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Final thoughts and reflections on a new world country gone mad. The end of the whole dental health project and the beginning of another.

There is only one way to get good at anything. You surround yourself with the bad motherfuckers who are doing exactly what you do and force yourself to keep up and inspire each other. Joe Rogan Today is Waitangi Day, a national Public Holiday… Continue Reading “Final thoughts and reflections on a new world country gone mad. The end of the whole dental health project and the beginning of another.”

Mr. James Nestor – Breath – Oro Myofunctional Therapy – Kimberley Benkert. A Review and Reflection, Ongoing.

“When we breathe correctly, we have a sufficient amount of carbon dioxide, and our breathing is quiet, controlled, and rhythmic. If we are overbreathing, our breathing is heavy, more intense, and erratic, and we exhale too much carbon dioxide, leaving our body literally gasping… Continue Reading “Mr. James Nestor – Breath – Oro Myofunctional Therapy – Kimberley Benkert. A Review and Reflection, Ongoing.”

Beekeeping beginnings – A reflection on new knowledge, aligned to my personal learning goals and values

Dentistry and bees seem unlikely bedfellows. My continuing professional developmental journey has a tangential angle benefitting from new changes to our recertification guidelines. Personal development is now aligned to workplace professional growth without needing to complete a target of verifiable learning. During this period… Continue Reading “Beekeeping beginnings – A reflection on new knowledge, aligned to my personal learning goals and values”

Mushroom Supernova – Heroic Journeys into Tangential Learning in Temperamental Times and Temperate Places.

“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.”

Reflections – Robert Lustig’s Metabolical Chapter 5 and O’Hehir University’s recent interview with me.

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.”

2020, the year that wasn’t and was. a personal reflection. Never gonna give you up!

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!”

to bee or not to bee? is that the question? off the plot with Mark Part 1

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”

Reflection – workplace learning – Professional Development Day 9/11/20

“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”

Ongoing Conclusion

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”

Professional Development Planning and Reflection

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”

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