Dr Sally Cockburn is a GP and health advocate - with a twist - while she practices part time in suburban Melbourne she is also known around Australia as ‘Dr Feelgood’, a high profile media presenter who champions sensitive issues and demystifies medicine.
Along with over 30 years clinical experience her 22 year media career spans every television network and Australia’s top radio networks. She spent 10 years as health presenter on Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton and her national radio sex and relationships program Pillowtalk was a trailblazing phenomenon in the 1990s. She also hosted her own talk back TV show on Channel 7.
Currently she can be heard hosting her Sunday Night talk back radio program, Talking Health, on Melbourne’s radio 3AW. Sally is recipient of the radio industry’s award for best documentary and an MBF award for excellence in health journalist.
If you had one minute to leave your house for good, what would you take? My answer that night was – surprisingly – my toothbrush. In that moment of panic I wasn’t sure what the next five minutes of my life would bring. But I did know that wherever I ran, I could wipe away the tears and at least brush my teeth.
The next day, in the same clothes and underwear from the day before, burning mascara-blurred eyes and a broken spirit – I stared into my portable classroom wall wondering, what now? The adrenaline had worn into shock. Where could I go? Who could I trust? Who would help me?
I had no answers to what seemed like logical questions. The only thing that made sense was the overwhelming urge for a hot shower, some deodorant and some makeup to feel human again.
As it turned out, my spirit wasn’t broken. I refused to let that period in my life be an excuse to fail.
Stress to Strength. It's up to YOU!
There are many simple solutions for self-help to regain a healthier balanced life. You may be at a loss and so overwhelmed and exhausted in a stressful business or job that you don’t know the way out. Your life may feel a mess and you are unsure how to get out of there.
Christine has the tips and tools to help you go from stress to strength.
Penny always dreamed of coaching Collingwood.
Specifically, she dreamed of becoming the club’s first female coach.
In 2018, she has lived both those dreams and so much more.
Penny’s path to the senior coaching role saw her spend 13 years playing in the state competition with the St Kilda Sharks, before joining the Magpies for the inaugural AFL Women’s competition in 2017.
Penny became Collingwood’s first female football coach leading the club’s inaugural VFL Women’s team to the minor premiership in its inaugural season. She was also named VFLW Coach of the Year by AFL Victoria in 2018.
Penny will share's the trials and tribulations of her football journey, publicly coming out, and the impact of losing her brother.
Meet Courtney, Hearing Loss Advocate and owner & Designer of flluskë earrings.
Courtney began making flluskë earrings after a particularly negative experience surrounding her hearing loss, which lead to a very low point in her life. In an attempt to make herself feel more positive about her ears and build her confidence back up again, she began making earrings.
Tapping into the power of colour, she created beautiful vibrantly coloured earrings that helped her celebrate her ears as a thing of beauty.
The thing that she’s really passionate about is educating people on all things hearing loss.
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