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7 tips for quitting the sit

7 tips for quitting the sit

Most of us are guilty of it. I know I am. Sitting too much. We now sit for longer than we sleep each day. We’ve known for some time that excessive sitting has been linked to diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease, musculoskeletal problems & even early...
9 trends driving investment in workplace wellness (Part 2)

9 trends driving investment in workplace wellness (Part 2)

We’ve seen lots of ‘a-ha’ moments from clients this year realising that investment in employee wellness is critical to remaining competitive in a global economy. So, what have been some of the top trends driving this awakening by organisations? In this two-part...
9 trends driving investment in workplace wellness (Part 1)

9 trends driving investment in workplace wellness (Part 1)

As we sit back with our glass of Christmas punch & reflect on the year that’s been, it’s been one filled with many highs & some shake your head moments! In our personal & professional circles, it’s also been a big year of change & uncertainty for a...
You can’t love anything at speed

You can’t love anything at speed

I’m writing this having just returned from a weekend yoga retreat in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland. I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to start the year. Having an opportunity to reconnect with the sounds & smells of nature, to refocus on myself,...
3 essential elements in a fulfilling career

3 essential elements in a fulfilling career

According to a study conducted by Gallup a few years ago, only 20% of people can say that they genuinely enjoy their careers. It’s important to define what the researchers mean when they use the term ‘career’. It’s not only paid work that counts....
Life as a small business owner – is it all really worth it?

Life as a small business owner – is it all really worth it?

I have often turned to my husband who is also a small business owner & asked ‘Is it all really worth it?’ The long hours, an inability to ‘switch off’, cash flow pressures, staffing issues & a sense of feeling overwhelmed. These are just some of the daily...
Most of us are guilty of it

Most of us are guilty of it

Most of us are guilty of it. I know I am. Sitting too much. We now sit for longer than we sleep each day. We’ve known for some time that excessive sitting has been linked to diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease, musculoskeletal problems & even early...
BUT…we haven’t got the budget

BUT…we haven’t got the budget

When we’re on the road, we certainly hear our fair share of myths & excuses for NOT investing in employee wellness.  In a previous blog article, we outlined the Top 5 reasons for NOT investing in employee wellness. In this blog post we thought we would further...
A report from the conference trail

A report from the conference trail

Since our last blog, we’ve been busy presenting at numerous conferences across Australia. This includes the Good Health, Good Business Conference in beautiful Tasmania & the National Workplace Health Conference in Sydney. It’s always refreshing to get out of the...
Our top 8 tips for stretching your wellness dollar further

Our top 8 tips for stretching your wellness dollar further

Whilst senior business leaders are increasingly recognising the importance of investing in employee wellbeing, unfortunately this doesn’t always translate into dollars spent, particularly in the initial stages. Let’s be honest. A wellness strategy is not going to run...
Don’t bite off more than you can chew

Don’t bite off more than you can chew

We’ve all been guilty of it.  I know I certainly have, & it is a common mistake I observe in organisations I’m working with, particularly those just embarking on their wellness journey. A Wellness Coordinator’s passion & enthusiasm for spreading the...
Increasing numbers of older employees are staying on at work

Increasing numbers of older employees are staying on at work

It is now confirmed. The age of entitlement to the aged pension will rise to 70 by 2035. But will the jobs be there for those who want & need to work? Currently if you lose your job after the age of 55 it can take on average 75 weeks to get another job. Many...
Employee Volunteer Programs – the good, the bad & the ugly

Employee Volunteer Programs – the good, the bad & the ugly

There is no doubt we are still operating in a stressed economic environment. So what do you do to help your business stay ahead of the pack? Quite a few organisations have turned to developing an Employee Volunteer Program. That is giving your employees time off...