Out of balance

What to do when out of balance

When the load gets out of balance, unfortunately we don’t always beep then stop like the washing machine does. Instead, we hit the override switch after the warning signal comes on and keep on spinning with an unbalanced load. Not taking the time to rearrange the load, which would enable the cycle to continue smoothly. …

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Creating an Age Inclusive Workplace

There is no official retirement age in New Zealand (with some exceptions). People are free to keep working in any capacity as long as they wish or need to. That said, the term older workers generally mean people in their 50’s and beyond. The population of New Zealand is changing. Around 34% of the current …

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Needle phobia and vaccine hesitancy

I recently had the exciting opportunity to speak with a group of business owners, contractors and employees in the forestry industry about wellbeing.  This was part of their Health, Safety, and Wellbeing meeting, and the topic of vaccinations came up during Q&A time. The question of how to have conversations with those who are showing vaccine …

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Facing Challenges

Thinking about how we face challenges and times of uncertainty, recently reminded us of the challenge we had at Outward Bound. Trying to row our Cutter, ‘Sir Wolf’, from Double Cove to Anakiwa, with no wind for us to set sail and a sea that was like a mill pond.  It was hard, it was …

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Finding meaning and purpose

Spirituality means different things to different people. We all come from diverse backgrounds, have different beliefs and life experiences. The quest is highly individual and we all have our own personal definition of spirituality.  It includes our ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives and have a sense of meaning and purpose. The …

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The benefit of intellectual wellness

Keeping our mind flexible, informed, and engaged is as important as our physical health. More than just a concept, intellectual wellness actually improves the physical structure of your brain. Neuroscientists have discovered we can develop new neural pathways and rewire our brain. These new neural pathways are created in the brain based on our behaviours …

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