Is your child ready for school?

“Readiness” is usually a minor matter to parents who both work and are able to extend working hours once the preschooler reaches school age. But how ready is the youngster? Has enough been done to make that transition easier?  The following (exhaustive!) list could have eager parents patting themselves on the back; it could have […]

Puzzle Answers…. Mental Flexibility

These are the answers to the 20-question puzzle posted yesterday. Please don’t peep until you’ve had a go!! If you’d like some harder associations, please make a COMMENT. How many scored 20/20 or very close? 54 Cards in a Deck (with a Jack). 26 Letters of the Alphabet. 12 Signs of the Zodiac. 1001 Arabian […]

Quick measure of your Mental Flexibility!

This is a PUZZLE where older people will probably score best.  Simply complete each association below. Each letter is the start of a word. Many of these are in an old test I found (source not given). If you REALLY need the answers, they’ll be in my next blog… And if you need harder ones, make […]

“Alternative medicine” — attitudes

As of this year I’m about nine years down the track after a cancer diagnosis and I know that alternative therapies helped me through, with no medical interventions other than eventual surgery. After puzzling about the attitudes of most people (friends, family, public, health professionals) to “alternative medicine” I’ve concluded that their reasons for sidelining […]

FAILURE, THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

Early in my professional training I realised that YOU LEARN MORE FROM FAILURE THAN FROM SUCCESS. And I only learned that by failing. What could I possibly mean? Isn’t Success the be-all-and-end-all? Not always. A failure in an examination or selection process is maybe showing you your limits: indicating the level at which you are […]

Wisdom on a bookmark

Having just started a fresh book, I reached for a bookmark — and paid attention to what was written on it: Take time to work — it is the price of Success. Take time to think — it is the source of Power. Take time to play — it is the secret of Perpetual Youth. […]