COVID-19: the frontline view from ITU

Health Bar Special Welcome back to the Health Bar. Normally what I would do is take you on a journey through an illness or a disease and talk about the cool history, the nuts and bolts of how it works and all the ways we treat the issues. Not today though. Today we will talk about dealing with Covid whilst …

A-Z of Vitamin Deficiency

Welcome back to the Health Bar. Today we’re going to try something a little bit different. We’re going to stroll through the alphabet and look at those vitamins and minerals your body needs, and what happens when you either don’t get enough, or your body can’t use them properly.  The Name Game Let’s start with the word vitamin itself. Vitamine …

Ion: making the bond between games and education stronger – Review

Science is amazing. It is one of the biggest passions in my life. But it can be hard, really hard, to understand at times. The ability to grasp and understand key scientific principles can shape and develop how we think, which is how we progress intellectually as a species. Getting this information across can be tough. There are some wonderful …

Diabetes, Not So Sweet.

Welcome back, fellow geeks. Today’s Health Bar is going to take a deep dive into the world of Diabetes. We will look at what it is, the history, the treatments, the science and pseudoscience surrounding this fascinating metabolic disorder. (with some additional comments from me, Robin, who has type 1 diabetes) Diabetes – What’s in a name? Let’s start with …

Escape the Dark Castle: Review & Interview

T’was a warm June evening when I decided to gather some friends around to try out a new game. I remember being told during my time at the UKGE by the lovely folks at Themeborne Games that ‘Escape the Dark Castle is a thematic game full of atmosphere and simple RPG elements that even a complete newbie to RPG games …

Our Games of UK Games Expo 2019

It’s that time of year again, we are almost as far away from the next UK Games Expo as possible in a calendar year and that’s sad. However, there is still some good news from the world of UKGE – one has just finished and what a fantastic show it was! Various members of the Coaching for Geeks team are …

Beat Wheat – a guide to Coeliac disease

Welcome back fellow geeks. Today’s Health Bar is going to take a deep dive into the world of Coeliac disease. We will look at the history, the treatments, the science and the pseudoscience surrounding this fascinating and misrepresented disease.   Coeliac Disease: What’s in a name? Pretty straight forward this one, coeliac comes from the Greek Koiliakos, meaning abdominal. Coeliac …

Creator of the Month Jan 2019 – Geek Forge, Jen Pawley (week 4)

Welcome to Week  of Coaching for Geeks ‘creator of the month’ for January 2019. Today we look at the final 2 pieces from the very talented Jen Pawley (Geek Forge) along with a little insight to each. You can find more of Jens’s great work at these locations You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheGeekForge On Etsy at http://thegeekforge.etsy.com Our website …

Creator of the Month Jan 2019 – Geek Forge, Jen Pawley (week 3)

Welcome to Week 3 of Coaching for Geeks ‘creator of the month’ for January 2019. Today we look at 2 more pieces from the very talented Jen Pawley (Geek Forge) along with a little insight to each. You can find more of Jens’s great work at these locations You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheGeekForge On Etsy at http://thegeekforge.etsy.com Our website …

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Creator of the Month Jan 2019 – The Geek Forge

Creator of the Month January Hello fellow geeks and welcome to the first Coaching for Geeks Creator of the Month of 2019! In this section we pick out one of our very own epic geeks to highlight the amazing creations they produce. We want to show the whole wide world just how cool, creative and outright geeky we are. So …