What are you worrying about? Let me share my concerns

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I am concerned about the mental health of our community members.  This includes workers who have lost their jobs; people who have lost access to relationships and the other supports that keep their personal energy in a positive space; people who are not properly taking care of themselves; or, who are overwhelmed by the amount of sad news worldwide. What … Read More

Don’t forget to check in – it will cheer you up too

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What’s your lockdown experience? Have you lost touch with the myriad of people that used to make up your daily pattern of social interactions? A growing body of research suggests that there are surprisingly powerful benefits to connecting with casual acquaintances — relationships that sociologists call “weak ties.” In a normal day, people interact with somewhere between 11 and 16 … Read More

How to stay mentally healthy during the Christmas break

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Because it is close to Christmas here are a few short words re the importance of your mental health. At the risk of appearing to be a “downer”, here goes It’s a time that is really fabulous for some, not so good for others. If you tend to have a great social and family scene at this time, fantastic! Enjoy … Read More

Are you an employer or manger? You need to know this. Burnout is now classified in the International classicfication of Diseases

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Why do you need to know this? Because it is going to impact you. It is a new mental health classification and a diagnosis that is specific to workplaces. What does it mean to you, your organisation, and your employees? Burnout is becoming so common, some people call it a public health crisis. It is now included in the 11th … Read More

Committed to the business OR engaged at work?

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Are these the same? Is one better than the other? Don’t the work outputs end up being the same? My answers in order are – No. Yes. Output maybe, satisfaction no. Being committed to the business translates to loyalty and understanding that business success leads to employee success. A high level of employee commitment suggests good alignment between the benefits … Read More

Why see a Dietitian for nutritional advice?

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Being in the middle of the information age, we are constantly exposed to a high volume of information all around us every day. With so much information available from our fingertips comes also a lot of misinformation. There is so much information out there on what to eat, what not to eat and why a new diet is the next … Read More

Small actions can make big differences.

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What would happen if we all took responsibility for making a happy workplace? I’m putting the question out there as a general thought starter? I’m optimistic some of my readers will pick up this idea and share it. Here’s my super simple tips to get started. Number 1 – Don’t forget to show appreciation. This is the most simple and … Read More

As a manager are you on top of empathy?

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Are managers and team leaders responsible for empathy in the workplace? Or, is it just a happy accident resulting from the mix of characters in your workplace? If you are knowledgeable and proactive, then it will be an accident of employee engagement. Do you know of someone now that is struggling?  You don’t need to have been in their shoes … Read More

What happens at work happens at home; are your relationships suffering?

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The problem with unhappy workplace relationships is that it represents 40 hours a week (for most people) when they wish they were somewhere else. Unhappy workplace relationships result in good people finding a better place to work, some people working slower in order to avoid dealing with certain people, or have a lot of sick days. Workplace productivity declines, and … Read More