Category: Working life

Renewal

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Nature, indeed life in general, is never static. It moves in cycles – of darkness and light, death and renewal, grief and hope. Over this past month many people, here in Brisbane and elsewhere, have been flooded – by loss as well as love  – as described in my last post. Thoughts of renewal came to me as…

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Mindful of Magnolias

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After the technological enthusiasm of my last two blogs, I was reminded of the value of mindfulness in everyday life whilst wandering past magnolias in flower. Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism, but has been embraced by the Western world as a form of stress management for maintaining wellbeing. Mindfulness is essentially about attention; being fully aware and…

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Delights of Technology

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Descriptions of the dawning of the twenty-first century allude to the ‘technological revolution’ that has been taking place. The result of these substantial changes are said to have an impact on individuals and society as far reaching as those of the late eighteenth century industrial revolution.I was reflecting on the potential  role of technology for ‘settled work’ last…

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Settled Work

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In the frenzy of the past week at work, with projects to be pushed along and deadlines to be met, I was aware of a feeling of excitement and satisfaction. Despite often being tired and sometimes being frustrated by the pace of work, I love being there. I’m grateful for the people I connect with through work and…

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Wondering about Life

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I really loved and felt a resonance with  Meg’s comments to my first blog about ‘turning sixty’ which she described as a ‘cause for reflection and wonder’ . Her thoughts about the ‘unspoken paradigms that guide the way I live’ mirrored those of Jung in his urging of us to re-examine  taken-for-granted assumptions that may have served us well in our…

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