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My First Time

June 26, 2014

SPOILER ALERT: This is a post for the LADIES.

(I also shamelessly promote my friend.)

And I talk about a DIRTY word:  PERIODS (not losing my virginity if you thought that is what this post was about).  BUT STAY HERE AND KEEP ON READING! PLEASE! 

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Health & Wellbeing

Master in Public Health – What does it all mean?

February 23, 2014

On Monday night I graduated from my Master in Public Health in Health Promotion WITHOUT a champagne.

For those that don’t know what the hell this, is Health Promotion is  “the process of enabling people to increase control over their [health] and its determinants, and thereby improve their health” .  Basically, everything we see such a quitting smoking ads, healthy eating campaigns, drink driving campaigns, safe sex campaigns (even HSM), are all health promotion. The idea is that people are given tools, influence and information to make healthier choices about their lives to change their behaviour which leads to better health. It is a tricky thing though because information alone will not lead to behaviour change. Continue Reading…