Context The catalyst for this post was my most recent Introductions Over Coffee #10 post. There I discuss why new bloggers should use a name. That got me thinking about the nature of identity. In particular, why we feel its necessary for others to have names, why it might be difficult to pick a name and the likelihood of exclusion as a result. These are … Continue reading Identity: What’s in a name?
How we blog; where our inspiration comes from can be quite a topical discussion. In this post I consider the arguments for and against using prompts to guide our writing. Continue reading An alternative approach: Using prompts in blogging
Its such a wonderful feeling when we attend a staff development session that ignites a fire, creating enthusiasm. It doesn’t happen very often, but that’s what happened last week. Its the start of the new academic year, and as always, we start off with some staff development. I can’t say I was thrilled with much of the mandatory routine coverage, but there were a couple … Continue reading Are we coping with the mix of generations at work?
It can be difficult to say goodbye to our pets, but can we be guilty of avoiding the necessary? Continue reading When Its Time To Say Goodbye To Our Furbabies
I recently visited a museum which got me thinking about the ethical questions around displaying dead animals. Read about my reflections. Continue reading Natural History Exhibits – the dark side of museums?
Our identity is fundamental to who we are, but have you ever stopped to think about the range of factors that shape who we are. Come and explore that with me now. Continue reading Understanding the multi-faceted nature of Identity
Employers expect us to be loyal, but its not always possible for the loyalty to be returned. how might this imbalance impact the employment relationship? Continue reading Understanding the impact of loyalty
Direct funerals are becoming a more popular option for many. In this post I reflect on the experience of preparing and attending a direct cremation Continue reading Direct Funerals – Saying goodbye to mum
How do you feel about dress codes at work? Are they necessary or outdated? That’s the question I’m exploring in this post. Continue reading Are employment dress code days numbered
Watching the news in the UK, it seems as though many organisations, particularly in the public and third sector are riddled with racism, sexism, homophobia and examples of bullying and harassment to such a degree that its embedded in the culture of these organisations. It does make me wonder just how widespread institutional discrimination might be in all organisations across our society. Twenty years on … Continue reading The role of Culture in organisations to perpetuate discriminatory practices
I’ve been thinking about our WP community, how important it is; what purpose it serves and extending from that, do we, the more experienced bloggers, have a role in helping and guiding new bloggers so that they stay within the blogging world and become contributing members of the community who, in turn, will then help future bloggers. Do you think about the less experienced bloggers? I suspect for many of us, we think about our own needs. What is required for our own blogs and being in touch with our friends and contacts within the Community. Continue reading Communicating with the Community
Have you ever been tempted to have a duvet day? Find out when I snuggled down with my duvet for a break Continue reading Is the duvet day something we should all benefit from?