Author: Angela Derks

Jun
23

5 ways to boost wellbeing and reduce your tax

The end of the financial year has traditionally been a time to recognise and reward staff achievements and efforts. This year’s end of financial term however, isn’t like the ones that have come before. Many businesses are keener than ever to support their teams’ mental health and wellbeing. In recent months, we’ve seen the personal […]

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Jun
10

What employers need to consider about the Coronavirus Vaccine

As researchers across the world work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, community leaders are hopeful that its creation may help facilitate an easier and quicker transition back to “normal life” while minimising the effects of the virus’s continued spread. Still, many more wonder about the safety, effectiveness, and impact of a potential immunisation. A recent […]

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Jun
01

Survey: Current Workforce Values Mental Health and Wellbeing, Professional Development

Recently, Ernst & Young conducted their “Better You” survey  to examine how employee benefits are valued by both the current and upcoming workforces. By collecting responses from 1,000 employees across different generations and 1,000 current undergraduate students in the US, they examined what benefits people favoured the most and how benefits were actually being utilised. […]

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Mar
25

The Impact of Online Education For Africa’s Spa and Wellness Industry

In recent years, online learning, also referred to as virtual or e-learning, has been all the rage in western countries such as America, Great Britain, and Canada. It allows working professionals to earn degrees and new skills, study on their own schedule, and not have to commute to a far-flung campus for classes or advisory […]

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Feb
19

12 Quotes about Mindfulness from Jon Kabat Zinn

Inspired by Kay McGrath OAM’s keynote at the Bond University Women’s Network event for International Women’s Day and her timely mindfulness quote from Jon Kabat-Zimm, I reflected on my own mindfulness journey and resources that support greater inner calm, particularly during external chaos. As a passionate wellness advocate and the course developer of the nationally […]

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Dec
03

How to cultivate a healthy relationship with wellbeing and performance

Mental health and wellbeing at work needs to be much more than a box-ticking exercise. Here’s how companies are getting their people on board. Sometimes organisations take a tokenistic approach to mental health. They’ll host a morning tea around R U Okay? Day or run a one-off resilience workshop as a way to remedy rising stress levels. […]

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Sep
16

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

  Take this FREE quiz to find out! More and more organisations accept that emotional intelligence (E.I.) is important to success, and are using it when they hire and promote. But what is E.I.? E.I. is the ability to recognise and understand your own and others’ emotions, and how you affect the people around you. […]

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Jul
30

Ten ways to integrate wellness into your business

Meaningful and strategic workplace initiatives that are implemented, actioned and monitored will not only cultivate a healthy and positive workplace culture, as discussed in the article titled What is a wellness initiative? they also strengthen business outcomes and enhance sustainability. Workable initiatives are more likely to result in outcomes that are sustainable. In addition to the […]

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Jul
10

How to cultivate authentic wellness in the spa sector

For those in the wellness industry, we have seen the industry explode over the past two decades. As spas are a sector of the wellness industry, people are expecting more from their spa experience and in order for spas to deliver, therapists and business owners need to embody the fundamentals of the ‘wellness industry’ that […]

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Jun
18

Stop unnecessary work – for your teams’ wellbeing!

No one likes busy work. And yet, not only do we all have it, but most managers actually assign it. We all have a few of those tasks that can feel a little pointless and sometimes it’s easier to assign them out…perhaps not easier for your team though. If your team is stressed due to workload and […]

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