RUOK? Good mental health is a sense of well-being, confidence, and self-esteem.

So, are you OK? One day yes, the next day, not so maybe? Being “depressed” or down can be normal for all of us at some time or another, and it is most often a response to grief and loss … Continue reading RUOK? Good mental health is a sense of well-being, confidence, and self-esteem.

SPEECH | Aged Care Workshop; Creatively addressing the aged care challenge

Thank you for having me. For those I have not yet met, for your knowledge, I have worked with Ron Corso since 2010 through the UniSA Idea Generation class. We have written two papers specifically looking at the combination of creativity and … Continue reading SPEECH | Aged Care Workshop; Creatively addressing the aged care challenge

Republished; Five common myths about the ageing brain and body

Republished with thanks from The Conversation Will you still be able to do the crossword when you’re 80? Yep, better than ever, probably. from http://www.shutterstock.com.au Hannah Keage, University of South Australia and Blossom Christa Maree Stephan, Newcastle University This article is … Continue reading Republished; Five common myths about the ageing brain and body

What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

Being onair (radio) is a curious process. In creativity processes, ie idea generation work, we often talk of the “thinking behind the thinking”. In fact it’s a quote Ron Corso (my UniSA research/paper writing partner) is famous for. So, when I … Continue reading What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

When irony makes a post more engaging, it’s fate is sealed

It was only a few years ago people would request the sarcasm font (what seemed like) every post… Ha! Oh the irony of black and white characters appearing straight up on a computer screen, not helping people to be funny, so … Continue reading When irony makes a post more engaging, it’s fate is sealed

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

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

Republished; If this is the Facebook election, the major parties should be a little concerned

If Facebook is a microcosm of wider electoral feeling, Turnbull has work to do. But the main message from Facebook is that, between them, the nation’s two main political leaders are “liked” online by less than 2.5% of eligible voters. Continue reading Republished; If this is the Facebook election, the major parties should be a little concerned

Republished; Connecting online can help prevent social isolation in older people

Jenny Waycott, University of Melbourne John*, a widower, is a retired engineer aged in his 90s. He lives alone in the family home and has struggled with loneliness and depression since his wife passed away. He feels frustrated that as … Continue reading Republished; Connecting online can help prevent social isolation in older people

#prayforparis – a collection of social media activities, notes and advice

*This is a living page – sharing key messages I made a symbol for Lebanon too. #parisattacks #beirutattacks #peace pic.twitter.com/fGMosHhiIP — Kristian Labak (@krustabred) November 14, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Hashtags Some good, some not so: http://thenextweb.com/eu/2015/11/14/paris-a-tale-of-two-hashtags/ #PorteOuvertes #ParisAttacks #PrayForParis For Australians … Continue reading #prayforparis – a collection of social media activities, notes and advice

The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is a stop start stalling affair

The journey that started with “The hidden cost of becoming a sudden carer is more than just emotional” Is more like a playground Is more revealing than expected of not caring with dignity, continues. And it needs exposure. As a carer, do … Continue reading The hidden impact of becoming a sudden carer is a stop start stalling affair

For 40 years to over 70’s, online is not all about the kids or grandchildren

The results are in. Social media provides the opportunity to have and be a friend, to congregate without leaving the house, to never be alone even when you are the only one in the house. Continue reading For 40 years to over 70’s, online is not all about the kids or grandchildren