Category Archives: Sustain

Work-Life Balance – An Introduction

Balancing Life

Balancing Life

If you were to stop random people in the street to ask them what the 5 most important things are in their lives chances are that work will not feature in the top 5. Maybe in rare occasions there are those of us who get to live out our ambitions and goals while being fully engaged at work. In most cases it is more “Work to live” and definitely not “live to work”.

Why then do we focus so much effort to our jobs? Often blowing off family and social events to do work and spend time with colleagues rather than family or friends?

Starting this month we will investigate this elusive concept called work-life balance.

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Baby-blues… although you have a girl?

Baby blues

Baby blues

Baby-blues are not merely an indication of your baby’s sex. It is also the informal, and less severe, term for postnatal depression. What is it? How do you get it? And what can you do to feel better?

First, let’s all admit that parenting is hard! Not only has your body changed dramatically in the past nine months, the changes are far from over. Hormonal, weight and fatigue; to only name a few. Add to that having a new-born in your home, who wakes and feeds every two to three hours, also at night, and producing horrendous nappies while not yet fully acknowledging your existence, and you have a recipe for depression.

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Are you mentally fit to be a parent?

Parenting

Parenting

Parenting is hard. The hours are tough. You are sleep deprived, unappreciated and have to work with people who does not yet have the mental capacity to be of any assistance… But despite this, new children are born every minute. And not only to first-time parents who might not fully understand what they are getting themselves into. Parents keep coming back for round two, three, four and sometimes even more!

What is it about parenting, or children, that makes mentally sane people lose their sanity again and again to choose to have babies?

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How Cyber Bullying can be linked to teen depression – Mental Health Awareness

Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying

Bullying can affect everyone – those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide.

Cyber bullying is a term used to describe bullying behaviors that take place through various types of modern communication technologies rather than in person. While these behaviors largely mimic face to face bullying behaviors, they can potentially have a much broader reach and involve harsher bullying tactics.

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Lessons from Rugby #RWC2015 – Lesson 7

#RWC2015 Lesson 7

#RWC2015 Lesson 7

The 2015 edition will go down as one of the best World Cups yet. It has had everything. There have been brave displays by the so called minnows. Close battles at the top echelon of World Rugby. Shock defeats and an embarrassing exit by the hosts. This display of rugby has given us plenty of opportunity to draw lessons from rugby and apply it to the world of work. In past articles we had a look at Home Ground Advantage, Leadership, and Keeping Perspective.

This weeks’ lesson: Playing with the best makes you better

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