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Love PREVIOUS WEEK’S COLUMN
FILTHY HANDS MAKE FOOD HARD TO SWALLOW
It’s alarming to see how many fruit juice makers, butchers and others don’t use gloves or tongs
 

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Love PREVIOUS WEEK’S COLUMN
GOING FOR WHAT YOU WANT
Most of us are too fearful to go for what we want which is passion, freedom, independence and joy 

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Love PREVIOUS WEEK’S COLUMN
IMMORTAILITY
I always get a shock. If Davy Jones can die, then what about the rest of us home coming queens? 

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Love RECENT BLOG
POWER OF THE PEN
There gift of giving pens to kids in Africa was an irony in a story almost to unbelievable to bear. 

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Love A FAVOURITE RECENT COLUMN
HAVE I FAILED IN LOVE?
Do we really have failed marriages and relationships? Or do we just change in our needs as we get older? 

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holidays HOLIDAY COLUMNS
THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW
I’m back from holiday but here are blogs I wrote during the break to help us save our relationship and life. 

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fear LAST BLOG
DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
We get so caught up in our daily complaints without remembering how trivial they are 

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Depression at work PREVIOUS COLUMN THE AUSTRALIAN
ARE YOU DEPRESSED AT WORK?
New statistics show that 25 percent of the workforce is depressed and the reason: their job!
 

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surrogate sex RECENTLY IN THE AUSTRALIAN ARE SEX SURROGATES JUST PROSTITUTES
These are people who help us with our sex problems and yet they are often called prostitutes
 

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bullying RECENT BLOG HAVE WE GONE TO FAR WITH WORKPLACE BULLYING?
Even looking at someone in the wrong way is now workplace bullying. Share your views

 

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Hungry Kids PREVIOUS COLUMN HOW DO WE DEAL WITH WORLD SUFFERINGIt’s easy to feel powerless in a world where suffering dominates the news. What can we do?

 

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Records RECENTLY IN THE AUSTRALIAN HOW SAD FOR KIDS We grew up forced to listen to our parents’ music which we grew to love. Our iPod kids will never know this joy

 

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Drugs RECENTLY IN THE AUSTRALIAN TEENAGERS AND PARTY DRUGSIn the era of the backyard chemical mix, what is the intelligent thing we can tell our kids about party drugs?21

 

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I didn't lie PREVIOUSLY IN THE AUSTRALIAN IS LYING EVER JUSTIFIED?
It’s a lollyshop of deception out there. The worst is lying by omission “But you didn’t ask”. Is it ever OK to lie?
 

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The right one PAST BLOG IN THE AUSTRALIAN MARRYING THE WRONG MAN
30 per cent of women marry the wrong man knowingly. How do we know when someone is right?
 

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baby bears PREVIOUS BLOG BABY BEARS AT RISK
Animals are instantly shot if they attack a human in the wild. Recently 3 baby bear cubs were shot. It’s unjust.
 

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Jack the Cat LAST WEEK IN THE AUSTRALIAN JACK THE CAT
The world pulled out all stops to save this cat lost by baggage handlers. Why don’t we fight for kids in Africa?
 

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noisy neighbours RECENT BLOG PUNISHMENTS FOR NOISY NEIGHBOURS
Drilling at 7am on Sunday mornings is not on! Why are some people so insensitive and how to deal with them?

 

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grief and loss RECENT BLOG DEALING WITH LOSSFriends. family often die too young. How do we cope with the grief of loss? Share your stories with me40

 

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jealousy PREVIOUS BLOG THE GREEN EYED MONSTER Envy can be your best friend. It can tell you what you really need and want. What would your jealousy list be?

 

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sex SEXUALITY

SEX & RELATIONSHIPS

PLEASE GO TO “THE SEX ARCHIVES” TO READ MY WRITINGS ON LOVE SEX AND PASSION

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feeling irrelevant RECENT BLOG THE GLOBAL IRRELEVANCE CRISIS Have we all become irrelevant? Things are moving so fast in this Cyberworld many of us are feeling overlooked. Are you?

 

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manners, courtesy RECENT BLOGIS COMMON COURTESY DEAD?People who claim they didn’t get your text or email, people who text while you are talking. How did we get so rude?

 

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motorists DAILY RAVE MOTORISTS’ REVENGEWatch a tank crush a Merc which is parked in an illegal lane blocking traffic and bikes. Wish we had one

 

 

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friendship A FAVOURITE BLOGFRIENDSHIPS PAST THEIR USE BY DATE Why do some friendships last the distance and some pass their use-by date and go sour? What do you do when they die?

 

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sex PREVIOUS BLOGWHAT IS BETTER THAN SEX? Everything it seems, if you are in a long term relationship. Most people in hotel rooms watch TV.

 

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animal rights ANIMAL ISSUES

FOUR CORNERS REVEAL HORRIFIC CRUELTY

I want to gather your comments on the horror of animal exports, to send to the Government.

 

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plastic bottles A FAVOURITE BLOG
PLASTIC POISON My pet hates are city lights left on all night, plastic bottles and junk mail. What are your corporate pollution hates? 

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Play and Dance RECENT COLUMNREGRETS? In life we make many poor decisions, the wrong career, partner, life choices. How do you cope with regrets?22 Comments
pets in apartments RECENT BLOGPET FRIENDLY! Landlords and Body Corporates discriminate against pet owners. For some it’s become “The dog or the house”

 

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medical marijuana PREVIOUS BLOGMEDICAL MARIJUANA! Medical marijuana is a miracle drug. Even the WHO confirms it’s value. Is it time to legalise it?

 

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Mrs Wilderstein PREVIOUS BLOGNIP AND TUCK! “Smiling is the best face lift,” my mum told me. Wrong! Call me Judas but the time has come. To nip or not to nip?

 

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Reflections PREVIOUS BLOGSTOP CRITICISING!

A friend has criticised my parenting . Do friends or family ever have a right to criticise us?

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HAPPINESSTHE ART OF HAPPINESS

The Happiness Conference is coming to Brisbane in June. Special Guest will be The Dalai Lama. For details read my blog

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SEXUALITY

MY WRITINGS ON SEX

PLEASE GO TO “THE SEX ARCHIVES” IN THE MENU BAR ON TOP OF THE PAGE TO READ

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TRAVEL

My stories and photos from 6 months on the road

 

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  • Eric Mullner
    #1 written by Eric Mullner 2 years ago

    Dear Ruth
    Rest assured I will not desert you just because you are in another part of the paper. I have been reading you since the days of your “sex” columns wich greatly amused me !
    With you forver after

    Your faithful reader
    the
    EMU

  • Elizabeth Erwin
    #2 written by Elizabeth Erwin 2 years ago

    Sitting on our sunny patio with flowers and trees all around I read your column and found comfort. We are pensioners and are facing another down size move from a home we love because of economic necessity. Because of the rising cost of living many others like us are in the same position. Thank you for your column.

  • Jules
    #3 written by Jules 2 years ago

    Hi Ruth
    As you say never fear change! I will always read your column,I find it inspiring,enlightening,entertaining.I have various weeks up on the fridge just to remind me of your words of wisdom. This week your comment “change is inspiring and not to be feared. Its a gift in delicate wrapping that has to be opened carefully,then embraced” has been entered into my journal, that Im keeping while on my breast cancer journey. This is how I am approaching this new adventure in my lifes journey, so far the positive experiences have far outwayed the negatives, as I work towards a succsesful outcome. Keep up the great work,I look forward to seeing you in your “new” home next week,

    Kind Regards

    Julie Roberts

  • Helen Morley
    #4 written by Helen Morley 2 years ago

    We move house in a week, from country acres of 15 years to suburban sea change. Our choice and we are apprehensive although looking forward to it as the time is right. As always your wise words brought me peace. Good luck dear Ruth in your new home too.

  • Ruth Ostrow
    #5 written by Ruth Ostrow 2 years ago

    How lovely hanna thank you so much! Moving after next week from 20th August to a new section of the paper called A Plus Weekend. Please follow me there!

  • hannap84@hotmail.com
    #6 written by hannap84@hotmail.com 2 years ago

    Extraordinary insight,as ususal.
    Voltaire said,”common sense is not common any more”,that being 400 years ago !!!!
    My partner refers to you as ‘my girlfriend’,all in jest,PLEASE keep up the good work.
    Love it.

  • S Hepburn
    #7 written by S Hepburn 2 years ago

    Dear Ruth
    While I applaud your support of WIRES and the publicity you’ve given , as a wildlife carer I was dismayed at your comment re your cat. I hope that “…usually the cause…” doesn’t mean that it is in the habit of upsetting/killing our native bird life. There are many websites with helpful information about keeping cats and fauna separated. Regards, Sally Hepburn

    • Ruth Ostrow
      #8 written by Ruth Ostrow 2 years ago

      Hi S Hepburn
      This is not the place to post. Put you in the right place which is under the Help Save our Wildlife Blog and answered you there.

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