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Finding yourself - Discovering Spiritualtiy

I am co-hosting a retreat on 18 August called Spirituality for Self Discovery. This is something I have always wanted to do. I have been on a spiritual journey for most of my adult life but the last 5 years have really intensified. The more I learn the more I know this is the path for me and there is so much out there that I have been missing out on. So what is Spirituality? A few hundred years ago you would have been burnt at the stake for mentioning it – now it’s a multi million dollar business. Crystals are cool, meditation is promoted in the workplace and there are bookshelves devoted to new age spirituality in the bookshops....

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I was so nervous the first time I went to a retreat....

I was so nervous the first time I went to a retreat. I had never done anything like it before…a friend and I had booked together for a weekend away and when we drove up the driveway we both looked at each other like “What are we doing!!??” I don’t know what I thought was going to happen - that I’d have to hug everyone I met, or we’d have to sing by the campfire together,   but as soon as we got there I felt at ease straight away. Everyone there was just like me! We had all come away to have a break from our busy lives. Most of the women were mothers, worked full time or part time...

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Health isn't just physical - Worksafe New Zealand

Worksafe shared this article from the April 2017 issue of Safeguard magazine about the importance of protecting mental health at work. The past few decades have seen a growing appreciation of the importance of good mental health and wellbeing at work.  When we consider that reduced mental health is now the primary cause of lost working days in most Westernised countries and that the related at-work productivity loss (i.e. ‘presenteeism’) can be 1.5 times greater than the cost of absenteeism[1], it’s clear that supporting good mental health has significant benefits to businesses and workers alike.  Reflecting its importance, a range of different approaches to supporting workers’ mental health have emerged: enabling high levels of mental wellbeing (which some refer to...

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The benefits of gratitude - as proven by science

Gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools that we all have access to every day. Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost any money and it doesn’t take much time, but the benefits are enormous. Research reveals the benefits of are wide-reaching, as gratitude: opens the door to more relationships improves physical health improves psychological health enhances empathy and reduces aggression helps us sleep better improves self-esteem increases mental strength. Read the article by psychotherapist and best selling author Amy Morin in Forbes.

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