Author: Angela Derks

Mar
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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Jun
05

Celebrate Global Wellness Day on June 8th

Saturday, June 8, 2019 will mark the eighth annual Global Wellness Day (GWD) celebration and the fifth time the special day is being celebrated internationally. This year the focus of the event is building communities of wellness. Surviving a life-threatening illness inspired Turkish businesswoman, Belgin Aksov, to start GWD. It is her passion for the […]

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Apr
22

ASWA Wins GOLD in the 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards®

I am delighted to share with you that the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA) has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Gold Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative of the Year – Business Service Industries category in the sixth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program […]

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Feb
13

Three ways to access funding for workplace wellbeing in Australia

As a parent of primary-school aged children, I want them to have the opportunity to be in supportive places of work when they enter the labour market. We know from research that our workplaces need to change in order to support, rather than detract from, our wellbeing. I am confident that work can be part […]

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Jan
01

What I’m looking forward to in 2019

Reflections from Angela Derks, Founder and CEO, on the positive impact on individuals and organisations through the ASWA wellness education and integration approach.

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