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Why Rewards and Recognition Play a Real Role In Human Development

by Margaret Bell | February 1, 2018

We are taught from a young age that doing good is its own reward and that we should not be kind to others or do positive things simply because we expect something in return. While there is some truth in this – and altruism of this nature is certainly a vital part of any functioning society – rewards and recognition are powerful forces, particularly during our formative years.

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When Leadership Doesn't Work, and What We Can Do to Change This

by Margaret Bell | January 4, 2018

When leadership is good, it can be the catalyst and the galvanising agent for truly amazing things. When it is bad, the effects can be as devastating as they are far-reaching. In this article, we look at what happens when leadership doesn't work, and how this situation can be changed for a brighter future.

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Why the Purple Heart Appeal Is So Important

by Margaret Bell | December 21, 2017

A Purple Heart is a military accolade delivered by the United States Armed Forces to soldiers who have been injured in combat. In essence, it is a recognition of their bravery, and a token of gratitude for their sacrifice.

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Corroboree: A Valuable Concept for All Time

by Margaret Bell | December 7, 2017

This week, we will be holding our Corroboree; an event which we have been building towards for some time. We have been looking at the importance of personal expression and personal connection. It is in the Corroboree that we will present some of our clear thinking, highly profound pieces of artwork we have been working on.

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Kinship and Me: Connecting with Community and with Environment

by Margaret Bell | November 27, 2017

We tend to take our homes for granted. By homes, I don't so much mean our houses and apartments as our physical communities, the natural environment which surrounds the places in which we live. 

This is understandable - after all, we see the same landscape everyday, and this is bound to lose its novelty - but we should push against that. Instead, we are challenged to engage with this familiar environment, to love and understand it, and to consider how by so caring we can make a difference, for ourselves, for our families, and for those around us.

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The Importance of Togetherness: Considering the Indigenous Concept of Kinship and Australian Society

by Margaret Bell | November 21, 2017

Togetherness and unity; two words which can get a bad press. Preach too often and too loudly about togetherness and you risk being branded an advocate of grey uniformity, in which freedom and individuality are stamped out.

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A Sense of Place

by Margaret Bell | November 13, 2017

Why a Sense of Place and What happens without a clearly defined, deeply held sense of place?

We have seen the negativity that comes with disconnection from the place we call home and people we have loved. A lack of pride for – and respect for – our self and our environment often follows.

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Place, Land, and Us: Understanding Pride and Respect

by Margaret Bell | November 6, 2017

Few landmasses can boast a timeline which is more entwined with the history and culture of the people who live there than that of Australia. A DNA study conducted in 2016 provided the best evidence yet that indigenous Australians are in fact the oldest continuous civilisation on the planet.

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Rhythms in Our Lives: The Positive and Negative Experiences Which Shape Us From a Young Age

by Margaret Bell | October 30, 2017

We can think of life like a river. This body of water flows down from the source, following a path carved millennia before it, but also forging new channels of its own. When the river hits a rocky area, or the water is disturbed in some way, the ripples on the surface may last a short time or a long time depending on the gravity of the disturbance.

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Looking at Attitudes: Yours, Mine and Ours

by Margaret Bell | October 23, 2017

Attitude is perhaps the strongest motivator known to man. With the right attitude, we can do anything - within reason - and may discover physical and mental attributes we never even knew we possessed.

Austrian psychologist Viktor Frankl both pioneered this theory and demonstrated its practical veracity. Frankl - who said "in between stimulus and response, there is a space, [and] in that space lies our power to choose our response" 

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