For over thirty years Pat McDermott has penned the Family Matters column at the back of the Australian Women's Weekly - sharing the highs and lows of being a mother of five children. In this interview she tells Deborah that she thinks society is taking parenthood a little too seriously. “We’re a little bit child obsessed these days… child rearing was just something you did … [Read more...] about Are we caring too much for our kids?
Do you ever stop to give yourself a pat on the back for the things you have achieved? Are you constantly finding fault with your body, your life decisions, your role as a mother or daughter? Why do we, as women, feel the need to be so critical of ourselves? When will we grant ourselves permission to say "I admire X, Y and Z about myself"? In this interview, comedian and … [Read more...] about Why are we so hard on ourselves?
TV host Jessica Rowe lit up the room when we interviewed her and had some of the best motivational advice we've seen. As a woman who has struggled with depression, you can't help but be inspired by her positive outlook on life. When was the last time you took a dance class ... or went skinny dipping … or wore that daring dress to a party? When was the last time you did … [Read more...] about Eat, pray… sing?
Businesswoman, lawyer, community advocate and Sydney's first ever female Lord Mayor, Lucy Turnbull, says nothing brings her greater joy than spending time with her grandson Jack. "Before Jack was born, everybody told me that grandchildren are the best, and it's true, they are the most fantastic little gifts of life, obviously, for the parents but for the grandparents as … [Read more...] about The joys of being a grandmother
How easy is it to find fault with our appearance...to focus on our greying hair, our sagging jowls, our expanding waistline? It would be hard to find any woman (or man for that matter) who doesn't think that musician and actress Natalie Imbruglia is absolutely stunning but in a recent interview with BalanceBDH she admitted what a struggle it has been for her to learn to love … [Read more...] about Natalie Imbruglia on learning to love your body