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Is sitting the new smoking? with Duncan Young

Is sitting the new smoking? with Duncan Young

Written by on April 3, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

“We need a vision and we need a framework for workplaces. We want you to leave healthier than when you came in,” Duncan Young says. “We’ve all got our own health journeys,” he says. The main thing is that we want to move forward each day and do something that we haven’t done before. Some […]

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Creating brain friendly habits with Sue Langley

Creating brain friendly habits with Sue Langley

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

“I find the brain endlessly fascinating,” says Sue Langley. She tells us about how, as a child, she hit her head a lot. She thought that she was losing brain cells each time, and that when she was 80 years old she’d have no brain cells left, with purple hair and a bird on her […]

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In their words: Christopher Paterson & Healthy mind + healthy body = healthy career

In their words: Christopher Paterson & Healthy mind + healthy body = healthy career

Written by on March 17, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

When thinking about our career development, most start by looking at what they’re doing, what they want to be doing and the opportunities to develop, advance and change. However, the most fundamental piece in this whole equation is often overlooked – our own wellness. As career coaches, we see that those who make good choices […]

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Happy body, happy mind

Happy body, happy mind

Written by on March 14, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

Times have changed a lot since our grandparents were in their prime. One major difference is that just a few generations ago, people were much more physically active than they are now. Think about it – these days, about the only time we ever get puffed or work up a sweat is when we’re at […]

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In their words: Josie Thomson & Resilience – the art of bouncing back

In their words: Josie Thomson & Resilience – the art of bouncing back

Written by on March 10, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

We have all at some stage been absolutely astounded at how well someone has managed to stay afloat – emotionally, psychologically and physically, through the most awful situation, and at other times have been deeply concerned about another’s lack of ‘buoyancy’ in the same situation. What makes these people different? It’s a skill or trait […]

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In their words: Stuart Taylor & What are our organisations doing to their staff?

In their words: Stuart Taylor & What are our organisations doing to their staff?

Written by on March 3, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

Chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death. A recent study conducted by The Resilience Institute of 16,261 people across 250 companies, revealed that 81 percent of staff experience intense work environments with very concerning levels of worry, chronic stress symptoms, distress and disengagement. So, what are our organisations doing to their […]

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Maximising workplace productivity through workplace play

Maximising workplace productivity through workplace play

Written by on February 26, 2016 in Work with 0 Comments

Dina Cooper coaches, speaks and consults with individuals and businesses on the human mind. Both she and Creative Play consultant, Anton Buchner, explore the fundamentals behind preparing the mind for short bursts of play to improve productivity. This is known as Microplay. You can find out more about Microplay at our upcoming Wellness@Work expo where […]

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One very smart wheelchair

One very smart wheelchair

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Digital Health, Happiness, Work with 1 Comment

We never know what the turning points will be in our life. Sometimes they occur when we meet someone, or we go somewhere, or we have a certain conversation. Other times, when we experience terrible loss or perhaps even narrowly escape death. Dr Jordan Nguyen is a biomedical engineer, visionary and innovator, who is giving […]

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So, you want to be a mindful lawyer? by Guest Blogger Anthony Kearns

So, you want to be a mindful lawyer? by Guest Blogger Anthony Kearns

Written by on February 23, 2016 in Happiness, Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

So, you are keen to join the league of extraordinary mindful lawyers; to experience the peaceful haze of self-compassion from which you can simultaneously exude empathy for your family and your clients, synthesise disparate ideas and make excellent decisions. You see your friends from consulting firms or Google becoming more mindful by the moment. You […]

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Move more at work

Move more at work

Written by on February 11, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

The amount of time many of us spend on our bottoms is unprecedented in human history. You only have to consider how physically active our working lives were until relatively recently when the office took over from the farm as the number one place of employment. Now in order to get the job done, most […]

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In their words: Sue Langley & Creating a positive culture at work

In their words: Sue Langley & Creating a positive culture at work

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

How do you create a positive, thriving workplace culture that enables people to feel happy, engaged and fulfilled in their work and lives? People spend so much time at work, and while many view work as a transaction, a means to an end, it doesn’t have to be that way. Work is where many of us have rewarding relationships, get to […]

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In their words: Dr Alan Greene & Being a physician – a day in the life

In their words: Dr Alan Greene & Being a physician – a day in the life

Written by on February 4, 2016 in Happiness, Relationships, Work with 1 Comment

It was a bad hair day. Two hours earlier, I had been dreaming happily of flying over the beach at Cabo San Lucas – without an airplane – when the harsh ring of the phone burst the scene into quickly forgotten fragments. It was a call from the hospital; they needed me for an emergency Cesarean Section. […]

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In their words: Adele Sinclair & How to reduce negativity in your workplace

In their words: Adele Sinclair & How to reduce negativity in your workplace

Written by on December 9, 2015 in Work with 0 Comments

Negativity can spread through workplaces and organisations like a virus. It’s so easy to become negative at work and everyone is guilty of it at some point. The real danger is when negativity becomes a permanent part of a person’s attitude or the workplace culture. It becomes a downward spiral. What causes workplace negativity? One […]

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From refugee to medical revolutionary

From refugee to medical revolutionary

Written by on December 8, 2015 in Happiness, Work with 0 Comments

Nearly everyone has a story to tell. Talk to a person long enough and you inevitably discover their past is as richly embroidered with colourful characters and events as the most compelling novel. This definitely applies to many refugees whose lives are turned upside down by war and other misfortune. Refugees such as Munjed Al […]

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