September 10, 2015September 10, 2015
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Claiming the Empty Spaces: The Importance of Idle Time in a Fast-Forward World

“What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.” —W. H. Davies You’re just about to leave for your dentist appointment, when you receive a phone call saying the dentist has been called out on emergency and will have to reschedule your appointment. Congratulations! You are the winner...

Shark attacks, stress, tired out …..
August 3, 2015August 3, 2015
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Shark attacks, stress, tired out …..

I hope you haven’t had a life threatening experience like Mick Fanning did in the surf in South Africa early this week. But I’m sure there is some degree of stress or pressure that you would like to relieve. Here’s a simple tip.Most people have experienced the relaxing effect of music—from the soft strains of a flute...

June 9, 2015August 10, 2016
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Religious Art ….Works!

Last week I was in the Townsville Diocese where as well as enjoying lovely warm weather, I participated in two particularly thought provoking conversations. The first was about Recontextualisation and the second was about art. It turns out that they were very connected. ‘Recontextualisation’ refers to any formal process whereby something is placed in a new...

Part 2: Vision and Mission in a Catholic School (or other organisation)
May 7, 2015August 10, 2016
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Part 2: Vision and Mission in a Catholic School (or other organisation)

One reason why the development of Vision and Mission statement is important is that all organisations and cultures need symbols, myths and rituals that express what is important to the group and inculcate people into the group. Vision and Mission statements are symbols, conveying both meaning and emotion. Ideally the statements will “direct the reader...