Counselling and Coaching

It’s Spring! (Or is it?)

Is our identity fixed or fluid? Can we change who we are? How to seize the day, grasp life by the horns, and become your best version of you. It’s Spring! (Or is it?) I originally had a blog post planned for this week about the start of spring. (Those who know me will not

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Exam Coaching

Tips for Uni (Part 3: Assignments)

Assignments are great! No, seriously, they are! The fact that you can get a big chunk of the marks for each unit before you even set foot in the exam room is a good thing. In this post I’m going to look at how to make sure you get as many marks as possible in

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Exam Coaching

Tips for Uni (Part 2: Studying)

Do you ever have a nightmare where you turn up to a lecture but you’ve forgotten to take a pen or paper and you have no idea what’s going on? Hard as it is to believe, some students actually do this; they stroll in 20 minutes after the lecture’s started, sit down noisily (disturbing people

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Exam Coaching

Tips for Uni (Part 1: Preparation)

Next week marks the start of the semester at Edith Cowan University (ECU). I’m focussing on ECU particularly as it’s my nearest university and one to which I have close connections, having both taught and studied there. It seems a good time, then, to write some posts with some tips for those studying, perhaps for

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Counselling and Coaching

Romeo & Juliet? Or John & Mary?

This week it’s Valentine’s Day, so I thought I’d better talk about relationships. One of the things you learn when you start studying couples counselling is that every relationship is different and you have to be careful not to project your view of what a relationship should be onto the couple in front of you.

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Counselling and Coaching

Back to school, back to You!

It’s back to school time all around Australia. My last two blog posts have been aimed at those with children starting High School (Part 1 and Part 2) but this week I’m aiming at those with younger kids; kids who may be starting Kindy or Pre-Primary. Unlike the previous posts, this post is not about the

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Study tips

Zagazoo goes to High School (Part 2)

In last week’s blog post I discussed the issues around helping your child prepare for High School (see https://www.carpediemperth.com.au/organisational-and-study-tips-for-high-school/). In this week’s post I’ll offer some tips and point you to some additional resources for when High School actually starts. It should be noted that, for some students, these tips will be unnecessary.  Those lucky

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Exam Coaching

Zagazoo goes to High School (Part 1)

A few years ago some friends bought our son a book called Zagazoo. It’s a charming allegorical tale of a young couple who receive delivery of a parcel containing a Zagazoo. Over the years the Zagazoo goes through various stages involving constant crying, mess-creating, temper tantrums and mood swings but suddenly one day turns into

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Counselling and Coaching

Get busy living

It’s July 2018 and I’m on a flight to America thinking about the last time we went there, which was 2015. 2015 was the year of my 50th birthday and our silver wedding anniversary so, to celebrate, we were going on a big family trip to Iceland, America and Canada. This had been years in

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Counselling and Coaching

Martin Luther King didn’t ONLY have a dream

An inspiration April 4, 2018 marked 50 years since the death of Martin Luther King Jr. If you ever get a chance to visit Washington DC, take some time to visit the Martin Luther King Memorial where you’ll find a 9.1m stone relief of the great man, facing across the water to the Jefferson Memorial.

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