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Ruth Felice

Ruth is a Social Media Advisor at TAFE NSW. She loves cooking (*eating) technology, blogging, travel, long distance running and binging on Seinfeld episodes.
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Aussie Reads

by Ruth Felice

We all have skills that we take for granted. Simple things like the ability to count, read or write. Take a moment to contemplate this: Internationally one in five adults are illiterate. That’s 20% of the population worldwide! Read more…

Modern Dads, we salute you

by Ruth Felice

George has given me a true perspective on life, just by holding him life’s ‘problems’ seem irrelevant. The impact that I have on George as his sole parent inspires me to be the best person I can be.

There’s a lot of focus on shifting gender roles. Though the dialog seems to focus on the female point of view, male gender equality has also moved ahead in leaps and bounds.

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Empty the tank

by Ruth Felice

Beyond money, beyond income, beyond opportunities – becoming self-made starts with choosing yourself”. – Nely Galan

It’s hard to believe in something, especially when that ‘something’ is yourself. Creating a successful outcome takes effort. And this time of year you might fall into the trap of thinking that you don’t have enough left in the tank to get you through until graduation.

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Switching careers without starting over

by Ruth Felice

Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. – M. Scott Peck

You’re over it. You’ve been doing the same role for 10 years and you need a change. But herein lies the problem. How can you change jobs if your current gig is all you’ve ever done professionally? Read more…

Lessons from mum

by Ruth Felice

She was the first voice we heard and the wisdom she shared with us throughout our lives has kept us out of trouble on more than one occasion.

She’s our Mother… The nurturing, strong, intelligent woman who showed us what females are made of.

Today we celebrate Mother’s Day by sharing some of the lessons mum taught us that have lasted well beyond our childhood years…

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Celebrating Irish Australians

by Ruth Felice

They say if you’re not one, you want to be one… Irish that is. ‘Paddys’ possess the ‘gift of the gab’, charm and an enviable sense of humour. And I am not just saying this because I’m Irish myself.

The Irish brought us River Dance, colour photography and a cure for Leprosy (thank you, Vincent Barry) but here in Australia they may be more known for ‘enjoying the craic’.

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What TAFE NSW teachers wish you knew

by Ruth Felice

“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”

You’ve enrolled in a course that will nab you the career you’ve been dreaming of. You’ve thought about what it will feel like to graduate and where you want to work.

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Breaking the groundhog

by Ruth Felice

Going to work every day, do you sometimes feel like Bill Murray’s character in the movie Groundhog Day? Like you’re stuck in the same situation that keeps repeating itself over and over on a seemingly endless loop?

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