cost for most dental practices in Australia. Another disadvantage of dental implants is their bone requirement. Without enough of those calcium deposits, your expenses will go through the roof. Now, let’s look at dentures! What Are Dentures? Dentures are removable, metallic or plastic replacements for your missing teeth. They can temporarily substitute for a few teeth or the whole set of teeth. Unlike dental implants, dentures have no bone requirements. Regardless of the bone in your mouth, dentures will fit perfectly. So, where do dentures attach themselves? These prosthetic teeth are more dependent on your gum than your jawbones. As such, they need no bone grafting or sinus. And about the gums, dentures attach to them with the aid of denture adhesives. What’s The Cost Of Dentures? Dentures are, without a doubt, one of the cheapest teeth replacement procedures. The process of fitting these aids is not as complex as in dental implants. So, expect to pay less here regardless of if you’re getting partial or complete dentures. In particular, you will pay up to $2000 for (either an upper or lower jaw) denture across the six states in Australia. However, for the complete set, the price could lessen to an average of $3870. Note: your expenses could eventually be cheaper than the quoted figures. How so? Insurance providers often cover denture fixes. So if you have insurance, expect that your expenses will significantly reduce. How Long Do Dentures Last? Dentures typically aren’t a permanent fix. Else, you won’t remove them every night. Besides, they use adhesives – that will eventually wear off. To put it simply: your dentures won’t last more than 7years. After such a period, you need to book another appointment with your dentist for a denture reline or a replacement. Anything more than 7years, the dentures will hardly stick to your gum. And when they don’t fit well, such a situation would lead to injuries and discomfort. Benefits Of Dentures The first and most prominent benefit of dentures is the cost. They are relatively affordable. So much so that a complete denture set costs less than a single-tooth dental implant. Also, insurance companies often cover dentures. That means the already affordable price could become even more affordable. Lastly, dentures do not take much time to fix. Here, you don’t need your bone to grow around the implants. More so, there is no implant. All you need for your dentures is a matching fit for your gum and the colour. Disadvantages Of Dentures Dentures are high-maintenance teeth replacements. With them, you will monitor what you eat, drink, and even how you brush. Worse: you must remove your dentures before you sleep and soak them in a liquid medium. Where’s the time for that? Another con of dentures is the lack of naturalness. Lastly, dentures are not durable. Despite all the maintenance and daily removal, they won’t last more than 7years. Final Thoughts There is no ill choice between dental implants and dentures. They both fit different needs. Plus, in some dental procedures, dentists combine the two teeth replacement aids. Nevertheless, we will advise you to go for a durable and natural fix: dental implants.  Indeed, dental implants are expensive. Even at that, they are worth every penny – and more. COVID-19 vaccine and breastfeeding 2021-04-06T04:56:32Z covid-19-vaccine-and-breastfeeding Advice for breastfeeding mothers about the current COVID-19 vaccine and whether it is safe for themselves and their babies has been unveiled. The advice, in the form of an infographic, was today launched by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA), the New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). ‘There is no evidence of additional risks to breastfeeding women or their children from an approved COVID-19 vaccine’, the infographic states, before going on to highlight the current vaccination program rollout underway across Australia and New Zealand. The infographic links to the advice of the Australian Government Department of Health and the New Zealand Ministry of Health. ‘COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Australia and New Zealand do not contain a live virus’, the infographic adds. Download the infographic COVID-19 vaccine and breastfeeding. Prior to receiving the COVID-19 vaccination it is important that breastfeeding women discuss the COVID-19 immunisation with their health professional. RANZCOG Councillor Dr Nisha Khot said the advice would help breastfeeding women make an informed decision. ‘There is so much information out there. It can become quite confusing for breastfeeding women. This infographic provides breastfeeding women with the relevant facts, in a concise, easy to understand way’, Dr Khot said. Senior Manager, Breastfeeding Information and Research at the Australian Breastfeeding Association, Naomi Hull, said that the aim of this infographic was to ‘ensure that breastfeeding mothers have access to trusted information specific to their needs’.NZBA Executive Officer Jane Cartwright said: ‘We support the guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination especially for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and whanau.’ Australians rate the nation's healthcare in first Australian Healthcare Index report 2021-04-01T03:11:10Z australians-rate-the-nation-s-healthcare-in-new-australian-healthcare-index-report Despite a once-in-a-century pandemic still lingering one year on, Australians have given a vote of confidence to the Australian healthcare system with 65.5% rating it a score of 8 or above out of 10 in a new report capturing the points of view of Australian patients.   The first Australian Healthcare Index report seeks to elevate patient perspectives and experiences on overall healthcare in Australia, based on responses from over 8000 adults.   Produced by the Australian Patients Association and HealthEngine, the report captures learnings from patients on the public and private healthcare ecosystem including primary care, private health insurance (PHI), emergency departments, elective surgery, prescription medicine and more.   Designed to provide a pulse check on healthcare in Australia, key findings include: ●      Patients rated Australian Healthcare 7.8 out of 10 ●      Patients are more likely to recommend their GPs than their dentist to friends and colleagues ●      While 55.1% of respondents have Private Health Insurance, the majority are not recommending their PHI and many feel it costs too much ●      36.6% think prescription medicine is too expensive ●      Nearly 95% embrace the intersection of healthcare and tech with the use of and interest in telehealth, health apps, online booking, e-scripts and more   HealthEngine CEO, founder and medical director Dr Marcus Tan says the report is testament to the robustness of the healthcare system.   “The fact a majority of Australians have a favourable opinion of the healthcare system after COVID-19 caused disruption, is a credit to the thousands of healthcare professionals with a commitment to patient-centred care.'' said Dr Tan.  “With the release of the Australian Healthcare Index, we can identify, share and champion people’s perspectives on healthcare, as well as provide a baseline of learnings to establish a report that will come out twice a year.”   Dr Tan added, “Working closely with the APA, we hope the report drives conversation and consideration for the continued support of a patient-centric approach to healthcare.”   Stephen Mason, CEO of the Australian Patients Association hopes the report will help strengthen patient-centred care in the healthcare system. “As we advocate for improved patient care and health outcomes, the Australian Healthcare Index is an important pulse check on the patient experience for organisations like ours as well as the greater healthcare community, peak bodies and government at all levels, who are contributing to and leading public and private healthcare in Australia,” said Mason.   “The APA became involved with the Australian Healthcare Index to hear the patient’s voice. Although we are comforted by the knowledge that our healthcare system has coped well during the pandemic, we are concerned about dental care and the cost of medicines.”   “As for the perceived lack of value from PHI, we are working closely with Private Healthcare Australia and its members to address this concern and in particular to prevent excessive out of pocket costs. “We hope the report’s findings make a positive contribution to shaping national healthcare policy, on behalf of patients across the country."   View or download the Australian Healthcare Index at AustralianHealthcareIndex.com.au  An interactive dashboard is available to explore the national survey results and view data at a state level or other demographics.    -end- About HealthEngineHealthEngine is Australia’s largest consumer healthcare network and the #1 go-to for healthcare bookings. Founded in 2006, HealthEngine is on a mission to transform Australia’s healthcare by making it easier for people to connect with their healthcare providers online and for health practitioners to deliver a great patient experience through technology. More than 9 million people across Australia have made more than 47 million bookings on the platform.   About the Australian Patients Association The Australian Patients Association is an independent not-for-profit organisation established to promote and protect the rights and interests of patients, and improve overall patient outcomes. We will address important health issues impacting on patient care in the public and private healthcare system.  We will research and develop sensible remedies to benefit all our supporters and the broader community. The Australian Patients Association also seeks to educate patients about their rights and choices, as well as supporting patients in need. ACS Distance Education Releases A New Course - Ecotherapy 2021-03-22T23:54:15Z acs-distance-education-releases-a-new-course-ecotherapy Media Release                         22 March 2021  ACS Distance Education Releases A New Course - Ecotherapy ACS Distance Education has recently released a new 20-hour short course- Ecotherapy. This course helps you to understand how interacting with nature can benefit human health and wellbeing; and gives you a wide range of different types of ecotherapeutic activities you can draw upon in order to respond to a person’s therapeutic needs. You will develop a fundamental understanding of ecotherapy and forge a foundation to continue developing your knowledge and understanding of the subject post study. Experiences with nature can be through any of the sensory modalities – sight, touch, sound, smell, or taste. The experiences could also be through our sixth sense of ‘proprioception’ i.e. awareness of our body being in a natural environment. There is no single definition of ecotherapy, but it tends to refer to activities that include: • Support the individual or group by a therapist • Doing something in a green environment • Exploration and appreciation of nature and the natural world around us • Spending time with others and interacting with them at your own pace and in your own way What's inside this course? Lesson 1.  Nature & Scope of Ecotherapy Lesson 2.  Theoretical Perspectives Lesson 3.  Clients in Ecotherapy Lesson 4.  Outdoor Ecotherapy with Plants Lesson 5.   Outdoor Ecotherapy with Animals Lesson 6.  Indoor Ecotherapy Activities Lesson 7.   Creative Arts Ecotherapy Activities Lesson 8.  Complimentary Therapies and Activities How do our 20-hour courses work? You can enrol and start the course at any time. Study when and where you like. You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop. There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can then download your certificate upon successful completion of the course. For more information on this course, please visit our website: https://www.acsbookshop.com/product-ecotherapy-short-course-7081.aspx     If you have any queries or would like to arrange an interview or a review copy of this eBook, please call or email the ACS head office on the Gold Coast on (07) 5562 1088 and ask for our Media and Marketing Officers (admin@acs.edu.au). About ACS Distance Education … Established in 1979, ACS Distance Education is a leading Australian Distance Education provider and eBook publisher offering over 600 courses via correspondence, online or on USB and over 100 eBook titles. The Institution has many global affiliates who licence ACS content. Kinima Physio and Snap Fitness Form Alliance for a Richer Client Experience 2021-03-22T07:38:12Z kinima-physio-and-snap-fitness-form-alliance-for-a-richer-client-experience Rob O’Mahony and Alina Tran, directors of Kinima Physio West Leederville, are excited to announce a new and exciting collaboration with Snap Fitness West Leederville. The alliance will provide a better client experience with a strong sense of community. Kimima Physio is a modern and fresh physiotherapy clinic. Snap Fitness is a 24-hour gym and fitness centre that shares very similar values to Kinima Physio. “We currently see clients that are also members of Snap Fitness West Leederville and are extremely happy with the service that Alicia and her amazing team provide,” said O’Mahony. “The members are impressed with the convenience, atmosphere, equipment, group fitness classes, and the availability of multiple training zones.” Rob and Alina are also pleased to announce that they will be offering Snap Fitness West Leederville members $20 off all initial appointments at Kinima Physio West Leederville for the foreseeable future. Kinima Physio clients will be entitled to a special deal for gym membership with a zero joining fee, the first month free, and a half price access card. Kinima Physio West Perth also collaborated recently with Body Fit Training West Perth. Kinima Physio can help the BFT West Perth members with sports physio, orthopaedic rehabilitation, clinical Pilates and exercise rehabilitation, dry needling, sports massage, and running assessments. Kinima Physio Subiaco has a mission to keep their clients exercising while recovering from injuries using a combination of a hands on and active approach to physiotherapy. Kinima Physio Wembley prides itself on being passionate about their special interests of sports physio, shoulder physio, knee physio, and lower back pain. Rob and Alina are looking forward to Snap Fitness West Leederville joining the Kinima Physio community to help individuals continue living an active and meaningful life. About Kinima Physio At Kinima Physio, we integrate clinical excellence with a unique client experience to create a local health movement that empowers as many people as possible. With 25 years of combined experience in the physiotherapy and health industries, including elite sports and orthopaedics, we offer the latest evidence-based treatment programs to instill clarity and understanding, restore function and confidence, and drive high performance. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. Media Contact Kinima Physio Rob O’Mahony - Director Shop 4/110 Cambridge St. West Leederville WA 6007 Australia Website: www.kinimaphysio.com.au Impact investment specialist joins board of CBD oil venture 2021-03-18T08:40:48Z impact-investment-specialist-joins-board-of-cbd-oil-venture With a career that spans more than 35 years in company building, investment, funds management and investment banking, Palte has since 1999 served as the founder and owner of globally focused investment group EQ Capital Partners. The move signifies a unique branching out into the consumables market for Palte and his family investment company  EQ Capital Partners, who are focused on investing in, and supporting the global growth  of ‘purpose-driven’ companies which deliver measurable positive social impact. With a member of his family having suffered from significant sporting injuries and forced to endure chronic pain management, Palte has carried out extensive research into the use of CBD as a modern form of scientifically proven healthcare.  “I discovered CBD had a major beneficial impact when used properly,” he said.  “I have deep experience with investing in more traditional biotech companies with their necessary checks and controls, and saw the opportunity for CBD to take its place as a very beneficial option for the many people who suffer from chronic pain and the related mental health issues, without many of the serious side effects from more “traditional” products like opioids and anti-depressants.    “I was also introduced to a major investor who  told me the story of his granddaughter who had epilepsy. She had many seizures a day, and the medical use of CBD essentially saved her life.  “This investor donated AUD35 Million to the University of Sydney to clinically study the scientific benefits of CBD and his story inspired me to research this rapidly growing industry.” Having personally seen how beneficial CBD treatments were for his family member, Palte became a convert to the medical and non medical benefits of CBD in its various forms when used properly.    “When I met the very impressive ZoneIn team and heard about the products they had originally created for elite and recreational athletes like  Lofa (Tatupu) and his many ex NFL teammates, I was sold.” ZoneIn CBD was co-founded by former NFL all-pro linebacker Lofa Tatupu. Zone in produces premium quality CBD products designed to maximize the CBD benefits from the whole hemp plant. Formulated to help with faster recovery, replenish the body, and target mind-body-movement, ZoneIn CBD products are  reviewed by a Scientific Advisory Board of MDs, PhDs, and CBD experts, and are fully sourced and manufactured in the United States. Amit Rikhi, CEO at ZoneIn  welcomed Barry Palte to the ZoneIn board as Chief Investment Advisor, highlighting how Palte’s social impact values were in full alignment with ZoneIn’s. “Barry’s global network is very deep; he is a well respected investor and professional, having been Global Chairman of an international network of eleven independent investment banks,” Rikhi said.  “We’re looking forward to him aligning us with key international manufacturing,distribution, retail and capital partners. “Barry can help extend our footprint outside of the US with the goal of becoming the most globally recognized, active adult-focused CBD company in the world.  We’re very excited that he has joined our mission to empower a lifestyle of health and wellness by providing premium quality CBD products!” Amit's background includes serving as a global technology professional and recently held the role of National Vice President of Innovation at the American Cancer Society.  Palte says he will bring to ZoneIn his global network and connections who are interested in the CBD space and will also leverage his deep background in biotech. Easter Styling Tips with Justine Wilson 2021-03-17T01:40:49Z easter-styling-tips-with-justine-wilson According to Justine Wilson, leading Property Stylist and Founder of Vault Interiors, holiday decorating is not just for Halloween or Christmas! Justine believes Easter is just as important when it comes to styling the home for special occasions and one that has been overlooked in the past. Easter 2021 is all about pastels, florals, bunnies and eggs. “These icons are all associated with the holiday season, so why not enjoy bringing them into your home and creating whimsical displays. You can style up a storm, and easily create a magical experience to share the holiday with friends and family,” said Justine. Justine’s top five tips for styling your home this Easter include: 1. Faux florals: These are inexpensive and can be found at any hobby store, variety store or dollar shop. For Easter, I like to select soft blues, pinks, and whites so the display feels like a spring day! These have a big impact and are easy to install, I use faux florals on my tablescape, on my stairwell, and as a filler for any other key vignettes. They often bend easily and require no fastening other than wrapping or manipulating them into the shape you require. 2. Bunnies: It wouldn’t be Easter without some cute bunnies, these figurines can be sourced at target, Kmart, homewares shops, or at places like TK Maxx. I have all different sizes and shapes, from grass look ones, to pretty glass ones, and simple ceramic ones. They create pretty displays and can be styled on any surface. 3. Eggs: From glass eggs, grass eggs, foam eggs and even wooden, or my favourite – chocolate eggs! It doesn’t matter which you choose, however by integrating some eggs it's an easy and fun way to bring the Easter look to life. They can be used for entryway vignettes, kitchen clusters or in main tablescapes to really signify and celebrate the holiday. 4. Don’t focus on one area: With seasonal styling is best to have little pops of décor all over the home for a magical experience for your family and your guests. I like to have an Easter wreath on the door, something on the stairs, some décor in the kitchen as well as the living and dining rooms. 5. Use pretty food as part of your display! This could be sugared almonds, candies, easter eggs, cupcakes or cakes or really any tasty treat that suits the theme. Decorating with food is a wonderful way to jazz up your table and of course delight your guests. “Remember, any key entertaining areas of your home are great places to decorate. If you continue the styling theme throughout your home - you will create more of an event-like experience!” adds Justine. For more styling tips go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Supporting inclusive communities: Afford partners with Sydney Zoo to deliver meaningful experiences for all 2021-03-15T20:11:35Z supporting-inclusive-communities-afford-partners-with-sydney-zoo-to-deliver-meaningful-experiences-for-all-1 Images available here. Afford and Sydney Zoo partnership will see people with disability across Sydney enjoy inclusive experiences under the NDIS.Shared values: Afford and Sydney Zoo promote inclusiveness for people of all abilities. Afford (the Australian Foundation for Disability) has announced a 12-month partnership with the NEW Sydney Zoo in Western Sydney to provide people with disability living across Sydney access to more inclusive experiences for enjoyment and wellbeing. Afford operates nationally and supports close to 2,000 individuals with disability every day to achieve their goals for home, work and life under the NDIS. Home to over 2,000 animals, Sydney Zoo is Western Sydney’s newest attraction that boasts no hills and no steps, making the entire site accessible to people of all abilities. In addition, the zoo delivers a variety of sensory experiences that encourage engagement and education. Afford CEO, Steven Herald, says the partnership with Sydney Zoo aligns with the disability provider’s mission to promote inclusive communities and deliver exceptional supports to individuals under the NDIS. “Afford and Sydney Zoo share many synergies. We aim to encourage inclusivity and we want to deliver meaningful experiences that can be enjoyed and truly loved by people of all abilities,” said Mr Herald. “Individuals who attend our Day Programs, Supported Accommodation and Short Term Accommodation services across Sydney will have access to sensory experiences at the zoo with support by our team of staff to ensure that their needs are met.” Afford’s partnership with Sydney Zoo also includes the sponsorship of the Tamar Wallabies. The partnership will also give those in the Afford community access to discounts and event information. With the events of 2020 disrupting many social and community activities for all Australians, Afford’s partnership with Sydney Zoo is focussed on providing more opportunities to support individuals develop life skills and enjoy community engagement. “Getting out and about in the community and participating in new life experiences are important in learning about managing group situations, making friends and exploring your interests,” said Mr Herald. “Our partnership with Sydney Zoo is another way that we are going beyond traditional disability supports to deliver opportunities to help clients and residents get involved in activities that they love and that support their overall health and wellbeing.” Afford is a registered charity and has been operating in Australia for 70 years, providing a range of disability supports to thousands of people every day. As one of Australia’s longest-serving not-for-profit disability organisations, Afford goes above and beyond traditional service offerings to adapt to new operating environments to support individuals achieve their goals for work, home and life under the NDIS. For more information visit www.afford.com.au or call 1300 233 673. ENDS Media Contact: Maria Crema: Crema PR m 0402 239 929 e maria@cremapr.com.au About Afford - www.afford.com.auThe Australian Foundation for Disability is a registered charity providing disability services to thousands of people across Australia. The supports provided by Afford include Shared Living; Overnight Respite; Social and Community Programs; Transition to Work Programs; Transition to Retirement Programs; Carer Support; Disability Employment Services; Supported Employment; Allied Health Support, Support Coordination and Supported Holidays. New Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic in Sydney’s CBD Now Open! 2021-03-12T04:00:37Z new-acupuncture-amp-herbal-medicine-clinic-in-sydney-s-cbd-now-open We are very excited to announce the opening of our second acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine clinic in Sydney’s CBD located at Level 5, Suite 1, 187 Macquarie Street Sydney. The Sydney CBD location is a short 3 minute walk from Martin Place train station on Macquarie street opposite NSW Parliament House and the State Library. Brendan the owner of Village Remedies is opening up the Sydney CBD clinic and is now open and available for acupuncture treatments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2pm-6.30pm and Maddie will be treating on Friday mornings from 9am-1.30pm. However these hours are subject to extend in the coming weeks (please check our website for latest opening hours)The clinic space is similar in size to our Balmain clinic location and we will have the same team, philosophy and records at both Balmain and Sydney CBD clinics meaning clients can easily switch from the Balmain clinic to Sydney CBD clinic or vica versa. All practitioners treat the same and share clients so no matter which location you visit we will be able to look after you and your needs.If you haven’t been to Village Remedies before, we are a team of Chinese medicine practitioners with a practical and results-based approach to treatment, focused on using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to influence the body's structure and physiology to obtain and maintain optimal health. Sessions typically last from 45 to 50 minutes (leave yourself an hour) and include a consultation assessment, acupuncture treatment as well as a herbal recommendation. Our clinic and all of our practitioners have the same training and style of treatment, with a strong focus on distal style needling which means we place needles “distal” (or far away) from the site of discomfort.  The benefit is that the site of pain will not be needled which prevents chance of further injury or irritation. It allows for fast response to pain and allows you to give feedback as to whether you feel immediate improvement in your area of concern without impacting it directly. We pride ourselves on the fact that when you come to Village Remedies, you will have the support and care from all of our practitioners.We have experience in and treat a myriad of disorders and conditions such as sleep issues, digestion, pain, sport and musculoskeletal injuries, fertility, stress management, headaches and fatigue to name a few, more information on what we treat can be found on our website.When you come into the Village Remedies clinic we not only treat your main complaint but in Chinese medicine we also want to look at you as a whole person, we believe this gives us a better understanding of your overall health and will help us to give you a better outcome for not only your main complaint but your general health overall.Our Acupuncture Clinics in Sydney's CBD & Balmain If you have any questions or would like to book a treatment at either of our Balmain or Sydney CBD clinics, you can: Book online: https://www.villageremedies.com/ Email: frontdesk@villageremedies.com Call: 0412 728 227 Address: Level 5, Suite 1, 187 Macquarie Street Sydney Kinima Physio Collaborates with Body Fit Training to Enhance Client Services 2021-03-08T07:49:10Z kinima-physio-collaborates-with-body-fit-training-to-enhance-client-services Kinima Physio West Leederville, a modern and fresh physiotherapy clinic directed by Rob O’Mahony and Alina Tran, announced a new and exciting collaboration with Body Fit Training West Perth (BFT). Body Fit Training is a modern group training studio that shares very similar values to Kinima Physio’s. The collaboration aims to provide a better client experience and a strong sense of community. “Rob has just started training at BFT West Perth and is very happy with the service that Frank and his amazing team provide,” said Alina. “As a physiotherapist, he is impressed with the comprehensive warm up, physio friendly exercises, variety in sessions, exercise selection and adequate recovery breaks. Kinima Physio West Perth will be offering BFT West Perth members $20 off all initial appointments at Kinima Physio West Leederville for the foreseeable future.” Kinima Physio West Perth can help the BFT West Perth members with sports physio, orthopaedic rehabilitation, clinical Pilates and exercise rehabilitation, dry needling, sports massage, and running assessments. Kinima Physio Subiaco has a mission to keep their clients exercising while recovering from injuries using active physio. The directors of Kinima Physio Wembley pride themselves on being passionate about their special interests of sports physio, shoulder physio, knee physio, and lower back pain. Rob and Alina are looking forward to BFT West Perth members and coaches joining the Kinima Physio community so they can continue to help them live an active and meaningful life. About Kinima Physio At Kinima Physio, we integrate clinical excellence with a unique client experience to create a local health movement that empowers as many people as possible. With 25 years of combined experience in the physiotherapy and health industries, including elite sports and orthopaedics, we offer the latest evidence-based treatment programs to instill clarity and understanding, restore function and confidence, and drive high performance. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. Media Contact Kinima Physio Rob O’Mahony - Owner Phone: (08) 6183 1865 Email: hello@kinimaphysio.com.au Shop 4/110 Cambridge St. West Leederville WA 6007 Australia Website: www.kinimaphysio.com.au Autumn Styling with Justine Wilson 2021-02-25T00:44:47Z autumn-styling-with-justine-wilson According to leading property stylist Justine Wilson, Autumn 2021 is going to be all about adding layers to your home in warm tone accents of chocolate, terracotta, rust, orange and coral. Lighting, updating outdoor spaces and adding greenery should also be on the priority list. The founder of Vault Interiors suggests keeping it simple by changing the light bulbs, installing an umbrella to make the most of outdoor spaces, or clipping branches from changing trees to disperse in pots and vases through the home. “As we head into the cooler months, we ultimately spend more time indoors so it’s a great time to refresh your interior spaces to be both cosy and inviting. With many of us spending more time at home these days also, investing in sprucing up your home will be money well spent, and create an inspiring place to enjoy,” advises Justine. Justine Wilson’s top Autumn styling tips and trends for 2021: Add layers to your home: This means adding extra rugs, such as sheepskins or layer rugs on top of each other for added depth. Add blankets and throws plus extra plump cushions to your living and bedroom room spaces, this will create warmth and texture. Faux fur, wool and thick fabrics like velvets are great materials to up the cosy /snuggly factor. Add warm tone accents: When it’s cold outside you want to visually warm up your interiors so opt for rich earthy tones which are also bang on trend and echo the changing leaves and colours of nature. Colours like chocolate, terracotta, rust tones, mustards, coral or orange tones are a great way to achieve this. Consider new scatter cushions, pop coloured artwork, or accessories like books, vases and candles in these tones to add a hint of warmth and to dress up your spaces. Lighting: Lighting is a great way to battle the changing seasons, as the light fades earlier, consider adding extra floor or table lamps to your home. Ambient light always creates an inviting ambience. Also, consider swapping your cool tone bulbs to warm white for additional glow. If you don’t have enough space to inject additional lamps, opt for candles. Candles in hurricane vases or grouped in a large cluster on a tray are perfect for this season and look really pretty also. Outdoor spaces: Don’t overlook your outdoor spaces as we head into autumn, the weather can still be nice enough to enjoy a dinner party or bask in the remaining sun. Ramp up the lighting by way of candles, lanterns or fairy lights. Consider installing umbrellas, pergolas or shade cloths to help to protect from the elements. Invest in an outdoor heater or add an outdoor fire pit for magical autumn evenings with friends and family. Add greenery: Adding fresh flowers or large leafy green stems in the cooler months is a great way to keep things fresh. It’s an inexpensive way to inject colour and life into your home. Large vases of clipped branches from changing trees are a beautiful way to reflect the seasons and bring the outside in. Plants can be brought into key areas to add a decorative element and also assist with oxygen flow in the room. Fresh flowers on your entry tables or coffee tables will certainly add beauty, colour and create a visual focal point. For more styling tips go to their new website: www.vaultinteriors.com.au