O’Neill Kinesiology College Blog

How I made a mid-life career change to Kinesiology

Career change is no longer an unusual life decision. We speak with two students who made the leap. ------ Half of all Australians are considering a career change right now, according to research by SEEK. If you’re one of the 50 per cent, you’re in very good company. Today we’re speaking with two O’Neill Kinesiology College mature age students. We’ll meet Paul Allen, who made the shift in his late 40s from a 20-year technical FIFO career, and we’ll also chat with Jo Smythe, a...
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How to Navigate Relationship Problems

If romantic movies and books are to be believed, relationships require no work and make us happy all the time. ------ It’s very normal to have ups and downs in your romantic life. Whether you’re navigating a new relationship, having problems deciding whether to move in together or to marry, or having difficulties after children have flown the nest, a relationship is an ever-changing dynamic that needs nurturing. It might come as little surprise that relationships rate highly on stre...
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How to set goals you’ll actually keep

What is it you want to change this year? Do your goals include losing a little weight, increasing your chances at finding love, or getting a new job? There’s nothing wrong with wanting change. This is something that separates humans from all other species. We are always on the path of improvement and striving for the next target. However, despite our best efforts we all know hopes and dreams of change often fail. The most obvious example is the New Year’s resolution. How often have you m...
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10 tips to cope with family stress over Christmas

The holiday season is upon us, and for many people this means fun, sun and a full social schedule. For other people, though, the season fills them with dread. --- Forget what Hallmark cards and advertisements tell you; not everyone enjoys the holiday season. Stress, anxiety and arguments are regular features of Christmastime for lots of us. It’s not always due to the in-laws from another planet, as you might assume. Sometimes stress might be because of good situations, like hosting a ...
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Career Change - A Helpful Guide

Changing Careers: A Helpful Guide

By Tania O’Neill McGowan, O’Neill Kinesiology College Managing Director In days gone by, we were expected to choose our careers while still in school, and then you stuck with that job for the rest of your days. Those days are relics of the past. We all reach a point where we question what we really want in life and whether we’re heading in the right direction. This is usually concerning the ‘big three’: relationships, health or career. Today I’ll focus on career because I’v...
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