Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.

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Retirement regret and what to do about it

Everyone looks forward to retirement, right? But what happens if you retire and find that you don't actually like it? How can you make the transition back to work, and all the financial and social benefits it brings?



Barbara Arrowsmith-Young on the controversial program that claims to 'rewire' the brain

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young's exploration of neuroplasticity led to an international bestseller and a program taught in more than 90 schools worldwide. Her work has been criticised for being unscientific. But she says it's transformed lives, including her own.



How to talk to family members you disagree with on just about everything

In a climate where vitriolic personal attacks are the norm and alt-right nationalism is on the rise, political theorists say it's vital we continue to have conversations between ourselves about the tricky topics — race, climate change, migration — as uncomfortable as they can be.



Two young people in Mt Gambier shine a light on living with chronic illness

Tessa Deak and Shanae Coppick live with chronic illness everyday. Based in Mount Gambier, South Australia, these two young friends have used their lived experiences to powerful effect — to raise awareness about chronic diseases and the isolation and troubles they can bring.



Lessons my mum taught me about money

After starting good saving habits and her first business at the age of ten, Lacey was able to reach financial independence in her early thirties. She credits her mother Fran with helping her achieve that goal, and now they teach others how to do it.



Making trees an integral part of urban living

Urban areas are losing their tree cover, which is increasing temperatures in cities with the heat island effect. Part of the solution is about changing our behaviour and embracing more trees in backyards and streets.



Burning Question: how to deal with varicose veins

Serge writes: "My burning question is regarding varicose veins, which run in my family. What causes them? Can I prevent myself from getting them, and what are the various treatment options?" Health and science reporter Tegan Taylor investigates.



Why we need to keep talking about sexual harassment at work

More than eighty per cent of reported instances of sexual harassment at work are not about sexual coercion or unwanted advances. We bust some myths about gender-based harassment in the workplace.



Lily Harrison's dream to stop period poverty

Period Pack makes care packs for homeless and vulnerable people and distributes them to women's centres, community groups, and to Aboriginal healthcare workers for people across the district.



Is it a good idea to access your super early?

Compulsory superannuation contributions are designed to see you through your senior years. But an increasing number of Australians are drawing on their super early.