Forget Resolutions

Stick to goals this New Year instead! Rather than committing to a resolution that starts from the 1st January and is forgotten about by February (well in my case anyway), my suggestion is to focus your efforts on your goals for the New Year. According to Forbes, only 8% of people actually achieve their New […]

A Tale of Two Mindsets

How do you think about your intelligence, ability and talents? Do you believe these qualities are fixed? Or that they can be cultivated throughout your life? Your mindset is your attitude and way of thinking, and includes the beliefs you have about yourself and your capabilities. According to researcher Carol Dweck, there are two types […]

Keep Walking

Who would have thought that Johnnie Walker was interested in studying the impact of joy on progress? Yet in their clip the famous Scotch distiller illustrates to us that there is more to success than just hard work – happiness plays a big role too. As part of their Joy Will Take You Further campaign, […]

In the Business of Wellbeing

There is no ignoring the fact that unwell employees are expensive to organisations. Beyond Blue has found that depression and anxiety alone cost Australian businesses about $10.9 billion a year. The financial implications associated with having unwell employees is not the only cost to businesses however, there are productivity costs also such as the inability […]

Gone But Not Forgotten

Every now and then I come across a quote, Youtube clip or snippet from a book that seems to stick in my mind. Holly Butcher’s last letter is one of these. Holly died earlier this year at the age of 27 from Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, which mostly affects young adults. After […]

In The Zone

I’d like you to think about a time when you were fully absorbed in an activity and everything around you disappeared. Your mind would have been focused on nothing but the task at hand. Time would have ticked by without you realising and you would have had no real experience of feelings or emotions. You […]

The Flogsta Scream

In a small town in Sweden, at exactly 10pm every night, students stop what they’re doing, open their windows and begin to scream into the night. I know this because a number of years ago I spent six months living in Uppsala’s Flogsta neighbourhood, and took part in this tradition. The intent behind the Flogsta […]

The Third Space

Do you ever leave the office with more than just your hand / laptop / lunch bag? Many of us carry the burden of a hard day’s work with us when we arrive home. We open the door highly strung and tense, rather than being relaxed and present with our loved ones. Dr Adam Fraser […]

Happy World Gratitude Day!

Celebrated officially since 1965 on the 21st September every year, World Gratitude Day is dedicated to acknowledging what’s going well in your life. Yet we shouldn’t have to wait for a particular date to practise gratitude, it should be something we do every day. Besides, there is too much for us to be grateful for […]

R U OK?

Today is R U OK?Day. So now is as good a time as any to ask someone how they are going. It is our national day that urges us to take action by checking in on someone. The aim of the R U OK? organisation is to encourage people to connect with others and provide […]