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Supporting women though menopause

Part 1: how women can prepare themselves. Thea O’Connor  “I feel ripped off that no one talked to me about it.” [1] “Why didn’t anyone tell me?  This is a change of life I was not prepared for at all.”  “Before I had my period at 13, I was told some stuff,...

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Why self-care is not selfish

In the blink of an eye a new decade will shortly be upon us. Eek! Whilst we’ve managed to already tick off a lot of exciting projects on our ‘to-do’ list this year, there’s still a lot of things we have failed to get off our desk. And if conversations with...

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What we know about older workers

The world of work is changing with much of the discussion being around the impact of technological change. The workforce is also undergoing some profound shifts. Did you know? New Zealand 40% of NZ's workforce is aged 50 and over In ten years’ time close...

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How to best support working Dads

Long considered the domain of working mums, flexible working arrangements are becoming more varied as society starts to recognise the importance of integrating work and life for all. The dual-earner household is now the norm, which results in many men...

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It’s time to #celebratelongevity

Highlights from the recent Age and Work Symposium November 2018 From the 1500s onward, till around the year 1800, life expectancy throughout Europe hovered between 30 and 40 years of age. Thomas Hobbs the 17th century British Philosopher described life at the time as...

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Workplace Wellness within Australian Universities 2018

Across the globe, organisations are recognising the business imperative for investing in the health and wellness of their greatest asset – their people. The university sector is no different. An ageing workforce, an increasing war for talent in a global marketplace,...

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4 reasons why schools must invest in staff wellness

I’ve just returned from an invigorating weekend in Hobart indulging in two of my favourite things – the culinary delights of Tasmania and spruiking the benefits of a healthy workplace. I had the great pleasure of presenting two workshops at the Association...

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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 death.1 So...

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