Ep 112: The Year That Was & Recommendations

Join host Meg Durham in the final episode of 2023, as she wraps up the year and shares the transformative lessons learned in the world of education and beyond.

Meg shares some of her biggest personal and professional highlights, from conquering a 5K run to appearances on the Today Show and facilitating programs for a range of schools across Australia.

Gain insights into the art of arriving, the limits of lifestyle, and the importance of seeking professional help. Discover the power of prioritising women’s health and get a sneak peek into Meg’s summer reading list.

Looking ahead to 2024, anticipate exciting changes as the podcast transitions to a fortnightly schedule. Tune in for a heartfelt reflection, thoughtful insights, and a glimpse into what’s in store for the School of Wellbeing podcast in the coming months.

In this conversation, I share:

▫️ My professional and personal highlights of 2023

▫️ The lessons I have learned

▫️ My Summer reading list

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“The highlight of this year has been the incredible big-hearted educators and school leaders that I have had the honour of working with this year.”

Meg Durham

“As someone that is so wired to strive to do more and more and more, I have been really practising and being deliberate about the art of arriving and getting to a space of ‘enough’.”

Meg Durham

“The more heartfelt and honest conversations we have, the more we move the collective forward.”

Meg Durham



Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

The Things That Matter Most by Gabbie Stroud

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

The Joy Thief by Penny Moodie

Summer Reads:

Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth

Wifedom by Anna Funder

The Third Space by Dr. Adam Fraser

Thrive by Daniela Falecki

TV Shows:

The Good Doctor

Virgin River

Beckham (Documentary)


The Imperfects

Mamamia Out Loud

Spreading the Good Stuff

The Resetter Podcast with Dr. Mindy

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle, Abby, and Amanda

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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