The changing workplace environment

A few months ago I attended a conference themed The Elephant in The Room, in Terrigal NSW. One of the other key note speakers was Avril Henry, who is a widely acclaimed keynote speaker, consultant, business and career coach, mentor and author, and who is passionate about generational, gender and cultural diversity, developing collaborative leaders and positive…

Richard Taylor: Alzheimer’s from the inside out

The third blog in the weekly series of Dementia Alliance International is Richard Taylor: Alzheimer’s from the inside out, what I have learned in 10 years. As I’ve missed a week of blogging, and it is Dementia Awareness Week in the UK, I thought I”d publish two blogs today! What Richard teaches us is profound,…

Social media and small country towns

In Sundays re-blog of Tweet by tweet: A father shares his grief as son dies the father of the dying son said of his experience during this time with social media; “It was overwhelming, heartwarming, comforting…” I too have been overwhelmed and comforted by the heart-warming friendship and support offered on social media. Without it, many days, I would…

Dementia = Loneliness

I am currently wrestling with a deep sense of loneliness. In my search for wisdom, I have just re-read a Wakley Prize Essay, Dr Ishani Kar-Purkayastha’s moving essay  An epidemic of loneliness and it was a timely reminder of the problems most recalcitrant to our research based and outcome-driven health care providers. Loneliness involves both social and emotional components…

A poem a day keeps the tweeters at bay!

Thomas Cochran Though I’m not sure if he’s Found me through twitter Started following my blog He has his own blog Called Covered in Beer And this one titled America’s Knitting Underbelly With the picture of this cat Rather completely sucked me in And so it was simple The poetry blitz came into play I had to write…

Shibley: one of my Imaginary friends

The case of the stolen Mango Not even heard of by many Aussies Perhaps a prank to highlight it It even caught the attention Of dear Shibley My #nolongeranimaginaryfriend Who writes and blogs prolifically And said he wrote the Mango blog for me Though I’m not sure why He tweets  @legalaware And whilst it has not been good for some We…