Marie Kondo, the Japanese organising consultant, has sparked a wave of declutterers, willing to come into your home and help you reorganise your belongings.
They say the benefits of having a good clean-up and clean-out, can reduce stress and anxiety while at the same time boosting your energy, creativity and efficiency.
For Jess Gimm, this has been a huge step in helping her regain control in her life and overcoming her own mental health problems.
Each year, four of my special friends and I take some time to go away on what has become our annual ‘girls trip’.
We have been to some wonderful places, had some amazing experiences and most importantly, spent a whole lot of time laughing. For me, there’s nothing like getting together with these women.
This year, one of the girls decided we needed to find out what was in our own backyard and organised a weekend in our local town of Clermont.
It was wonderful!
Josie Angus and her husband Blair are trailblazing a new era in beef production in Australia.
The couple’s on-property abattoir is nearing completion - a massive project which is set to redefine their business.
Josie very generously shared some time with me recently and we chatted about everything from her childhood to how she handles the stresses in her life. There are also some funny stories along the way!
I hope you enjoy hearing Josie’s tale as much as I did.
Many thanks to Isaac Regional Council and the Qld Government for their help in bringing this interview to you.
Following the tragic loss of their little girl Dolly in 2018, the Everett family were quick to launch a platform to help change the bullying culture in communities.
Dolly's Dream has gone from strength to strength and has quickly grown to become one of Australia's most recognised charities.
Through Tick, Kate and Meg's grief, they have created a lasting legacy to honour Dolly and to help prevent the same thing happening to another family.
This Mother's day I wanted to bring to you a story about an incredibly special Mum.
Debra Lamont is a woman with a huge heart and a lot of love to give.
Debra and her family have helped more than 40 children find stability in their lives and have given these kids a home filled with love and kindness through their involvement with Anglicare Foster Care Services.
I hope you enjoy Debra's story.
Many thanks to Isaac Regional Council and the QLD Government for bringing this story to you
To coincide with this year's Beef Australia in Rockhampton, I thought it timely to chat with Jill Rigney from the Right Mind.
Jill shares with me her expertise in ensuring a legacy for future generations through careful financial planning, open communication and understanding each individual's needs.
We also speak about how taking care of our finances can help our mental health.
I hope you enjoy hearing from Jill.
Many thanks to the ANZ Bank for bringing this interview to you.
This Anzac Day, Sergeant Tim Hibberd joins me to give some insight into his experience whilst serving in Afghanistan.
He shares what Anzac Day means to him as a returned soldier in the 21st Century and gives a prodigious account of the significance of the Last Post .
His story is more poignant given the recent announcement of the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan.
Lest We Forget.
My recent six-day hike across the Overland Track in Tasmania, opened up a whole new world for me, allowing me to experience many new challenges - things I had never thought of doing before.
Frith Graham is the consummate professional, arranging unforgettable and unique hiking experiences for the perfect girl's getaway.
I know you'll be pulling on your hiking boots and strapping on your backpack after hearing from Frith!
When Marie Muffett took a well earned holiday with her daughter, she wasn't expecting their trip to turn her world upside down.
Marie was one of 2,700 passengers on-board the Ruby Princess, when it set sail for New Zealand in February last year.
Unfortunately, she was also one of more than 700 people on board that ship to contract COVID. Marie shares her experience with me and has a dire warning to others to take COVID very seriously.
By the time Tracey Litfin was 21, she had graduated from study with first class honours, was newly married and within a few months of her wedding, had fallen pregnant with her first child. Life was wonderful and exciting. Sadly, that all changed on the 4th of September, 2002 when Tracey had a fall from her horse and was left in a coma with little chance of recovery. But recover s Tracey has written her courageous story, 'If You Fall' and recently sat down with me to share her experience.
Heidi Smith may look like a cowgirl, and she is, but she is also much more. Heidi has had her fair share of challenges which she handles with grace, courage, love and hope. She doesn't make excuses for herself and is comfortable in her vulnerability. She is an incredibly strong person in so many ways but also has an inherent softness and kindness.