Changing focus

Can small changes to our living space improve well-being by altering our focus? Wow. That’s quite a question.But I’m not thinking of improving well-being in terms of being calmer, more relaxed, more chilled. Neither am I thinking about moving furniture, changing colour schemes, nor dipping into Feng Shui. My question is about changing the place…

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Just asking

I hesitate, but I need to ask … So much is happening in the news that I find distressing, not because the events affect me but because the attitude fallout does. I have stated before that unfairness troubles me, situations with mismatched cause and effect. In particular two very different situations in recent and current…

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Week Three: my study journey

The Ups Very productive week downloading and printing journal articles that appear to be ‘right on the money’ for my planned research question. Have decided not to go back too far, possibility from 2009, as my question was being asked in 2011, and still being asked in 2018. So many years, so little progress in…

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Week Two: Setting off

This is the end of the second week of my new Open University studies. It has been fulfilling and enlightening. As all useful education should be. The Ups Spent some time wandering through the OU Library Service, made a few notes, then carried on with other things. Yesterday I did a general (Google) search on…

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Journey Interrupted; Now Resumed

Return to Study: The Ups, Downs, and SidewaysWeek One, Starting Out The Ups The door has been unlocked, I’ve been readmitted, and it’s great to be back, researching a topic of my own choosing while nestled in the arms of the OU’s tried-and-tested higher education system: Challenged. Reassured. Supported autonomy.The OU Online Library service has…

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Mindsets in a time of crisis

There will be an end to this Mental Lists We are already making mental lists of what we’ll do when restrictions are lifted completely: places we’re previously talked about visiting or re-visiting, experiences that we’ve read about or seen on TV. Not huge treks, nor extravagant escapades. If you’re hankering for those once-in-a-lifetime happenings then…

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