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Stuff My Sunday: Sarah McGuinness on why self care is not selfish

It was a privilege to chat with Stuff’s Cecile Meier about all things self care, especially at this busy time. As a recap, here are the five self care tips I shared at the end: Brushing your teeth every day is something we all do for our physical health. What could you do everyday for mental health self-care in the same way so that it becomes a habit? The idea is to make it sustainable, so choosing something simple like reflecting on what has been the best part of your day can be a good place to start. Share self-care with others. Talk to your loved ones about making time for it – together and on your own. If you can support each other to make...

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