Love and Relationships

Jenny Bowen – Healing China’s orphans with love

Jenny Bowen’s charity OneSky, formerly Half the Sky Foundation, has transformed the lives of more than 130,000 Chinese orphans by showering these unwanted children with the most important ingredient missing from their lives – love. How did one woman make such a difference to so many?

Sally Lucas – Refusing to let tragedy define her

After enduring the death of her mother to cancer and brother to suicide, Sally Lucas was not prepared for her own cancer diagnosis and consequent hysterectomy. But thanks to the love of her sister Anne Barbour, she not only survived but flourished to become a mother – a dream she’d thought life had denied her.

Karen Civello – From stripper to wellness guru

The death of Karen Civello’s little brother as a child sparked a troubled life that sent her to the depths of drugs, alcohol, depression and cancer. But, through sheer strength of will Karen fought back to create a life characterised by wellness, nurturing and self-care.

Nick Seneca Jankel – Modern-day shaman

Nick Seneca Jankel’s quest to determine how people can feel good and live life as the best version of themselves has taken him from the hallowed halls of Cambridge University to the homelands of African tribes. He delivers his learnings in a style renowned for combining science with traditional wisdom, without the woo woo.

Sharon Greenock – A foster mum with an enormous heart

Foster mother Sharon Greenock has cared for some 20 foster children and welcomed four of them into her home permanently, alongside her three biological children. What drives someone to open their heart and their home to children who’ve been removed from their families because the Family Court rules it unsafe?

Clara Harris – A journey of love, pain and autism

As the mother of a 16-year-old son with autism, Clara Harris has embarked on a mission to help others living with disabilities and depression by sharing her own often raw, painful and life-enriching experiences. In doing so she is capturing the hearts of those she meets with her warmth, love and honesty.

Marcia Huber and Eleanor Gorman – Loss, love and new life

As Marcia Huber watched her sister Eleanor Gorman suffer through the grief of failed IVF attempts and miscarriages, she offered to carry Eleanor’s child through pregnancy as a surrogate mother. The resultant journey took them on an emotional whirlwind of gut-wrenching fear, restrained hope, sheer love and, ultimately, unbridled joy.

Tamara and Sarah Walker – A love story

The topic of same-sex marriage unleashes sometimes ferocious debate in Australia. Yet one Geraldton couple have acted on the strength of their love to declare it to the world, no matter what the criticism, gossip, or controversy.