Category Archives: Personal

Transactional analysis for better relationships

transactional analysis noun 1 a system of popular psychology based on the idea that one’s behaviour and social relationships reflect an interchange between parental (critical and nurturing), adult (rational), and childlike (intuitive and dependent) aspects of personality established early in … Continue reading

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The Secrets to Attaining Harmony

I am a person who dislikes conflict of any sort. Not surprising for one who grew up in a rather big family (considered small during the era of multi-generational dwellings: parents with 3 kids, plus grandparents and an aunt). It … Continue reading

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The Genius Who Changed Our World

Steve Jobs as a person, was not known for his niceness, but his work that has transformed the world by changing the relationship between humans and technology is undeniably well-known. (And we do love the iPhones and the iPads, don’t … Continue reading

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The Purity of Childhood

How much does our childhood affect our adulthood? I have often wondered about that. For those who were born in the era before the advent of digital technology, childhood was like something you read out of a science fiction book! … Continue reading

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Creative Schools by Ken Robinson

I got this book some time ago (probably bought by my dear husband who knows I’m a big fan of Ken Robinson!) but hadn’t gotten down to writing about it. Until today – this cool, beautiful wet morning – after … Continue reading

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How to build a community of self-directed learners?

I have in the past emphasised a great deal on the importance of community in our chosen learning path. And I have received questions from those keen on starting a group similar to ours but have no idea how to … Continue reading

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The importance of community in learning and growing

I still have strong nostalgia for those magical years of living the unschooling communal life with the families who gave their time and effort to nurture the “baby” that they created together. It was distinctly different from learning at “homeschool … Continue reading

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