Eco-therapy is the prescribed time in nature that reaps incredible rewards for our health. In this chat we discover and discuss all the ways that nature heals!
Internationally recognised visual artist Jet James uses his art to bring meaning and understanding to a childhood that was filled with domestic violence in an environment of drug abuse and neglect. His art, he says, allows him to design a future based around hope, and using art as therapy is something that anyone can do!
We set goals for work and holidays, but have you ever thought about setting a goal to improve your family life? In this chat we talk about how we approach conflict, how we try to avoid it, and how we plan for our families to thrive.
Charlotte Simmons is a Psychologist with 17 years experience working in the area of Domestic and Family Violence. As May is Domestic and Family Violence Month in Australia, we're taking the chance to delve into the topic so that each of us can learn to recognise it... and change it!
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All eyes are beautiful, as Louise says, and they also tell us who we are, what experiences we've had, and which parts of us need the most nurturing.
Patricia Marsh was diagnosed with Friedreich's ataxia at the age of 15. She's in a wheelchair and as she explains, her nervous system is affected, but not her mind. And it's a fiercly positive mind at that!
Sally Faulkner lives on a farm surrounded by animals of all kinds. She talks about her love of horses and dogs brings depth and meaning to her life.
Hayley Holt is a mother of 5 with a full time job and she used to be addicted to ice. This is her story of how she got into the drug and also how the love of her family helped her get out and start to build a meaningful life again.
It turns out that being part of your community is one of the major factors in a long and happy life. So how connected are you? Martin Elms is from CQUniversity's Village Festival and he talks us through how he finds and helps to create that community connection.