Tag: work

Designing personal life around work

The idea that business is about making money or profit now feels stupid to me. As time has passed, I realise that of course we need to make money, but what I want more of is the ability to change people’s lives. I care little about making lots of money, I’m more interested in a

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How work kills us

RONALD REAGAN once quipped that they say hard work never killed anyone—“But I figure why take the chance?” Yet things have changed since “the Gipper” pretended to loaf in the Oval Office. Toxic work environments are as dangerous to health as second-hand smoke, argues Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, in

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How To Manage An Income Whilst Unschooling

Financial concerns are often top of the list for those wishing to unschool.  And rightly so. The truth is, if we can’t make ends meet financially then our unschooling efforts will most likely fail. I truly understand that that a roof over our heads and food on the table is probably a priority over whether

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But How Will They Get A Job?

As an unschooling parent, this question often crops up.  For some reason, it becomes unthinkable that someone who doesn’t go to school (for most of their life) will be unable to get a job.  This thinking needs to stop! If there is one thing I could have changed as a child/teenager, it would be understanding

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Making creative choices, having less stuff in a rich environment…

As unschoolers we are making a lifestyle choice. Unschooling is the process of deschooling ourselves; as parents and children. School indoctrinates us to respond to schedules and agendas defined by others. Great for factories (or the needs of industry), not so great for creative thinking. Seth Godin does a great job of explaining the current state

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Unsubscribing

I realise what I’ve been doing recently is slowly unsubscribing ourselves from *things*.  Really this is unschooling ourselves as a family from everything that we don’t need, but I kind of like the term unsubscribing.  Maybe more people will understand what I mean when I use this term. As a society we are overwhelmed.  There

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On Running

Today I ran. Third time I’ve done so in a week.  Seriously just small bits here, no marathons yet.   I suffer from SPD which hasn’t fully gone away since having Codie.  My hips hurt. Chronic pain for the past 2+ years.  Now is the time to sort it out with exercise + diet +

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