Is it possible to do a presentation that isn’t boring? At the end of the month, I’m going to be presenting at a conference and I’ve been agonising over and trying to find how to make it not boring when the topic is essentially…. boring. Continue reading Ideas you can steal to make your presentation not boring
Have you ever wondered why we experience dèjà vu? Like most people, I had a theory (when I was younger) and it may have been a little crazy, unfounded and involving astral travelling. Researchers now using MRIs are putting my lousy theory on the scrap heap.
Tonight I watched my niece on 60 Minutes. She’s almost 16. I think she’s incredibly strong and brave. At a time when most teenagers are struggling to figure out their identity and what they want, Izzie knows. She’s a girl. But as a transgender teenager, it’s been a fight to be her real self.
Open plan offices, you either love them or hate them. They aren’t going away anytime soon and seem to be increasing on campus. How did they come about and how do you cope? Continue reading Blame Frank! An honest look at the open plan office
We are an institution based on reasoning and evidence based research, so why are we denying the research which overwhelmingly supports the benefits of having dogs in the workplace? Are you in favour? Are you with me? Let’s make this happen! Continue reading Why we need dogs at work at Macquarie
It is the devil that lies within us all, the inner critic. That voice inside our head that tells us we’re not good enough. We feel that we are the only ones with this horrid person rambling in our head but we’re not alone and that’s something to take comfort in. Continue reading Crushing the inner critic
Like most of us in this day and age, I have a healthy dose of anxiety. It’s this crazy, information bombardment, time sucking western world we live in. In this post, to save you time and energy, I’m sharing the results of various mindfulness/ relaxation techniques that I’ve road tested over the past few years. Continue reading 10 relaxation techniques reviewed by a realist
Some people don’t care about this, but I’m incredibly passionate about cords or the lack of. A recent misfortune on a trip gave me taste of the future that Apple are apparently driving us toward. Will you be kicking and screaming or will you revel in your new found freedom? Continue reading Cutting the ties that bind: 6 benefits of life without cords