Gaynor Parkin

Redefining productivity in a flexible working world

Lockdown was a crash-course in flexible working for many of us. In a matter of days, thousands of New Zealanders were forced to pull together a slapdash attempt at a home office with limited resources (and sometimes questionable ergonomic support). We learned how to juggle team meetings, emails, and [...]

2020-06-12T11:26:52+12:00June 11th, 2020|

Collective grief in a time of change

During these uncertain times you may have noticed that your emotions are heightened - or that you don’t even know what you are feeling. This is completely normal and understandable as we adjust to changing circumstances and different daily lives. Many of us are grieving at the moment, and [...]

2020-03-30T11:25:13+13:00March 30th, 2020|

Grow your gratitude

Be grateful, practise gratitude, count your blessings, write down 3 things you are grateful for… Advice to be more grateful is everywhere, and it is sound advice. A solid body of psychological research has shown that gratitude is consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude also helps people experience more [...]

2020-03-27T14:49:14+13:00March 25th, 2020|

Taking care of your mental health in response to COVID-19

Feeling scared, anxious or worried in response to COVID-19? You are not alone. As human beings we like structure and routine and COVID-19 is causing us disruption and uncertainty. There are a lot of us who are genuinely feeling anxious and worried and our mental health can be impacted. [...]

2020-03-24T09:19:05+13:00March 24th, 2020|