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Creating an Age Inclusive Workplace

There is no official retirement age in New Zealand (with some exceptions). People are free to keep working in any capacity as long as they wish or need to. That said, the term older workers generally mean people in their 50’s and beyond. The population of New Zealand is changing. Around 34% of the current …

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Needle phobia and vaccine hesitancy

I recently had the exciting opportunity to speak with a group of business owners, contractors and employees in the forestry industry about wellbeing.  This was part of their Health, Safety, and Wellbeing meeting, and the topic of vaccinations came up during Q&A time. The question how to have conversations with those who are showing vaccine hesitancy …

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Money – the subject many Kiwi’s don’t like talking about

Money is one of those subjects many Kiwi’s don’t like talking about. Next week is Money Week 2021 so we turn our mind to financial wellbeing which is one of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. Wellbeing evolves though the integration of eight dimensions. These work in synergy, influencing and balancing each other to create overall …

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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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