Has the art of appreciation been reduced to a functional necessity as opposed to a foundational part of our day to day? Hear from a number of people who have considered how this simple choice to appreciate who they are and what they bring in life changes things on a profound level.
I was joined in the studio today by Peter Matthews School Captain and Lachlan Walker, Social Justice Prefect from White Ribbon School - Knox Grammar, and Tadhg Richards and Hunter Meaney School Captains from Turramurra High School. I really appreciated how they turned the statistics into practical and meaningful opportunities for young people to be the change they want to see in their world. I will let their words speak for themselves.
Peter - You can talk about it as much as you like but you have to act. If you are not comfortable with the conversation going on around you stand up to and raise the standard.
Lachlan - Don't wait for another to stand up, be the one person, be the change and others will follow
Tadhg - Use your gifts and talents to speak up - paint, write, sing, all forms will make a difference and your expression is needed.
Hunter - have that conversation, don't go into hushed tones, that way people will feel a level of accountability for what they are doing behind closed doors.
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With such a large increase in stories about sexual, verbal, emotional and financial abuse, with bullying growing as an issue faced by our youth and adults alike, I couldn't hold this episode back any longer. Today my guests are Annette baker and Gabe Caplice who share with us some of the insights they have gleaned from their years of couples and individual counselling.
There is a clear knowing for Jeff Garland that it is possible to go back to work after post traumatic stress leave because he did it. He now knows there are some safeguards that need to be in place and some logical support from superiors that could alleviate much of the trauma experienced by police officers and frontline workers.
This week’s show on Stay in the Loop with Lucy heads round the world to the UK for a fireside chat with Dragana Brown, a passionate, world affairs and lifestyle commentator with the Huffington Post and someone whose writing always talks about responsibility and accountability for the world we have. In this interview we talk about honesty in politics, in life and its effect on our anxiety levels and health. Dragana questions if we are really ready for truth or if we prefer the less challenging party line. After the news grabbing headline, do we wait around for the unpicking and fact checking or have we moved on with that headline firmly planted in our memories... as fact?!
This week’s show on Stay in the Loop with Lucy is part of a series on lying, today we touch on the integrity in politics and questions if we are viewing politics from the right space. Have we perhaps lost our way when toeing the party line is a non-negotiable and theatre is more important than policy or leading by example when it comes to debating. I cover the Fitzgerald survey and continue to ask why all politicians did not stand up and say 'absolutely, there is no question that I stand by that level of ethics and accountability', should we be concerned that we even have to ask? My guest today is Rebecca Briant, a bright young student who is steady and wise as she leads us through her observations and my buddy in the studio was Austin.
In this episode I have interviews about how men can be a major part of the change in attitudes about women and domestic violence, as well as the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Womens Shelter, the Soroptomists, and a number of other participants from the 2016 Hornsby Walk the Talk. Also highlighted this week is an interview with Zohara Mendes who spoke about the work she is doing raising awareness for her generation about domestic violence. the wealth of experience and wisdom in our community is evident in these interviews. This is about people who care, sharing how and why they care and being prepared to step outside their comfort to encourage others to do the same.
We can be the change we want to see in the world. Listen out for the interview with Zohara Mendes who I suspect you will hear about in the future. She is a passionate yet unimposing speaker and here talks to me about her work around Domestic Violence.
This week's show is the first of a two-parter. The Hornsby “Walk the Talk” Community Walk hosted by Soroptomists International was full of people wanting to take part in White Ribbon Day as well as supporting the start of 16 days of activism against Gender Violence Campaign. The call is to raise awareness - we are asked to ‘Orange the World!’
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!
A triple interview show today - Gus Worland, Professor Jane Pirkis and David Hollier - there is SO much in this show that has the potential to change peoples lives.
In ABC's series Man Up, Gus Worland asks why so many Aussie men are taking their own lives.
What he discovers is a debilitating pattern of men wearing masks to hide their feelings, championing stoicism, self-reliance, not sharing feelings nor expressing emotion.
Gus looks squarely in the face of these masks and gently encourages them to be removed. He leads the way by showing how to be a strong man who is sensitive, caring and unafraid to connect with people and how they are and wait for the answer. In short, he can see the importance of being a role model and walking the talk.
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.