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Interesting developments in science

That will teach him :-)

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Health / Science / Wisdom too late / You must be kidding?

Recently my sister-in-law said she had a tetanus injection and that we should too. She works in public health and knows about these things. I couldn’t see the need for being immunised, but my husband thought it was a good idea. As I spend more and more time in my garden, he is concerned I may injure myself and has reminded me that I should have an injection. I saw my GP today and while […]

Daily Post: Mr Sandman

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funny / Health / Science / technology

A recent Daily Post Prompt asked, “What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?” So, what kind of sleeper am I? NOT GOOD! I am nearing the end of Week 1 of a four-week trial in using some really interesting equipment to help me to sleep better at night. Teddy offered to model the […]

Up close and personal

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Baby Boomers / Gratitude / Science / South Western Australia / Study

  Many local “baby boomers” are taking part in a new four-year study on healthy ageing. I recently received a letter in the post inviting me to take part and I happily agreed to participate. The State Government is contributing $1 million to the Busselton Population Medical Research Foundation Inc to conduct the study. The Foundation is working in conjunction with researchers from The University of Western Australia, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Edith Cowan University, […]

Is this book really mind bending?

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Art / Blog 2013 / Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy / Science / Wisdom

Post number 496 I bought Reality Hunger by David Shields (Penguin) at a News Agency at Melbourne Airport in March this year. The topic caught my attention and I was sold on the reviews! He may be well-known but I had never heard of him before. Here are some of the reviews that got me in… ‘Mind-bending’ THE NEW YORK TIMES ‘Bold, entertaining, contentious. Essential reading for readers and writers’ GUARDIAN ‘Give(s) bourgeois traditionalists a […]

Self belief

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Blog 2013 / I believe that... / I feel... / Motivation / Science / Uncategorized / Wisdom

  I watched a TV show last night about an experiment where several people took part in what they thought was a scientific trial of a new drug. There was a lot of hype to build up their belief in the drug, which in reality was a sugar pill. These people were able to do incredible feats such as overcoming their greatest fears, giving up smoking and finding relief from allergies. This all was made […]

A new take on the meaning of life

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Blog 2012 / Meaning of life and that stuff / Science / Uncategorized / Wisdom

I saw Steven Hawking on this TV¬† program recently (Steven Hawking Grand Design – The Meaning of Life). He said something that really made a lot of sense to me. I greatly admire the genius of Steven Hawking and many other scientists, however I can never accept scientific theory as 100% truth. History has taught me otherwise. Our learning evolves just as we do. What we believe today may be laughed at in another 50-100 […]

Art vs Science

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Art / I believe that... / I feel... / Journal Blog / Science / Writing

Today I would like to consider an article by Jeri Kroll, from Flinders University, titled Creative Writing as Research and the dilemma of Accreditation: How do we value what we do? This paper is part of my current studies and got me to thinking about what we value and why! The context of the article is broadly about funding for creative arts in universities as compared to the funding of scientific research. He asks some […]

Twelve wishes for all children

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Baby Boomers / Friends and family / I believe that... / I feel... / Journal Blog / Meaning of life and that stuff / Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / Religion / Science / Self acceptance / Wisdom / Wisdom too late

What a wonderful world it¬† could be if all children¬†knew and experienced¬†the following traits from their parents, extended families and schools: 1. Know they are loved just as they are – it is not about what they are good at, but just because they ARE. 2. Resilient – life can throw lots of things in their paths and¬†they need to be able to bounce bank every time. 3. Respect others and¬†know respect in return. This […]

Topics, topics, topics…

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Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy / Political / Religion / Science / Wisdom

I really want to write a blog today after a few days away from my computer. I don’t want to write about the designated topic today so what¬†other options are there?¬†¬†Here are a few of my ideas… * Capitalism and the work ethic – why do many of us¬†work hard to acquire ‘things’ we don’t have time to enjoy? * Why do we need religion? Even if it can’t be¬†scientifically proven, can it still offer […]