And then there is our big night out at the Great Gatsby themed Novus Foundation Dinner. A great many people worked to put this together. Join us for a conversation with Janelle Speight about the people and the organisations that are part and parcel of making this event the success it was.
It only takes one person to connect with another person and to have an impulse to support a wider community for magic to happen. The Friends of Mount Colah community group have done just that! Listen to Jan Forbes and Mariko Smith share how they participate in a community group with no other purpose that to close a gap which left vulnerable people feeling alone. Find out how you can get involved in local events or set up a community group in your local area.
Rotary International do an enormous amount of work, both nationally and internationally. Listen to some of the magic these dedicated individuals are able to do when they work as a team for service above self. Today you will hear from Ian Stuart from the Rotary Club of Turramurra, Bobby Holder from the Rotary Club of Hornsby and Ian Cameron from the Rotary Club of Wahroonga. Each offer a snapshot of the work they do for and with their local communities as well as the work they do internationally. You will hear more shows on Rotary in the future as it is not possible to cover all they do in one show.
This weeks' show looks below the surface of dads taking leave around the time of their babies birth and in the early years. What transpires through the interviews is the notion that parental leave may be a step in the right direction for more gender equality in the workplace and in society. My interviewees are Johan Bavman and Emma Walsh. Johan works as a photographer and his exhibition 'Swedish Dads' is a series of pictures depicting fathers on parental leave. Emma Walsh, the CEO of Parents At Work has been curating many discussions and presentations furthering the discussion on how we can get more fathers taking parental leave and how companies and organisations can support new fathers by lessening the stigma around the topic. Let's be honest, have we invited men into the "who cares for our children" conversation? If not, and we consider the bonds that are built in the first 3 years of a child's life, then it is clear we need loving reflections from both parents and we need to support that to happen by lessening the stigma around taking time off from work to look after children and not consider it as an indication of a low value for their career. There is no 'one size fits all' solution but it takes a village to raise a child and the workplace is part and parcel of that village so let's get to work and support more parents to be engaged equally at home and at work.
I have split this show into 2 parts because the subject matters were just so different, so first cab off the ranks was the Variety Bash Berowra to Bowen...
More than 100 cars gathered in Berowra in their pre 1976 cars to drive more than 3000km to help disadvantaged people and kids for the Variety Bash Berowra to Bowen 2016 sponsored by Bryden Lawyers. They check in and support a number of communities along the way as well as being supported themselves by local groups who feed and accommodate the on their travels. Triple H 100.1fm community radio was there to cover the event and help them on their way.
Next up was Sarah Cloutier who has spoken to us about cooking and the sugar trap in the past - today it was about a personal choice she made not to have children and then to be part of a discussion on SBS's Insight program Child Free.
Sarah also talks about valuing what we have to offer the world when we don't by into expectations that don't feel like the right path for ourselves.
Seems like I am posting this one a little late...I didn't realise it hadn't posted yet. Enjoy - small snippets for this one. This week was a bit of a collection of interviews I had done in the week with some amazing music thrown in! I am back live in the studio next week...Mark Wilkinson, West Side Vibe and Single with Children.
My guests today are Sarah Carman from Sponge Education, a tutor and mentor for young people going through HSC and their parents and Jason Prior from Turramurra Chiropractic who is also a presenter on Body Brain and Mind on Tuesdays on TripleHfm as well as a trained nurse. As it is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week we spoke about the connection of self care in the body and its effect on the mind. The correlation of mental and physical stress and stress and physical ill-health. We cover HSC stress as well as life skills around anxiety and how to build a way of living that supports you when you most need it. We also talk about Supermoons and their affect on our bodies.
Our Atar score does not define you and
there are other ways to get into the courses you want to do
check out what Sarah has to say about studying medicine - it is very inspiring.
This week's show was all about Legacy Week. Jim Fairlie, an ex Junior Legatee and now Legatee support for other junior legatees, was my valued guest. Legacy Week gave us the opportunity to talk about the value of community, how it takes a village to raise a family but also a community to support the less vulnerable. Jim Fairlie was a perfect guest as he has had first hand experience of being on the receiving end and is now, many years later is giving back.
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.