MiningFM: Building a stand-out personal brand | Top family tips to beat the mining gloom
Lights, camera, action! Mining Family Matters creator Alicia Ranford, pictured above with bubbly Edwina Bartholomew from Sunrise at the 2014 Queensland Mining Exhibition (QME), is a finalist in the Women in Industry Awards. Designed to recognise and reward women in male-dominated industries from mining to road transport, the third annual awards will be announced in Melbourne on 14 July. We're also back in Mackay for QME 2016 at the end of the month. Hope to see you there. > READ MORE
building a stand-out personal brand in mining and resources
Be a trusted advisor. Network and talk to people. Develop your skills. And actively manage your career by knowing your industry and what jobs are in demand. 'Personal brands' might sound a bit soft, but they can actually be vital to your career.> read more
top family tips to beat the mining gloom
Alicia Ranford knows from experience that mining downturns can take their toll on household harmony. But there's plenty of practical ways to maintain unity in uncertain times. (PS: visit our stand at QME in Mackay for your free MFM postcard, left). > read more
"i'm heartbroken over my husband's infidelity"
We received a sad email this month from a young mum who's devastated after learning about her husband's infidelity. As psychologist Jane Dodding explains, the first priority in times like this must be to look after yourself mentally and physically. A 'worry diary' can often help, where you dedicate a set amount of time each day to writing down your thoughts and feelings, and then try as much as possible to divert your focus to other things. > READ MORE
airships: coming to a mining camp near you?
In the northern hemisphere, some of the biggest names in aviation are taking a keen interest in airships. And isolated mining camps are on their radar too, because these big babies don't need an airstrip, can carry large loads and use much less fuel. > read more
when over-hyped fifo reunions just don't go as planned
We've all been there. The long drive to the airport with over-stimulated kids, all eagerly anticipating that moment when your FIFO family is reunited. And then, for some weird reason, it all falls flat. Then the worrying starts. Oil & Gas mum Deb Russo offloads... > read more
relaxed, earthy tones to warm your home this winter
Online shopper Kathy Ranford loves to keep mining families in the loop, even when they're hundreds of kilometres from top-name stores. Right now she's into the boho look, so check out her latest faves for a comfy, luxurious feel in the loungeroom.> read more
keep calm and carry on: how brexit affects you...
Britain's decision to quit the European Union has sent shockwaves through global financial markets. But is it something you need to to worry about, back home here in Australia? The expert team from Mine Wealth + Wellbeing have done the hard yakka for you.... > read more