As this year starts and not long after Chinese New Year – the year of the Rooster – I am considering my professional career and where I am going. This blog about My common work life being unique for others is a timely reminder that I know the rhyme and reason I do things the way I need to. Taking my time, or giving my time, or allowing my time is all important ways to manage my own success in life and career. My wish for 2017 – Remember your rhythm, know your own unique pattern and live a full life. – Anna
I strut around my world forgetting how I appear to others when I walk. Then I’ll catch a glimpse of my reflection and be reminded of the iconic ‘Anna waddle’. But I tend to just shrug it off and carry on.
In this month’s guest blog, Philip Patston introduces us to DPSN’s very own resident celebrity…himself! “Many readers will be familiar with who I am from my other writing and my performing persona, but for those of you to who don’t know me – or who may want to know more about me – let me belatedly introduce myself…”
Today we are very excited to launch our newest video “Who We Are” by Philip Patston
“Conversations with God” author Neale Donald Walsche tweeted about good and bad in late 2015. At the time, it got me thinking about diversity. As you know, my perspective reframes the model of categorisation and representation, which most people associate with diversity. For me diversity is the synergy of our uniqueness and commonality.
I live in a society where having a significant or obvious physicuniqueworkal, sensory or intellectual disability and paid employment is something that is often seen as admirable or brave. However, for me, it is just what I do.
It’s perhaps not a surprise to anyone that knows me, that when I hear the phase “unique and common” my mind goes straight to the area of mental health.
At age 21 I was diagnosed with depression. Or, in official diagnostic language, a Major Depressive Episode. Or, in layman’s terms, “clinical depression”.