Tricky relationships: How to stay sane and maintain respect

Some relationships are easy - we feel like we are on the same page, speak the same lingo and “get” each other. Other relationships are just not that straightforward. They are the ones that are more likely to cause us conflict, strain, and keep us up at night. It’s [...]

2021-10-15T17:46:19+13:00August 13th, 2021|

Connecting this Christmas

Christmas time can be really special for some, really tough for others and many other dynamics in between. At Umbrella, we know from our wellbeing assessments with New Zealand organisations that family and personal relationships can be associated with a significant amount of stress for many individuals.  Due to [...]

2021-08-19T09:47:57+12:00November 27th, 2020|

Nurturing our connections

Through COVID-19 lockdown, we saw and felt the desire and benefits of connecting with others.  We connected with our families, friends, neighbours, community, and work colleagues.  We also felt the global connection with others worldwide who were, like us, navigating their way through a very challenging time. We shared, [...]

2020-08-03T11:34:12+12:00July 30th, 2020|