The concept of work-life balance is a ubiquitous ideal for many. The philosophy began in the 70s, gained momentum in the 80s, worked its way into our professional vernacular, and fuelled many a professional learning opportunity for employers and employees. However, we have all moved on from the concept of having work and life balanced […]
Calling all Co-sleeping Larks and Owls
If you are a Lark and have been looking for the PERFECT gift for your Owl partner (and for you), I may have the answer. You have until 30 May to contribute to the start up of Wakē. Wakē looks like this…. And does this….. Personally, I think it sounds great. And I would even […]
Don’t mess with Maslow…..
There are some theorists that come and go – fair weather theorists whose ideas and propositions fail the tests of time – and then there are the ones that are the real deal. Like Maslow. In 1943 Maslow identified the common needs each human has, placed these human needs into a natty pyramid, and then […]
To sleep, or not to sleep? That IS the question….
(I feel the need to share that this is the first post I have attempted from not only my iPad, but from a remote location. Hoi An, Vietnam, nonetheless, as I enjoy three weeks away with my lovely husband.) Even though I am placing a good deal of confidence in my skills of posting from […]
Remembering to sleep well…
Some recent research out of Baylor University in the US has confirmed that good sleep = a good memory (or at least gives you a better chance at maintaining a good memory). This particular research focuses on the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep – slow brain wave (deep) sleep in particular. Much like […]
Another vote for getting a good night’s sleep…
Sleep is a recurring topic among the ubiquitous TED Talks we know and love. And though this one’s vintage in 2010, I do love any sensible media that champions the humble activity of sleep and how important it is. Given by Jessa Gamble and focussing primarily on the cultural impacts on our natural sleep rhythms, […]
Sleep….. it’s an individual thing
The Business Insider magazine has run a ‘puff piece’ about BIZARRE sleeping habits. Can I note however, that these aren’t just the BIZARRE habits of ordinary people, they are the habits of SUPER SUCCESSFUL people. Is it time to get on board? Personally, I don’t so much find these sleeping habits bizarre, but beautifully characteristic […]
Let’s talk about sleep baby…
“Let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be….” (Minor apologies to Salt-N-Peppa) While a commitment at 48 mins and 57 secs this discussion on Radio Times this discussion delves well into some familiar themes of the separate sleeping debate.
Click and Learn
Healthline, based in San Fran, USA has developed a GREAT click and learn, interactive chart about the effects of sleep deprivation. YAY!! Such a quick and easy way to either learn, or remind yourself, about why it is JUST. SO. IMPORTANT. TO. HAVE. ENOUGH. SLEEP. (Q: Have I overdone […]
Orienteering is the ‘crossing of unknown land with the aid of a map and a compass’. I wonder how popular the actual sport of orienteering is these days? My only knowledge of it comes from my time as a high school teacher, watching students stress at not finding their way during the exam and finding […]