• World Mental Health Day

    Today is Mental Health Day. Every year, on October 10, we shed awareness and health education toward mental health issues worldwide.   In Australia, Mental Health Australia leads the campaign which focuses on how we all have a part to play in creating a mentally healthy community. The "Do you see what I see?" initiative, […]...

  • Workplace Safety – Manual handling

    Back injuries at work are the most frequent and some of the most severe injuries amongst workers in Australia.  Occupational back injuries account for a large number of workers' compensation costs with more than 100,000 cases a year in Australia.  Once an injury happens, it can cause the worker much suffering and might also lead […]...

  • Working with Resistant Clients (In Employment Service Industry)

    When working in the employment services sector, clients can be resistant to our information, advice, guidance and coaching. Sometimes the client stops progressing, sometimes they start going backwards in their development and this can be a very stressful situation. Fortunately, there are various effective ways of navigating these "stuck" scenarios. Here are some indications that […]...

  • Why Gratitude is the Best Attitude

    We all have very busy and complex lives filled with a mixture of joy, stress, love, anger, worry and many other emotions, situations and difficulties. All too often the difficulties and negative emotions take up allot of our mental space, clouding out many of the things we should be grateful for. If we allow ourselves […]...

  • What the F*&$ is all that noise?!

    It’s really interesting connecting with people in our line of work and the first thing they flag is, “I just can’t think, I just can’t focus, I just can’t sleep! I’m always intrigued and ask the question “What’s all the noise about?”  Initially, it takes time for people to determine what it’s all about, but […]...

  • What makes a good life?

    I was recently listening to a TED talk by Robert Waldinger entitled ‘What makes a good life?’, which presents the findings and lessons he has drawn from the longest study on happiness, a 75-year long study of over 700 men.  The question got me thinking about what does really make a good life for me, […]...

  • Using motivational techniques to support changes in those around us

    Supporting people in our personal or work life to make positive, healthy or needed changes can be a difficult process and we can often be met with allot of resistances and resentment. This is routed in the fact that as humans we all want to make our own decisions and be self-determined. Let’s face it, […]...

  • Today’s a good day to be happy… It’s international day of happiness

    The 20th March marks the International day of happiness around the globe... It’s a great opportunity to stop for a minute and appreciate the positive things that we have in our lives that make us feel happy.   Some days are harder than others to focus on and appreciate the good things in life, especially […]...

  • Tips on how to quit smoking and how the body says Thank You

    It’s never too late to quit smoking. There are many benefits to be gained when you quit this addictive habit no matter what your age. We will discuss some tips below on how you can succeed in quitting if that’s what you have decided to do. There are a diverse range of articles on the […]...

  • Tips on how to better live the digital life!

    I always believe I live a healthy life - 3 proper meals a day with a balanced diet, 4 nights a week running with a total distance of 15km, 2 mornings doing yoga for 20 minutes and regular intake of water. Yet my recent medical check-up has proven me wrong. I have been diagnosed with […]...

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