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The hidden impact of not staying fit for caring

February 22, 2017

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Staying fit isn't a sudden revelation. However, if you need local motivation, I personally recommend you join the growing trend of 'fitness in the park'.

FIVEaa Radio Interview; Meeting People Online, like Ray

January 30, 2017

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I’ll trade you a friend. What’s that you say?     Well, if women are from Venus, and men are from Mars… there must be a slight difference in the way we do things, right? So, why not try trading friends. Like Ray did. Who’s Ray? Well, Ray Johnstone is a bloke who likes fishing. But […]

Poem | Floral Prettiness

January 23, 2017

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Floral prettiness Creates a stillness Awakens the senses Makes less senseless. All consuming The airs sweet perfuming Nature’s fresh smells This life fine-tuning. Branches gnarled Entwined and snarled Not unlike life’s defenses When we feel jarred. The spark precious Lovingly tenuous Blessed with hope No longer the nemesis.

Can, or rather do, academics ever retire?

January 8, 2017

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Topical, especially given Ron Corso, my Unearthing Ideas colleague, frequently questioning this of himself. We doubt he will however, as Simon says in his article republished below, “Academic work becomes rapidly vocational. You quickly realise that you live to work, far more than you are working to live. When you publish work that you find […]

Republished; Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster

January 5, 2017

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In an era of post-truth and pseudoscience, what can you do? Our "LifeFlip" initiative - which is using the "Afternoon Conversations with Ron" to tease out some of the complexities we face as we age in particular, is one way we are working to improve our world. In particular,‘Life Flip’ is the exploration of what our life will look like as contributing and valuable citizens in our later years ie past the 60+ of typical retirement.

Republished; How to be a healthy user of social media

January 3, 2017

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How to be a healthy user of social media Peggy Kern, University of Melbourne We can learn a lot about people through how they use social media. For example, Twitter language can be used to predict the risk of dying from heart disease. Analyses of Facebook updates show women tend to be warmer than men, […]

Holding Closer; Near and Far

December 11, 2016

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A collection of thoughts through lyrics. For Amber; You’ve got, the most incredible blue eyes, I’ve ever seen. For Jessika-May; Rewind, Happy Little Pill For Charlie; Kiss Me; Baby You Send Me

say it again

November 28, 2016

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say it again as the years roll on there’s a new lesson in everything we find each one is new the peaceful gathering with love is my tribe sip back on something vined that’s true blue. say it https://charlierobinson.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/say-it/ you can say your hurtful things its what all people do just keep in mind its […]

Social Media Guidelines; The Elevator Pitch

November 18, 2016

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Way back when… the mobile telephone and fax machine were innovations, as were numerous other communication devices. We traveled through the period of everyone wanting a website, survived the dot.com crash, lived through ‘everyone wants an app’ and have rolled our eyes at everyone wanting a Facebook page. Our social thinking has evolved, along with our […]

Why clinicians are not on social media

November 18, 2016

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Originally posted on Dr Eric Levi:
This is a recurring question I get asked by patients, communication officers and other doctors. Why are clinicians not on social media? What are the barriers to getting clinicians on to Social media? Many of the reasons and excuses can be summed up to these 3 F’s: 1. False…

Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency Melbourne

November 18, 2016

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Originally posted on Dr Eric Levi:
Last year I attended the Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency at Jacksonville, Florida. This was what I wrote. Many of the lessons I learned last year still hold true today. Today, I attended the Residency again, this time in my hometown of Melbourne Australia as part of the #MayoInOz…

2016 #MayoInOz – Reference Summary

November 16, 2016

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Day 2 #MayoInOz is already proving inspiring… A photo posted by Charlie-Helen Robinson (@charliehelenrobinson) on Nov 15, 2016 at 2:24pm PST   Some fantastic references from the #MayoInOz conference The 7 Habits of Highly Patient Centric Providers http://www.forbes.com/sites/davechase/2013/02/18/the-7-habits-of-highly-patient-centric-providers/#1663e60313d5 Dr Ash’s Twitter Rules. http://www.ashleighwitt.com/2016/01/dr-ashs-twitter-rules.html?m=1 The use and value of digital media for information about pregnancy and […]

Mourning in the morning; American election social media commentary

November 12, 2016

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The process of grief, or rather out pourings of grief, on social media was the topic of this blog https://charlierobinson.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/social-media-and-grief/ after a major event occurred here in Adelaide. But we’ve witnessed a different style now. Let’s call it mourning. America voted and the results left many people shocked, bewildered, amazed, dazed and sad. It has been […]

Celebrating 20 Years of Making a Difference in Rural Australia » Smith and Georg

July 29, 2016

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A wonderful milestone in anyone’s language. http://www.smithandgeorg.com.au/articles/our-news/celebrating-20-years-of-making-a-difference-in-rural-australia.html