“Nothing devastates me more than people walking this planet not feeling accepted, loved and adored for who they truly are – especially by themselves. We all have something truly magical and unique to offer the world and my job is to help people appreciate and connect with that." Alison Coleman
There is no question this is a big topic but my two guests make it so much fun. Alison Coleman and Will Ferguson - hats off to you both and big thanks. The outcome - if you wouldn't say it to a baby - don't say it to yourself.
David Citer and Anne Kenyon were my guests in the studio today to talk about body image, what images we are subscribing to and how it is having a detrimental affect on our physical and mental health. We all called for a revolution of loving ourselves and each other for who we are, not what we do or what we look like! Read more for Anne and David's top tips
As a society and as parents we need to be aware of the language we use around children and how this can have long lasting effects on mental as well as physical health.
Three members of the Stress Less Future Problem Solving team from Mount St Benedict Emily, Nicole and Jess were in the studio with me today - hot on the heals of their win in the USA.
And it is the start of Children Week 2016 this week and the theme is 'Children have the right to reliable information from the media.' I discuss with Nadia Kudiarskyj the ways the media influences and how we can be the influencers.
Be the change you want to see in the world!
My amazing guest today was Ashleigh Bell, another local dynamo, ex vet and now training to the a personal trainer, who is doing amazing things with her life. She brought great insight to the discussion about losing weight having lost close to 60kg and made it about so much more than food. We asked questions about why programs and initiatives to address obesity are not working, why people put the weight back on, lose motivation or perhaps never even start?
My guests in the studio today were Jean Gamble who work in private practice and Trudi-Anne Carmody who works as a hairdresser and has a wealth of experience connecting with clients on any number of issues.
This interview was full of humour about the reality of peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause yet is applicable to anyone who knows, lives, or is a woman of any age :-)
My guests were Mary Wilson co-presenter from the Hubbub, Bev Carter from It's Time To Shine and Donna Gianniotis from Yoga and Healing. I also have an interview with Annabel Daniel from Women's Community Shelters.
The audio is well worth listening to...apologies for the speed that I start the show - I am sure the conversation has sped me up...surely I don't speak that fast...unless perhaps the rush of morning accompanied me into the studio for the opening chat of the show... a good lesson :-)
Some photos from the day...
My guest today was Shani, as ever Shani brought a wonderful depth to all the conversations we had and as a result this episode is well worth the download.
In this episode our discussions centred around the importance of being yourself when you start school, how it supports your mental health but also helps you navigate relationships in a simpler more solid way. Kym Carlson from Ku-ring-gai Youth Development Service KYDS expanded on the subject for us with an addendum to last week's interview.
What a week, Danni Rowlands and Nina Stabey were my guests for this episode of Stay in the Loop with Lucy.
Danni Rowlands is the Education Manager from The Butterfly Foundation, a woman who has lived a great many experiences with all the subject matters from this weeks' episode and therefore shared with us from her lived experience how she is keen to address the cause of body image, disordered eating and eating disorders.
Nina Stabey, a naturopath and owner of The Healing Ingredient gave some great practical insights and offered a couple of recipes which I have listed below….Yummy or what!
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.