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 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
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
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
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
Time goes you say, ah no alas, time stays we go. ~Henry Austin Dobson Unearthing Winelovers Dinner Announcement Over our 10 year Unearthing Winelovers journey, we have enjoyed the marvelous marriage of food and wine on many occassion; we have … Continue reading The Progression Part One | Henry Austin
Article republished from The Conversation.Written by Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Newcastle; Abbas Kouzani, Deakin University; Russell Oliver, Deakin University; Scott Adams, Deakin University; Stuart Palmer, Deakin University, and Susan Balandin, Deakin University It’s hard to imagine food prepared in a … Continue reading How 3D food printers could improve mealtimes for people with swallowing disorders
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
First things first, ours start with a ‘cheers”! This (wine group) all started 10 years ago in my home. It was to teach myself social media. It has taught me this in spades, as well as simply being social with … Continue reading Everything has a history. Vintage Ball Thankyou Speech.
The Inaugural Vintage Ball for the Unearthing Wine Group – it’s 10 year anniversary dinner. Founded y Charlie-Helen Robinson. Image gallery. Photos by Michael Gee. **Also scroll down page for photo creatives by Jessika-May Robinson. Image Gallery. Photos by … Continue reading We had a ball, at the ball.
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.
The origin of bellydance is an actively debated subject among dance enthusiasts. Regardless, historically, dance has always been an important part of our culture; and belly dance is a big part of this. Everything has a history! The dance is … Continue reading Inaugural Vintage Ball; Bellydancing Experience
Love transcends Pings us beyond any known Failure stings Like an ache that won’t go away Really, why must it stay? Too true, friends mean more than things. Hear their laughter Be at peace. Welcome the crazy fray. Love transcends Takes … Continue reading POEM | Transcends
The power of ‘our song’, the musical glue that binds friends and lovers across the ages Music can be a stronger trigger for shared memories than photos as we age, even in people with dementia. from http://www.shutterstock.com Amee Baird, Macquarie … Continue reading Our song; reconnecting with shared personal memories
We are about to host our first (Inaugural) Vintage Ball. It’s a sold out event – here are the deets: charlierobinson.wordpress.com/unearthing-wine/inaugural-vintage-ball/ The reason for the Vintage Ball? The Unearthing Wine group is turning 10 years old – and we wish … Continue reading 10 years in the making…
The Inaugural Vintage Ball With our true #winelover generous style, we will again be donating to the Chat ‘n’ Chew program, managed by Uniting Care Wesley, Port Adelaide. To date, we have donated approximately $450. Chat ‘n’ Chew provides an opportunity for more than 700 people each year to enjoy some independence, make friends and feel connected with others in our local community. One in five Australians will suffer from a mental illness in any given year. Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. Advertisement for Chat ‘n’ Chew Volunteer We are seeking an understanding, non-judgemental … Continue reading Announcing the Inaugural Vintage Ball Charity for Unearthing WineLovers
Summer days and hazy, come what mays. Come what mays, have a wine, check the time. Do the time, write the prose, smell the rose. Smell the rose, prune the trees, feel the breeze. Feel the breeze, make the pardon, … Continue reading POEM | What lies beyond.
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’. Continue reading The hidden impact of not staying fit for caring
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 … Continue reading FIVEaa Radio Interview; Meeting People Online, like Ray
A growing number of health apps – of varying quality – are available to support patients’ decisions about those options. And social media provide an instant network of peers with whom to share health concerns and experiences. Continue reading REPUBLISHED: How new technologies are shaking up health care
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 … Continue reading POEM | Floral Prettiness
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, … Continue reading Can, or rather do, academics ever retire?
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
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 … Continue reading Republished; How to be a healthy user of social media
Great article wrap up 2016, the year that was: Arts and Culture Suzy Freeman-Greene, The Conversation 2016 was not a good year to be a famous male musician. In January, David Bowie died at just 69. He was mourned by … Continue reading Republished; 2016, the year that was: Arts and Culture
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 Continue reading Holding Closer; Near and Far
Perhaps the Mark Zuckerberg Facebook, is the Richard Branson Virgin of it’s time? It needs to keep building and providing services. Have they ever considered partnering? I feel Richard is the right age demographic for Facebook now and they would be well served to “check each other out”. Continue reading Charlie’s Social Media Predictions for 2017: Community
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 … Continue reading say it again
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 … Continue reading Social Media Guidelines; The Elevator Pitch
Great thoughts from Dr Eric Levi and it was great to meet him. My own blogs coming up soon.. Continue reading REPUBLISH: Dr Eric Levi on the Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency in Melbourne
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
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
While Adelaide is in the middle of a major storm, the common response via the media is to ask questions which typically direct blame towards either an individual (such as a politician) or a process, regulation or organisation. However, what … Continue reading Have we lost the ability to ask Questions?
Storms that clutter the mind Beat with the clock Like tic toc tic toc Ready to mock In waves, it’s a crime Through them we grind They shut down reason Come and go each season Holding us to treason Waiting … Continue reading POEM | Storms that clutter the mind
Replublished Christopher Kremmer, UNSW Australia There’s an old saying in journalism: “All news is local”. It means that news, wherever it comes from, needs to engage the interest of its local audience if it is to succeed. But read today’s … Continue reading Republished; Global journalism needs global ethics