Living a very public life on screen, Lisa Wilkinson opens up to Deborah about her personal relationships and talks lovingly about her late father, Ray Wilkinson and marriage to Peter FitzSimons. "My father was an incredible man, he was dignity personified," said Lisa. As president of the local rugby union club, a youth leader and president of the Lions Club, Lisa states … [Read more...] about Lisa Wilkinson on the loss of a father and gift of a husband
Adam Goodes credits his mother Lisa Sansbury for instilling in him a "discipline" for life and a strength to follow through and do the right thing. Lisa Sansbury was one of the stolen generation of indigenous children who were taken from their biological parents and later endured domestic abuse in her second marriage. Adam is one three children and explains that as a … [Read more...] about Stolen generations, domestic violence and breaking the cycle
When she was diagnosed with throat cancer last year, former ABC broadcaster Julie McCrossin knew that her body was in for the fight of its life…but she had no idea the disease would take such a huge toll on her emotional and mental state. In this interview she talks with Deborah about navigating her way through the blue – and how exercise has helped relieve her … [Read more...] about A way through the blue
When you find yourself in turmoil, lost in confusion, hurting with the pain of something that has happened, unable to function normally, what do you do? This is what happens when most of my clients call to see me. Together we work through what has happened to find understanding, clarity and a way to move forward. We shine a light into a dark cave, where the unconscious has … [Read more...] about What do you do with turmoil, confusion, hurt and pain?
Dealing with the death of a parent is one of the hardest emotional challenges we can face in our lives. In this interview radio personality and TV host Amanda Keller discusses the difficulty of losing her mother and the lessons she has learnt about her own resilience. … [Read more...] about Dealing with grief… becoming resilient