“The small two-way lane dipped down from the railway station at Woking. It was called White Rose Lane and travels the short journey to the road junction where you turn right to Old Woking or left to West Byfleet. Near that junction, on the… Continue Reading “Mushroom Supernova – Heroic Journeys into Tangential Learning in Temperamental Times and Temperate Places.”
It’s been quite a while since I’ve had the opportunity to put finger to key pad, a combination of employment changes and a hip operation ( not mine I hasten to add ) has seen little to no time to reflect, until now. Many… Continue Reading “Reflections – Robert Lustig’s Metabolical Chapter 5 and O’Hehir University’s recent interview with me.”
Toni, Rick and Clare in March at Christchurch Horncastle Arena We meet him, in Christchurch, the man responsible for one of the greatest Eighties hits, a hand shake, a smile of delight and the presentation to him of a bottle of Pinot Noir. It… Continue Reading “2020, the year that wasn’t and was. a personal reflection. Never gonna give you up!”
If you’d have asked me when I embarked on my learning odyssey back in 2019 (boy that seems such a long time ago now) whether I’d be on a Level 3 Certificate Course in Apiculture, having two hives ready to host colonies of bees… Continue Reading “to bee or not to bee? is that the question? off the plot with Mark Part 1”
“The day went very well. My presentation went off without a hitch and we all retired to the bar afterwards to relax and reflect“. Mark The day started at 08.30am and the whole team arrived in eager anticipation, a degree of anxiety and earnestness.… Continue Reading “Reflection – workplace learning – Professional Development Day 9/11/20”
A year to the day 02 September 2020, a reflection on a radical year. September 2019 – August 2020. March the 23rd, is a day I will never forget. I thought, initially, it would be the last day I practised dental hygiene and strangely,… Continue Reading “Ongoing Conclusion”
A New Hope? Re-Registration for Dental Professionals in New Zealand. A Whole Dental Health Perspective, Appraisal and Reflection. “A competent Dental Hygienist understands current biological, physical, cultural, social, and psychological factors involved in dental and oral disease, and in attaining and maintaining oral health”.… Continue Reading “Professional Development Planning and Reflection”
Progressive Dental Nutrition? Relating the Lessons of the Past with the Present. Weston A. Price. “We can now visualise our universe, its light, gravity and heat, its seasons, tides, and harvest, which prepare a habitation for the universe of vital forms, microscopic and majestic,… Continue Reading “Weston A. Price and notable more “modern” others”
Understanding the Nature and Intent of the Anti-Water Fluoridation Movement in the Context of My Workplace – A Whole Dental Health Reflection. If you want to assert a truth, first make sure it is not just an opinion that you desperately want to be… Continue Reading “Water fluoridation and alienation”
Xylitol: In the dock and in the surgery In the Dock Dental caries can be defined as a carbohydrate modified transmissible local infection with saliva as a critical regulator1 and is a disease with a high prevalence in the European Union (EU) 2. In… Continue Reading “Functional Foods, Pre and Probiotics”
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Navigating the evolving and shifting learning landscape of professional and personal development aligned to my dental health journey
Brewing techniques, beer and the ins and outs of running a small brewery in Northland NZ.
Pinot in all its glory, cool Kiwi craft beer plus shitz and giggles of course.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts there are few – Shunryu Suzuki
Understanding how to be the best you can be. Professor Grant Schofield.
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