Why do we sleep?

July 7, 2021Sleep , Wellbeing

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, but somehow after all these years of research and study, scientists are still unable to come to a certain conclusion on why exactly we sleep. There are many hypotheses that have been supported by studies over the years that have helped to give us some idea on …

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A conversation with Shawn Ashkanasy

June 29, 2021Mental health , Mindset

Who is the character that is Shawn Ashkanasy? A friend and contributor to Active & Thriving, a PHD candidate, an enigma who took the initiative to create his own wellbeing role at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Also, a passionate free diver. We sat down to chat with Shawn about what it means to implement meaningful …

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Time management vs. attention management

June 1, 2021Productivity

In 2019, the New York times published a piece titled “Productivity isn’t about time management. It’s about attention management”. We often find ourselves falling victim to this common fallacy of, “there just aren’t enough hours in the day” – but the truth of the matter is, we all have the same amount of hours in …

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Are you productive or just “busy”?

May 26, 2021Productivity

What exactly is the difference between being productive and just being “busy”? The answer likely lies in the outcomes, rather than the output, of your day. If you begin the day with a distinctive list of what you are hoping to achieve, the way that list looks at the end of the day is a …

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