Career planning – the Ikigai strategy

Whether you are considering career planning for the first time, or are reconsidering your career choices to date, I believe the Ikigai strategy is a really easy and meaningful way to get started. Ikigai is a Japanese concept and loosely translates to "reason for being". The framework can be conceptualised as shown above as a… Continue reading Career planning – the Ikigai strategy

Academic performance, Mindfulness, Nature

Is green space linked to grades?

A detailed new study that was recently featured in The Conversation has provided some fascinating insights into poorly realised contributors to academic performance: the levels of nearby green space and traffic pollution. Joep Claesen and colleagues compared academic performance (NAPLAN scores in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation and numeracy) with the levels of greenery around… Continue reading Is green space linked to grades?