Wellbeing Category

The reality of board games

Due to the inclement weather, my wife and I played Sequence. A board and card game merger. The object is to get 5 markers in a row, twice. Your opponent can block and stop the execution of your plan. The problem is you can’t stick with one strategy or one...

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Fill Your Cup

Activity watches are all the rage. The data gives you points of reflection and constant feedback for improvement. You can rate your physical self from the data. But what about your mental self? What data do you use for reflection? Usually, you remember the negative incidents and forget the positive...

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You have earnt this break

  Another term is nearly behind us. Everyone is wanting a bit of space from the routines of school. And as a dedicated educator you are looking forward to the two-week break to recharge and consolidate your efforts. Like all breaks, they can fly by and then you are left...

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The ripple effect of kindness

I am so proud to be the Chairperson of the Neerigen Brook Primary School board and what a group of purpose-driven individuals can achieve. As a board, we wanted to do more than just advise and oversee the school’s governance. We wanted to make a difference to the students and...

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I don’t know whether I can do this anymore?

“I don’t know whether I can do this anymore?” This is what greeted me from a friend in need. We all go through this scenario at some time in our lives. Some more than others. The self-doubt. The overwhelming issues. The never-ending deadlines. And the problem is that there is...

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Sometimes you should listen to your own advice.

  There are two types of fear – life-threatening and life-changing. In both situations, it is the amygdala ( in our brain)  that triggers the protection response to keep the body safe by releasing cortisol – fight, flight or freeze. Cortisol heightens our awareness of impending danger aka stress. Life-threatening was...

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You can teach an old dog new tricks.

This is a picture of my dog, Bear. He was on holidays at his favourite beach wading to me during an early morning rock pool walk. He is a real champ and gives me heaps of pleasure. Of course, there were some behaviours that I didn’t like and got frustrated...

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