Category archive: Lifestyle

Living in Clunes is a great prospect

Fiona

Fiona is a tree-changer. She and her partner have moved to live in Clunes in country Victoria, while maintaining work in Melbourne. In this post, Fiona tells us about their way of life in one of the “lifestyle towns” in regional Australia.

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5 reasons to love Melbourne in autumn

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Photo credit – author’s own

As a Queenslander of origin, I love autumn – mostly because we didn’t see signs of it in NQ! Living in Melbourne provides all the seasonal diversity I crave – sometimes all in one day! Autumn transitions us to the cooler months, and brings with it heart (and stomach) warming rituals. 

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Are you ready for a digital future?

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A recent report from the CSIRO projects future trends for the digitally enabled workforce that will have the jobs. The significance of this impacts you, your loved ones and the way you live. There is a big emphasis on digital literacy but also on new workforce trends. It might be a good time to get ready.

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What you need to know to future-proof your career

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Is your career future-proof? Some suggest we are going through the third industrial revolution with digitisation. Others suggest professionals will be replaced by telepresence and artificial intelligence.  Are you ready for the disruption of such changes? 

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How sleep deficiency can affect leadership

I’ve talked about the importance of sleep for your brain, before today. But let’s take it a bit further. A recent report shows that leadership skill is hampered by sleep deprivation. That means organisations may be at risk if insomnia prevails.

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A glimpse of Melbourne CBD’s street art

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A visit from family members has put me in tourist guide mode. Showing off some of Melbourne’s interesting and quirky sides has been fun for all.  

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Designs on being a personal stylist

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Have you ever been to a personal stylist? Ever thought you’d like to but were too afraid to try? Read on to find out what a personal stylist does and why you might engage one.

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How to be the designated driver of your career

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Photo credit – Why Kei via unsplash.com

In the twenty-first century, change is part of life. Some suggest the pace of it is too fast, the content of change too much. Are you driving change in your industry? Perhaps not, but you should be the designated driver of your career when that change comes.

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Art and the most liveable city …

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Photo credit: ENTTEC

Melbourne and art go hand in hand.  From the National Gallery of Victoria that houses paintings from Australia’s iconic painters, to the graffiti clad alleyways of the CBD, the city plays host to a broad range of art work.

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A flexible career by design

Annabel Hayles

Annabel is a personal stylist.  Working for herself gives her a lot of flexibility. She stepped away from working in large corporates, to launch her own business six years ago.  This post tells her story.

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