Mindfulness: Why and How

September 17, 2021Mental health , Mindset , Productivity , Wellbeing, , , , , , ,

You’ve likely heard the term ‘mindfulness’ thrown around a lot in conversations around wellbeing, mental health and even meditation. Perhaps you’ve even tried it, whether it’s through an app on your phone, in-session with a therapist or at a local yoga studio. In concept, it’s not difficult to explain – clear your mind of thoughts, …

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Why self-care is so important right now

September 9, 2021Mental health , Mindset , Wellbeing, , , , , , , ,

Self-care, the practice of showing compassion to yourself and supporting your own emotional wellbeing, is often neglected or deprioritised by working adults. After 12 months of tumultuous uncertainty, many of us are left exhausted and stressed by all the sudden changes we’ve had to make in our day-to-day lives. While it’s made us put self-care …

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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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