First quarter check-in: what I’ve done

I revived this blog as an accountability tool. Seeing as we've officially entered a new season (Autumn for us Antipodeans, Spring for the Northerners out there) I figured it was about time for a check-in. That ole voice-of-doom that resides in my head was up to no good again: as I sat down to review … Continue reading First quarter check-in: what I’ve done

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Criticism vs critique

What the difference is & how to take it

Why our brains love stories

There are a kazillion articles online about the power of story. Whole books on the topic. There's less written about WHY stories are so powerful. Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, seems to have the answer. In his book Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, he walks the reader through a vast amount of scientific research into … Continue reading Why our brains love stories

Throwback Thursday: revisiting the Lady Garden

VULVAS have been much discussed in the last few days, thanks to publicity around Laura Dodsworth's Womanhood Project (albeit in some cases they have been incorrectly called VAGINAS, such as the efforts of World Champion Mansplainer Paul Bullen) I am a HUGE advocate of everyone being more informed about women's genitals. It's a funny old … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: revisiting the Lady Garden