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Beyond resilience: what does it mean to thrive?

Simply put, thriving is feeling good and functioning well. We often use the terms “flourishing” and “thriving” interchangeably, and many people use “wellbeing” to mean the same thing – a sustained sense that life is good, meaningful and worthwhile. Thriving also means to live and work “within an optimal range of human functioning, one that connotes goodness, [...]

April 28th, 2017|

Reboot Your Brain

There’s a fabulous Gary Larson cartoon titled “Midway through the exam Allen pulls out a bigger brain”. It’s one of my favourites and I often think of it when my brain is tired and I have no ideas left. Wouldn’t it be handy if we could reach in and pull out another brain at those [...]

April 24th, 2017|

Burnout is more than disengagement

http://www.hrdive.com/news/study-burnout-is-a-major-threat-to-employee-engagement/433822/ While this headline is accurate, and it’s good to see burnout recognised as a serious workplace concern, it feels important to acknowledge that burnout is so much more than a threat to employee engagement. Burnout disrupts job performance and engagement, but also people’s lives. Burnout can wreak havoc on relationships, families and health.  While [...]

April 3rd, 2017|