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Welcome to 2014 and Year 3

Appropriately, we had 14 posts for Week 1 of 2014. It’s wonderful when coincidences like that happen (and if I managed to miss your post, it will go into Week 2’s list). I was delighted to see posts from a

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Back to blogging and the benefit of a break

What do you do when faced with an overwhelming workload? Take a deep breath, dive in, and only resurface for more coffee until you’ve got through it? Or do you step back and take a break? Georgia Parker tells us

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Dancing with myself…integration – my personal journey (so far!)

On the Ayrshire Health Blog this week we have Kerry Gilligan, an Occupational Therapist, discussing Integration.Kerry suggests that whilst the partnerships are important, self integration is key and one which delivers Occupational Balance. Kerry reflects on her own occupation imbalance

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Six email Hand Grenades to avoid before the holidays.

With the promise of a summer break just around the corner Chris Bolton’s blog couldn’t have come at a better time for many people preparing for leave. Chris talks about the email hand grenade we may send, and then run

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Warmth, compassion and new starts

After some variable and decidedly chilly weather in May, we seem to have started June with much sunnier weather and that was reflected in a few of the Week 22 contributions to Weekly Blog Club. There were also some tough

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BAGs of displacement activity

Hands up those who do displacement activities… I’m guessing that was a lot of you. Karen Hart proves herself a displacement activities virtuoso as she starts learning the flute as a writing deadline flies towards her. BAGs of displacement activity by Karen

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My personal demons

Karen Hart is cursed with Procrastination and Perfectionism, we can see how the two gang up on Karen throughout this blog and how they cripple her into inactivity and feeling that nothing is good enough. You might spot yourself in

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Beige, snow, cats and communicating

Week 5 brought slightly less posts (19) than the first four weeks of the year (over 20 each week), but no less variety. Sasha Taylor shared with us the plans for a new start on moving forward with the CityCamp

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Snowed under

If you’re a manager, what message do you convey to your staff about your willingness to listen? If you have a manager, do you avoid burdening them with more problems and work? Kate Bentham writes thoughtfully about this issue for

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The challenges of 2013

Stuart Mackintosh looks at the year ahead – especially in the context of local government communications. The challenges of 2013 by Stuart Mackintosh.

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