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!
This event was run by Chatwood Chamber of Commerce in order to give a taste of what sleeping rough is like. Stig Falster and Julie Burgess work extremely hard to make it happen and this year got support from Willoughby Council, Storage King Chatswood (who supplied the very valuable venue!) and Orora Fibre Packaging (who supplied the very valuable cardboard which were our home and bed for the night). For next year they are looking for some sponsorship to do some banners...contact Chatswood Chamber of Commerce if you can help out.
Today's show was a vital look at the abuse uncovered in the 4 Corners Australia's Shame episode which aired this week on the ABC
Guests include Sally Neighbour, the executive Producer for 4 Corners, Jean Gamble who works as a psychotherapist in private practice, Dean Quirke currently working with individuals coming from disadvantaged backgrounds about anger and behaviour on primary prevention programs in schools
Jessica Rowe AM is the new ambassador for KYDS Youth Development Service - she is clearly very passionate about her involvement in the organisation as you will be able to tell from the interview.
I was lucky enough to be joined this week by the Year 10 Community Problem Solving Group from Mount St Benedict on Stay in the Loop with Lucy this week and the Triple H 100.1 FM studios were jam packed!
We did the whole show on anxiety, looking at the physical as well as emotional and psychological signs.
There were some interesting comments about expectations and communication and we all learnt a great deal about what we can do to be active participants in our own healing.
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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.
Have you ever considered there was a difference between communicating and expressing? Do you feel like your conversations stay on a need to know basis, and are, dare I say it - pedestrian? This post shares what amazing discoveries lie just below the surface if we let ourselves be vulnerable and open up to true communication in relationships. My show today was like being in the most wonderful cafe, having a conversation about communicating!
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.