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Story behind the self care cards

Self care is one of the most important things you can do for your mental fitness and wellbeing, and for living a balanced life. Yet, I know from my professional and personal experience, most of us struggle to make the time. Recognising there was a need for a resource that would make self care easy and accessible, I set about designing something I would happily give to friends and family during times of celebration, and times of stress and sorrow. I wanted the resource to be compassionate, welcoming, thoughtful and practical, and something that could be used anywhere. After much thought, the pack of 30 self care cards was born. The self care idea on each card is drawn from my psychology background and experience as a wife, mum, friend, colleague, sister, and...

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NZ workplace wellness trends 2018

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M93PCtlZrKA[/embed] Over the past few months, I've interviewed a number of organisations about workplace wellness. I wanted to understand what was really happening out there - rather than what the stats were telling us. I uncovered some interesting trends, and those trends have, in part, changed my focus for the year. Watch the video to find out more, and if you can relate to my findings on workplace wellness champions - drop me a line! Love to hear from you. Join our champions group and get the support you need to make a difference in your organisation....

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What is wellness?

What is wellness? That’s probably the question I get asked most often. In my new ‘whiteboard sessions’ series for 2018, we’ll explore what it means to be healthy and happy – at work and at home. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO7YhZR-yM0[/embed] In this first session, find out what wellness means and why there is often a disconnect between what employees and what organisations view wellness as being. I hope these sessions will give you a chance to ask your burning questions on health and wellbeing at work and home. Have a question you’d like answered on a whiteboard session? Email us via the contacts page....

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Why 2018 will be the year for mental health

It’s that manic time of year again. The silly season at the start of summer. It’s that time of year when our brains are full, our bodies are tired, and everyone is in desperate need of a holiday. With that in mind, there wasn't a lot of Christmas cheer to be found in the recently released New Zealand Health Survey. The headline results reported that while Kiwis are smoking less, we’re “getting fatter and sadder” (headline on Stuff.co.nz). It’s a brutal headline, but the truth is there in the facts. New Zealand has one of the highest obesity rates in the world and one of the worst suicide rates.   The stories Over the past year, I’ve met with a good number of people from a range of industries to talk...

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Self Care Cards: This year, give the gift that takes care. Dismiss