On your bike

After the relaxing summer vibe it can be hard to come back to work.  Returning to your routine and commitments may make it harder to sustain some of your healthier habits from the holidays.  Rather than wave goodbye to time outdoors and being more active, why not build it [...]

2020-02-24T12:12:53+13:00February 16th, 2020|

Holidays and happiness

Back at work and feeling blue? Don’t be discouraged - research shows that the effects of your holiday may have had more long-term benefits than you might think. We all know that taking a break is good for our mental health and our productivity. But could travel have long-lasting [...]

2020-02-24T12:18:44+13:00January 31st, 2020|

Wellbeing and remote working

Remote work and “virtual” teams are becoming common particularly for knowledge work. A third of New Zealanders reported having worked from home in 2018, according to Statistics New Zealand, and this proportion was higher in those in their mid-career and with children.[1] Remote work offers a number of advantages [...]

2020-03-18T09:50:59+13:00January 31st, 2020|

The power of compassion

Steve’s reflections as the year comes to an end Looking back on 2019, I have been most struck by the importance and utility of compassion, toward both others and ourselves. In my psychology practice and training conversations, I have often been reminded of how hard we can be on ourselves. We [...]

2020-02-24T14:06:13+13:00November 30th, 2019|