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The Power of Positive Thinking

Power Of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking – The science behind it and how it builds resilience The “power of positive thinking” is a proven concept. The physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been demonstrated by multiple scientific studies. Research is currently showing that negative thoughts (housed in our brain’s dendrites) are the catalyst for…

Families in Business

Families In Business

Family businesses account for around 70% of all businesses in Australia. Families are the unsung heroes driving Australia’s economy – but who is looking after these families, ensuring they can function well at work and at home? What is the definition of success for families in business? For myself, it is educating my kids about…

Resilience

Resilience

Word on the street is Co-Vid will define our decisions and directions for the next 3 years. In our past 2 blogs we discussed ‘Compassion Fatigue’ and ‘Situational Depression’, all very real effects of the pandemic. Let’s acknowledge these, validate the experience of those suffering the symptoms, and build resilience! Resilience is a buzz-word commonly thrown…

Is Covid giving you Compassion Fatigue?

Compassion Fatigue

If managing holiday cancellations has you drained and it’s bordering on irritation / anger while you listen to each individual’s disappointment at not being able to achieve that much-needed holiday – you may be suffering from Compassion Fatigue. Compassion Fatigue is common in the fields of health / medical care and is the result of feeling…

Are you picking your habits?

Habits

In the workplace lunchroom, the discussion of habits usually goes one of two ways – overwhelmingly negative, or somewhat positive. Those in the positive corner will cite statistics such as ‘over 40% of what we do is habitual’ and the brain’s efficiency at turning new-found behaviours or tasks (especially sensory-based) into habits to free up more cognitive…