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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Is an optimistic mindset all it’s cracked up to be

January 29, 2021Mindset , Productivity, , , ,

We’re all probably familiar with some optimists and pessimists in our lives. Optimists are the ones with the “glass is always half-full” perspective. Nothing ever gets them down — even when things are falling apart.    Pessimists, on the other hand, are the ones who tend to see the negatives in current and future situations. And …

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