It’s hard to imagine how award-winning journalist, Insight TV host and documentary filmmaker Jenny Brockie finds time to unwind outside her hectic work schedule. In these videos, Deborah uncovers how Jenny relaxes and creates her recipe for balance through cooking, exercise, travel and her beloved Sydney Swans.
“I do lots of things, I love to cook and I find that very, very relaxing,” said Jenny.
“Aesthetic stuff is really good for me. If I’m feeling overloaded I will go and look at something beautiful and it will just help me to enter another space,” she said.
Jenny then goes on to talk about the Sydney Swans AFL team, her ongoing dedication and love of the community.
“I’ve been a member for 22 years I think, in the same seats at O’Reilly Stand at the SCG and have watched all the kids around who are still there, grow up including my own,” said Jenny.
“There is also something very cathartic and very different to what I do in my working life about going to a game and cheering your heart out,” she said.
“It’s very much a part of my winding down,” said Jenny.
Retreats, meditation and travel
Travel is high on the list of priorities for Jenny Brockie and is an important ingredient in her recipe for balance.
Jenny plans to return to New York City, a place that holds a “lovely resonance” for her and her daughter who have travelled there together for many years.
“I do tend to gravitate there quite a lot for the cultural aspects of the city,” said Jenny.
“I tend to go for destinations where you get cultural mix as well,” she said.
Her top destinations other than NYC: Southern Spain, Turkey and Istanbul.
“I’m more comfortable in places with diversity, which is probably why I work at SBS,” said Jenny.
Watch more of our interview with Jenny
About Jenny Brockie
Jenny Brockie is one Australia’s most respected journalists, renowned for her skill and fairness. Jenny’s career has spanned television, radio, print and film and is well known for hosting SBS TV’s Insight where she facilitates an always lively and thought-provoking discussion on a wide range of topics. Her work as a television journalist and documentary filmmaker earned her a coveted Gold Walkley, two AFI Awards, a Logie, a Human Rights Award, two Law Society Awards and another Walkley. In 2006 and 2008, Jenny received a United Nations Association Media Peace award for her work on Insight.