Category: Personal Story

What to do when things get busy and you start to panic ….

I always know it is going to get busy and I plan for it every year but every year, despite my planning, it can still feel hard to manage at times. So I reflected on what helps me at these times – and how this translates into study ‘terms’  …here are my ideas 🙂 Firstly, […]

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I  just love this video. It was designed by a 12 year old school girl and I thought you might enjoy it too. She includes a list of scientists, writers, entrepreneurs and other famous people who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. The video encourages people with dyslexia to not lose sight of their dreams. Take […]

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Being Mindful ….

For me one of the most mindful activities I can think of is watching a sunset. The only thing that disturbs my concentration, and enjoyment, is having to take pictures; I always want to preserve the memory.  I feel so lucky that I live here in South Australia where we can enjoy a beautiful sunset […]

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Australia Day

I was almost hesitant to write this post, because I think the whole concept of an Australia Day divides our community. I don’t want to try and debate all the issues here, but I wanted to share simply what Australia Day means for me in a  practical sense, so what we do in my home […]

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Antigonish [I met a man who wasn’t there] by Hughes Mearns Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there He wasn’t there again today I wish, I wish he’d go away… This portion of a poem by Hugh Mearns was recited to me by my Grandmother, if  I was worrying about something. For […]

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“How to Organise Your Study “

stimulusXOrganiseYourLifeThe attached article was written by  a student in Medicine (MBBS) for other students in the same program.  When I came across it I asked her if we could republish it here – and she agreed.  Whilst she is talking about her Program specifically, the principles she is applying to her study could apply to […]

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Workout (or walk off) your mood

    I slept so soundly last night – almost through the alarm. Then my slightly sore – worthily sore – muscles reminded me that I had been for a half-hour walk (with dog) after dinner last night, up hills and so pushing up my heart rate. On yoga days, too, I notice my sleep […]

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The Benefits of Helping Others

Many years ago, when I was much younger (!) and working in University administration, I had lots of contact with students. The students would talk to me about all sorts of things. Sometimes I would hear about their concerns for another student. This caught my attention and later I decided to do some research into […]

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Make Happiness a Healthy Habit

Hope you enjoyed the displays and activities for Mental Health Awareness last week and the posts on mental health topics. I particularly loved the ‘Humans of the University of Adelaide’ display which showcased the wonderful resilience of the human spirit, particularly present in the diverse stories of optimism and courage from students at the University […]

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Be in the moment – mindfulness

Mindfulness – a ‘buzz word’ floating about. But what does it really mean? Do you have to experience mindfulness in a certain way? Does it mean being in control? Do you need training to be able to do it? Some people think it is spacing out and escaping. Some people think it is meditation. This […]

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