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Raising Stress-Proof Kids

Raising Stress-Proof Kids

  Raising Stress-Proof Kids emerged out of research I was doing for my Master’s Degree several years ago, when I realised that many of the issues I was facing as a parent and a teacher had to do with a widely accepted (and unconscious) perception of childhood as a race towards an invisible finish line. When I refused to let my own six-year-old watch scary movies, or when I did not push him into situations before he … Read entire article »

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SPLENDID SEOUL

SPLENDID SEOUL

I like two weather temperatures — hot and very hot! I don’t do cold, so I was not at all looking forward to the Siberian winds that would bring ice and snow to Seoul to coincide with my visit! However, like a giggling schoolgirl I was chuffed to be snowed upon when I left the airport. Mind you, I did not feel so giggly when I left the hotel the next morning and just about … Read entire article »

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New Frontiers

I have not long returned from a trip to Asia, after having been fortunate enough to be chosen by the Australia Council and Austrade to attend the Taipei Book Fair and then travel on to Seoul for meetings with Korean publishers. I was not at all prepared for the feast of books and book readers that I encountered! Wow! What a trip! First of all, I did a bit of a detour and stopped off in Hong Kong where my gorgeous niece lives. It was Chinese New Year and there was much celebration to welcome in the Year of the Horse. Having never been to HK I did not really know what to expect and was so amazed by the confluence of old and new and how easily and … Read entire article »

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Focusing on Mindful Learning

Focusing on Mindful Learning

This week’s guest blogger is Dr Richard Chambers, co-author of Mindful Learning. Mindfulness is about living in the now. We all know this is a great idea, of course, but mindfulness provides us with practical means for achieving this. When we learn to engage our attention in what is happening in the five senses, we naturally disengage from the ‘default mode’ of worry, dwelling, reaction and self-criticism and instead start living each moment more fully. Research … Read entire article »

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The eBook Dilemma

The eBook Dilemma

The Husband suggested that for Christmas I might like an eBook reader, he having crossed to the dark side some time back, but I have absolutely no desire to read on a digital device. (Mind you I got some truly excellent gifts this year like real BOOKS!) Many of my colleagues have eReaders, but apparently I am not alone in holding out, much to the annoyance of eBook evangelists like Mike Shatzkin in the US. … Read entire article »

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TIME FOR SCHOOL!

TIME FOR SCHOOL!

This week’s guest blogger is Lynn Jenkins, author of our newest release School Start When I began to write School Start I had the sentence ‘SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS GO TO SCHOOL’ in front of me. I imagined a whole lot of little social and emotional skills walking into school sporting brand new shiny shoes, wearing too big uniforms and carrying HUGE school bags on their backs! As odd as this image might seem, it’s pretty … Read entire article »

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Happy 2014

Happy 2014

This week’s guest blogger is Exisle’s own Sales and Marketing Manager – Mark Robinson. I always enjoy the start of the year. It’s a great time to reflect on the year that has gone and look forward to what the new year will bring. Here at Exisle it means looking at what we did right in 2013, what we can improve upon and what we have in the pipeline for 2014. I am fortunate that I can … Read entire article »

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Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

This is our last blog for the year so I thought I would share with you some of the talent we have here at Exisle…..   Firstly, from our Australian Publisher, Anouska Jones On the Twelfth Day of Christmas,  My workload gave to me …  One book to printers Two neurotic authors Three new proposals Four broken pencils Five sets of pages Six files to work through Seven bags of lollies Eight bars of chocolate Nine cups of coffee Ten minutes for lunch Eleven outstanding emails And twelve months before it … Read entire article »

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Walking to Work with a Smile

Walking to Work with a Smile

This week’s guest blogger is Siobhan Turrell, Exisle’s brand spanking new Special Sales Coordinator. Normally a walk to work in the rain is not something one would enjoy, but if your daily commute was anything like mine, you would understand why I turn up to the office with a smile on my face. There are many, many things that make Exisle Publishing special, and its location is no exception. Setting out along Narone Creek Road, big purple umbrella … Read entire article »

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‘Slow Ageing’ — it’s all about ageing well

‘Slow Ageing’ — it’s all about ageing well

This week’s guest blogger is Kate Marie, co-author of Fast Living, Slow Ageing. Fast Living, Slow Ageing was written out of frustration in trying to navigate the health system when I realised I was living fast but not slowly ageing! I realised I was going to be in serious trouble if I didn’t get my (health) act together, and would have an early death if I kept going at the pace I was living at, at … Read entire article »

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