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Facing Challenges

Thinking about how we face challenges and times of uncertainty, recently reminded us of the challenge we had at Outward Bound. Trying to row our Cutter, ‘Sir Wolf’, from Double Cove to Anakiwa, with no wind for us to set sail and a sea that was like a mill pond.  It was hard, it was …

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Choose to Challenge

The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 on March 8 was aptly titled ‘Choose to Challenge’. A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let us all choose to challenge and create positive change in our workplaces. There are so many ways you can challenge the status quo of gender …

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Finding meaning and purpose

Spirituality means different things to different people. We all come from diverse backgrounds, have different beliefs and life experiences. The quest is highly individual and we all have our own personal definition of spirituality.  It includes our ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives and have a sense of meaning and purpose. The …

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The benefit of intellectual wellness

Keeping our mind flexible, informed, and engaged is as important as our physical health. More than just a concept, intellectual wellness actually improves the physical structure of your brain. Neuroscientists have discovered we can develop new neural pathways and rewire our brain. These new neural pathways are created in the brain based on our behaviours …

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Maintaining emotional health through life’s curve balls

Our emotional health is an integral part of an overall healthy lifestyle and sense of wellbeing. Maintaining good emotional health is just as important as keeping healthy mentally and physically.  Emotional health is all about how we regulate our emotions and build resilience when life sends us curve balls – a little bit like the …

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How to navigate your social and networking calendar in the lead up to Christmas

Navigating your social calendar and networking functions in the lead up to Christmas can be fun filled, but it can also prove challenging. You want to arrive at the 25th feeling well and in a space to enjoy the Christmas New Year period. For many of us, the work year ends over the next week …

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Physical dimension of wellness

How to keep your energy levels up at work in the lead up to Year’s end

At this time of year we can end up racing around in circles and physical symptoms like depleted energy levels, headaches and brain fog can appear as a result along with shortened fuses. After the year that’s been, some of the team maybe feeling low on energy, with the empty warning light flashing all too …

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How to avoid the end of year work festivities adding to the financial nightmare

As the end of year work festivities kick in, events like going out for lunch, secret Santa’s or donating items to a charity instead become the norm. It pays to watch the expectations placed on your people as an employer and leader; your best intentions may not land as intended.   It’s a time when financial …

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