Exploring the power of storytelling and words - from emojis to hashtags, to music to placebos, and all things in between.
A friend recently asked a group of us at dinner 'Am I meant to read all those little pictures and funny faces that people text me, are they part of the message?' - she received a resounding 'Yes' from all of us.
For me the pure magic of music, is in its storytelling ability. Music is a universal language, which allows us to feel, connect and communicate beyond any differences of culture, language, gender, religion or race. Music can tell a story and leave you emotionally spent like any great novel.
So how did the humble number sign become such a big part of our lexicon? And why is there sometimes so much emotion around its use? #let'stalkhashtags
Placebo Power is part of ABC Radio National's All in the Mind series, exploring exactly what its title suggests. The podcast is a cracker and I loved hearing about the power of the placebo and how it all works. Unexpectedly, it really got me thinking about the power of communication.