OPINION | Migraines

It has been an unsettled night of sweats, tummy grumbles and fog. On waking, one eye pops open and notices a feint fog in the distance. The mind seems so detatched it hasn’t appreciated the fog is caused of its own doing.  Determination and responsibilities see me rise but as the morning kicks in, so does the nausea and eye shakes, the blurring.  The head pain increases.  Considerations for regular pain relief happens but after the expected wait time, its administration seems pointless as the headache has merely increased along with the stomach gurgles, nausea and fog. The fog now … Continue reading OPINION | Migraines

Let’s share mother’s day again; via an app

Mum has always loved getting my postcards sent to her via Touchnote. If you haven’t heard of it, Touchnote is a postcard-sending service. #hattip Touchnote first came into my world via Helen Sanderson. The Wiki explanation of Helen is this: she … Continue reading Let’s share mother’s day again; via an app

This socially responsible group have every reason to celebrate their 10 years in the making… and it’s all in the aide of mental health this time.

The Inaugural Vintage Ball **Note from me – this has been written for an external media audience, however, in the spirit of sharing moments, here is the media release: 10 years in the making… The South Australian founded social club … Continue reading This socially responsible group have every reason to celebrate their 10 years in the making… and it’s all in the aide of mental health this time.

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

REPUBLISH: Dr Eric Levi on the Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency in Melbourne

Originally posted on 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 Social Media Summit. I was one of the Chief Residents, and there were about 35 attendees. There were, I think, only 2 doctors in the group. The rest are hospital executives, organisational policy makers and communications officers. I learned 3 important things: There are a lot… Continue reading REPUBLISH: Dr Eric Levi on the Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency in Melbourne

2016 #MayoInOz – Reference Summary

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 … Continue reading 2016 #MayoInOz – Reference Summary

Mourning in the morning; American election social media commentary

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 … Continue reading Mourning in the morning; American election social media commentary

Making healthy normal 

Originally posted on granddementiadesign:
It’s seems rather surreal that the English weather has followed me over to Australia with the worst rain in several years and a chance of snow on the hills! And whilst I thought having done my postal vote I’d have escaped the Brexit debates, I was wrong! Pretty much everyone I have had the opportunity to meet with over the last 3 days have been very inquisitive about which way Britan will vote on the EU today! It seems there is no escaping Great Britain down under. There are still traces of the Queens’s birthday celebrations,… Continue reading Making healthy normal 

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

24 Things Women Over 30 Should Wear

Originally posted on Warning:Curves Ahead:
This morning, as I was perusing through my Facebook timeline, I happened upon an article that a lovely friend shared. It was entitled “24 Things Women Should Stop Wearing After Age 30”, and it triggered Maximum Eye-Rolling from everyone who took the time out to read it. Written by Kallie Provencher for RantChic.com, this “article” (I use the term loosely) highlighted things such as “leopard print”, “graphic tees”, and “short dresses” (because “By this age, women should know it’s always better to leave something to the imagination”). Kallie, it seems, has a number of opinions… Continue reading 24 Things Women Over 30 Should Wear

Age by decade

Originally posted on O'Folks:
Age by decade: A term designating someone’s age by decade. For example, a septuagenarian refers to someone in his or her seventies (age 70 to 79). The prefix in such terms is always from the Latin. For example, the Latin septuageni = seventy. * Denarian: Someone age 10 to 19. * Vicenarian: Someone in his or her twenties. * Tricenarian: Someone in his or her thirties. * Quadragenarian: Someone in his or her forties. * Quinquagenarian: Someone in his or her fifties. * Sexagenarian: Someone in his or her sixties. * Septuagenarian: Someone in his… Continue reading Age by decade

All The Time In The World?

Originally posted on Ageing Issues:
She’s waiting for her envelope, in which sits a letter, telling her how many years she has left to live. The policy was created in response to overpopulation. So, age is no longer an increasing number, it’s a decreasing one. And her time left has been determined by a slew of tests. Her countdown is predicated on exam results and the duration of her life will be decided on what “the rulers” deem to be her: merits, intelligence, looks and charisma. So far, so contemporary. This disturbing, dystopian look at society was the basis of… Continue reading All The Time In The World?

#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