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Navigating Family Dynamics in the Workplace: A Workplace Dynamics Expert Insight

Navigating Family Dynamics in the Workplace: A Workplace Dynamics Expert Insight As a Business Coach and Counsellor with a background in psychology, I bring a unique lens to understanding the intricacies of family dynamics in the workplace. Today, I’d like to shed light on how these dynamics can significantly impact relationships, productivity, and the overall […]

Unlocking the Potential: The Power of Positive Psychology Coaching

Unlocking the Potential: The Power of Positive Psychology Coaching Positive Psychology Coaching, a relatively new approach to personal development and mental well-being, has gained significant attention for its transformative effects on individuals and organisations. Grounded in the belief that focusing on strengths and positivity can lead to profound personal growth, this coaching methodology reshapes how […]

Searching For Balance: A Mind-Body Connection

Authors observations from Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom by Dr. Rick Hanson and he shares some very interesting and important points that I want to pass on to you. * When you change your brain, you change your life. * Only humans worry about the future, regret the past, and blame […]

Food for thought

A happy, content person eats a healthy balanced diet, stays physically fit and treats food as simply fuel for daily energy. For some however food is often used for comfort, entertainment or a temporary shelter blocking out painful memories and uncomfortable emotions. This behaviour is often unconscious and automatic, for change to occur we need […]

7 Ways to Protect Your Energy & Enforce Healthy Boundaries

Strategies to avoid overwhelm and create boundaries that keep you sane. Resource: Dr. Susan Biali, M.D. in Prescriptions for Life Hopefully just reading each one of these tips will help you increase your awareness and empower you to guard your energy and boundaries more carefully. For maximum impact, get out your journal and write out […]

Exercise: What to do if you’re sick or injured.

There are always things that crop up to prevent us getting our daily exercise. But what happens when you are sick or injured? Does exercise prevent you from getting sick? Should you exercise with a cold? What if you are nauseous or just feeling a little under the weather? Here we give you the fast […]

Sad? Anxious? You’re not alone

Perhaps not as obvious as a broken arm or the flu, mental health problems are nonetheless common in Australia and worldwide. Mental health problems vary in type and severity, and can affect anyone at any time. Did you know …? More than 450 million people experience mental disorders globally. About 3 million Australians have depression […]

Five bad habits of stressed people

This week is all about feeling good. But when you begin to get things under control and start feeling confident about how you are managing your stress, it is easy to slip back into bad habits. So, here are the top five bad habits of stressed people to help keep you on track. Bad Habit […]

Rest for Success

Over exercising, over thinking, over achieving … just plain leaves you OVER IT! Overdoing anything can leave you feeling exhausted and uninspired. Recent trends, and even not so recent trends have us believing if we just do more, achieve more, go harder we will succeed. Success is build over time with each small step we […]

Looking after an active body

Most of us know what we should be doing to take care of ourselves — eat well, maintain a healthy weight, get enough sleep, etc. But what about looking after your body when it comes to exercising? Sure – you may be exercising regularly, but are you really taking good care of your body? Your […]

Clear your mind with Meditation.

If you are like the majority of people, you probably feel there is never enough time. As a result, your mind is busy making lists, making plans and trying to multi-task in an effort to get everything done. While we may feel this is helping, it’s actually leading to increased levels of stress and tension. […]

Brain food

We may try to fight the effects ageing has on our bodies, but what about our brains? Research suggests that we can increase the odds of maintaining a healthy brain into old age by eating the right foods. Brain health – the basics Our brains comprise just two per cent of our body weight, but […]

Make time (don’t find time) to exercise

One of the best pieces of advice you can receive about starting a regular exercise habit is this: don’t try and squeeze exercise into your already crowded schedule. Make a point of clearing time that is only to be used for one thing – exercising. Get out your planner, diary or calendar and schedule your […]

Eat slower to eat less

If there is one easy thing that you can do right now to help you lose weight, it’s to eat slower. Did you know that it takes around 20 minutes from the time you start eating, for your stomach to tell your brain that it’s full? Think about it — you can eat a whole […]

Dealing with Disappointment

We all face disappointments, but they need not destroy our happiness. Whether it concerns our performance, our relationships or a meal we’ve just prepared, disappointment is a possibility every time we do something. The key is knowing how to deal with it. The power to choose Disappointment occurs when reality falls short of our expectations. […]

Corporate Wellness – segmental study recommends 3 tier programs

Segmentation studies can effectively target employee groups better than standard wellness programs Health care costs have risen to over $900 billion, all paid by employers (Reardon, 1998) Posits a $2 saving for every $1 spent on healthcare programs – 1987, U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Wellness programs range from low-cost informational efforts […]

All in good time

Timing is the essential ingredient in life. Often we meet challenges that require a good sense of timing. How we handle this challenge is as important as everyone is different. Some of us are visionaries, is so much as we have a big picture and a sense of urgency to maximise any and all relevant […]

Five essential elements of well being

There is a need to shift from short term behavioural changes to long term, overall well-being Well-being is not limited to just physical wellness – it starts from the inside There are five essential elements in the make-up of well-being: Career: how one occupied their time or likes what they do everyday Social: having strong […]

Finding Time for Professional Development – Learning a lifelong activity

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” – Pete Drucker, management consultant and writer. How often do you set aside time to learn new skills? Chances are, not as often as you’d like! If […]