O’Neill Kinesiology College Blog

What is Stress?

You have a looming deadline. You hate your job. You’re fighting with your spouse. These are all obviously stressful events that will leave you feeling less than stellar. Did you know even happy occurrences can also cause stress? A new job, a new relationship, an extended overseas holiday — these involve the exact same mechanisms as a negative event, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself stressed out during these times. What exactly is stress? It’s not inherently a bad thing. W...
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When did stress become the new cool?

Stress is a word that has been bandied around a lot lately. You ask someone how they are and often the answer is “I’m so stressed out” or “I’m so busy”. But are we really that stressed or are we using this as some kind of badge of honour? There’s a perception that if you’re not busy and stressed, there’s something wrong with you. People think you’re not contributing to society or that you have to be stressed to be doing something meaningful with your life. When did we star...
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Meaningful Career | O'Neill Kinesiology College

Balancing a Meaningful Career and Family Life

It’s not easy juggling a career and family life, especially if you’re reconsidering your choice of career. Tania McGowan, Director of O’Neill Kinesiology College, said it no longer surprises her how many people – especially women – start a family and then decide their former career is no longer right for them. This is partly due to the demands of the traditional workplace. “Once you have kids, a lot of careers are hard to go back to. You often have no say over the hours you wor...
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Dr. Charles T. Krebs

Charles Krebs' incredible and varied career began long before Kinesiology; he obtained his PhD in Biology & Physiology from Boston University in the 1970s, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Cape Cod. As a Marine Research Scientist, he taught in universities in the USA for 9 years before moving to Australia in 1983 to work as a Marine Scientist and Analytical Chemist.  Just 6 months into his seachange, Charles had a scuba diving accident, experiencing a life-threatening cerebral-spinal...
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Nicolie O'Neill and Tania O'Neill McGowan story

The Story of Us: O’Neill Kinesiology College

Nicolie O’Neill and her daughter, Tania, are the heart and soul of O’Neill Kinesiology College. However, they aren’t the likeliest of duos to start a complementary therapies school – one an accountant hailing from the Wheatbelt and the other a physicist. We chat to Director Tania O’Neill McGowan about their inspiring and unexpected story, and how the two made the college into the successful institution it is today. It started with Nicolie. Now aged in her 60s, she came from a farmin...
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