Words for Good Blog

February 13, 2017

Let’s start at the very beginning (I hear it’s a very good place to start!). Early childhood education and care has been a hot topic already this year, and Australian early childhood practitioners have been spoken about in ways that question their value and expertise....

December 22, 2016

How powerful is mindset? There are many people who have life’s basics covered, but who are still predominantly stressed and unsatisfied. In the pursuit to buy happiness or receive it from others, we often neglect the value of working on our mental strength, and the cap...

October 19, 2016

Technology is weaving into our lives closer and tighter each day, and it is working in partnership with us in almost every aspect of our lives. Consequently, it is especially important that the people behind the technology are representative of the population. Alas, at...

September 22, 2016

How much good can be done with a business? Today’s interview will make you rethink the role of the clothes on your back, as well as the role of business in general. Co-founders of Little Yellow Bird, Samantha Jones and Hannah Duder, design and produce uniforms in a way...

September 1, 2016

Australians have a reputation for deliberately diminishing significant success in others, or as it’s more commonly referred to, the ‘tall poppy syndrome’. It’s rare to find someone who is not shy about their ambition, and who will come right out and tell you they want...

August 22, 2016

When we have the choice to pay more for an item, what kinds of factors motivate us to choose the more expensive option? We will often pay more for a certain brand, for better features and better quality. But do we go shopping prepared to pay a little extra for the more...

August 4, 2016

The professionals agree: it is healthy to talk about mental health and mental illness. The message is slowly getting through to the millions of people who live with a mental health condition, but sometimes it’s the messenger that makes all the difference. On today's in...

July 29, 2016

Think about all the things in your life. All the tangible ‘stuff’ that we interact with every day. Someone had to design it before we bought it, and for a long time, the emphasis has been on disposable goods and designed obsolescence. In this episode, I speak with awar...

July 21, 2016

Hoarding came to many people’s attention through television shows and sensationalist news stories, without much context or background about the disorder. Clinical Professor, Professor John Snowdon takes some time on Words for Good to clear the air on what hoarding and...

July 14, 2016

Your sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental human rights, no matter where in the world you are. International consultant on sexual and reproductive health and rights, Claire Rogers, spoke with me from Kathmandu where she is researching the experience...